Astrid Preston, Between Earth and Silence

Astrid Preston; Between Earth and Silence   “Nature always wears the colors of the spirit.” ~Ralph Waldo Emerson   “…like a night wind in the pines or like the sea in the dark the echo of everything that has ever been spoken still spilling its one syllable between earth and silence” ~W.S. Merwin   By Gary Brewer When words fail…

Studio Visit: Camilla Taylor, Seeker of Shadows

Studio Visit: Camilla Taylor, Seeker of Shadows By Gary Brewer   “Actually, however, life begins less by reaching upward, than by turning upon itself. But what a marvelously insidious, subtle image of life a coiling vital principle would be! And how many dreams the leftward oriented shell, or one that did not conform to the…

Studio Visit: Abel Alejandre, Into the Fray

Studio Visit: Abel Alejandre, Into the Fray By Gary Brewer   “I am human, I regard nothing that is human alien to me.” Terence, Heauton Timorumenos (The Self-Tormentor)   “Art is a weapon that penetrates the eyes, the ears, the deepest and subtlest human feelings.” David Alfaro Siqueiros   Male identity – masculine archetypes –…

Studio Visit: Jay Mark Johnson, The Shape of Time

  Studio Visit: Jay Mark Johnson, The Shape of Time By Gary Brewer   “Before the new technologies and ideas, time was a river in which human beings were immersed, moving steadily on the current, never faster than the speeds of nature…Photography appears on this scene as though someone had found a way to freeze…