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art&beyond Vol. 12 • September/October 2013

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Untitled (Golden Bough)

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La Trinidad. Oil on canvas, 40" x 30" The perfect union involves three.

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art&beyond Art & Beyond Magazine is the bridge between artists and the art world. It is an essential marketing and promotional tool every artist needs to have when exhibiting their work, whether at art shows, art expos, or small exhibitions. Art & Beyond Magazine is proud to present the incredible artists featured on the pages of this issue. Each possessing their own style, unique ideas and vision of the world around us. From scratch they are able to create things that inspire and enhance our lives. In this issue we would like to thank Susan Handman for writing a wonderful article about Jacqui Morgan who passed away in July, 2013. This article highlights her life and career as an artist, teacher, designer and a very special person to all who knew her.


From Artist to Artist Paint and learn. Part 2 by Debbi Chan 6

Globalization ICAS News

Exclusive Interview with Laara WilliamSen by Sunil Vilas 8

Fine Art

Olivia Boa Alfonsina Bozzano Guy Brock Debbi Chan Joachim Gerschler Jack Jasper Diane Langeveld Hari Lualhati

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Mike Menius Santiago Perez Barbara Rosenzweig David A. Sear Timothy Taylor Victor Vicini

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Mixed Media • Jewelry

Names to Remember Jacqui Morgan by Susan Handman 10

Keri Colestock 26 Sandy Den Hartog 28

Photography Digital Art Vered Galor Melvin Harris Arthur Jacob Petrea Noyes Paula Rucket Yasmene Samiry Corinne Whitaker Lynn Zubal

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For this issue Art & Beyond held a Cover Competition for all 4 covers and Publisher Choice to be published in the magazine. Congratulations to Barbara Rosenzweig, her work “Untitled (Golden Bough)” was chosen as this months Art and Beyond Front Cover Competition winner.


Back Cover

Barbara Rosenzweig

Olivia Boa

Inside Front Cover

Inside Back Cover

Santiago Perez

Hari Lualhati

The Inside Front Cover was awarded to Santiago Perez for a beautiful artwork “La Trinidad”. The Back Cover was awarded to Olivia Boa for work “Time square” and the Inside Back Cover has been awarded to Hari Lualhati for work “In Love We Trust”. We would also like to congratulate those artists who bave been chosen as Publishers Choice Award winners in this issue for their outstanding artwork: Guy Brock, Victor Vicini, Timothy Taylor, Diane Langeveld, Lynn Zubal, Corinne Whitaker, Petrea Noyes, David A. Sear, Keri Colestock. We thank all of the amazing and talented artists who participated in this competition.


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from artist to artist

by Debbi Chan

continued from July/August p. 4





e become comfortable sometimes in our art and rarely ask much more of ourselves. I know artists that turn down certain commissions or paintings because they do not wish to move on. It might be a lazy attempt to stand still and be comfortable. But I ventured on and with almost every leaf and certainly in every different album I was driven by the desire to complete the album, and taught many many lessons because of it..

