Janarie Ricchio

Little Boxes  by Janarie Ricchio

 

 

Type B  by Janarie Ricchio

 

Retreat by Janarie Ricchio

 

The themes of my recent works explore identity in relation to the house. A house can express the individuality of those who inhabit them or can be used as a tool to create false personas.  Houses are a refuge where thoughts can be locked up inside only accessible to the self and anyone they allow in. Inspired by my surroundings I make works depicting the houses around me, as well as create images of houses and their environments. I display this connection between the home and the human psyche through shape, color, texture, pattern, and space. Through my paintings I am able to investigate the various themes of identity with the image of the house.

 

Janarie Ricchio
Summer 2012