Love in Silence

Love in Silence

a poem by Sweta Kumari

 

The Songs We Play, 2018. Artist:  Sarah Miller . Digital Painting Canvas Print (Limited), 22 x 34, $499

The Songs We Play, 2018. Artist: Sarah Miller. Digital Painting Canvas Print (Limited), 22 x 34, $499

Standing behind her back

Observing staring being insane

Her lovely smile and her curly hair

The countenance still I glare

For she didn’t notice I am there

And lost myself somewhere

As if, I am no more her share

And smoking my feelings with dare

Nevertheless, I am lost

In her thought, and care

In a hope of her one glance

If she gives that by chance.

Photo source: the author

Photo source: the author

About the author:

Sweta Kumari (Gold Medalist, M.A.), a research scholar at Dept. of English, Magadh University, Bodh-Gaya, contributed poems, short stories and research papers in reputed national and international anthologies and journals. She presented scholarly papers in national and international Conferences and participated actively in workshops. Her area of interest is  Feminist Film Studies and Post-colonial Studies.

To learn more or read more from the author, please visit her Facebook HERE, as well as Instagram @sweta5259.


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Church Goin' Mule

“…a death-vase mash of the collective southern past, pearls and rusted nails…” - from the artist

Saint Mary Blues, 2019, acrylic, 2 x 4 feet, $1013

Saint Mary Blues, 2019, acrylic, 2 x 4 feet, $1013

Church Goin Mule's work is a memory jug, a death-vase mash of the collective southern past, pearls and rusted nails, song and story, lore and loss. The mule is our common ground, the creature that every man, woman and child of all origin knew, in a time before t-models and tractors.

Slow Steady Blues, 2019, acrylic, 2x2', $513

Slow Steady Blues, 2019, acrylic, 2x2', $513

In a time of remarkable and perhaps increasing polarity, the mule is our grounding rod, pointing to not a better past, but a different one. Every person who worked, worked alongside a mule.

River Raised, 2019, acrylic, 2x4', $1013

River Raised, 2019, acrylic, 2x4', $1013

The blues was born behind a plowing mule. Stories and poems, jokes and songs were prolific about the south's four legged machine. Like much of our history, it's been forgotten and framed to tell a different tale. That story is a well known one, of glory and triumph.

Delta Flown, 2018, acrylic, 2x2' 513

Delta Flown, 2018, acrylic, 2x2' 513

Our true story, our true flag is the white one of surrender, and of hard work, poverty and loss. The mule was the first hybrid and he was always there, able to work harder, live longer, eat less. He stood beside moonshiners, levee builders, cotton farmers, timber-haulers, oil drillers, sugar cane men. He worked six days and brought his folks to church and town on the seventh.

Old Buttermilk Sky, 2019, acrylic, 2x4' $1013

Old Buttermilk Sky, 2019, acrylic, 2x4' $1013

About the artist:

Church Goin’ Mule is a southern folk artist. She was born and raised across the south, her kinfolk came from the mountains though she lives in Louisiana now. Her first solo show was in 2015, and has been steadily growing ever since.

She works out of her studio in Opelousas, Louisiana, creating outsider art on found wood and canvas, with house paint and acrylics.

2019 marked a big year for Church Goin’ Mule, starting out with two solo shows, and looking forward to her residency at Azule in September.

With the patience and steadiness of a mule she continues to plow on, lookin' to see where to show next.


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Subtly Translucent

Erika Lyn Horwitz is known and easily recognized for her unique, layered, gem-like, subtly translucent abstract paintings. Simultaneously organic and topographical, her work explores the intersection between chaos and order, conscious and sub-conscious and intention and accident.

Ego, 2019, mixed, 18 x 24 inches, $1800

Ego, 2019, mixed, 18 x 24 inches, $1800

The goal of her work is to transport the viewer into a creative-meditative state analogous to the state in which she produces the paintings. Her work embraces the dynamic energy of Abstract Expressionists like Lee Krasner and Helen Frankenthaler while also adopting a Minimalist eschewal of subject, biography and metaphor.

Influx, 2018, mixed on canvas, 36 x 36 inches, $5,800

Influx, 2018, mixed on canvas, 36 x 36 inches, $5,800

Horwitz uses techniques that she developed to blend resin with traditional materials such as oil, acrylic and dry pigment as well as non-traditional materials like metal flakes, automotive paint, broken mirrors and glass as well as spray, auto, interference and color shift paints.

New World, 2018, mixed media on cradled birch, 36 x 36, $6,000

New World, 2018, mixed media on cradled birch, 36 x 36, $6,000

By employing organic and even projectile forms, raw or viscous matter her art injects subversive and even an obliquely feminist quality into the world. Her art is an extension of Horwitz’s hands-off detachment, experimentation and a scientific exploration as well.

Making Love, 2019, mixed on cradled birch, 36 x 36 inches, $6,000

Making Love, 2019, mixed on cradled birch, 36 x 36 inches, $6,000

She is also a classically trained oil painter with over two decades of experience. The works are not imposing but rather invite the audience in to experience and create their own personal relationships with it.

Meta, 2018, mixed on canvas, 36 x 36 inches, $3,000

Meta, 2018, mixed on canvas, 36 x 36 inches, $3,000

Erika Lyn Horwitz has exhibited extensively internationally and throughout New York City. Her collectors are found in Pennsylvania, Washington D.C., Florida as well as California, Italy and Canada.

To view more work by the artist, please visit www.artsy.net/nyc-art-collective-and-gallery, as well as www.facebook.com/erika.piscitello.


