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Part of the Renaissance Sisters series by Christine Ruksenas-BurtonPart of the Renaissance Sisters series by Christine Ruksenas-Burton Christine Ruksenas-Burton creates classic statue portraits with a modern twist. Original mixed media combining photography, painted canvas and handmade jewelry.

Part of the Renaissance Sisters series by Christine Ruksenas-BurtonPart of the Renaissance Sisters series by Christine Ruksenas-Burton Artist Statement

My Renaissance Sisters are a reflection of my passions and personality, they’re a Pop twist to Classic art.

I love classic art — the precision of the masters, abstract art — the freedom of the artists’ to express, as well as fashion and handcrafting jewelry.

It took me 5 years to realize my Renaissance Sisters mixed media vision after designing and handcrafting jewelry for more than 10 years.

Part of the Renaissance Sisters series by Christine Ruksenas-BurtonPart of the Renaissance Sisters series by Christine Ruksenas-Burton Like most artists, I borrowed from the past, I photographed each marble and bronze statue that date from 1580 – 1926, at the National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C. (All are owned by the NGA, ‘in the public domain’. The Library of Congress, Copyright Office and the NGA confirms my right to use.)

Part of the Renaissance Sisters series by Christine Ruksenas-BurtonPart of the Renaissance Sisters series by Christine Ruksenas-Burton I paint each canvases, design and make the jewelry, mount and attach the ‘girls’ to their canvas and adorn them with pretty things! No two are the same.

They invoke conversation and inquiry as to their origins, the concept and art in general. This provides me the opportunity to encourage everyone to be curious and invest a little time to experience art in a variety of forms and buy works in all mediums and styles to enhance one’s surroundings and daily life.

As a former freelance Publicist, I can’t help myself!