Cecilia states, "I wanted to create simplified, black-and-white masks that show the flavor of Rex Ray’s art, without copying any of it. That was a challenge! Stripped of color, the designs by themselves sagged. It was those colors that gave them life. But because of my love for his work, I soldiered on. Champagne (6” x 6”) and Carnival (4” x 4”) are the results. I wonder what Rex would say if he could see them?"
Champagne (6” x 6”) is the title that popped – like a cork? -- into my head as I designed this image. It’s influenced by the whimsy and energy of mid-century modern art, especially that of Rex Ray.