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Expressed In Layers

“…the works that I develop, I limit the time to a finite amount of days, expressed in layers of paint.” - the artist

HERIDA ESCRITA, 2019, acrylic, 90 x 120 cm, $925 US

HERIDA ESCRITA, 2019, acrylic, 90 x 120 cm, $925 US

When a work of art is finished, when we stop working on it, when can we say it can not improve ...? These are questions that we have clearly asked ourselves all that we have ever faced to work on a canvas, in a sculpture, action or installation, but it is also a question that makes us the spectator, the collector, the taster of art.

PIEL, 2019, acrylic, 150 x 70 cm, $900 US

PIEL, 2019, acrylic, 150 x 70 cm, $900 US

The answer seems to me that there is still to answer, however with the project that I present and from the works that I develop, I limit the time to a finite amount of days, expressed in layers of paint.

RUDOLF, 2018, acrylic, 122 x 76 cm, $800 US

RUDOLF, 2018, acrylic, 122 x 76 cm, $800 US

Working time, although it does not seem determinant for the result of a pictorial work, if it seems interesting to me to show, numerically and objectively share that such painting has 30 days of work it seems revealing, to communicate that such a picture has been developed since 30 layers of paint is undoubtedly at least disturbing .

DOBLE DIRECCIÓN, 2019, acrylic, 40 x 120 cm, $410 US

DOBLE DIRECCIÓN, 2019, acrylic, 40 x 120 cm, $410 US

30 layers plus 1 ... This is what I do in my current works, 30 layers of paintings represent the rigor of the work, the constancy of the routine (captured and captured photographically) the work of the day to day, the execution time, the waiting time between layers, a process almost and without detracting ... mathematical. Finally the last layer, the icing on the cake without a doubt, a loose layer, fast and strong, simple strokes and composition, but with all the soul, intuition and stomach that can be put after a long, long wait.

SOLEDAD, 2019, acrylic, 100 x 150 cm, $1,280 US

SOLEDAD, 2019, acrylic, 100 x 150 cm, $1,280 US

The result appears after detracting the threads trapped under the time of work, under the layers of routine, under the pictorial polychromy. As a verbal testimony, a text of the moment, words that appear without any planning, simply ideas often disconnected that speak precisely of the final moment, of the moment of finishing.

PIEDRAS, 2019, acrylic, 30 x 40 cm, $180 US

PIEDRAS, 2019, acrylic, 30 x 40 cm, $180 US

Photo source: the artist

Photo source: the artist

About the artist:

Alejandro Robles is an architect, painter, sculptor and docent. He studied architecture at the Central University, from where he draws on the loose and quick sketch that gives the sketch, here he finds the strength of the line that accompanies him to these days. His artistic studies are continued at the Catholic University of Chile, complementing painting, color and sculpture, then deepened in the Massana School of Barcelona in 2002, with a marked emphasis on the drawing of the human figure, later realizes an artistic residency in the B & B Art Contemporary art museum in Sardinia with curator Bianca Petretto in 2017, this time generates the exhibition "LABERINTI" in the Arborense Diocesan Museum, composed of paintings, sculptures, drawings and installations, resulting from his visit to the granite quarries of the aforementioned island.

In parallel, he has participated in various artistic workshops counting with teachers such as the sculptor Ricardo Irarrázabal and the artist Carmen Silva with whom he shared a beautiful friendship, great conversations and some exhibitions. With respect to the illustrations, Alejandro collaborates with Le Mond Diplomatique since 2012 with various works, highlighting the cover of number 132. Separate paragraph deserves his career as a docentian, which begins at the Diego Portales University and continues at the University of Development where he currently practices, is the contact with the university world what nourishes him with new ideas, fresh visions that are reflected in his multiple projects, from the plastic, conceptual, architectural, human, social or even urban.


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One With Nature

“Every day I carve wood. I'm experimentation. I am one with nature.” - the artist

Dance. 2019. Wood + epoxy. 34 cm x 26.5 cm x 4.5 inches, $450

Dance. 2019. Wood + epoxy. 34 cm x 26.5 cm x 4.5 inches, $450

First work - sculpture "Dance"

In this sculpture it was my goal to find the point of the fall—that moment when the stable support of the dance partner succumbs to the force of gravity.

I let the epoxy run free and connect the two pieces of wood as two people are connected through dance. It’s like an energy that they are sharing.

The epoxy bends, folds and flows like the skin at the joints of a body in movement. And the gold beneath the “skin” is like true treasure inside the hearts and souls of the dancers.

The work was inspired after participating in an art/dance workshop in Vladimir where dancers explored partnering and “movie dance”.

Fall. 2018. Wood + epoxy. 32 cm х 30 cm х 3.5 cm. $400

Fall. 2018. Wood + epoxy. 32 cm х 30 cm х 3.5 cm. $400

Second work - sculpture “Fall”

In this work I wanted to capture the moment of fear and sadness, when you realize that Fall is here. I wanted to capture the time that passes during this period of the year and one’s feelings about that passing of time.
Every year I find myself dreading the coming sadness of Fall, and I think this is visible in the piece.

About the artist:

I've been woodcarving since I entered a Moscow woodcarving school in 2012. My unique woodcarving technique is in part based on what I learned there.

I'm currently an art student at Stroganov Academy of art in Moscow. In 2016, I participated at the International handicraft exhibition in Lisbon, Portugal and 2019 participated in workshop in Vladimir, Russia.

To view more work by the artist, please visit www.russianwoodcarving.com/home-1. You may also follow the artist on Facebook at www.facebook.com/russianwoodcarving, as well as Instagram @maria_woodcarver.


