I have long sought to present my work in both traditional and non-traditional venues. My work can be seen on the street, in gardens, on light boards, even on stairs or in a fountain, as well as in museums and galleries. The work takes on various forms as I address different sites and audiences with the intention of drawing the viewer in as a witness to new ideas about what painting may be and where it can be found.

Deanna Sirlin, C-Flow, 2011, Digital Vinyl on Concrete Steps, commissioned Office of Cultural Affairs for Elevate Atlanta, GA



Scale has meaning in a work of art. Small works can be intimate and focused. Large scale works can surround the viewers and create an entire environment to contain them. Look at the works of Claes Oldenburg (the way he enlarged everyday objects), he sculpture of Richard Serra (works you can enter) and the small sculptures of Joe Fig (tiny gallery and studio) recreations of other artists’ works).
Project: Find a photograph of a location (it can be your own or from a magazine or downloaded). This will be your site. Create a work that you want to place within the site and draw or photoshop or collage your new element in the space. Consider how the work would be experienced if it could be realized.

Claes Oldenburg, Spoonbridge and Cherry, 1985 -88,  aluminum, stainless steel, paint, 354 x 618 x 162" overal  © Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen, Collection: Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN




Richard Serra, Band,  2006, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, purchased with funds provided by Eli and Edythe L. Broad, © Richard Serra/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Joe Fig, Kate Gilmore: June 25, 2013, 2013. mixed media. 14 1/2 x 12 3/8 x 9 13/16"
Sirlin Studio