Art

ART ISSUE #29

Original Illustrations

By James Warhola
 
 

James Warhola was inspired to become an illustrator from a young age from watching his uncle, renowned Pop artist Andy Warhol, illustrate shoes…
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"The Shipment" by Toni Hamel, 14" x 18" Oil on canvas, 2016

ART ISSUE #28

Oil Paintings

By Toni Hamel
 
 

Hamel describes her work as “an illustrated commentary on human frailties.” Rooted in story-telling, her art practice draws from personal experiences and outward observations to create thematic bodies of work…
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"A Giant Summer, diptych" 48" x 72" oil on panel, 2016

ART ISSUE #27

Oil on Panel

By Jane Lafarge Hamill
 
 

I rely on action and speed of hand to cut out conscious thought, the ego, to get to something more primal. They’re portraits in a sense because they’re a physical result, or really a re-playing after the fact, of interactions, both real and imagined…
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"Reach (Threshold)" by Rose B. Simpson, Approx. 61" x 39" x 45", Ceramic and forged steel, 2010

ART ISSUE #26

Mixed Media Sculptures

By Rose B. Simpson
 
 

Residing on the Santa Clara reservation, Rose B. Simpson explores the many ways to deconstruct gender and culture based stereotypes and social ideologies by wandering between ceramic or fashion or drawing or music studios…
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"Wood and sparkler #01" by Ole Brodersen, C-print analog photograph, 2015, Mud Season Review

ART ISSUE #25

Trespassing

By Ole Brodersen
 
 

The forces of nature are natural phenomena always present in a landscape, beyond human control. Ole Brodersen’s work is dedicated to unveiling this presence by exploring encounters between manmade objects and untouched nature….
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"Ardent Love" by Lukman Ahmad, Acrylic on canvas, Mud Season Review

ART ISSUE #24

Featured Artist

Lukman Ahmad
 
 

Most of Lukman Ahmad’s works are related to the Kurdish legacy, which is enriched with popular stories and epics. Being a member of one of the largest stateless nations in the world, Lukman continuously tries to use render people’s rich heritage into brush strokes…
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"PERCEPTION II" by Troy Simmons, 54" x 44" x 3" Concrete, Aluminum and Acrylic, 2016, Mud Season Review

ART ISSUE #23

Concrete, Aluminum and Acrylic Installations

By Troy Simmons
 
 

I tell my life story through concrete, color fields and organic abstract forms. They help express my thoughts and beliefs, serving as a narrator for my day-to-day experiences. Through my current work, I explore social behavior, depression, relationships, aging, and prosperity. My personal experience with these topics helps fuel my passion to create art that exposes the stable coexistence of different entities….
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ART ISSUE #22

Destructed Memory Series, 2014

By Ken Hohing
 
 

Environmental image destruction and its effects on photographs as memory re-enforcers. High Resolution digital scans of 35 mm transparency film taken in Korea in 1975 and “edited” by mold intrusion in 2012 following the flooding caused by Hurricane Sandy. 20″ X 24″ Di-Coupler prints on aluminum.
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"Wild Hives / Black Queens" by Kaylynn Sullivan TwoTrees, 12' x 12' sculptural installation of painted muslin and photographs dipped in beeswax with Poplar branches, Mud Season Review

ART ISSUE #21

Wild Hives / Black Queens

By Kaylynn Sullivan TwoTrees
 
 

Making and creating is a link to deep remembering. The objects I make are artifacts and a residue of the process of remembering. It is possible that these artifacts can stir memories for others — not the same memory but connecting to the multiple resonant, dissonant and incommensurate sense of self and remembering ourselves back into the continuing creation of Life…
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"Month Five" by Sally Linder, 30" x 52" Oil, Ink, Tar on Drafting Film, 2012, Mud Season Review

ART ISSUE #20

Approaching a Threshold

By Sally Linder
 
 

Humankind straddles a threshold. The Arctic is rapidly unraveling: white ice to black water. As oil, gas, and coal extraction and exploration mounts a feeding frenzy, I wonder if in my lifetime I will witness the extinction of Arctic life incarnate, the polar bear. I spend my days painting the bears, humbly joining my soul with theirs, in belief of the Inuit legend of interspecies soul exchange…
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