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Her Voice

Her Voice

a poem by Abraham McDaniel

Her voice is like listening to a seashell I watched the boats come into the harbor which sooth my restlessness the winds of mystery pick up as eyes meet and her  is of sustenance that open portals that create a state of comfort and ease making a canopy that smells of organic matter to view the serendipitous dawns on fates horizons

Her eyes sparkle like hummingbirds’ wings glimmering in the summer sun her awareness creates streams of interconnection that murmur stories of her beautiful mystery in a brief moment of a glance filled with vitality sweeping away illusions from reality so there are levels of fertility for amazing-ness to unfold and grow

Looking into her crystalline eyes filled with fates horizons he feels a sense of peace and comfort like returning home after a long journey relief like putting his sore feet into a rivers cool element she has a music in her depths like rapids filled with effortless graceful power whose sound is soothing and helps him sleep

Her eyes are opal skies her lips are the dark pigment of pomegranate jewels there is lightning in her essence and thunder in her soul creating a perfect storm opening portals where minds connect like mycellium threads discovering rhythms that beat in unison echoing off canyon walls in labyrinths of this painted desert finding an Oasis of heightened senses so seeds will sprout

About the author:

Abraham McDaniel was born and raised in the Sacramento, CA area. He attended a Waldorf Elementary School and then a Quaker high school. After high school, he traveled working on organic farms and exploring. Now he lives in his favorite place, spending time doing what he loves to do.


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Exploring Abstract Form

“I am the same in the arts as I am with life and learning, inquisitive and driven.” - the artist

Arch, 2019, Fine Silver Metal Clay 925 Sterling Silver Amethyst and Tanzanite £165

Arch, 2019, Fine Silver Metal Clay 925 Sterling Silver Amethyst and Tanzanite £165

I have completed both self-directed practice and courses studying the arts, including an Access Art and Design Diploma and Art and Media Bachelor of Arts with Honors. Since gaining these two qualifications, I have created mixed media paintings and metal clay jewellery designs side by side.

Malestrom, 2019, Acrylic Paint Spray Paint and Graphite, 63 x 63 cm, £400

Malestrom, 2019, Acrylic Paint Spray Paint and Graphite, 63 x 63 cm, £400

These two different mediums share more characteristics than people often think, with one medium directly inspiring the other with the subject of landscapes a unifying factor. Additionally I have constantly been exploring abstract form and colour in my mixed media paintings, crossing over to my metal clay designs.

Barnes Green, 2019, Fine Silver Metal Clay 925 Sterling Silver Peridot and Malachite, £165

Barnes Green, 2019, Fine Silver Metal Clay 925 Sterling Silver Peridot and Malachite, £165

All of my artworks are directly inspired by landscapes and are influenced by my thought processes, emotions and mood at the time of creation. My artworks create an open dialogue of my experiences, thoughts, feelings akin to a visual diary, a representation of who I am and the way I processes my life and the world around me.

Commotion, 2018, Mixed media, 101 x 101 cm, £850

Commotion, 2018, Mixed media, 101 x 101 cm, £850

My work can be purchased through eight representative galleries, including Degreeart.com Gallery, Nude Tin Can Gallery, Riverside Gallery & Framing and Art in the Heart Gallery. I have coupled my artistic practice with exploring my passion for writing, which enables me present my work in a number of international print and online publications, including Art and Museum Magazine, Creativ Paper Magazine, Artist Talk Magazine and Iris Art Magazine.

Urban Elegance, 2019, Fine Silver Metal Clay Pink Tourmaline Ruby and Purple Sapphire, 1.8 x 1 x 2.1 cm

Urban Elegance, 2019, Fine Silver Metal Clay Pink Tourmaline Ruby and Purple Sapphire, 1.8 x 1 x 2.1 cm

My artist practice is a reflection of who I am, which has always been a deep love and is something that is a part of my identity.

To view more work by the artist, please visit www.lheart.co.uk, as well as www.facebook.com/laurahelliottart. You may also follow the artist on Instagram @laurahelliottart.


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The Color of Time

The Color of Time

a poem by Onigah, Augustine Odido

Dead Hive, 2016. Ginger Cochran, Photography

Dead Hive, 2016. Ginger Cochran, Photography

I am sitting on the street between my soul and my heart, and the mind of my being is smiling at the spirit of my essence and kissing the colour of time. The blue sky looked as though it was at war with the sea and my spirit wandered upon that moment officiating in fairness the battle between these ancient friends . Their friendship had gone sour. The sky now feels that the sea owes her, and the sea feels likewise. Their romance now brings forth their blues. The sky has vowed not to bring down water from its house, and the sea has vowed not to send water to the sky as well. Their battle is not detrimental to any of them. The sky won't fall if the sea doesn't send water to it. The sea won't dry up if the sky refuses to send down rain, but my soul is in disarray. My spirit is begging for these two lovers to come back to the friendship that there had. My spirit is reclusive, lost with all forms of imaginations, because their loving friendship was my light. The season is no longer green, nature is now blue. Animals and humans are set on war because the sea and the sky has refused to love themselves again.   

In all of these nature upset, my soul sees only the colour, indigo. Indigo possessed my soul and saw beyond my body, it tells more of the hate that the world now calls love. Indigo tells me of royalty and sadness. It went through the tales of Romeo and his Juliet, and the gory moments that described their time. Indigo has come to remarry the sea and sky, telling them that blue is not enough. The sea must not only think of it sufficience, but  the lack of the blossoming flowers  that withers when it is in mutiny with the sky. Indigo, transcends the sky to meet the sun and moon, to tell them how not to shine their lights.  