For example. I was extremely poor at painting figures. When the idea for my East to West album began I was going to have to paint the unfamiliar. To paint Chinese immigrants making history in the making of America’s Pacific NW. If I had stopped dead fast at that point because I could not draw, or paint figures, the beautiful historical art book would not have come to be. And during the weeks of working on it, I overcame my own insecurities about drawing figures and have even gotten quite comfortable at it. And these figures improve with every single one I tackle and every limb or hand I draw. And there have been strange subjects come my way that I can with almost certainty say I would never have painted, thought to paint, or wanted to paint. Yet they were an important piece or chapter in that particular one of my Idaho albums, the one about Lewiston, as I researched hour after hour through photos and events that made up the history of that city, I found out about a famous UFO sighting and since I had never painted a UFO, I decided to give that experience a go, glad I did too as it is awesome and I can added painting UFOs to my repertoire... There was another experience I want to mention... research as opposed to spontaneity and how spontaneity works despite hours of research before the spontaneous painting begins. I found it trying in the first few albums but later began enjoying the history lessons I was researching. I would recommend taking on an occasional art project that strains and stretches the creative YOU as an artist, a teacher, and a human being. And then after you complete this work of art, assign one to your students. I think I was handed a paintbrush almost before a silver cup. That was about 50 years ago and with a few exceptions such as lessons from my personal Chinese teacher and carving classes from an artist friend, these albums have become my very own university.... and they changed the course of my art path without taking it off the main road... Since the adventure began two years ago I have completed over 11 albums ranging from Circus history to walks in a garden of plenty to an album devoted to the ancient Asian game of strategy... There is a by note of sorts I wish to add. Finding these special folding albums especially in the larger sizes has become a daunting task and a reminder that lost arts do exist. There is so little known about the albums’ rich past and it is growing even more lost. The old past where an artist would paint long long stories to be enjoyed like a social event with drinks and joy and intellectual artists gathered to slowly turn each leaf over with suspense and, in essence, read the story together. Slowly each leaf now in front of the artists was like a poem at a poetry reading. Savored. Emotional. Enjoyment. But over hundreds of years these albums have lost the title of fine art to become craft tools and when a better or cheaper tool replaces those they will disappear to become a part of lost art history. And then my art will suffer and I with it. And those that enjoy my albums will have no new ones and so on and do on. It probably will not get as tragic as I make it sound. But these things do happen. For now, I smother myself in a whirl of painting flurry and enjoy it as much as those men must have enjoyed the social aspects of reading the album paintings that another artist probably learned from....

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Sunil Vilas exclusive Interview’s

Laara WilliamSen – Canadian abstract expressionist artist It gives me great pleasure to introduce our internationally acclaimed Canadian painter, Laara WilliamSen to our VIP Creative Lounge to continue our series of exclusive interviews.

THE ELEMENTS - Earth Original acrylic 24” x 36”. April 2013


Q. Sunil – Creativity flows throughout our life but what was the first thing you can remember painting? A. Laara – I remember my first painting when I was 5 years old attending Grade one. My teacher, Miss Lellman, held it up for the class to see! I painted a small picture of a blue sky, white clouds, mountains, trees and a grassy field with perspective! Raised on a farm, in a rural area, we did not have painting supplies in our home but we always had colorful crayons and my very first memory of creating was drawing a detailed lamb when I was about three years old. Q. Sunil - We don’t wake up one day and say, “I want to be an artist.” When did you first realize you were going to be an artist? A. Laara – My mother asked me when I was five years old what I wanted to be when I grew up! I told her very clearly that I was an artist! I remember this so well because she said I really should be a teacher like she was. I remember giggling and saying “No, no, Mom, I am an artist!” My confidence was rather shaky however and even though I continued to create it wasn’t until my 25th year that I really claimed my life role as an artist! This was due to my

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THE ELEMENTS - Fire Original acrylic 24” x 36”. April 2013 © dear friend, Christine Workman – Barnett, who was already an established artist. Christine saw the worth in my creations. She mentored me for over two years and finally one day I just woke up and acknowledged deep within that yes, I really am an artist in the eyes of the world. There was a further cognitive leap in my understanding of my place in our contemporary art world as an artist, and this realization came when I was studying Modern Art History at the Emily Carr University of Art and Design in Vancouver, B.C., Canada. But this idea of ”when did I realize I was artist” goes full circle because even when I was a shy child or dreamy teenager, I always knew that I was meant to be an artist. I believe this is because I find such energy, joy and a great feeling of harmony when creating. Everything feels like it’s in exactly the right place within and without when I am creating! Q. Sunil – We all have an individual style of painting. How would you describe your art to someone who has never seen your work?

A. Laara –Sure, I paint in a colorful, textured way with oils or acrylics. This could be called abstract but often you can see images of trees or water. I also love people, nature and the city so these themes can be loosely found in many of my art works. Over the past thirty years, I have completed several serial developments of paintings depicting content about violence against women, the plight of street kids, cancer recovery and other social issues. When I do these paintings in a series, I hope that the artworks will help to bring about positive changes in our society. But of course, once I finish any art work, I believe it gains a life of its own and people will interpret what they individually see and feel about the painting.

