I'm a Louisiana artist utilizing our ecosystem as my palate. I've been creating photographic nature collages for over ten years. I utilize sacred geometry because I believe that all life forms from it. I also believe in the meditation power of sacred geometry to heal the soul. Within my photographic collages I convey the transformative and healing power of nature as well as themes of rebirth and reawakening. I have utilized nature to help heal myself. In pollination, I photograph living butterflies and bees. The geometric portals can transport a viewer into another dimension within themselves. Pollination is all about breathing for healing.
Muffin Bernstein is a New Orleans artist living and working in the 7th Ward.
Questions & Answers
Describe your art in three words.
nature's beauty repurposed
Describe yourself in one word.
What do you love the most about creating art in New Orleans? What particular part of your immediate environment, in your neighborhood specifically influences your work?
I love the diverse ecosystem of New Orleans. I love photographing nature in City Park and around Mid City.
Describe your creative process. Are there any rituals or rites of passage you exercise before you begin a new piece?
I generally begin by taking my camera on daily walks in City Park with my dogs and husband. I shoot insects knowing that I will utilize them in a new landscape or collage.
Where do you draw inspiration?
Who are your artistic influences or gurus?
Louise Bourgeois, John Scott, Jacqueline Bishop
In New Orleans, art and music go hand in hand. What type of music, band or song lyric best describes your work?
Tower of Power: Only So Much Oil in the Ground
Where can we find you when you are not creating art?
What is your favorite time of day/day of the week/month of the year?
I love walking my dogs in the park both in the morning and the evening anytime of year other than when it's raining.
What is something people don’t know about you? A fun fact.
For many years I masqueraded as Roller Girl at Tipitina's.
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Where You Can Find My Work
All works listed online are available to be viewed at Where Y'Art Satellite Gallery at the Old No. 77 Hotel & Chandlery by appointment.
- Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New Jersey
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