My body is now weak, because of the colour of the room. My eyes couldn't trust the colour of the words I heard taking flight through my window. The King has deflowered the sixteen year old maiden in regal colours. Her eyes were out of her body, raining tears of curses to the moments she was taken from her conventional pride. She tells her ordeal to her father, and he reacts with no compassion toward his daughter, all he could think of is the purple robe he is to wear should his daughter take in. I am crippled to the dust of my thought, as green takes up life again. The goats now grin to the field hugging each other but with suspicion. The fear of scarcity has made them enemies even in plenty. I am giving up the voice of my conscience to the green papers that demands I steal the hopes of everyone in my district. Indigo, then is the only voice of reason that embraces the primitivity of my soul.

Indigo is the colour of time. Indigo sits between my eyes and sees the beginnings of my ends. Indigo.

Photo source: the author

Photo source: the author

About the author:

Onigah, Augustine Odido is a young Nigerian student of Philosophy in the University of Calabar, Calabar. “I am a lover of all that has life and has had life.” - Onigah

To read more work by the author, please visit onigahtalking.blogspot.com.


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Passing Through

“I am interested in the spiritual aspect …” - the artist

Passing Through 34-17, 2019, Watercolour on paper, 56 x 76 cm, 585 EUR

Passing Through 34-17, 2019, Watercolour on paper, 56 x 76 cm, 585 EUR

In my art practice I am working with passions and feelings, focusing on elements that are emotionally important for people in their community. I am interested in the spiritual aspect of how we perceive ourselves and the world around us, and connections that we create, whether they be with places, things, or each other.

Passing Through 35-17, 2019, Watercolour on paper, 56 x 76 cm, 585 EUR

Passing Through 35-17, 2019, Watercolour on paper, 56 x 76 cm, 585 EUR

A significant part of my work centres around residents of the UAE, focusing on their existence, their perception of themselves and their ambitions. Part of my process before I begin painting is to connect with my subject on a personal level by meeting people and listening to their stories, visiting the place or reading about it. I do not merely want to capture the image with my brushes; rather I want to show the inner beauty of the people and places that I document.

Passing Through 36-17, 2019, Watercolour on paper, 56 x 76 cm, 585 EUR

Passing Through 36-17, 2019, Watercolour on paper, 56 x 76 cm, 585 EUR

This artwork is a part of a larger project recording state of mine in conjunction with time. Our perceptions of how fulfilled we are as individuals through the passage of time is deeply dependent on our internal mental dialogue, as well as the strength and intensity of the thought paths that we practice in our inner conversations every day.

Passing Through 37-17, 2019, Watercolour on paper, 56 x 76 cm, 585 EUR

Passing Through 37-17, 2019, Watercolour on paper, 56 x 76 cm, 585 EUR

This project is a visualisation of these dialogues and the record of how they are impacting our feeling of contentment from day to day. Passing Through revisits a period of 52 weeks, derived from intimate records of that time, and is showing progression through a mental breakdown initiated by a stressful and hostile environment, through the long, arduous and ultimately hopeful journey of recovery from it.

Passing Through 38-17, 2019, Watercolour on paper, 56 x 76 cm, 585 EUR

Passing Through 38-17, 2019, Watercolour on paper, 56 x 76 cm, 585 EUR

Photo credit: the artist

Photo credit: the artist

Kasia Dzikowska is a multi-disciplinary artist Based in Abu Dhabi, UAE. She holds a MA in Fine Arts Education & Multimedia Activity,  from Technical University of Radom, Poland, 2007.

To view more work by the artist, please visit www.kasiadzikowska.com. You may also follow the artist on Facebook at www.facebook.com/kasia.dzikowska.art, as well as Instagram @kasia_dzikowska.


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Emerald: a contemporary collective

ENVISION ARTS VIRTUAL GALLERY, EMERALD IS NOW ON DISPLAY

FROM JUNE 1ST - JUNE 30TH.

We were pleased to have received numerous submissions from talented artists across the United States! We could not be more excited to reach so many artists! Thank you so much to all of the artists who applied for sharing your work with us.

We are pleased to announce Best in Show winner as Roni Murillo, from New York, United States, for her piece titled Catharsis No. 15B, 2018.

Catharsis No. 15B, 2018, Mixed Media on Paper, 12 x 18 inches, $750

Catharsis No. 15B, 2018, Mixed Media on Paper, 12 x 18 inches, $750

About the artist:

Roni Murillo is a creative visual artist based in New York with an extensive background in graphic design, illustration, and fine art. Her work is featured in many galleries and private collections throughout the United States, Asia and Central and South America. Her art foundation of watercolor, acrylic, charcoal and ink are also reflected in her current digital projects.

Ms. Murillo received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Syracuse University. Further artistic training continued at the Art Student’s League and Parsons School of Design in New York City. She has been commissioned to do pieces for home, office and theater.

Her business background includes that of being a Manager for a Graphic Design Studio and the Director of Research & Development for a large toy, stationary and leisure products company. She has also served in the capacity of Creative Director for Package Design and New Product Development.

Roni Murillo’s art is very personal and emotional, filled with color, energy, and movement. It often transforms from its original intent during the creative process.

While recovering from an injury to her eye and with restricted vision, Roni considered how to turn this disability into a positive. She drew on the distorted images and fused coloration she perceived and used it to her advantage. Some of her most imaginative and innovative work emerged. She calls this body of work the "One Eye Series."

Roni continues to explore and experiment with various media, styles, textures, and new themes.

To view more work by the artist, please visit www.ronimurillo.com.


I’d like to take a moment to list our honorable mentions for this exhibit:

Ziesook You, from Texas, United States

Scent of Broq-pa I, 2016, Photo, 20.30 inches, $1500 (edition 3)

Scent of Broq-pa I, 2016, Photo, 20.30 inches, $1500 (edition 3)

A very special thank you to all artists who applied for this virtual gallery. The jury process was difficult as we had so many beautiful and unique works submitted. Congratulations to all!

To view our current calls for artists, please visit HERE.