Do you have any advice for artists just starting out? A. Laara – Yes, I sure do! One of the first steps that is very helpful to opening up your creativity is to work quickly and work all around the painting. Please do several; one right after the other. No thinking! Just consider this preliminary work. If you can paint ten 20 inch x 30 inch sheets of poster stock with a large brush in less than one hour, you will find yourself developing your own way of painting. Much like when we were learning handwriting, we needed to practice and then we developed our very own handwriting. This quick practice with paints will help you to find your own art language! Also, please photograph everything you do and try not to give your art away or sell it immediately. It is good to keep your paintings close to you so that you can refer back to them from time to time.

Q. Sunil – It is a dream come true for all artists to have famous collectors. Can you share with us if your work People may want to give you free is on any famous person’s wall? advice about your paintings. If you get an “eureka” moment, then the advice is A. Laara – Well in January 2013, good and you have learned something. one of my paintings was sold to If not then don’t pay attention to the Laurie March who is a television advice. Just go ahead with what has DIY personality in Los Angeles, California, USA. I have work that is THE ELEMENTS - Water Original acrylic 24 x 36. April 2013 © true meaning for you! held in the permanent collection at the Biuro Pronocji Kultury, Gdansk, You are creating from your own Poland and in the permanent collection at the Brooklyn Art Library, process at your own pace. Trust the timing of your growth. New York, NY, USA. My art work is also in a permanent collection at Don’t be hard on yourself by comparing your art work to others. the Paul Getty III Foundation at the Siena Art Institute, in Italy and Remember everyone makes marks in their own unique way. You Susan Hillman, international professional painter, born in England, are perfect in this moment. purchased one of my paintings in 1988. Q. Sunil - You can see what our joint activities are within the group of Globalization ICAS but personally if you had the opportunity to change something in the art industry what would it be? A. Laara –Well, not very much because I see we are already moving into a totally new “art world” and all that encompasses this because of the rapid and open communication. I am very happy that fellow artists around the world can communicate so freely and that the resulting art reflects this. So I see a tidal wave of changes already going on and I just want to observe for now and clap my hands! Q. Sunil – – Once again can you elaborate more by telling us your perfect scenario for painting? A. Laara – Sure, I am in a large studio with high ceilings with minimum 1,000 square feet and good natural north light from large windows, great ventilation, a 4 x 8 foot work table, a super sized easel, no music or sounds and lots of paintings supplies. No one interrupts my time in the studio!

Create everyday and just keep going! When you have a body of 20 to 25 works of art that are resolved to the same size, same media, definitely the same scale and content, you can begin to think about exhibiting! And please remember to photograph the paintings! Q. Sunil – Thank you for your most detailed and practical advice, inspiration, and as well eye-opening ideas for many new emerging artists to take notes from your life time of experiences. And finally our interview would not be complete without you sharing what new work you are currently working on. A. Laara – In April, 2013, I attended a residency at the Ozu Cultural Centre, Sabine, Italy and I completed 20 new acrylic paintings. While I was at Ozu, in Italy, I really felt close to the elements of our earth. I worked quickly and with great freedom in a large, quiet studio. The painting series depicts the elements of earth, water, fire and air.

I sit cross-legged on a floor pillow, deep breath and do relaxation techniques until my mind is stilled. Then I begin to have images floating across my mind. When I am perfectly calm, I stand up; go to the easel and paint, paint, paint!

Q. Sunil – I am delighted to have the opportunity to meet you. It was a pleasant experience for us to talk openly, sharing your life story and your personal journey following the path of the Arts. I look forward to the day when our path will cross again until then; I take this opportunity to wish you a continued success. Do please keep us informed. Thank you for being part of Globalization ICAS and taking part in our exclusive interview!! A. Laara – Thank you so much for your interest in my painting! It has been a pleasure for me to share my thoughts in this interview!

Q. Sunil – It is a pity we are coming to the end of our interview.

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names to remember

by Susan Handman

On July 3rd I received the news that Jacqui Morgan had passed away. Two weeks prior we were trying out a new Argentine restaurant that Jacqui had discovered. Glossing over her seemingly minor ailments, she excitedly launched into a discussion about her next big career move. That was Jacqui, deeply involved in whatever she was currently doing, yet always looking for that elusive, something new to catch her interest. An ancient soul with the curiosity and wonder of a child.

Jacqui Morgan

At one point Jacqui found that she was no longer able to wear high heels. Where most people would simply buy flats, she

An ancient soul with the curiosity “and wonder of a child.”

