Aylin Green Studio
Aylin’s studio will be open to the public on Saturday, April 30 from 11 AM to 5 PM.
My art centers on exploring mythologies, dreams, scientific theories, and interpretations of events while gathering inspiration from the crusty tables of flea markets, the sewing boxes of fashionable women, and the colorful graffiti of city streets.
In many of my sculptures I play with multiple expressions of gender identity. The basic form is a pillow — an intimate object made solely for the purpose of the body’s comfort. You sense the absence of the person through the depression in the center but the object itself becomes a metaphor for the body. Layers of meaning are added through the use of crochet, lace, and the material of metal.
My mixed media paintings often tell a story, either real or imagined, through texture, imagery, and color. Many are based on vintage imagery of contortionists and circus performers with a mystical and otherworldly influence. These women are simultaneously acting and acted upon by their environment. They are the givers and the takers, the protectors and the warriors. Whatever is asked of them, they perform. The challenge is thrown down, and they take it up.
Aylin Green is a mixed media artist, community organizer, educator, and curator. She has exhibited her sculpture and paintings at traditional and alternative art venues throughout the region for the last 20 years, and her work is held in many private collections. Public art projects have included murals in the city of Trenton and the grant funded “Trenton Art Puzzle” project.
Aylin holds a MA Ed from School of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston/Tufts and a BFA in Sculpture from Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University. She currently serves as the Executive Director of the West Windsor Arts Council and is a longtime resident of Lambertville, NJ.