Utilizing graphite and ink on Mylar, Harriet Livathinos creates an installation entitled The Sky is Falling for the exhibition On the Wall. Livathinos explores air, density, and depth with mark making; keeping in mind how various line weights, hues, transparent overlays and interlacing of shapes can transmit feeling and raw energy to make an expressive composition. The atmospheric quality of her work is amplified and informed by the use of ink on a translucent field. The medium flows, fluctuates in opacity, and provides an intuitive vocabulary rich in emotional and dramatic potential for speaking from the subconscious. Livathinos states,” Abstraction is my way of dealing with these turbulent times, and the theme running through my mind as I think about this project is The Sky is Falling”.
A native Texan, born in Dallas in 1939, Harriet Livathinos has traveled extensively throughout her career, living and working in Athens, Greece; Dallas, TX; and throughout the North East United States. She received her BA in Art and Education from the University of North Texas and her MA in Painting and Printmaking from Wayne State University in Detroit, MI. Livathinos has furthered her artistic education with coursework at the Art Students League and the Woodstock School of Art. Her work can be found in private collections across the United States, Greece, and Italy. Several of her paintings are represented in the collection of the United States Embassy in Athens, Greece.