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|Creation and Destruction, 24”x 29”, oil on board, 2011
|Transfusion, 40"x 26", oil on paper mounted on board,
|"Mana Force" 28x51" oil on cradleboard
|Cover Pioneer Valley News
|Earth, Skin, Blood, Water, 32x38",
|The Past, Future, and Particle Colliders
|I have had the fortunate experience recently to view my work through new eyes. This fresh perspective is
through the eyes of Science. I have always thought of my work as Spiritual but as my awareness and interest
unfolded I realized that
science is interested and asking the same questions I am exploring in my own artistic investigations.
I have found the natural unfolding of my work to be
at times eerie in the way my past interests connect with my future interests.
Here is one recent example…….a few years ago I went to China
to work with the Museum of Modern Art in Shanghai
to present a project called “ Eye to Eye”.
When I arrived home I became even more obsessed with eye imagery and did some really beautiful eye
portraits. Right now I am really passionate about doing a collaboration with a scientist and eventually visiting
either the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN (Switzerland) or the Fermilab collider detector here in the
Particle collider detectors are the eyes scientists use to visualize the smallest building blocks of nature. It is
Here are photos of the particle colliders at both CERN and Fermilab side by side with my eye paintings
|Quantum Orb Stream or Cosmic Orb Steam
Alicia Hunsicker lives in a remote hilltown in Western Massachusetts. Her mountain top studio
is surrounded by nature and provides her with a constant source of inspiration. From an early age
she felt the calling to be an artist. She attended the University of Massachusetts where she
received a BFA in Printmaking with a Graphic Design focus. After graduating she moved to
Southern Vermont where she learned photography while working at a photo processing lab. While
she enjoyed photography, printmaking, and her graphic design work she was still searching for the
right medium to express herself when she turned to painting. Self taught as an oil painter she has
experienced much success. She has won numerous grants and fellowships for excellence in
painting. In 2008 she traveled to present a collaborative project called “Eye to Eye” to the Zendai
Museum of Modern Art in Shanghai, China. It was one of two projects that she participated that
was accepted into the “Intrude Art: 366 Exhibition”. Both projects are now included in the
Zendai MoMA’s permanent collection. Her work has attracted many collectors and so is included
in numerous private collections.
Articles about her and her art work have been published in many print magazines, newspapers,
and online magazines, The most recent being Artscope magazine, Meat for Tea: The Valley
Review, and Superconsciousness Magazine.
Hunsicker’s recent work has led her in a new and unexpected direction. She had always
considered her work spiritual so it was a poignant realization that the concepts she was
exploring in her work were closely related to ones that the scientists have been exploring.
She is interested in discovering what it would encompass to be an artistic translator on the cusp
of new scientific discoveries that explore how our world works, was created, and how it expands.
Particularly drawn to concepts being explored in Theoretical Physics, she feels that artistic
expression can help bridge a better understanding of these concepts.
She is actively searching for science partners to collaborate with.
Hunsicker is known for her depth of vision, highly refined imagery, technical skill, and use of
color. Over the past decade, she has actively shown her work throughout New England as well as
internationally. She is currently represented by Gallery in the Woods of Brattleboro, VT.
To find out more about the artist and her work visit www.aliciahunsicker.blogspot.com
I am an oil painter, but often include a variety of processes and mediums in my
work. To translate my ideas into preliminary “sketches” I use current digital
photographic techniques and software. Once I have arrived at a composition I
feel passionate about, I experiment with black and white Xeroxing to play with
scale, and then decide what will deliver the strongest impact. Taking a trip back
to my roots as a printmaker, I apply the “sketch” onto my work surface using an
acrylic transfer process. I am left with a back and white image on which I
establish an initial layer of acrylic color. From here I build up surface with oil
paint using traditional techniques. My process opens up exploration into
concept, imagery, and paint application, which allows me to grow and discover
along the way.
I aim for transformative compositions that recontextualize the inner structures
of the human body and which exposes them in colorful, alluring abstracted
landscapes. These paintings draw the viewer into a thoughtful world where we
are asked deep and meaningful questions and where we are shown the exquisite
fragility of life. Originally evolving from the idea of a moment in time where
thought is transformed into matter, these paintings capture not only the energy
of creation but also of decay. I am fascinated by nature's repeating patterns and
see these forms as part of a cosmic language that link humanity to the Divine and
that shows our interconnectedness.