Ferdinanda Florence

United Kingdom


Ferdinanda Florence was born in Washington, DC, and grew up in Arlington, VA. A second-generation Armenian-America, Ferdinanda has explored in her research the role of place in artistic expression. In her artwork, she uses industrial sites in her home city of Vallejo CA to explore issues of place on a more personal level. According to Florence, "I am interested in the concept of liminal—or threshold—spaces, and how the slippery boundaries between inside and outside can act as metaphors for life’s unresolvable paradoxes. My paintings represent a personal exploration of loss and longing for something untenable and possibly irretrievable. Almost all of my subjects are industrial or commercial areas, rather than private residences. They are "home" to no one, but I am drawn to them, and find in them something personal and familiar." Her work has been exhibited in the US and is in public and private collections.

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