"Swatting Flies (and other things) in the Kitchen"
Oil on canvas 100 x 73 cm
J U L I E
B Y R N E S
multimedia painter and sculptor
"Visual humor is often my weapon - whimsey, wit, irony, parody, satire or nonsense . With this weapon I sometimes inform, entertain or advocate. My inspiration is drawn from urban domestic experiences. I love doing it. Sometimes I get serious.
I incorporate a wide array of materials and don't feel the need to follow established heirarchies. Part of the challenge is making the familiar strange and the strange familiar. I enjoy using the disregarded and devalued - old household items - and re-establish their status. That way they become art so that art and the ordinary life become one. I like that."