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Chinese Lunar NY

Chinese Lunar NY & the Mills at Jersey Gardens

Mural Name: Celebrating Chinese Lunar New Year with SIMON the Mills at Jersey Gardens
Mural artist: Theodora Chrysanthopoulos

Chinese Lunar NY

About the Mural

Chrysanthopoulos said her piece on display is not named. “I often don’t name my pieces,” she said. “I think names give a certain impression to the viewer, and I want people to view my work for what it is -- for what they see and nothing else.” “In my piece for Chinese New Year, the gold stripes and patterns adorning the ox still come from that distant time. And Mr. Korn let me run free with my work, and allowed me to continue exploring my abilities.”

About the Artist

Theodora

Chrysanthopoulos' love of crafting came at a young age. “When I was young I played with clay and sculpted little figurines out of them of birds and fish and the like,” she said. She credits her art teachers Lynn Slotkin at Deerfield School and Neil Korn at Gov. Livingston High School for influencing her work. “Mrs. Slotkin introduced me to Zentangles, and I still see it influencing a vast majority of my work,” she said. 

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