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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illustrated commentary on human frailties

Mike Sweeney interviews
Toni Hamel

 

Our art editor Mike Sweeney recently had this exchange with Toni Hamel, featured artist for Issue #28 and our Volume 3 print issue. Here’s what she had to say about subverting viewers’ expectations, the importance of titles, and the inspiration behind the sense of tranquility in her art…Read more

"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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"Dream Machine" by Rose B. Simpson, 62" x 22" x 18" ceramic, steel, leather and rope, 2016

matter has memory

Mike Sweeney interviews
Rose B. Simpson

 

Our art editor Mike Sweeney recently had this exchange with Rose B. Simpson, our Issue #26 featured artist. Here’s what she had to say about her relationship to vulnerability and power, the importance of intention in creating her pieces, and her desire to honor (often overlooked) objects…Read more

"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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driven by coincidences

Mike Sweeney interviews
Ole Brodersen

 

Our art co-editor Mike Sweeney recently had this exchange with Ole Brodersen, our Issue #25 featured artist. Here’s what he had to say about the inspiration for his series Trespassing, his connection to southern Norway, and the small variations that occur over time within an environment…Read more

"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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