VISUAL ARTIST RESIDENCYGisela Romero
I am an American Visual Artist born in Venezuela, living, and working in Orlando, Florida. My focus is on Drawing in multiple formats and surfaces.
With over 30 years of experience, I have been communicating visual ideas through mixed media with a basis in Drawing as a medium for creating and teaching art.
I am interested in the laws and mysteries of nature and its connection with humans.
My work is based on the observation of each form that surrounds me and my interpretation of the principles that order the cosmos.
Since 1992 I have been combining images and words to give the drawings a narrative dimension. I have been making art in public spaces with drawings and prints to parallel this narrative.
Currently, I am working on a new body of work that reflects the issue of immigration. Metaphorically, a household object that serves as a surface such as a table runner, and using fabrics bought in thrift stores that bear traces, shapes, patterns, and stains of other people, I imagine stories of immigrants using the table runners as an inspiration for short stories and in turn, the short stories as an inspiration for my drawings.