Faerie by Hagop Belian

ART TODAY 07.10.17: Faerie by Hagop Belian

The Serene “Faerie”

Faerie embodies the serenity and wisdom of patience at the same time holding an innovative vision of the world. Her unique and clever sensibility makes her a master navigator, able to move swiftly with the turnings of the tide. She teaches not to judge a book by its cover, because things are not always as they seem.

medium: Mixed-media collage, wheatpaste, Sumi ink on plaster, burlap and wood

In Hagop’s studio on a bare wooden floor, stacks of his works covered in bubble wrap rest against blank walls, which gave way to large open windows at the end of the room. This is the home of a man whose life is dedicated to his art but still feels an innate connection to the world around him. Hagop uncovered some of his pieces and his evolution as an artist became clearer. He has worked with everything from acrylic paint to wood resin, which he incorporated strongly into a period of found-object art.

 

He has spent hours rummaging through thrift stores and yard sales looking for interesting objects, like doorknobs, to create a piece. Hagop’s interest in collage, whether it is created from physical items or digital images, always leads back to the idea of synergy. “The product is greater than just the sum of its parts,” Hagop said. “You could take really simple things, and together, they create this really powerful message.” (Hattie Xu)

 

Hagop does commissions. They are custom animal totems created specifically for the client. For more about Hagop and his art, go to: madeofhagop.com

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