Secret Feud Art

It began in State College, Pennsylvania, during the spring of 1991. A child was born, named after a dog and set loose on the world. And now? Samantha is a New Orleans based artist and performer. Some call it creepy... Others poetic... I call it SECRET FEUD ART. From the time I began to achieve basic motor skills as a child (a feat yet to be mastered) I have had an obsession with the language of hands. Not sign-language, but the stories written in the lines, calluses, meat and bone of the human claw. This obsession is most certainly rooted in my father's use of his guitar case as a makeshift playpen when I was a child. He would plop me down in that soft mustard fluff interior and play. For hours a day, I would watch my father's thick, gnarled hands and long fingernails caress his instrument, creating a delicate sound in such opposition to their physical appearance, that I began to associate beauty with the otherwise unremarkable, or ugly even. Hands build, paint, draw, operate machinery, play instruments, destroy, caress... Hands are the incarnations of the secret feud between natural beauty and human creation; between the real and the imagined; between work and play. This is what I aim to reflect in my work. The symbiosis of contradicting forms and ideas. Secret Feud Art joined Society6 on August 16, 2014

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It began in State College, Pennsylvania, during the spring of 1991. A child was born, named after a dog and set loose on the world. And now? Samantha is a New Orleans based artist and performer.

Some call it creepy... Others poetic... I call it SECRET FEUD ART.

From the time I began to achieve basic motor skills as a child (a feat yet to be mastered) I have had an obsession with the language of hands. Not sign-language, but the stories written in the lines, calluses, meat and bone of the human claw. This obsession is most certainly rooted in my father's use of his guitar case as a makeshift playpen when I was a child. He would plop me down in that soft mustard fluff interior and play. For hours a day, I would watch my father's thick, gnarled hands and long fingernails caress his instrument, creating a delicate sound in such opposition to their physical appearance, that I began to associate beauty with the otherwise unremarkable, or ugly even.

Hands build, paint, draw, operate machinery, play instruments, destroy, caress... Hands are the incarnations of the secret feud between natural beauty and human creation; between the real and the imagined; between work and play. This is what I aim to reflect in my work.

The symbiosis of contradicting forms and ideas.

Secret Feud Art joined Society6 on August 16, 2014.

Almost Canvas Print
Canvas Print
3
by Secret Feud Art
$85.99$85.99
Carry On Art Print
Art Print
1
by Secret Feud Art
$20.67$20.67
Farm Hands iPhone Skin
iPhone Skin
0
by Secret Feud Art
$15.99$15.99
Not All There Canvas Print
Canvas Print
1
by Secret Feud Art
$85.99$85.99
Emerge Stationery Cards
Stationery Cards
0
by Secret Feud Art
$15.99$15.99
Flangesca Framed Art Print
Framed Art Print
2
by Secret Feud Art
$40.99$40.99
Farm Hands Stationery Cards
Stationery Cards
0
by Secret Feud Art
$15.99$15.99
Road Kill iPhone Case
iPhone Case
0
by Secret Feud Art
$35.99$28.79
Emerge Canvas Print
Canvas Print
0
by Secret Feud Art
$85.99$85.99
Held In Flight Framed Art Print
Framed Art Print
2
by Secret Feud Art
$40.99$40.99
Rise Up With Fists iPhone Skin
iPhone Skin
1
by Secret Feud Art
$15.99$15.99
Out On A Limb iPhone Skin
iPhone Skin
4
by Secret Feud Art
$15.99$15.99
Innards Outwards Framed Art Print
Framed Art Print
2
by Secret Feud Art
$40.99$40.99
Not All There Stationery Cards
Stationery Cards
1
by Secret Feud Art
$15.99$15.99
Twisted Gut Framed Art Print
Framed Art Print
1
by Secret Feud Art
$40.99$40.99
Road Kill Canvas Print
Canvas Print
0
by Secret Feud Art
$85.99$85.99
Ah Spray Framed Art Print
Framed Art Print
5
by Secret Feud Art
$40.99$40.99
Out On A Limb Stationery Cards
Stationery Cards
4
by Secret Feud Art
$15.99$15.99
Rise Up With Fists Stationery Cards
Stationery Cards
1
by Secret Feud Art
$15.99$15.99
Handy Metal Print
Metal Print
0
by Secret Feud Art
$160.99$160.99
Wing Spun Canvas Print
Canvas Print
4
by Secret Feud Art
$85.99$85.99
Emerge Framed Art Print
Framed Art Print
0
by Secret Feud Art
$40.99$40.99
Flangesca iPhone Skin
iPhone Skin
2
by Secret Feud Art
$15.99$15.99
Handy iPhone Case
iPhone Case
0
by Secret Feud Art
$35.99$28.79
Tangled Fate Framed Art Print
Framed Art Print
2
by Secret Feud Art
$40.99$40.99
Road Kill Art Print
Art Print
0
by Secret Feud Art
$20.67$20.67
Rise Up With Fists Framed Art Print
Framed Art Print
1
by Secret Feud Art
$40.99$40.99
Tangled Fate Stationery Cards
Stationery Cards
2
by Secret Feud Art
$15.99$15.99
Out On A Limb Framed Art Print
Framed Art Print
4
by Secret Feud Art
$40.99$40.99
Wing Spun Framed Art Print
Framed Art Print
4
by Secret Feud Art
$40.99$40.99
Tangled Fate iPhone Skin
iPhone Skin
2
by Secret Feud Art
$15.99$15.99
Innards Outwards iPhone Skin
iPhone Skin
2
by Secret Feud Art
$15.99$15.99
Innards Outwards Stationery Cards
Stationery Cards
2
by Secret Feud Art
$15.99$15.99
Road Kill Framed Art Print
Framed Art Print
0
by Secret Feud Art
$40.99$40.99
Handy iPhone Skin
iPhone Skin
0
by Secret Feud Art
$15.99$15.99
Farm Hands Canvas Print
Canvas Print
0
by Secret Feud Art
$85.99$85.99
Not All There iPhone Case
iPhone Case
1
by Secret Feud Art
$35.99$28.79
Handy Stationery Cards
Stationery Cards
0
by Secret Feud Art
$15.99$15.99
Tangled Fate Hand & Bath Towel
Hand & Bath Towel
2
by Secret Feud Art
$12.99$12.99
Emerge iPhone Case
iPhone Case
0
by Secret Feud Art
$35.99$28.79
Handy Framed Art Print
Framed Art Print
0
by Secret Feud Art
$40.99$40.99
Flangesca Stationery Cards
Stationery Cards
2
by Secret Feud Art
$15.99$15.99

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