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Villamor-FIRE-6-25

Fire, 6/25

This piece was inspired by one of my first traditional African dance teachers: Mandjou Kone from Mali.

 

©2014 Neno Villamor

Artist: Neno Villamor

 
"Fire, 6/25," cast handmade paper with watercolor embellishments, 11"x17" - $205 framed


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Villamor-MadonnaDelMar-3-25
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Madonna Del Mar, 3/25

I'm continually adding to  my collection of mermaid figures, being a personal favorite. This one uses as model a surfer friend of mine when she was approximately 7 months along in her pregnancy -- a fortuitous situation as I also wanted to add to my Madonna series. Having her wrapped in seaweed is inspired by otters anchoring themselves in the ocean in that manner.
 

©2014 Neno Villamor

Artist: Neno Villamor



"Madonna Del Mar, 3/25," cast handmade paper with gouache and collage embellishment, 9"x20" - $208 framed


 
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Villamor-Spring-6-25

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Spring, 6/25
 
I often run into the issue of depicting nudes when hanging my work in public buildings. This is a recent solution, which also created a newer version of Spring.
 
 

©2014 Neno Villamor

Artist: Neno Villamor
 
 
"Spring, 6/25," cast handmade paper with collage embellishment, 8"x20" - $193 framed
 
 
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Villamor-Veil1-10-25
Veil #1, 10/25
 
This is another that I clothed in order to have the piece in a public building show. The original series was a direct translation of a body of work I did in photography while I was in school at HSU. I used my good friend as the model; she played with a large veil in the shallow surf of Clam Beach in Humboldt County. Here I've placed her in a forest.
 
 

©2014 Neno Villamor

Artist: Neno Villamor
www.divadesignstudio.com/
 
 
"Veil #1, 10/25," cast handmade paper with gouache and collage embellishment, 12"x12" - $172 framed
 
 
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Villamor-Zion1Zion #1, 1/25

The Zion series was inspired by a trip I took to that part of the Southwest. I loved seeing the colorful geological striations in the earth and the clouds that would form atop the cliffs, and then dissipate in tendrils. The figure in the Zion series represents the spirit embodied in that land. Once again I used a friend as the model, this one of First Nations descent, which I felt was appropriate.


©2014 Neno Villamor

Artist: Neno Villamor


"Zion #1, 1/25," cast handmade paper with multicolored pulp base casting; watercolor and collage embellishment, 12"x12" - $237 framed
 
 
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Villamor-Zion2Zion #2, 1/25
 
The Zion series was inspired by a trip I took to that part of the Southwest. I loved seeing the colorful geological striations in the earth and the clouds that would form atop the cliffs and then dissipate in tendrils. The figure in the Zion series represents the spirit embodied in that land. Once again, I used a friend as the model.  This one is of First Nations descent, which I felt was very appropriate.
 
 
©2014 Neno Villamor
 
Artist: Neno Villamor
 
 
"Zion #2, 1/25," cast handmade paper with multi-colored pulp base casting; watercolor and collage embellishment, 12"x12" - $237 framed
 
 
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Villamor-ZION3-A-PZion #3, A/P
 
The third in my Zion series. I wanted to further capture the striations of earth colors in a quieter twilight atmosphere.
 
 
©2014 Neno Villamor
 
Artist: Neno Villamor
 
 
"Zion #3, A/P," cast handmade paper with multicolored pulp base casting; watercolor and collage embellishment, 9"x14" - $235 framed
 
 
 
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Villamor-Repose-6-25Repose, 6/25
 
One of my mermaids. I wanted to depict a "Rubenesque"-figured mermaid to represent the diversity in female body shape that is our reality, despite our fantasy.
 
 
©2014 Neno Villamor
 
Artist: Neno Villamor
 
 
 
"Repose, 6/25," cast handmade paper with watercolor embellishment, 8"x10" - $121 framed
 
 
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SPRING 2-250-szd
Spring, 3/25
 
This is a piece from my "Seasons" series. Here I've attempted to capture the spirit of awakening Spring under the cherry blossoms.
 
