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Experimenting with Light, Shadows, Forms, and Reflections:

An Interview with Featured Artist Matthew Fertel By Kristin LaFollette “I am drawn to anything that stands out from its surroundings. Damaged cars, rusty metal, defaced surfaces, trash, blemishes, and other imperfections are all grist for the mill.” -Matthew Fertel You refer to the images in this portfolio as “abstract photographs.” Talk about what this […]

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Collage and the Symbolism of the Unconscious

An Interview with Featured Artist JC Alfier By Art Editor Kristin LaFollette “I look to create with the intention that the elements of the collage become a bit mysterious, reassembled into new narratives, intimate yet anonymous, and suggestive of emotional pathos.” As a collage artist myself, I’m curious: How did you become a collage artist? […]

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The Body as Energy

An Interview with Featured Artist Danielle Benvenuto By Kristin LaFollette “I explore the beauty of the body and celebrate it as a gift to be honored. I think our bodies are the route to higher realms and overall, our general happiness.” -Danielle Benvenuto Your featured portfolio shows two different styles of artwork. Talk about these […]

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Wanderer’s Paradise

An Interview with Featured Artist Roger Camp By Art Editor Kristin LaFollette A French friend pointed out that I was a ‘flaneur,’ which the French define as ‘those who take advantage of a wanderer’s paradise: the streets of the city, filled with charming shops, stirring landmarks, and ephemeral encounters. –Roger Camp How did you become […]

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The Power of the Subconscious Mind

An Interview with Featured Artist Sarah-Jane Crowson By Kristin LaFollette “I love the way [collage art] lets us work with source material and the possibility it brings for transforming old mainstream narratives into something different and more contemporary.” — Sarah-Jane Crowson You mention your work is inspired by “fairy tales, nature, and Surrealism.” Talk about […]

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Organic Shape, Color, Composition, Texture

An Interview with Featured Artist Richard Vyse by Kristin LaFollette, Mud Season Review Art Editor What inspired your Punctured Mindscapes series? What themes do these works represent?  The Punctured Mindscapes series was created from my imagination. It is all about favorite shapes like the circle in a small intimate square that has dramatic impact, even […]

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The Intersections of Ecology, Mythology, and Fantastic Creatures

An Interview with Featured Artist Irina Tall by Kristin LaFollette, Mud Season Review Art Editor I draw sirens or self-portraits, although I think the siren herself is my self-portrait or who I want to be.” – Irina Tall Talk about the subjects in these drawings. Who are the people and creatures? What are their relationships? […]

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Chasing Shadows, Stealing Light

An Interview with Featured Artist Linda Laino by Kristin LaFollette, Mud Season Review Art Editor I’ve always had the sense in this unpredictable and spontaneous country that I never know what is going to happen when I walk out my door. I have the same feeling when I pick up a paintbrush.” Linda Laino You […]

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Tales, Myths, and Metamorphoses

An Interview with Featured Artist Kirsty Greenwood by Kristin LaFollette, Mud Season Review Art Editor “I feel my artwork is related through the exploration of change—metamorphosis—and I’m very much drawn to narratives in which that is the central theme.” Kirsty Greenwood Thanks so much for letting us feature this gorgeous portfolio in #62 of Mud […]

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On Nature, Creativity, and Connection

An Interview with Featured Artist Kelly DuMar by Kristin LaFollette, Mud Season Review Art Editor “That’s the takeaway I’m aiming for as a therapist, workshop facilitator, or coach: deep listening, an authentic invitation to share truth and beauty, and permission to write no matter what.” Kelly DuMar Thank you for contributing your artwork to #61 […]

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Driven to Collaborate: Photography, Poetry, Fiction, Dance, Film

An interview with featured artist Paul Rabinowitz by Kristin LaFollette, Mud Season Review Art Editor “Purposefully, I had never seen most of the artists before meeting them to take their portraits—only witnessed their art.” Paul Rabinowitz We’re so excited to have your photography portfolio as the featured art in #60 of Mud Season Review. When […]

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Loom to Canvas to Collage: One Artist’s Media Journey

Art Editor Kristin LaFollette interviews Featured Artist Leah Dockrill. View Dockrill’s portfolio here. “Immediacy is the chief characteristic of watercolour. But that medium also has its limitations.” -Leah Dockrill I’m so glad we could feature this collage portfolio in #59 of Mud Season Review. Talk to us about this collage series. What inspired these collages, and […]

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Hillary Jones McCullough: Self-Portraiture as Processing Trauma

Art Editor Kristin LaFollette interviews Featured Artist Hillary Jones McCullough. View McCullough’s portfolio here. Here’s why I mostly use the Salt Print process for my work: It’s tedious, time consuming, and often unpredictable. —Hillary Jones McCullough    I’m a big fan of your work and so excited we could feature this portfolio in #58 of Mud Season. […]

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Aakriti Karun & Anukriti Srivastava: Poetry Comics

Poetry Comics—How Form Complements Material An interview with collaborators Aakriti Karun and Anukriti Srivastava by Kristin LaFollette, Art Editor of Mud Season Review Find their art in the issue here. “It was a crazy game of guessing what she could’ve been thinking when she wrote the poem.” —Anukriti Srivastava In my time as Art Editor at […]

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GJ Gillespie: Artistic Histories with Mystery

“I had a student drive the piece from Seattle to Vancouver. He was held at the border for 3 hours because they thought he was smuggling art!”

–GJ Gillespie

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Mane Hovhannisyan on the Blue Sun Series

Art Editor Kristin LaFollette interviews featured photographer Mane Hovhannisyan on the social perceptions of body, movement, and spirituality in transparent and tangible realms. “Inspired by her phantom-like movements, I wanted to convey the inner sense of transparency, the merging of the body with the space…”                     Mane Hovhannisyan How did you […]

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Linnea Ryshke: The imperative of human kinship with all animals

Kristin LaFollette interviews Issue #54 artist Linnea Ryshke on the imperative of human kinship with all animals, going out of her comfort zone for a medium, and etymology in her titles. As gently and tenderly as I could, I separated out the bones, ground them to dust with the head of a hammer, and then […]

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Andrea Lewicki: Collage, the physical aspect of art,  and the exploration of pattern

“When I started exploring mark making rather than just color, my first focus, I applied paint with all kinds of objects.”  

-Andrea Lewicki

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Making Room for Sensation

Kristin LaFollette interviews
Malin Abrahamsson

 

Art editor Kristin LaFollette recently had this exchange with Issue #47 featured artist Malin Abrahamsson. Here’s what Malin had to say about the inspiration for her spaceholder series, the joy and challenge of living in New York City, what she’s working on now, and more… 
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