Medium: Mixed Media
Artwalk 2016 Location: Philip Griffith Photography Studio, 2325 1st Avenue North
Delaine Derry Green hails from Ohio but has called Alabama home for over 20 years, currently residing in Birmingham. With a BFA from Auburn University she works as a graphic designer by day and a fine artist/zine-maker by night.
She first turned her fascination with vintage/retro fashion into art in 2005 by creating shadowbox paintings and 3-dimensional works inspired by sewing patterns of the 40s-70s. Her shadowboxes integrate acrylic paint on glass, vintage sewing patterns and hand-sewn vellum. The 3-dimensional works take the form of brightly painted jewelry hangers, carts, ornaments and magnets made of sintra (plastic material) cut into silhouettes. Each piece is carefully adorned with vintage buttons, zippers, tape measures and other sewing ephemera. Hooks for hanging jewelry or keys appear on the larger silhouettes. Her goal is to delight viewers using pleasing visuals paired with a sense of instant nostalgia.
When not creating fashionable art, Delaine stays busy with various graphic design projects and comics. Delaine’s cleverly designed zines, filled with autobiographical comics, have appeared in shows at the San Jose Museum of Art, Baltimore Museum of Art and the Athens Institute of Contemporary Art. She has won awards for her graphic design contributions to local theatre companies. Her design projects have ranged from a Birmingham Weekly cover to a logo for a British band to a museum display on the history of flight in Alabama.
Delaine is a member of AIGA (American Institute of Graphic Arts). Her artwork is shown exclusively in Birmingham at Naked Art Gallery. Her influences are pop culture, mid-century modern, thrift stores and artist/designers such as Charles S Anderson, Parra and Dame Darcy.