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Amethyst: a contemporary collective

ENVISION ARTS VIRTUAL GALLERY, AMETHYST IS NOW ON DISPLAY

FROM JUNE 1ST - JUNE 30TH.

We were pleased to have received multiple submissions from amazing artists across the United States as well as 8 countries, including the United Kingdom, Germany, Finland, and Canada. We could not be more excited to reach so many talented artists from around the world! Thank you so much to all of our submitting artists for sharing your art with us.

We are pleased to announce Best in Show winner as Tyler Hobbs, from Texas, United States, for his piece titled Rotated Gradient D, 2018.

Rotated Gradient D, 2018, Digital, 15 x 15 inches, $190

Rotated Gradient D, 2018, Digital, 15 x 15 inches, $190

About the artist:

My work focuses on the creation of generative processes. For each new work, I design a custom algorithm capable of generating a sequence of unique, but aesthetically related images. The algorithms I craft borrow patterns observed from the natural world, repurposing and remixing them to explore the sensations they evoke.

The interplay of randomness and structure is particularly intriguing to me. The natural world is filled with the collision of these two forces, and the results are worth examining in detail. Generative artwork is particularly well suited for this examination. While algorithms are obviously well suited for studying patterns and organization, computers are also a surprisingly excellent source of randomness. My best work strikes a careful balance between these elements, resulting in a program that is a loose set of guidelines rather than an explicit description of an image.

To view more work by Tyler Hobbs, please visit tylerxhobbs.com.


I’d like to take a moment to list our honorable mention for this exhibit:

Carye Yount, from Texas, United States

Lil Ramble, 2019, Paper, 24 x 30 inches, $300

Lil Ramble, 2019, Paper, 24 x 30 inches, $300

A very special thank you to all artists who applied for this virtual gallery. The jury process was difficult as we had so many beautiful and unique works submitted. Congratulations to all!

To view our current calls for artists, please visit HERE.


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The Horses of Camargue

“As the storm clouds approached the sunset sky, the Horses of Camargue, rose up out of the sea as if they were dancing on top of the waves.” - the artist

Lead, 2018, Photography, 24 x 36 inches, $775

Lead, 2018, Photography, 24 x 36 inches, $775

To witness such beauty in the midst of a storm filled my heart with hope. For the first time in years, I remembered why I fell in love with photography. For the first time I was chasing my dream, capturing images that were part of my story. 

Rise, 2018, Photography, 24 x 36 inches, $875

Rise, 2018, Photography, 24 x 36 inches, $875

As a little girl horses saved me from a world of turmoil and hardship. These animals provided a refuge and a safe place for me to escape. They taught me about perseverance, patience, persistence, and most importantly about passion.

Waves, 2018, Photography, 24 x 36 inches, $775

Waves, 2018, Photography, 24 x 36 inches, $775

These life lessons helped shape me into the wife, mother, photographer, and woman that I am today. Capturing these magnificent animals in their environments while searching for new perspectives in effort to tell their stories and share their beauty.

Horses of the Sea, 2018 Photography, 24 x 36 inches, $975

Horses of the Sea, 2018 Photography, 24 x 36 inches, $975

Photo source: the artist

Photo source: the artist

About the artist:

My name is Carey Estrada. I am a wife to an amazing man and mother to four beautiful children.  As a lifelong equestrian and horse enthusiast I decided to use my 10+ years in the photography industry to pursue my other passion…horses! 

I believe every horse has a story to be told. From the show ring champion to the draft horse on the farm, each one is on a journey, and my desire is to portray the personality, heart, and legacy of each horse I meet.

To view more work by the artist, please visit www.equustory.com. You may also follow the artist on Facebook at www.facebook.com/equustory, as well as Instagram @equustory.


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Color and Dimension

“Art is for life” - the artist

Awakening Joy, 2019, Twill Quill, 24 x 24 inches, Sold

Awakening Joy, 2019, Twill Quill, 24 x 24 inches, Sold

I am an upcoming artist expanding horizons through art with the use of color and dimension.  Through my Twill Quill and acrylic art techniques it is my mission to provide an exciting and dynamic eye experience.

Broken Wave, 2019, Twill Quill, 72 x 48 inches, Sold

Broken Wave, 2019, Twill Quill, 72 x 48 inches, Sold

In my Twill Quill works using acrylic, twill tape and resin, I explore beyond the canvas to create exuberant, organic dimensional art to involve and draw in the observer.

Peaceful Storm, 2019, Twill Quill, 48 x 24 inches, Sold

Peaceful Storm, 2019, Twill Quill, 48 x 24 inches, Sold

Moving to canvas with acrylics, bold color combinations capture the audience to reflect emotions of all levels. Art is for life. I believe it should be created to heal, inspire, provoke, challenge and offer hope. I was created to create art.

Vanishing Rose, 2019, Twill Quill, 24 x 24 inches, Sold

Vanishing Rose, 2019, Twill Quill, 24 x 24 inches, Sold

Photo source: the artist

Photo source: the artist

About the artist:

Carye Yount is a lifetime resident of Spring, TX. She is a member of the Woodlands Art League and has won several awards for her different mediums of art. Award winning "Peaceful Storm", Carye's first Twill Quill piece, hung in the May 2017 Juried Student Art Show at Lone Star Montgomery College Mary Matteson-Parrish Art Gallery. Several of her Twill Quill works are installed in MD Anderson Hospital, The Woodlands, TX, and at the Marriot, Corpus Christi, TX.

To view more work by the artist, please visit www.caryes-creations.com. You may also follow the artist on Facebook at www.facebook.com/caryescreations, as well as Instagram @caryescreations.


