China Doll

Original Painting



This painting expresses fragility, vulnerability, and easily fractured.

 “A pistol shot at five o'clock/The bells of heaven ring/Tell me what you done it for/'No I won't tell you a thing'”

Opening lyrics from the Grateful Dead song, 'China Doll', speak directly of the act of suicide but later seems to offer hope, as if there's still a chance to pull the spirit back from the brink of death or despair.

"Pick up your china doll/It's only fractured/just a little nervous from the fall”.

Always remember about hope, your favorite song, and the gentle breeze against your skin. The simple things in life to keep living for.


Michelle Spiziri's art is characteristic of Abstract Expressionism. However, she has an uncanny ability to bring out unique and evocative imagery while revealing unexpected visual stories.

She is also exploring ceramic sculpture as a medium of extended expression.

Much like life and while digging deeper within ourselves, inside the nucleus of Michelle’s art there exists layers of complexities, discoveries, and synchronicities forming before the reveal of a finished work.  

Michelle believes that the sometimes chaotic journey involves a chrysalis state of deconstruction in order to create something fresh and meaningful.  

Michelle's art work is extraordinary. Her work is soulful. She seems to connect to spaces that are only apparent when you take a second and a third look at her art. Her work is one of a kind.


I love Michelle's wit and spontaneity in her art. Her colors are raw and vivid. There is a lot of excitement and drama in her paintings.

Jude Asher

Michelle Spiziri’s expressionist paintings, self-labeled "emotionalism,” are complex works of art manifesting both a well-mastered craft honed over the years, and a spontaneity tapping into the deep layers of the unconscious.

Noelle Imparato

Michelle has always been a creative being and it comes directly from her soul. Her work is intuitive and authentic. She is always an inspiration. Love her work.


Michelle is an amazingly talented and imaginative artist. I feel really lucky to have finally purchased a few of her works; a great investment! 

Jim Krebs