"What's the world for you if you can't make it up the way you want."

-Jazz, Toni Morrison


Nightblooming

Nightblooming

Samantha Malay was born in Berlin, Germany and grew up in rural eastern Washington State. She is a theatrical wardrobe technician by trade, a writer and a mixed-media artist. Inspired by the plant kingdom and her collection of vintage textiles, she works with reclaimed fabric, travel ephemera and beeswax to create new textures and patterns. Website: http://seattle.artsyo.com/artist/33024/view, Tumblr: http://samanthamalay.tumblr.com


Artist Statement

"‘Nightblooming’ is a series of collages I made from snapshots of old movies,reclaimed fabric and beeswax. They are glimpses of a dark house on a late summer evening, crickets heard through a screen door, a clothesline fluttering in an empty back yard. I use salvaged pillowcases in my mixed-media work because their patterns and texture signify both the idea of home and the things we leave behind. Suspended in beeswax, my images are honey-scented mementos. I named my collage series after the night-blooming phenomena of plants like jasmine, cereus and moonflower, which are most beautiful and fragrant in low light."


Navy Gridlines (and other paintings)

Navy Gridlines (and other paintings)

Beautiful Graveyards

Beautiful Graveyards

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