When Reverend Sam Stone suggested that I do an interview with area resident Lucy Janjigian for www.ParamusPost.com. I never realized that it would be with so talented a personage. Lucy Janjigian has beautiful full size paintings as well as smaller ones on display. She has an array of sculptures that she has done as well.Our meeting was quite a surprise. Although scheduled, I came in through a different door. Lucy was quite surprised to see me standing there when least expected. Getting over her shock rapidly, we introduced ourselves and sat down to a pleasant 'getting to know you' interview.
Deep into her Armenian heritage, we discovered mutual friends like Andy Torigian and Chip Philibosian. Some of her works are on display at the Armenian Missionary Association of America, 31 W. Century Road, Paramus where she was commissioned to do paintings as well as local works in Fairlawn and Lodi. To view her personal history and more of her artistry access http://homepage.mac.com/edlujig/Artists/
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A thematic painter, Lucy draws upon her personal experiences. Born of Armenian parents in Jerusalem and educated there, she went on to attain a B.A. in Biology at Heidelberg College, Tiffin, Ohio, and her M.S. in Plant Ecology from Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia. Being exposed to parents and friends' stories of homelessness and survival, her main themes have been: Uprooted, Uprooted/Homelessness and Journey to Resurrection.
This talented painter has blended spirituality into abstractions, reality and bold colors to help the viewer visualize the thematic themes she is portraying. In the never ending saga of life, this wife of a husband recovering from cancer, this mother of three and grandmother of ten has a wealth of resources upon which to draw emotions.
In addition to the works on display internationally, Mrs. Janjigian has two DVD's available showing some of her works. She can be reached at: [email protected]. We at www.ParamusPost.com recommend that you visualize these vivid spiritual remembrances.