Not one for small talk, to engage in a discussion with Jacqui meant a wild ride that always seemed to require a stack of research books at hand. It was never enough to wonder about a thing; if it was important enough to talk about, it required investigation. Throughout the career of this special artist, it was this quality that resonated in her life and work. When Jacqui received her BFA from Pratt in the heyday of the psychedelic, she entered a world without any female illustrators. She, Barbara Nessim and Lorraine Fox were the first. She designed and illustrated the iconic Electric Circus Poster, going on to create even more iconic images. Unique covers for American Artist Magazine, MacMillan Books, Print Magazine and Cosmopolitan led to early fame. Always changing, she began to experiment with painting on found objects such as chairs, sofas, shovels and drawers.

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At one point she had painted all her furniture so that her living room was filled with beautiful Amazons seated and reclining. This idea caught the fancy of Playboy, Germany who commission a series of illustrations — sofas with celebrities seated in conversation such as Truman Capote with Jackie Kennedy Onassis and the Duchess of Windsor.

began to explore the concept of the painful lengths women go to for fashion. Initially, she painted the probable wearer on the innersoles and later added nails and other discomforts to the entire shoe. These became part of a travelling exhibition Die Verlassesen Schuhe in Germany and Austria. She took it a step further with the display of a hypothetical urban anthropological dig in which belts and necklace chains, false finger nails, false eyelashes and falsies were labeled in archeological language such as Ceremonial Eye Pieces and In Preparation for the Hunt. The addition of hardened and thorn painted brassieres and blouses made a full wardrobe. It became the final part of a solo exhibition in Warsaw Poland during the 1978 Poster Biennale where her Joy of Seeing Poster received a special honor. One treated wig head decorated the cover of Swiss Graphis. Jacqui sculpted heads of clay and

Pinky Performs. Watercolor on Arches. created dimensional cast paper forms of a Miss America series adorned with an imaginative collection of curlers, sequins, zippers, glasses, and scarves, along with acrylic and metallic paint. These were shown at the Hansen-Feuerman Gallery NYC. Returning to painting, Jacqui became fascinated with realism. Developing her watercolor skills, she began a series of metal paintings, playing with reflections until she achieved a hyperrealism. In further exploration, she photographed fresh flowers, blew each flower up to a two or three foot diameter and made a series of 30 x 40 inch paintings of luscious sensuous blooming flowers. This resulted in two exhibitions: one at Marywood College Galleries in 1998 and the next at the Krannert Museum at the University of Illinois, Champaign. When Jacqui Morgan began to teach at the Fashion Institute of Technology she simplified her process by painting the figure from life within a maximum of twenty to twenty-five minutes. Moving away from realism her paintings became increasingly exaggerated in color and form — less rendered. The blur of motion became as important as the third dimension, the drawing quality, and the exchange of negative and positive space. At our last dinner we discussed animation. This was to be Jacqui’s next adventure.

Stephanie. Watercolor on Arches.

If there is an after life, I’m sure she sees it is as a wonderful opportunity for exploration — as for me, I will sorely miss our dinners. IN MEMORIAM Jacqui Morgan (1939 - 2013)

Art & Beyond is proud to have had the opportunity to publish the incredible works by Jacqui Morgan on the pages of Art & Beyond Magazine and Living Artists of Today: Contemporary Art. Vol.1 book. Jacqui was a huge supporter and believer in Art & Beyond publications and had entered and won several Art & Beyond cover competitions. Jacqui expressed her feelings about Art & Beyond; “Mila Ryk of Art & Beyond has such amazing skill, taste, and ideas, that it would be silly not to join her in her efforts. I am thrilled with the results!“ Words cannot describe how touched and thankful we are to have had the chance to be a part of her life. We would like to thank Susan Handman for writing this article about Jacqui that highlights her life and career as an artist, teacher, designer and a very special person to all who knew her. Thank you for giving us the chance to say a proper goodbye to this amazing woman on the pages of Art & Beyond. • 11

fine art

Time Square. Acrylic on canvas. 50cm x 70cm Collection “Blind”

Olivia Boa Olivia Boa was born in 1981 in Yvelines in France. At a young age Boa was attracted to the world of the art and in particular, painting.

couple representing the same landscape and being entitled: the first generation.