 
©2014 Neno Villamor
 
Artist: Neno Villamor
 
"Spring, 3/25," cast handmade paper and mixed media, 8"x20" matted; 14"x16" matted - $192 framed
 
 
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Autumn, 1/25AUTUMN 125 lowres
 
This piece was inspired by the idea of whirling leaves in the Autumn wind, and the spirit of that season.
 
 
©2014 Neno Villamor
 
Artist: Neno Villamor
 
 
 
"Autumn, 1/25," cast handmade paper and mixed media, 18"x24" unmatted; 24"x30" matted - $459 framed
 
 
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SUMMER 3-25 lowresSummer, 3/25
 
The langorous feeling of warm summer days inspired this piece.
 
 
©2014 Neno Villamor
 
Artist: Neno Villamor
 
 
"Summer, 3/25," cast handmade paper and mixed media, 18"x24" unmatted; 24"x30" matted - $459 framed
 
 
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YEARNING 150 lowresYearning, 1/50
 
This work was requested by a client when another mermaid image she loved had sold out. I wanted to capture the feeling of being suspended in a water world and yet reaching for the surface.
 
 
©2014 Neno Villamor
 
Artist: Neno Villamor
 
 
"Yearning, 1/50," cast handmade paper and mixed media, 12"x17" unmatted; 18"x24" matted - $338 framed
 
 
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STEWARDSHIP 110 lowres
Stewardship, 1/10
 
I wanted to capture the feeling of the forest spirit dancing through the woods.
 
 
©2014 Neno Villamor
 
Artist: Neno Villamor
 
 
 
"Stewardship, 1/10," cast handmade paper and mixed media, 14"x20" unmatted; 22"x28" matted - $273 framed
 
 
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DRUM2 525 lowres
Drum #2, 5/25
 
This was inspired by reading, "When the Drummers Were Women," by Layne Redmond. I wanted to capture the healing trance used by these drummers of our past.
 
 
©2014 Neno Villamor
 
Artist: Neno Villamor
 
 
"Drum #2, 5/25" cast handmade paper and mixed media, 10"x14" unmatted; 16"x20" matted - $231 framed
 
 
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The DEMETER & PERSEPHONE series was conceived out of witnessing and listening to my friend and neighbor struggle with the imminent graduation, then leave-taking, of her only daughter as she left for her first year away at college.

The idea that the larger world was "stealing" her daughter away as a substitute for the figure of "Hades" gave the story more poignancy as all mothers face this with their children, and maybe more so with their daughers.

Both my friend and her daughter graciously consented to be the models for the series. And both very clearly embodied the emotions  I was hoping to convey.

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Springdemeterpersphone-spring-lg
 
The daughter is still leaning on her mther. The mother still provides support.


©2014 Neno Villamor
 
Artist: Neno Villamor
www.divadesignstudio.com/
 
 
"Spring," cast handmade paper and mixed media, 24"x34" - $995


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demeterpersephone-summer-lgSummer
 
The daughter is starting to feel the pull of the world at large, and the mother leans into her daughter knowing she will need to soon let go.
 
 
©2014 Neno Villamor
 
Artist: Neno Villamor
 
 
"Summer," cast handmade paper and mixed media, 24"x34" - $995


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demeterpersephone-fall-1-lgFall

The daughte walks toward her new life, looking back at her mother who is contemplating her myriad emotions; her life changes its focus and texture.
 
 
©2014 Neno Villamor
 
Artist: Neno Villamor
 
 
 
"Fall," cast handmade paper and mixed media, 23"x23" - $545


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demeterpersphone-winter-lgWinter

The mother acknowledges her melancholy and grief as she lets her daughter go.


©2014 Neno Villamor
 
Artist: Neno Villamor
 
 
 
"Winter," cast handmade paper and mixed media, 12"x12" - $355


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