Alphabet Soup for the Soul
Artist Ilene Gold paints with paper, assembling colorful snippets into images that are deliciously fluid and expressive. In this piece, she has cooked up a tribute to the kind of wisdom gained around the dinner table. She uses a palette of warm, savory colors to conjure up a bowl of soup, with alphabet noodles spelling out the words, "Be nice." Not only is that classic message relevant today, it's also a subtle tribute to Ilene's motheróBernice. "Throw away the R, and that's who she is!," she says. This print of her original collage is made using archival paper. Made in Oregon.