Shut Up and Kiss Me

2020 marks the year in which social interactions and the excitement of forming new relationships were upended. Masks became the new fashion accessory and mouths sadly disappeared from view. Under the influence of Andy Warhol*, I turned my attention to lips. Inclined to keep things upbeat in my art I found myself in an unrelenting fixation with KISSING. “I am fascinated by the shape of your lips and how they fit so perfectly with the shape of mine!” ~ Christy Anne Martine

This series highlights 4 catchphrases: “Smooch,”“Kiss Me,” “Pucker Up” and “Give Me Some Sugar.”

Mixed Media.

*In 1962, Warhol created a work called Marilyn’s Lips, a diptych reproducing the Marilyn Monroe’s mouth 168 times!