Dee Perconti with her mixed-media collage “Sophorn and Friends”
I make art to show how we are ever-growing, changing, evolving, and transforming. It’s a message of optimism and hope. Life is exciting, vibrant and full of second chances. That’s why I utilize my old paintings as do-overs. They have another opportunity to say something new and relevant. When I ripped up a still life from the past, it transformed into a statement against child trafficking (The Freeing Of Lauren Nicole).
My collages have minds of their own. They take me where they want to go. I can’t control them, which keeps me enthralled.
The Freeing Of Lauren Nicole
Dee Perconti is an expressive mixed media collage artist whose intention is to show how we are ever-growing, evolving and transforming. Her message is one of optimism and hope. That is why she is so attracted to the work of many charitable organizations. Her work is vibrant and explosive with in-your-face unafraid emotions.
“Life is exciting, vibrant and full of second chances,” said Perconti. That’s why I use my old paintings as do-overs. They have another opportunity to say something new and relevant. When I ripped up a still life from the past, it transformed into a statement against child trafficking. My paintings are completely changed and have a new look and a new message.”
“One of the influences on my art is Rapha International, which is an organization committed to ending child trafficking. I have been able to use my collages to tell the story of child exploitation. Recently I took part in Project Goat (Global Offensive Against Trafficking) to make an artist statement against human trafficking by designing a goat statue.”
Perconti is also influenced by her travels, which serve as inspiration for her work.
“Another influence is the beauty of the Southwest, where my husband and I have spent a lot of time. Many of my collages have turquoise and terra cotta as their main colors and speak to the lush richness of the land. I’m about beauty and hope and healing.”
Dee’s work has been featured at Mirella Cimato Gallery at Opera Central, Gilbert Chapel Gallery, Carrollwood Cultural Center, Bella Unica Art Gallery and Events, Soft Water Studios, Davidson Fine Art Gallery, Morean Art Center, Hillsborough Community College, Shorecrest Art Exhibit, Renaissance Vinoy Resort and Hotel, and City Center Corporate Offices. She is pleased to have collectors nationally and internationally.