Sunday, May 24, 2015

Musica Universalis

Musica Universalis, Alicia Hunsicker, 2015
12x12, acrylic on cradle board
 Painting has been slow going over the last month as I have discovered that I need to upgrade my eyeglass prescription. I am painting much smaller and more detailed panels these days and maybe that has something to do with the amount of eye strain that I have been experiencing. I hope that when the new glasses arrive it will improve the length of my painting sessions and I can make up for some lost time toward my next show deadline.  I have been really enjoying weaving these lines and forms into a multi-dimentional space.

I am pleased to finally present the painting I have been working on for the last several weeks. It is the next painting in the 2015 Cosmic Bloom series, titled:
 "Musica Universalis" (Music of the Spheres in Latin)

from Wikipedia:
Musica universalis (lit. universal music, or music of the spheres) or Harmony of the Spheres is an ancient philosophical concept that regards proportions in the movements of celestial bodies—the Sun, Moon, and planets—as a form of musica (the Medieval Latin term for music). This "music" is not usually thought to be literally audible, but a harmonic and/or mathematical and/or religious concept. The idea continued to appeal to thinkers about music until the end of the Renaissance, influencing scholars of many kinds, including humanists.

Sunday, April 26, 2015


Galileo, 5" x7.5",acrylic on cradle board
Alicia Hunsicker, 2015
I took the week off after delivering my work to the show at Omega and now I am getting back to work painting for my next show at the Geissler Gallery.  I just finished this little one (5" x 7.5") that I am calling "Galileo" after
Galileo Galilei, an Italian physicist, mathematician, engineer, astronomer, and philosopher. 

Galileo played a major role in the scientific revolution during the Renaissance. His achievements include improvements to the telescope and consequent astronomical observations. Galileo has been called the "father of modern observational astronomy  the "father of modern physics", and the "father of science".

Monday, April 13, 2015

Postcard for Cosmic Bloom at the Omega Institute

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Cosmic Bloom at the Omega Institute

Forid Array, 16"x16", acrylic on cradle board
Alicia Hunsicker, 2015

Sunday was beautiful day to take the long drive to the Omega Institute to deliver the paintings for the Cosmic Bloom show. This is the last painting that was finished just in time.  I was able to see the work in the space and it's going to look great! The show will be up at the start of the Omega 2015 season and for the duration.  April 15th- Oct. 30th. So if your are in the Rhinebeck, NY area this year, please stop in and enjoy the exhibition of new paintings.

Today its all about regrouping, washing brushes, cleaning the studio...etc Then its another race to the finish line for my next exhibition at the prestigious Stoneleigh Burnham school that will take place mid Sept through October.

Show information:
Alicia Hunsicker ~ Cosmic Bloom
April 22 - October 30, 2015

Curator: Amina Eagle
Omega Institute
Ram Dass building, 1st. Floor
150 Lake Drive Rd. , Rhinebeck, NY

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Mapping a New World

Mapping a New World, Alicia Hunsicker, 2015
2"x12", acrylic on cradle board

I have been painting non-stop getting ready for my show at the Omega Institute!

I have several new paintings now listed on my website in the 2015 portfolio section.

I am calling my show
and this series of work
Cosmic Bloom(s). 

Its been a long, long winter here in Massachusetts! I have enjoyed bring in the bright color and flower type aspects into this new work. Here is a piece I finished today on the first day of Spring!

Friday, January 30, 2015

2015 Exhibition Schedule

New Painting, Untitled at the Moment
Alicia Hunsicker, 2015

It looks as though I am going to have a very, very busy year!  Three solo shows in 2015!  Usually I will do a few group shows too if I am invited but for now the big ones are penciled in.

Currently, I also have a nice selection of paintings being shown at Gallery in the Woods, Brattleboro, VT from my show Nexus.

This is a new painting finished today which will most likely go to the Omega show.  It is 12"x12", acrylic on cradle board.


~TBA (title) , Omega Institute
Solo Exhibition in conjunction with other artist shows at this location
• Dates: April 15, 2015 - October 31, 2015
• Location: Ram Dass Library, First floor
•150 Lake Dr, Rhinebeck, NY

~TBA, Geissler Gallery
Solo Exhibition
• Dates: Sept. 14, 2015 - October 31, 2015
• Artist talk: TBA
• Reception: TBA
• Location: Stoneleigh-Burnham School, Greenfield, MA

~ TBA, Gallery in the Woods
 Solo Exhibition in conjunction with other artist shows at this location
• Dates: Nov.-Dec., 2015
Artist Reception first Friday
• Location: 145 Main St., Brattleboro, VT

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Metamorphosis: Whole Terrain Journal

I am so pleased to have received my contributor’s copies of Whole Terrain Journal, Metamorphosis, Volume 21
Sometime last year I was asked to contribute some of my artwork for a visual essay on Metamorphosis. I worked with the editors of Whole Terrain who picked out several paintings to include along with a small essay I was asked to write on how Metamorphosis is applied in my work. 

I am so excited to see that they did a 4 page spread in the center of this issue with my contribution.

You can order a copy or explore further at the link below.
Whole Terrain, Antioch University New England’s journal of reflective environmental practice, is dedicated to the experience of those who have chosen the environment as the basis of their professional work. It cultivates reflective thought and mindful awareness in an effort to create a balance between humanity and the Earth.

Metamorphosis is transformation, a significant change occurring over a period of time forever altering a being, object, species, or community.

Contributors of this issue of Whole Terrain explore various metamorphic process from a variety of scales and perspectives, illuminating how we, as humans, experience such transformations

Other contents and Contributors’:

~Monarch Butterflies, North American Foodsheds, and That Which Feeds Our Spirits
Gary Paul Nabhan

~Evolution in Yellowstone Winter Spirit Lake
John Calderazzo

~Life-Changing Chemicals
Emily Monosson

~Space to Place: An Interview with Stephanie Speights

~Whose Air Did I Breathe?
Fern G. Z. Carr

~Angels and Butterflies in a Sea of Change
Kristen Przyborski

~Visual Essays
by Alicia Hunsicker and Mariana Palova

~The Price of the Run
Cate Doucette

~Eating Italy
Lyssa Tall Anolik

~Of Mountains, Glaciers, and Goethe
Kimberly Langmaid

~Streams of Metaphor
Fred Taylor

~Floating Bog
Robin Boyd

Monday, January 12, 2015

2015 Exhibition at the Omega Institute

Untitled, by Alicia Hunsicker, 2015
5"x7", acrylic on cradle board.
I was honored to have my work invited back to the Omega Institute for the 2015 season. I will be showing on the first floor in the Ram Dass building mid April through October.
I am going to be very busy these next few weeks finishing up a bunch of new paintings for this show.  I am happy to have the inspiration and deadline!

Here is a new 5"x7" painting that I do not yet have a title for.  It's the first painting of 2015!

Happy New Year! xo~Alicia
Alicia Hunsicker's art is undeniably beautiful. She is an expert at extracting the highly-detailed textures and fibers of the human body, bringing them from darkness, into the light, with a technical precision that rivals any modern-day master.
David Aquino, Brattleboro Reformer