Sock Arms: Ali Cavanaugh Playful Young Women Wearing Long Patterned Socks In Bright Happy Colors

Born in Saint Louis in 1973, Ali Cavanaugh is an internationally renowned fine artist. She studied painting at Kendall College of Art and Design and the New York Studio Residency Program in New York City. Cavanaugh has worked as a professional artist for 15 years and developed a process best described as neo fresco secco, or ‘modern fresco’, where she applies watercolor to plaster panels. Her compositions are strong and intuitive, thanks not only to being a wife and mother but also to her life experiences -such as hearing loss- that made her adapt to and recreate the world around her. We feature here a series titled ‘Sock Arms’ depicting playful young women wearing long patterned socks in bright happy colors with their faces obscured or turned away from the viewer. They embody the dichotomy of the seen and unseen in human nature, body and soul.

Sock Arms: Ali Cavanaugh playful young women wearing long patterned socks in bright happy colors
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Sock Arms: Ali Cavanaugh playful young women wearing long patterned socks in bright happy colors
Just be yourself, you are wonderful – Modern fresco, 16” x 20” – 2011
Sock Arms: Ali Cavanaugh playful young women wearing long patterned socks in bright happy colors
Muse over – 12″ x 12″ – 2013
Sock Arms: Ali Cavanaugh playful young women wearing long patterned socks in bright happy colors
Listen and accept – 20″x24″ – Watercolor on clay panel – 2014
Sock Arms: Ali Cavanaugh playful young women wearing long patterned socks in bright happy colors
Moment of Momentum – 16″ x 20″ – 2011

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