Mimi Parent was born on September 8th. She was a surrealist artist who created tableaux boxes.
The concept of her work was drawn from mythology, dreams, and folklore. The boxes consisted of found objects, plaster sculpture and painting. I'm drawn to the depth of the composition and color. I'm also loving the use of a box to contain a larger-than-life story.
When I write these Happy Birthday posts I look for an inspiring quote directly from the artist. However, I had no such luck with this artist. I looked all over the web and couldn't find any quotes or writings directly from her. Email me if you bump into a quote.