Art

"Night Reader" by Jeanie Tomanek, Oil on canvas, 36x24 inches

ART ISSUE #31

Oil Paintings

By Jeanie Tomanek
 
 

Jeanie Tomanek is an artist and poet who uses elements from the natural world, her life, mythology, fairy tales, and folk tales to create symbolism and a storyline in her work. Her main focus is on exploring feminine archetypes and the universal experiences of women. Of the women shown in her paintings, she says: “Being bald and shorn of any particular identity, they become all women.”…
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"A Threnody for Bees" by Monica Stewart, oil on canvas, approx. 3 x 2 ft, 2012

ART ISSUE #30

Oil Paintings and Paper Work

By Monica Stewart
 
 

Monica Stewart says of her work that it “explores the world of small objects, particularly from nature. When painted, these objects take on a form of suspended animation, which allows for speculation about their respective past lives, making them more like relics or artifacts.”
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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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