Christina Habibi describes her painting process as a collaboration between her and the paint. She observes that as the paint dries overnight, the painting continues to change in ways she couldn’t have expected. This “collaboration” reminds her that she isn’t in control of everything, and has taught her to accept and not interfere with natural processes. What other life lessons can you identify from the process of making art?
Christina Habibi uses house paint to create unique and colorful plays of line and form. Create an abstract painting by “pouring” paint over the canvas or paper and manipulating it with brushes and tools. Let the piece dry overnight and observe how it has changed during the drying process. Were you pleased with the final result? Were there any surprises?