Ms. Barbetti’s bold and bright paintings were the muse for this piece. I really appreciated the fact that she found her muse later in life and that she still looks to explore many techniques and mediums inspired me to break out of my comfort zone. There is a mix of glass and wooden beads, fresh water pearls and shell to create over 6’ of chain that can be worn is as many ways as the wearer can imagine. And because it contains so many colors and textures, it will go with anything.
Minimum Bid: $125
About Stephanie Barbetti
Stephanie Barbetti moved to Kendall Park in 1959. She postponed her interest in painting in order to raise five children who were close in age. When she was in her 50’s she resumed painting and received a scholarship to the Mason Gross School of the Arts. She developed her own style in creating abstract images via mixed-media collage techniques. She has used acrylics, pastels, charcoal, paper cutouts, colored pencils, and so on in the process of creating unique shapes and forms. In her more realistic work, she has received much praise for her paintings of Native Americans. Many of her works have been featured in local exhibits, such as in the South Brunswick Arts Commission showings; the Senior Citizen Center; the Chapin School; and the Wetherill historic site.
“I want to encourage people to keep going at it (i.e. painting) . . . I want to share my gifts with others and I want to hopefully keep going.”