Boa began her formation into an artist at the age of 10 with the help of Yves Armani, an artist who taught her the basiscs. From the age of her 14, Boa pursued her work and her research in painting in a self-taught way.

In addition to her work as an artist, Olivia is also a therapist and in 2012 she proposed a subtle mixture of her work in therapy mixed with her work in abstract art.

In 1998, Boa decided to release hersefl from conventional structures of the academic painting, by turning on the abstract art. In 2011, she worked the concept of “generations” in art, namely to paint a subject on various energy perceptions. For example of a landscape, Olivia Boa is going to draw all the energy yin and to transmit it on a work, while realizing simultaneously another work of the same landscape but in an energy yang, so forming a linen

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Olivia Boa declines us a whole pallet of feelings, sensations, observations and makes in consultation and retranscribes it in the form of colors, of movement, of textures and of forms on a painting. A French/English bilingual catalog of its work: « psychological works » will be available from the end of this summer. For any order please get in touch directly with the artist who will dedicate it to you personally. •

Old boats. Spatulated oil on hardboard, 30cm x 40 cm

Alfonsina Bozzano She comes from Argentine country life, born 1944- Lost her father at fifteen, endless spaces & horses with him, needding a new meaning to live up to. Obtained painter degree & professorship at high school of arts, inspired at Bauhaus & now Fba, depending of UNLP: ”Universidad Nacional de La Plata” - including humanistic studies. Later worked several years close to great masters in sculpture, painting, mural Technics, and so on & teaching privately or within schools, children’s hospital, indian-mission, rural teacher. Paying attention to the inner need we all have to develop creativity, and the vital importance in our lives, deep roots, connections. Balancing her metaphysical interests, began to work on technical design, finding it fascinating- the ONE structural sense, be it in places we walk on,live in, or in the inner strength working through canvas. Secure earnings too, and time to paint freely. But little time left for PR & art shows, self promotion, groups membership. At age of 35 went to London for 8 months, enjoying Tate Gallery & other magic places. Then to Paris: Beaubourg, Musèe de la Ville, Palais Royal, Jeau de Pomme; coming back latter to Musèe d’Orsay, small travels while living at Milan - Enjoying the Gugenheim at Venice or walking Ravenna.

Alfonsia had retrospective show of her paintings at the Milan Argentine Consulate in April 1994. She has attended the “oliversità” (holistic university) 1998/99 at Milan & online One Center course, 2000, attested “study group leader.” Has worked long at Naval Design. At Milan for 17th years, even with Gae Aulenti on a 21m yacht interior. Latest 8 years at Wally shipyards at Fano & Ancona (Adriatic seaside) & back to Milan where she lives. Briefing about her plastic work: “I think, as many others before me, that every masterpiece is based upon abstract values, inner structure, cadence, synergy of colors, composition & inner need to cope with it all- Colors are like sounds to music. I love both: abstract paintings & portraits, landscapes, drawing animals in movement. Have done it all - just taking one way at the time. Knowing that we are sort of mediums, through which something else manifest - indivisible with us-sort of our higher-selves, and clearence & integration for the rest. Anyway, while painting, I free my mind of every thing than painting - I let it Be-” • 13

fine art Mother and Child. Acrylic canvas panel, 18” x 24”

of Rehabilitation Services, Sleep Center and Neuro Diagnostics Departments at Scripps Mercy Hospital in San Diego California.

Guy Brock GK Brock was born in Puyallup, Washington in 1955. He migrated to Portland, Oregon in youth where he stayed for remainder of his adolescent education. He attended Mt Hood Community College in Gresham Oregon receiving an Associate’s Degree and Pacific University in Forest Grove, Oregon where he received BS in Occupational Therapy. At both institutions he served as Art Sculpture student assistant where he assisted in creation of Sculpture garden and creation of various works placed on campus grounds at both facilities. College degrees served as art instructual platform where art mediums were utilized in the treatment of psychological impaired patients in hospital in-patient settings where upon he completed an internship at West Hills Psychiatric Hospital in Beaverton Oregon. As a result of deinstitutionalization and reimbursement changes for psychiatric hospitals in the 1980’s GK changed focus to the physical disability realm where he enjoyed a long administration career in both hospital and skilled long-term care rehabilitation management in the state of Oregon and California. Most recently he was Director

