Kinship Hair Co. – Vivian Larkins

114 Pearl Alley
Santa Cruz, 95060
First Friday Artist Image
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Full run of show May 25, 2021 - Jul 31, 2021

This showing will be available to see during business hours while our salon is in operation. We will not be having a First Friday event at this time. Thank you!

When We Were Young: Paintings by Vivian Larkins

My images combine fabric, old books, tissue paper, pastels and paint. I enjoy the process of bringing together scraps and snippets from different sources, to create new landscapes. I like to create magical little worlds that are bright and dreamlike. 

I am inspired by nature, but not nature exactly as is seen outside my door. I like to create a “natural” world that includes elements from myths, fairy tales and dreams. I like my art to tell a story and open a door to a new place. 

My creative process is very slow and deliberate. It can take me forever to complete one, small piece of art. Each piece has many stages that include cutting, tracing, painting, gluing and varnishing. Some images contain hundreds of little scraps of paper and fabric. The process leaves my art space a huge mess!

When not making art, I love to spend time outdoors and browsing in bookshops and libraries. I live in Santa Cruz, California with my husband and son.