• HELLO.

    I'M AURORA

     

     

     

     

     

    Artist, Illustrator and Writer

    New Yorker turned Californian

    Eternal optimist

     

  • Artist’s Statement

    I am focused on seeking out tactile pleasure, that which makes an object seem precious, like a treasure. I aim to create works that are at once organic and simple, but also highly detailed and almost overworked. Having once nearly stepped into the world of art conservation as a career, I became obsessed with very intricate visual observations, and I loved the quiet, contemplative work that goes into saving an artwork. The steady hand required, and the chemical reactions, the physical properties of different materials that made them move the way they do, were all very attractive to me.

     

    In my body of work today, I approach art-making with similar focus. I grew up admiring my grandmother's beautiful antique glass fruit table lamps, an impossibly heavy textured metal perfect sphere that sat on the table begging me to move it just a little, jewelry from special times in special places that clinked and clacked together as she moved, and grandfather clocks painted with delicate scenes from times past that tick-tocked away forever in concert. I worked in a fine jewelry shop where I learned to distinguish between and favor the fine stuff over costume jewelry. I lived among New York's highly decorated buildings and walked the halls of its many museums, forever studying details. Flourishes. And so I set about, cataloging flourishes I've seen, imagining flourishes I might not have, and creating a language of visual expressions that speak of times past, times ahead, timelessness.

    Exhibitions and Publications

    Solomon & Co., Encinitas, CA 2020

    INSIGHT Magazine - a Fokus Publication; Issue 61, "Symbols" 2020

    The 28th Annual Juried Exhibition at the Athenaeum Arts Library, La Jolla, CA 2019

    The Living Gallery Outpost, New York, NY 2018

    Fair Folks & a Goat, New York, NY 2013

    Smith College Museum of Art, Northampton, MA 2005

    Boston Printmaker’s Biennial, Boston, MA 2003 and 2005

    Professional

    Fair Folks & a Goat, Co-Founder and Creative Director

    MoMA, Product Development

    Smith College Museum of Art, Conservation

    MoMA, Conservation

    Smithsonian, Curatorial Intern

    Me & Ro Jewelry, Sales and Admin

  • Fine Art

    Each of these works is a handmade, one of a kind piece available through my studio, with a rotating selection featured here.

    Everything Arises.
    Everything Arises.
    450.00
    2020. Watercolor, acrylic, stucco and graphite on gesso board with wood cradle. 16 x 20" with 1.5" cradle. Ready to hang.
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    Simplicity; Comfort.
    Simplicity; Comfort.
    700.00
    2020. Graphite, stucco and wax medium on gesso board with wood cradle. 11 x 14" with 1" cradle. Ready to hang.
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    Wall Hanging 1 of 1.
    Wall Hanging 1 of 1.
    250.00
    2019. Polymer clay, brass nails, stucco, wax medium and watercolor on wood panel. 8" x 8" x 1.5", ready to hang.
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    Well, Maybe That's Alright.
    Well, Maybe That's Alright.
    250.00
    2019. Acrylic and stucco, wax medium and polymer clay with brass nail on wood support. 8" x 8" x 1.5", ready to hang.
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    Sweet Influence.
    Sweet Influence.
    120.00
    2020. Stucco, wax medium, and acrylic on wood panel. 5" x 5" x 3/4", ready to hang.
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    The Beingness of Plants.
    The Beingness of Plants.
    120.00
    2020. Stucco, wax medium and graphite on wood panel. 5" x 5" x 3/4", ready to hang.
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    Gentle Roots.
    Gentle Roots.
    120.00
    2020. Stucco, wax medium, watercolor and graphite on wood panel. 5" x 5" x 3/4", ready to hang.
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    Write a Different Kind of Book.
    Write a Different Kind of Book.
    120.00
    2020. Stucco, wax medium and graphite on wood panel. 5" x 5" x 3/4", ready to hang.
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    Custom Commission.
    Custom Commission.
    120.00
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    Assembled in the Light.
    Assembled in the Light.
    137.00
    2019. Graphite, stucco and wax medium on gesso board. 6 x 6" unframed. 9 x 9" framed. Price is for framed work.
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    Advised to Plant Vines.
    Advised to Plant Vines.
    137.00
    2019. Graphite, stucco and wax medium on gesso board. 6 x 6" unframed. 9 x 9" framed. Price is for framed work.
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    The Learned Game.
    The Learned Game.
    137.00
    2019. Graphite, stucco and wax medium on gesso board. 6 x 6" unframed. 9 x 9" framed. Price is for framed work.
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    Organic; Superior.
    Organic; Superior.
    700.00
    2019. Ink, stucco and wax medium with watercolor on gesso board with wood cradle. 11 x 14" with 1.5" cradle. Ready to hang.
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  • Inquiries

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