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aNna L rybaT

santa rosa, California(CA)

i enjoy blending my painting with environmental aRt. i use my colorfield paintings (Abstract Expressionism) by transferring the design to sheer fabric. Then, i wrap the fabrics (hot pink, orange, and other unnatural colors) to environmental installations of trees, grass, mountains, etc. and photograph it in outdoor locations. The installation is removed after a short time and the environment returns to its natural state. After catastrophic fires in 2017 (and again 2019), the idea of losing all my art and possessions reinforced my commitment to temporary art. i also use my fabric designs to create "sculpted paintings." Using abstract expressionism as a starting point, i transfer (via sublimation process - that i outsource) vivid compositions to fabric and create temporary installations in nature or urban settings. Deteriorating urban settings can be enhanced with aRt.
This reinforces the notion that we should not become too attached to "things;" that beauty (and even aRt) are not lasting.

b. 1953 in Youngstown, OH. Live in Sonoma County, CA. Work in a shared aRtists' compound of approximately 50 other aRtists at The Studios, in WWII barracks buildings (former Naval Auxiliary Landing Field Santa Rosa). Studied with Josef Schützenhöfer (Vienna Austria) with strong influences of German abstract expressionists, Jugendstil, Dada and 19th century classical music and literature. Studied painting privately under Charles Kello and Norman Goodwin (Norfolk, VA). Education: B.S. History (University NY (Regents), BFA Old DominionUniversity and MA Ed, Geo. Washington University.

After serving U.S. Navy for 24 years i earned BFA degree using G.I. Bill Benefits and returned to aRt full time. The Navy experience informed my aRt in the sense that i learned commitment, service, discipline and the idea that aRt can be used to build up, strengthen and beautify even the most unlikely environment.


My Artwork

Pink

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Colorfields Flying

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Green Goddess

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Butterfly Effect

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Pink II

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Marigold

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Orange Drape

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Yellow Stripe

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orange on Reed

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Orange

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Franz Klein Blue

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Yell-oH

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Can't we all just get Along?

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orange on water

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orange and silk scarf on the fence

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Orange II

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Stormy Monday

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Turquoise

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Green GooDbye

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