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Throwing Up

Throwing Up

a poem by Deema Mahmood

 

I'm throwing up,

I Don't Have Time to Feel Like This, 2018. Artist:  Emily Cavender . Graphic marker, 9 x 12 inches, $75

I Don't Have Time to Feel Like This, 2018. Artist: Emily Cavender. Graphic marker, 9 x 12 inches, $75

Yes throwing up!

I curse the genes that bound me to the human race

And handed me over to this chaos

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I wish I were a mangy or a Shirazi cat,

A mad or a well-bred dog.

I don’t care,

I wish I were a little bird,

Or a fly teeming with microbes from dumpsites,

Endowed with a pair of wings

To go far away and pull my soul

Out of this stinking human neurotic pit

===

Oh...

I’m searching for an exit.

I’m suffocating and floating in nausea.

Thick foam is choking me and no way to stop that!

 

Translated by Norddine Zouitni

Photo source: the author

Photo source: the author

About the author:

Deema Mahmoud is an Egyptian poet, born in 1972. She holds a Bachelor degree in Computer Sciences and Statistics, 1993. She‘s held the position of Professor assistant for many years in the departments of Computer sciences, Mathematics and Statistics in both the College of Education and the College of Health Sciences in Abha, Saudi Arabia.

Her publication include Braids of Spirit (Poetry), Dar Al-Adham, Cairo, 2015; I Pick Quarrels with the Horizon over a Violin (Poetry), Dar Al Ain, Cairo, 2017; and a third book of poetry in progress. Many of her poems have been translated into English, French, Spanish and Portuguese and published in several anthologies in those languages. She has participated in many poetry and cultural events inside and outside of Egypt.


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A Transient Moment

“Through my work I aim to focus attention on Time as an ephemeral concept, by allowing the viewer to appreciate the transient moment in full by looking closer.” - the artist

Foible, 2019, mixed media of ink wash movement digitally captured and printed on Hahnemüle Museum Etching paper, 17 x 17 cm, $180

Foible, 2019, mixed media of ink wash movement digitally captured and printed on Hahnemüle Museum Etching paper, 17 x 17 cm, $180

In this body of work I continue my exploration of abstraction through alternative photography. Focusing on the activity of the artistic process, I create my own internal landscapes through digitizing ink wash movements with a macro lens. My work questions photography by capturing images that can never be created again.

In the morning, 2019, mixed media of ink wash movement digitally captured and printed on Hahnemüle Museum Etching paper, 17 x 17 cm, $180

In the morning, 2019, mixed media of ink wash movement digitally captured and printed on Hahnemüle Museum Etching paper, 17 x 17 cm, $180

I draw inspiration from Wassily Kandinsky’s writings regarding the spiritual in art, which influenced the work of the Abstract expressionists, as well as Japanese Zen calligraphy, which focuses on the meditative process of art-making and the expression of the subconscious mind.

Later on, 2019, mixed media of ink wash movement digitally captured and printed on Hahnemüle Museum Etching paper, 17 x 17 cm, $180

Later on, 2019, mixed media of ink wash movement digitally captured and printed on Hahnemüle Museum Etching paper, 17 x 17 cm, $180

The themes of my work are determined by the unpremeditated end result.  When I started out using this technique it was mainly about the process and experimenting. Currently, looking at the works created after a 3-year period, all abstract in definition, I am able to divide them into categories, differentiating between abstract objects, landscape looking spaces, earth textures and colorful compositions that resemble a mood or song.

Pose, 2019, mixed media of ink wash movement digitally captured and printed on Hahnemüle Museum Etching paper, 17 x 17 cm, $180

Pose, 2019, mixed media of ink wash movement digitally captured and printed on Hahnemüle Museum Etching paper, 17 x 17 cm, $180

My scanogram paintings are created through the combination of  ink and water puddling, adding solvents to extend and retard the ink’s natural tendency to bloom and creep, and also changing its colour.  The results are captured using a Dual lens scanner system, acting as a macro lens and paint surface simultaneously.

Realm, 2019, mixed media of ink wash movement digitally captured and printed on Hahnemüle Museum Etching paper, 17 x 17 cm, $180

Realm, 2019, mixed media of ink wash movement digitally captured and printed on Hahnemüle Museum Etching paper, 17 x 17 cm, $180

Through my work I aim to focus attention on Time as an ephemeral concept, by allowing the viewer to appreciate the transient moment in full by looking closer. I then shift the focus towards the beauty of accumulated time, where the creative journey and process becomes more important than the end product.

Wavering, 2019, mixed media of ink wash movement digitally captured and printed on Hahnemüle Museum Etching paper, 17 x 17 cm, $180

Wavering, 2019, mixed media of ink wash movement digitally captured and printed on Hahnemüle Museum Etching paper, 17 x 17 cm, $180

In this series, the focus is placed on ‘Time’ as an ephemeral concept. A transient moment is captured on the scanner surface, where water, ink and other translucent fluids mix together, allowing the pigment molecules to break up and create a new form. The result of these reactions are digitally captured, each with its own distinct character – perhaps even a new creature or life form.

The scanner is at once the means of recording these formations and also the surface which allows the creations to take place. The exact moment at which these amoebae-like forms exist can never be recreated. The artwork is the only evidence of this occurrence taking place.

Photo source: the artist

Photo source: the artist

To view more work by the artist, please visit www.mariettekotze.com. You may also follow the artist on Facebook at www.facebook.com/mariettekotzefineart, as well as Instagram @mariette.k.


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Commonly Referred To As Art

“I believe that all creativity comes from God and that when we enter into the creative process…“ - the artist

Afterwards, 2018, pastel, 16 x 20 inches, $125

Afterwards, 2018, pastel, 16 x 20 inches, $125

Writing, painting, photography, making music. . .

