‘The Voices in Her Heart’ by Gina Altadonna
Artist: Gina Altadonna
Title: ‘The Voices in Her Heart’
Medium: Oil on custom birch panel
Dimensions: 24″ x 8″ x 0.75″
Framing: Unframed – Ready to hang
Year of Creation: 2023
About the Artwork:
“Although, at one point in her life, the girl’s heart spoke only the words of truth, now it mostly speaks just hurtful lies. It had become scarred and damaged by the words of others. So it duplicated and changed; the girl no longer knew which were the ones of truth and which were the ones of deception. She choked them down, only for them to float back up to the surface once again. After years of battling these imposters, she simply gazed out and allowed them to be carried away on the breeze, leaving her absolutely empty inside.
‘The Voices In Her Heart’ is the newest of my work and will mark the start of a brand new series, which will incorporated (what I lovingly titled) Shit Talking
Hearts and Shit Talking Ribbons. These will become the common threads holding my green and blue girls together with their natural skinned counterparts. The work is deeply personal and represents my real life experiences and emotions.” – Gina Altadonna
About the Artist:
Gina Altadonna was raised in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, a rural farming community. In 2010 she received a BFA in drawing and painting from the Pennsylvania State University and in 2014 She received her MFA in studio art from Stony Brook University. Since graduating she has participated in solo and group shows both nationally and internationally. She has received several awards and fellowships and has been interviewed and published in several different art publications. She is currently an Adjunct Professor in Illustration at The Moore College of Art and Design as well as a full time practicing artist and mother.