artist's statement

My art is based on images from my imagination, mental short hand for experiences, they incubate in silence, while my mind turns to other matters.
 

In time, they change and mature and even when I paint them, they turn into something altogether different from my intentions. I welcome this unpredictable aspect of the creative process and how it enhances my work.
 

When the sheep in the Sheep Series first appeared, for example, they were on canvas. Eventually, they took charge and herded themselves onto cardboard where their personalities grew increasingly individualistic.
 

Sheep have a number of archetypal meanings, rebirth, sacrifice, conformity and so forth, but they did not inspire me to create them. What did, however, was a perspective that allowed me to see the potential for whimsy and personality in their image. Even the most humdrum of sheep can hold charm and interest. Finally, the sheep theme culminated in a large installation piece entitled Route 66.
 

I am currently at work on a new series of paintings which marry two unlikely elements, simple newsprint with complex imagery. These works are watercolor and gouache with collage on a newsprint base and are influenced my mythical themes and human archetypes.

 

 

Flora Golden
 

Flora Golden has a masters in Psychology and is a practicing clinician in the Los Angeles area. Her art is informed by her studies in Jungian psychology. The highlights of Flora Golden’s artistic training include classes with Joe Blaustein at UCLA, Victor Raphael at the University of Judaism, Brentwood Art Center, and most recently with Tom Wudl in Downtown

Los Angeles. She has been a member of the exhibition group studioeleven since 2014.

 

2019    Explorations: StudioEleven Art at Colburn, November 10, 2019 - June 30, 2020, Downtown, Los Angeles, CA

2018    Variations: StudioEleven at Colburn, September, October 28 , 2018 - June 23, 2019, Downtown Los Angeles, CA

           StudioEleven At Work, Pete and Susan Barrett Gallery, July 14 - August 4, Santa Monica, CA

           The Salon Show - Floor to Ceiling, Blue 7 Gallery, March, Santa Monica, CA

           The Animal Show, Blue 7 Gallery, February, Santa Monica, CA

           Light and Shadow, Blue 7 Gallery, December 2017 - February 2018, Santa Monica, CA

2017    Mirrors of the Mind 5: The Psychotherapist as Artist, Art Share LA, November, Los Angeles, CA

            StudioEleven at The Neutra, The Neutra Institute Museum and Gallery, July 15 - July 30, Los Angeles, CA

            People Places and Things,  Blue 7 Gallery, May 7 - June 17, Santa Monica, CA

2016    Altered States of Collage, Collage Artists of America, San Fernando Valley Arts & Cultural Center, November 15 -                   December  3, Tarzana, CA 

            Mirrors of the Mind 5: The Psychotherapist as Artist, Art Share LA, November 2 - 13, Los Angeles, CA

            StudioEleven at The Ebell, October 20, 2016 - November 28, Los Angeles, CA 

            Coda, The Colburn School, September 2015 - August 2016, Los Angeles, CA               

            Hearts and Flowers, Folk Tree Gallery, March 2016, Pasadena, CA

 

2015   Mirrors of the Mind  4: The Psychotherapist as Artist, Art Share LA, November, Los Angeles, CA 

Coda, The Colburn School, September 2015 - August 2016, Los Angeles, CA

Gestalt 2, B & G Gallery at Bergamot Station, August, Santa Monica CA

Once Upon a Time: Fairy Tales, Fables and Myths, June 2 - 28 at The Studio Door, San Diego, CA
Mirrors of the Mind 3: “The Psychotherapist as Artist” published by L.A. County Psychological Association
Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital, Palo Alto, CA (commissioned works to be installed)

 

2014    Location, Art Share LA, Sept - October, Los Angeles, CA

            Mirrors of the Mind 3, Art Share LA, November 1 - 8, Los Angeles, CA

            Fantasy at the Edge, StudioEleven, Nov 15 - Dec 7, Los Angeles, CA

            Mirrors of the Mind 2: “The Psychotherapist as Artist” published by LA County Psychological Association

 

2013    Animal Fairy Tales, Fables, Fact or Fiction, Las Lagunas Gallery, Dec. 5- 21, Laguna Beach, CA

            Mirrors of the Mind 2, ArtShare Gallery, Nov 23–Dec 1, Los Angeles, CA

            Discarted, Ojai Arts Festival, Internationally Juried Show, Nov, Ojai, CA

            Bleicher/Golightly Gorman, Objectified II, June 20 – July 4, Santa Monica, CA

            Topanga Canyon Gallery, Juried Open, Merchandise award

            Naming Gallery, Story Book Fragments

 

2012    Mirrors of the Mind, Gus Harper Gallery, September 29 - 30, Venice, CA

            “Mirrors of the Mind 1,” published by LA County Psychological Association

            Alchemy Group Show, Dysonna City Art Gallery, Jun 2-30, Los Angeles,CA

 

2011    Open Studio, Tom Wudl Studio, Los Angeles, CA

            Have You Seen Me?, Las Cienegas Projects, October 15 - November 12, Los Angeles, CA

 

2009    Art Treasures, Orlando Gallery, Tarzana, CA

 

2008    Saints and Sinners, The Folk Tree, Pasadena, CA

            Anything Goes: A Small Works Show, The Folk Tree, Pasadena, CA

 

 

All artwork images used on this website are the exclusive property of Flora Golden Art. All rights reserved.

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