These forms of expression are included in something we commonly refer to as art.  

Saturday Night, 2018, pastel, 16 x 20 inches, $150

Saturday Night, 2018, pastel, 16 x 20 inches, $150

Not only do they afford us the opportunity to communicate who we are and what it means to be human, they are, for me, a profoundly effective vehicle for experiencing God.

The Last Night, 2019, pastel, 16 x 20 inches, $225

The Last Night, 2019, pastel, 16 x 20 inches, $225

I believe that all creativity comes from God and that when we enter into the creative process - with humility, genuine expectancy, and a childlike sense of playfulness - He welcomes us as partners into something uniquely powerful.

This Evening, 2019, pastel, 16 x 20 inches, $225

This Evening, 2019, pastel, 16 x 20 inches, $225

With that in mind, my primary goals as an artist are to be faithful to the Source, to invest my talents wisely and generously, and to celebrate the marriage of beauty and truth.

Twilight, 2019, pastel, 16 x 20 inches, $225

Twilight, 2019, pastel, 16 x 20 inches, $225

I have been reducing pastel sticks to colored dust for about 20 years. This collection are interior pastel pieces that depict moments in life.

To view more work by the artist, please visit christopheralane.com, as well as www.facebook.com/Franopher. You may also follow the artist on Instagram.


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Sepulchre

Sepulchre

a poem by Eslam Dabank

Hands, 2018. Artist:  Marissa Kucharek . 35mm Photo Print, 8 x 10, $15

Hands, 2018. Artist: Marissa Kucharek. 35mm Photo Print, 8 x 10, $15

Unpolished,
Unfinished,
Yet, unabolished,
Like a draft, we are,
Unfurnished.

Written with the hands of those we put higher,
Whom put us lower, without calling the sire,
And throw our futures, into their-made acrid fire.

Mired in a world of fictional elite,
Writing our destiny on the margins of the sheet,
Neglecting the sound of horrified feet,
And reserving them, to death, a seat.

We fought along this crowded path,
We derived our power from gained wrath;
From the lies they all confidently claim,
From the truth they from, try to refrain,
Our dreams are nothing but a bruise
Their cracks, to build lives, we shall use.

It's comical to see the world diverge,
At the end of all the roads,
we'll only find a lonely dirge,
A burnt carpet, a grilled arm,
and endless wreckage;
Left behind the stigma of their greed,
for wars,
Scores matter. Long live the scores.

Love and remorse have been exhausted,
Polar opposites float along the shatters of wounded souls,
On the recklessness and rationality, the abyss.

Each colourless emotion soon gravitates,
Sadness will prevail while happiness rotates,
Around endless deaths, and mourns.
with a void no one can erase,
While emotions evolve toward dissolution,
each beating heart shall find a lie,
To be its own solution.

Love and remorse rot in vain,
We are, the undesired sacrifice of Cain,
Memories of the past burn within us all,
The delicate flower hovering along zephyrs,
Fragrant and enriched by the snow's kiss,
Was the second to, for mayday, call.
Man now lives in the flames of pain,
Love and remorse were the first to fall.

Photo source: the author

Photo source: the author

About the author:

Eslam Dabank, a Palestinian Ukrainian artist, poet and songwriter. 19 years old. Was born in Sumy, Ukraine, but currently living in Bethlehem, Palestine, and also a student at Bethlehem University. Eslam is a businessman, a writer, a poet, an artist and an illustrator. A first-place winner of several poetry contests, has a locally-well-known brand under his name, and is co-founder of Jabra Group in BU. He speaks four languages: Arabic, English, Russian and French. 

"I started my journey of literature at the age of 15. I wrote in Arabic at first, then took a turn to English. I would describe my writing style as dark, mysterious and decently-mannered. I like to turn messiness into perfection and "written art" - as I usually call it." - the author

To learn more about the author, please visit www.facebook.com/EslamDabank

www.instagram.com/eslam_dabank


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Between Soft and Rigid

“…found objects not only lose their original function but also can not be clearly defined anymore.” - the artist

Bergmann, 2019, garments, braided hose, earrings, thread, 41 x 21 x 9 in, 2300$

Bergmann, 2019, garments, braided hose, earrings, thread, 41 x 21 x 9 in, 2300$

Initially coming from painting, Anna-Lena Sauer’s latest work increasingly focuses on the exploration of different kinds of material, ranging from natural and synthetic textiles to plastics and paint.

Remix 4, 2019, bunting bag, nylon and thread, 10 x 11 x 11 in, 950$

Remix 4, 2019, bunting bag, nylon and thread, 10 x 11 x 11 in, 950$

In her abstract material paintings and sculptures the artist re-utilizes every-day objects such as garments, fabric scraps, broken soccer balls, garden hoses and packaging materials.

Wall Pillow 1, 2018, nylon, fabric scraps and acrylic paint on canvas, 12 x 12 x 2.5 in, 850$

Wall Pillow 1, 2018, nylon, fabric scraps and acrylic paint on canvas, 12 x 12 x 2.5 in, 850$

Liberated from their familiar context and included in a work of art, the found objects not only lose their original function but also can not be clearly defined anymore. Sauer uses them as an artistic medium, a substitute for paint or clay to give texture and plasticity to her work.

Remix 6, 2019, faux fur and found object, 7 x 5 inches, 900$

Remix 6, 2019, faux fur and found object, 7 x 5 inches, 900$

Of particular interest is the juxtaposition of contrasting materials and their different properties as well as the interaction of texture, color, line, shape and space as autonomous key elements. The experimentation with material reveals ongoing tensions between softness and rigidity, disclosure and concealment, tenseness and release.

