learn about this issue's cover art by Debra D’Souza
“This body of work focuses on the spring wakening of the Tulip. This spring-flowering bulbous perennial caused frenzy during the 1630’s, known as “Tulipomania”. My artwork is a tribute to the fortunes won and lost during this unusual time ..."
learn about this issue's cover art by Mark W. Anderson
“Urban Development was inspired by numerous trips to New York City, where observations were made and recorded through photography and sketches of graffiti that appeared on subways, buses , train stations, and anything else that could be vandalized."
“I am absolutely in love with objects, ordinary things that people don’t tend to notice. Dirty socks, old wrenches or rubber bands, I like to play with these objects like characters on a stage: manipulating their form, lighting, texture and ...”
learn about this issue's cover art by Amanda Olive
“I shot this photo on a recent trip to Gilman, Wis. It struck me so profoundly to see so many people manually taking on this massive project of re-siding their barn. It was refreshing to see that this level of dedication is still given ..."
learn about this issue's cover art by Charles Davis
“The work Be Bop Jam portrays a typical jazz group of the 1940s when combos of four to six players began to spin off large, orchestral dance bands. ‘Be Bop’ emerged as a style all its own, emphasizing improvisation and allowing for more solo ..."
learn about this issue's cover art by Jesse Johnson
“Something I’ve been thinking lately, about Photography. I love how in portraiture, the camera has the neat ability to express those emotions that couldn’t otherwise be said. Shooting the light of your friends, the people around you, captures ..."
learn about this issue's cover art by Laurie Bieze
“We seem to study the history of our world through art and war. Why is it that the overwhelming energies and money are drawn to the destruction of humanity? And, Art, the creation of love, art and communication is basically ignored! The creation ..."
learn about this issue's cover art by Steve Tomashek
“This piece was made specifically for a group show about unicorns. I carved the figure from two pieces of wood, then staged and photographed it in a setting that I constructed out of wood, paper and paint. It is an over-the-top idealistic ..."
learn about this issue's cover art by Kim Vaughter
“During the cold winter month of January in 2010 whilst on break from intense schooling I sat in a sewing circle with some of my friends. This was where the first ‘Beastie’ was born. I wanted to create whimsical characters that were sewn together..."
learn about this issue's cover art by Ruth Lundblad
“The Snow View was painted in watercolors with some fun acrylic “snow” added. The bright red of the cardinal always attracts attention in our winter landscape as he views his snowy kingdom. Capturing the light, color and beauty of nature is ... "
learn about this issue's cover art by John Houseman
“Company is done in gouache (opaque water color). The three figures in the background are anonymous, while the face in the foreground is a friend. The hat he is wearing is my design. I’ll bet it would sell like hotcakes were somebody ... "
"My medium of choice today is pen and ink. The pen I use is called a sharpie. I’ve always felt the arrangement and designs in this medium differ from other ink drawings, and therefore may have more value in a fine art sense. I want to give ..."
learn about this issue's cover art by Christine Style
“Mischievous Heart is part of a series of woodcuts that refer to inner stories of the heart. As with other works in this series, a figure is shown opened up and on display, referencing the vintage medical diagrams I collect ..."
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