Pheasant of Hope
The art work is based on the Chene-Ferry Market and features the Detroit Pheasant. The Chene-Ferry open air market has become reminder of the past with the structure decaying and being reclaimed by nature. When we abandoned our buildings, it isn’t long before vegetation colonizes what we have left behind. A smashed window or a collapsed roof is all it takes, a small opening for plant-life to enter and take root. The most beautiful of all abandoned places are ones that are being reclaimed by nature.
Oil painting, acrylic painting
Sunshine’s work is mostly figurative and features feminine images tackling subjects as varied as gender and unattainable longing. Yet every image, suggests a far more complex and paradoxical reality behind the surface. My artwork borders realms of feminism and social activism that is heavily influenced by personal experiences and social practices in community outreach.
Acrylic painting, acrylic ink
Using acrylic paint and acrylic ink, Linda enjoys the creative and therapeutic benefits that abstract painting allows.. . Over the years, Linda has taken a few metal and ceramic classes, but not yet any painting classes. She is looking forward to learning new techniques beyond finger painting, splashing and dripping "skills".
Linda has a studio in the Lafayette Park Detroit neighborhood. She finds inspiration, energy and motivation from her granddaughter (who is also an artist) enjoys exploring Detroit art, architecture and public murals, nature, listening to Motown music and from Detroit Jazz artists such as Marcus Belgrave, Ralphe Armstrong, Gaylynn McKenny, Dennis Coffee, DJ Holiday, Bill Myers, Luis Resto and Dave McMurray. She also enjoys taking her easel and paint supplies to Historic eastern market, doing some demos and especially encourages kids to let loose and be creative.
Linda is a retired clinical social worker. She founded "Feet On The Street Tours in 2007 that promotes cultural tourism exploring Detroit's art, architecture, fun, food, music, history, unique neighborhoods