Peccadillo, 2019, faux fur, fabric scraps and nylon on stretcher bars, 13 x 12.5 x 6 in, 850$

Peccadillo, 2019, faux fur, fabric scraps and nylon on stretcher bars, 13 x 12.5 x 6 in, 850$

Sauer intends to activate seeing. The perception of her work is an engaging process challenging the observer’s attention and patience in times of rapid media consumption.

Wall Sculpture 23, 2019, fabric scraps, nylon, zipper and garments on canvas, 12 x 12 x 3.5 in, 850$

Wall Sculpture 23, 2019, fabric scraps, nylon, zipper and garments on canvas, 12 x 12 x 3.5 in, 850$

Anna-Lena Sauer profile pic.jpg

About the artist:

In my abstract material art, I am re-utilizing broken or outworn garments and textiles. I use them as an artistic medium, a substitute for paint or clay to give texture and plasticity to my work.

To view more work by the artist, please visit www.annalenasauerartist.com. You nay also follow the artist on Facebook at de-de.facebook.com/AnnaLenaSauerArtist, as well as Instagram @annalenasauerartist.


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A Brand New Life

A Brand New Life

a poem by Liesbeth Gregory
     

Untitled, 2018. Artist: Ginger Cochran. Photograph, NFS

Untitled, 2018. Artist: Ginger Cochran. Photograph, NFS

A new beginning for everyone
its time now don't you think
The pain and the sorrow are put away
for here is a brand new day
The flowers are blooming the smell is so sweet
we can walk around on our bare feet
It had been too long before that we could do that
the winter had been way to long
So now that is was gone and the spring was here
they all were so happy now
The sang and they danced the day  away
it had been so short they said
But tomorrow would come and then we start it all again
It will be quite a brand new day
We knew it would be here to stay
So now we take this good time and thrive
in this so brand new life.

Photo source: the author

Photo source: the author

About the author:

My name is Liesbeth Gregory. I came to the USA in 1986. I thought the people to be very nice and always helpful if I said a word wrong they corrected me which I like and appreciated very much. I been writing since 1989 because I felt so bad; I was homesick for the Netherlands where all my family live. I love it here now and would not be want to live anywhere else; this is my country now .


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The Ultimate Visual Condition

“My work technique is based on digital tools and the combination between graphic design as an implementation tool and illustration as the ultimate visual condition and outcome of the artwork.“ - the artist

BassSsmM, 2019, Digital art printed on inkjet paper, A3, available at  www.society6.com/islamallam

BassSsmM, 2019, Digital art printed on inkjet paper, A3, available at www.society6.com/islamallam

Most of my work is currently classified as portrait (Digital Portrait) . My artwork is a product of work through improvisation with listening to a music track while working on each portrait. The music is randomly selected. When I listen to music and feel that, between it and the face of the person I want to express visually, some kind of harmony I start working immediately.

MaaYyyY, 2019, Digital art printed on inkjet paper, A3, available at  www.society6.com/islamallam

MaaYyyY, 2019, Digital art printed on inkjet paper, A3, available at www.society6.com/islamallam

Music plays an important role in the production process of portraits it's represents for me an inspiration and guidance for me during my improvisational and work steps on portraiture.

The titles of artworks with title of music tracks, in the order of the artworks in this publication:

1- untit,BassSsmM-eld / inspired by the music of " Greg Haines - The Whole "

2- untit, MaaYyyY-eld/  inspired by the music of “ Raime - Hold Your Line”

3- untit,DiAnnnNn-eld/ inspired by the music of " arktah - Mounira"

4- untit,BaSsSsMm-eld/  inspired by the music of " #DemdikeStare - Nothing but the Night 2"

5- untit,NatAsShhhhH-eld/ inspired by the music of " Kangding Ray - Sub.Res"

6- untit, Mariiiiii-eld / inspired by the music of “ Ryuichi Sakamoto - disintegration“

DiAnnnNn, 2019, Digital art printed on inkjet paper, A3, available at  www.society6.com/islamallam

DiAnnnNn, 2019, Digital art printed on inkjet paper, A3, available at www.society6.com/islamallam

It's a way to enter into a distinctive mode which helps me to achieve an expressive and appropriate visual result from my point of view of the person I am trying to express by improvisation in formulation of his facial features.

BaSsSsMm, 2019, Digital art printed on inkjet paper, A3, available at  www.society6.com/islamallam

BaSsSsMm, 2019, Digital art printed on inkjet paper, A3, available at www.society6.com/islamallam

I'm a Digital artist / graphic designer from Cairo, Egypt. I have more than 8 years experience in visual art, graphic design. I’ve worked over the past years in the field of design as a freelance graphic designer, as a basic function for me and a source of livelihood. Besides, I was interested in creating and designing personal visual artworks for my personal pleasure only. Over time, my personal artwork has become a priority, so I started almost more than 3 years ago, selling my artwork online.

NatAsShhhhH, 2019, Digital art printed on inkjet paper, A3, available at  www.society6.com/islamallam

NatAsShhhhH, 2019, Digital art printed on inkjet paper, A3, available at www.society6.com/islamallam

My work technique is based on digital tools and the combination between graphic design as an implementation tool and illustration as the ultimate visual condition and outcome of the artwork.

Mariiiiii, 2018, Digital art printed on inkjet paper, A3, available at  www.society6.com/islamallam

Mariiiiii, 2018, Digital art printed on inkjet paper, A3, available at www.society6.com/islamallam

Most of my work recently, portraits are situations in which the expression of the human in the embodiment of personal features and expression of the inside of the ideas and fears by showing these feelings and others on the features of the person.

To view more work by the artist, please visit islamallam.com. You may also follow the artist on Facebook at www.facebook.com/byislamallam, as well as Instagram @byislamallam.


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