Create an Abstract Dreamscape
In this activity, you will create an art piece inspired by the work of Bernice Bing.
Create a colorful, mixed-media painting inspired by artist Pacita Abad.
Born in the Philippines, Pacita Abad (1946–2004) was a Filipina American artist known for her textured, colorful, and vibrant paintings. She became a painter in the 1970s after studying Asian history at the University of San Francisco and traveling to Africa, Asia, and Latin America, where she collected shells, beads, buttons, sequins, ribbons, hand-stitched textiles, mirrors, and other objects. She incorporated these found objects into her paintings using the Italian quilting technique trapunto. Her artwork focuses on themes of immigrant experience, abstract emotions, underwater wilderness, and social realism. Create your own painting inspired by Abad’s use of circles, lines, and mixed–media methods using the following materials and directions.
Explore Abad’s artworks at https://pacitaabad.com/artworks/.