Studio Visit: Jodi Bonassi, Stories of the Persona

Studio Visit: Jodi Bonassi, Stories of the Persona   “It is by going down into the abyss that we recover the treasures of life. Where you stumble, there lies your treasure.” Joseph Campbell “Like Chekhov, I am a collector of souls…” Alice Neel By Gary Brewer Painting is a spiritual discipline; it is a space and an…

Studio Visit: Kristine Schomaker, The Contours of Identity

Studio Visit: Kristine Schomaker, The Contours of Identity “If you do not like something change it. If you cannot change it, change your attitude.” Maya Angelou By Gary Brewer  Identity, Self, Image – how do we present ourselves to the world? What mixture of emotional strengths and vulnerabilities, family genetics, and environmental conditioning co-mingle to…

Studio Visit: Aline Mare, Mutable Fire

Studio Visit: Aline Mare, Mutable Fire   “We are in the process of descending into the depths of the heart. To where bodies communicate with each other.” Héléne Cixous, The Book of Promethea   By Gary Brewer Long ago, in the delirium of youth, intoxicated with ideas of the feminine as a form of power,…

Studio Visit: Fatemeh Burnes, Embracing Chaos

Embracing Chaos, Studio Visit With Fatemeh Burnes “Look at walls splashed with a number of stains…you can see various battles, and lively postures of strange figures, expressions on faces, costumes and infinite number of things…” -Leonardo da Vinci “If you do not know where you are going any road can take you there.” -Lewis Carroll, Alice…

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…