La rouille: “It Gives Me Balance”

Artist name: La rouille Featured Work 1: Outdoor work in Prima valley , Rome The figures in La rouille’s works seem to be both ethereal and embedded, natural  inhabitants of their often dilapidated urban surfaces. While creating beautiful and haunting images, La rouille exposes decay, highlights erosion, covers,  reveals, and releases. Watch a video of this artist in progress below…

Andrew Miguel Fuller: “New Semi-miraculous Language Emerges”

Artist name: Andrew Miguel Fuller Featured Works: Andrew Miguel Fuller produces delicate and organic creations with hard, unlikely materials. His explorations of living forms come into existence through painstaking struggle and care, which is probably part of what makes them so relatable, beautiful, and moving. They have both a sense of tenderness and stringent hardiness. Additional Featured…

Marco Gallotta: “Art for Me is Love.”

Artist name: Marco Gallotta Featured Works 1 and 2: Diandra and Rain (“Thank you to amazing Diandra Forrest and her beautiful baby Rain”) and so hard to say I love you Gallotta’s fascination with exposing and questioning the edges of figures and other forms in his work is mesmerizing. His characters appear to us dissected, layered, revealed and also veiled in a surreal…

Ava Laurel: “I Have So Much Planned”

Artist name: Ava Laurel Featured Works 1 and 2: Ava Laurel is an inventive inter-disciplinary artist who works with words, drawn and photographed images, and music. Her insightful observations and creative commentaries on the world around her are candid, engaging, fresh, and colorful, with an urban mood. Below, enjoy more of her images and one of…

Bruno Big: “I Want to Preach Love”

Artist name: Bruno Big Featured Works: Panel designed for office Canal Brazil and turned TV vignette, graffiti (done in collaboration Big’s friends Marcelo JOU , William Memi . Marcio SWK and Thiago TARM), and a video documenting the creation of the Ousadia and Alegria collection (more information below). On June 17 Bruno Big will join Marco Gallotta in sharing…

Nik West: “I am making ME.”

Artist name: Nik West Featured Work 1: Nik West playing Michael Jackson’s Get On The Floor–she says, “Great bass line by the late great Louis Johnson! I added a few more percussive notes and ghost notes than the original just to add more of a drum feel to it.” Also, check out this song she wrote called LOUIS J here….

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Moriviví: “We Want to Stimulate Reactions That Help us Grow as a Society.”

Arts Organization name: Moriviví Featured Work 1: Moriviví Mural in Progress: The Moriviví women’s art collective in Puerto Rico is passionate about interacting with local communities and creatively expressing the communities’ voices. They currently focus on the collaborative creation of murals which integrate beautiful symbolic images with social commentary. Their work has been the victim of censorship,…

Kentaro Yamada: “I Want to Contribute Something Positive”

Artist name: Kentaro Yamada Featured Work 1: Uplifted Project with Chef Rick Gresh Kentaro Yamada’s photography project “The Uplifted” shows people with their most prized possessions levitating before them. It bridges the everyday and the otherworldly. I think this creative and unique honoring of humanity’s diverse personalities and life paths has an “uplifting” effect for the viewer and for the subjects…

Julie Gough: “Something that Shows Women and Girls That There are Role Models for Them to Look up to”

Artist name: Julie Gough Featured Work 1: Gifted illustrator and artist Julie Gough creates beautiful portraits of Women in History. The portraits are realistic and vibrant, crafted with flowing lines, a cool , limited pallete, and subtle, sensitive shading. I appreciate the respectful, celebratory, and honoring tone this project takes toward under-acknowledged historical women. The portrait above…

Karen Francis: “Freedom”

Writer name: Karen Francis Featured Work 1: Distracted By the Past? Daunted By the Future? Find Your Present In South Africa, article on Huffington Post We are excited this week to feature the beautiful written work of Karen Francis. From pieces ranging from a nourishing journey through South Africa (linked above), to Life Lessons From ‘Game of Thrones’:…

Bob Clagett: “Big Problems are Really Just a Big Bag of Small Problems.”

Artist name: Bob Clagett Featured Work 1: Secret Door/Bookcase Bob Clagett is skilled, inventive, innovative, curious, and tenacious. His projects range from helpful to revolutionary to playful. Also, he wants to show everyone how to make what he makes. He offers free photo and video instructions and purchasable digital plans on his site. Featured Work 2:…