Artist Philosopher

Wilson Hurst

In the visual space of an artistic encounter, the present moment is an amalgamation of mental experiences actualized and external sensations perceived, always on the move forward in time. Even if we could be totally still, while nothing in the environment activates, time must continue in its relentless progression. 

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Toni-Lee Sangastiano

Once ruled by religion, Florence, Italy is now dominated by consumer culture and the materialism associated with capitalism, the tourist industry and the plethora of “99 euro cent stores” all around the city center. Small altars and alcoves in public places, once filled with saintly images and prayers lie empty, long forgotten or scribbled with graffiti in world far removed from religion.

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Taliesin Thomas

In recent years my art practice has been somewhat confined to the creativity that is born between pen and paper. I have always considering drawing to be my "first love" and it is always a pleasure to draw when time allows.

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Rowynn Dumont

My methods explore the transcendental quality of stories and myths and how they affect the human element. A common dialogical juxtaposition between the taboo and sexuality is a recurring theme in my work.

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Paige Lunde

Art positions my gaze on the world. My work focuses on hidden structures that shape our experience and behavior. In this way, I layer form with varied structures that juxtapose appearance with thought and language.

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Mike Adams

I recently came across Michel Foucault’s term heterotopia, meaning those places or spaces that are special, set aside from “normal” life, such as the honeymoon suite, or the colonies of the Puritans in America: places intended to engender a transformation or new beginning. 

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Michelle R. Perkins

As a visual communicator, my primary interests are entrenched in nature, African American culture, ancestral history and feminine spirituality. I draw inspiration form these themes because they are closely related to my personal experiences and therefore, become reoccurring components in my creative process.

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Lynne Brown

Movement and energy are of great importance within all my artwork.  Sensory, unconscious/conscious thinking are used to formulate my concept. I create through observations of my environment and society. 

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Deborah Bouchette

In this “Generation Friend,” how important are other people?  How do you feel when your smart phone dies and you are out of touch?  We define ourselves through observing and identifying with other people--including becoming what we think other people think we are.

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Amalya Nane Tumanian

Reality is deconstructed, and when organic and inorganic become inseparable, a new consciousness is born – this is the ideology of my recent paintings. Geometric shapes intertwined with the bodies represent inorganic reality of the cyberspace that became an identifier of our social presence. 

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