Mikayla Hennessey, “Caught”, Chalk pastel on paper, 44″ x 32″, 2016; image courtesy of the artist
This piece depicts my reaction at the moment when I
realize I’m being watched. While this isn’t a situation I have been in personally, I have always connected to the“naked in public” feeling. I wanted to show this concept while keeping it playful with a bright color scheme.
Maria Penayo, “Be Still”, Digital Photography, 16″ x 11″, 2016; image courtesy of the artist
In all my work, I tend to strive for emotion. This image was part of a series I did emphasizing feeling the unknown. I chose to place the model in a bathtub, exposing her to her deepest emotions, questioning who she is, and whether or not she accepts herself.
Raimondo Brody, “Pollinate”, 11″ x 17″, Sculpture (corkboard, pins, paper, hemp, burlap) , 2016; image courtesy of the artist
Pollinate’ is a combination of contemporary typography, textures, and earthy tones with a flourishing visual explosion of flowers, hemp, and burlap to abstractly promote the resurgence of bees. I drew influence from street branding popular in today’s culture, fusing tasteful trends with a major worldly issue.
Lucky Number 8
Buckmire Deawnne, “Lucky Number 8, Archival Pigment Print, 14′ x 11”, 2016; image courtesy of the artist
Street photography is a style of photography I enjoy for there is an excitement about capturing and making the emotions of everyday events come to life. For me, it is bringing to life those little moments that we take for granted making them forever memorable
in an image.
If I fits, I sits
Alicia Beckwith, “If I fits, I sits”, Ceramic, Raku glaze, 6″ x 6″ x 5″, 2016; image courtesy of the artist
Alicia Beckwith, “If I fits, I sits”, Ceramic, raku glaze, 6″ x 6″ x 5″, 2016; image courtesy of the artist
My art is based around taking objects that we see every day and distorting them with unnatural color or manipulated forms. I enjoy letting people who view my art gaze into a surreal, fantasy world while keeping them tethered to reality with familiar figures.