Poem by Arica Hilton in homage to the essence of what it is to be a woman....for women all over the world.
"THE ART OF CONNECTION"
Arica Hilton: painter, poet, and humanitarian. Arica's involvement in education and social justice has largely been guided by her artistic vision, which has also led her to align with Greenheart's mission of connecting people and planet.
"I FLOW LIKE WATER"
Filmed in her studio and at Alfred Caldwell Lily Pond in Lincoln Park, Arica Hilton captures nature onto canvas. The Lily Pool, designed in the late 1930s by landscape architect Alfred Caldwell as a refuge from the city, was the backdrop for the film. With his signature prairie style, acquired through mentorships with Jens Jensen and Frank Lloyd Wright, Caldwell redeveloped an old Victorian pond to one and one-half acres of naturalistic sanctuary. Today, the Lily Pool is one of the best examples of restored prairie-style landscape architecture. Hilton demonstrates her painting style by creating a painting of the lily pond on a plexiglass canvas.
"AMERICAN ICON" - INTERVIEW WITH PEABODY AWARD WINNING JOURNALIST, LILIA CHACON
AMERICAN ICON is about the way the world views America and Americans. From the Founding Fathers to Facebook, Hollywood to Mickey Mouse, Marilyn Monroe, Frank Sinatra, John Wayne, Cowboys and the Wild West, Twitter, Apple, Microsoft, Google, Skyscrapers, First Man on the Moon. The Dollar Sign to Immigrants, Mark Twain to the Model T, the Pink Cadillac to the 1953 Corvette. Lucretia Mott, Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony, the Declaration of Sentiments, to the Transcontinental Railroad.
These are all AMERICAN ICONS.
INTERVIEW ON "FEAR NO ART" TV WITH ELYSABETH ALFANO
Elysabeth Alfano, producer & host of Fear No Art & The Dinner Party, interviews Arica Hilton on ART, LIFE and the CREATIVE PROCESS.
DIVINA NATURA: LIGHT & SOUND INSTALLATION
WITH MARCO NEREO ROTELLI AT THE FIELD MUSEUM
Arica Hilton reading her poem BRING IN THE FRUIT (EPUISSE) live at the Field Museum on June 24, 2013
BODY & SOUL 2012
PAINTINGS & POETRY
WHERE STARS ARE BORN
A star is a massive, self-luminous celestial body consisting of a mass of gas held together by its own gravity in which the energy is generated by nuclear fusion reactions. The nearest star to Earth is the SUN, which is the source of most of the energy on Earth. Other stars are visible from Earth during the night, when they are not obscured by atmospheric phenomena, appearing as a multitude of fixed luminous points because of their immense distance.
A nebula is an interstellar cloud of dust and gases where stars are born. All stars began their lives as a nebula. In these regions the formations of gas, dust, and other materials "clump" together to form larger masses, which attract further matter, and eventually will become massive enough to form stars. As a star dies it returns its material to the cosmos as another nebula. It is through this release of matter that the universe is provided with all the elements heavier than hydrogen and helium. This includes all the material that forms the Earth and everything on it, including humans. The oxygen we breathe was formed in the hearts of giant stars and the iron in our bloodstream was formed in the final days of a massive star’s existence before it ripped itself to pieces as a supernova.
It is from this that we get the saying that we are all made of stardust....
WHERE STARS ARE BORN
David Eicher, editor of ASTRONOMY MAGAZINE states. "I can describe Arica's paintings and Tammy's jewelry as just straightforwardly stunning. They are amazing works of art in their own way, and I am thrilled that such fantastic pieces are inspired by astronomical themes."
This video was conceived in April, 2012 for my show with artist, Tammy Kohl, entitled: Where Are Stars Are Born. The theme is a part 1 of an exploration into the source of life and the scientific research that lends itself to the spiritual. I am currently working on my second video, which will be unveiled in December, for my upcoming exhibition called "Body & Soul."
In WHERE STARS ARE BORN, I delve lightly into the definitions of stars and nebulas illustrated by my paintings. Below are some of the paintings from the show.