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Following the second of two head injuries, the first in 2003 and another in 2007, GK received an unusual gift or ability to paint or sculpt by visionary means. This began following the second injury where doctors suggested he try a variety of art mediums in order to stimulate the portion of the brain that was damaged. He purchased paints, brushes, canvases etc. all stashed in a corner of the garage, where they sat neglected for several months. One random evening something inspired GK to go into the garage, not really knowing what for? or what was about to happen. This encounter is challenging to explain or describe as/per specific feelings or visions he experienced that evening but for unknown reason he began to cry. While sobbing and blurry eyed, GK picked up the paints and brushes and painted what was to be an angel on the garage floor. Still not knowing what was transpiring or any concept of time, he proceeded to paint another painting on a canvas sheet of his little Jack Russell dog, Neo that was recently lost. He recalls an aura of sorts surrounding the room during this event, created by his own tears? A higher power? no one will really know. As fast as he began crying, he suddenly stopped, setting in amazement in the middle of the garage floor, trying to comprehend what had just happened? Was he dreaming or crazy? One thing is certain! He experienced some sort of revelation beyond imagination. Following this event GK began devoting enormous amounts of time pursuing the artful visions that occurred thereafter on canvas or whatever medium the vision presented itself on. His bible study aids in the interpretation of each piece where scripture is selected that interfaces with visual meaning. Friends in the past called him crazy, now maybe so, a little more or a little less! where this experience is the attribute that motivates continued creation of astonishing art work. GK Brock currently works as a full time artist from his home in Grandview, Washington. He is showing his biblical-inspired pieces at galleries and events across Washington and Oregon.

GO game. Traditional Chinese style using Chinese pigment. Watercolor/ink on rice paper, 14” x 20”.

Debbi Chan On the cusp of two creative signs, the tiger and the rabbit, I was born in Houston, Texas. With a creative push from day one, I took up the brush by age ten. In my early years as a budding artist I decided that oil painting was not my thing but watercolor and ink were. That really never changed but the style vacillated from realism to fantasy throughout those formative years. It was not until a bit of aging wisdom came to me that I sought out a teacher and found Frank Chiu, a master artist in traditional Chinese painting. He mentored me for over a decade and was later joined by his wife, Judy. They showed me that just taking Sumi lessons was not enough. I involved myself in Chinese culture, philosophy, and art until it coursed through my veins and I saw the world through different eyes. My teacher gave me an artist name – Sosum. He said I always do what I say I will do and SOSUM was the He chose. What He did not know is that the main reason I got in to traditional Chinese art was to paint on silk. Sosum also means, through the root character, threads of silk. I learned much from this wise teacher. then I took an invitation to visit Idaho for a three weeks vacation. Four days before my departure for home, I decided to live here and when I went back home it was only to pack my apartment and say two goodbyes: one to the Buddhist Temple where I was an ordained

Dragons dance. Watercolor/ ink on a thin painting silk, 21” x 19”.

nun; the other, to the Chiu’s, my mentors and teachers who had become family. Frank Chiu threw the IChing without my knowledge and four days later in my new home he told me what the sticks had said..... GO TO TH E WESTERN now a decade has passed. I own a farm on ten acres of paradise, and my heart and art are reaching heights not reached by many... I can truly say that I am rich – rich with no money. And art is still as exciting as it was when I picked up that paintbrush fifty years ago. • 15

fine art

W1527. Oil on Canvas, 160 cm x 120 cm

Joachim Gerschler Joachim Gerschler is 67 years old. He has been working for a few decades as the top restorer on historical buildings in Berlin doing analysis of the building`s history, the technical requirements of restoring them in the original sense and doing the restoration work himself and with his staff. Since 2010 he has begun to paint oil on canvas in rakel (spatula) technique and has produced up to now more than 100 such paintings, mostly in sizes of one to two m2,

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some in smaller sizes and some up to 10 m2. In this field of art he is up to now completely unknown. He is still most busily producing new paintings. Now it seems to be time to get known internationally and he is looking for a competent party which is best suited to promote his works. Representing him is Dr. Hergen Heinemann who may be contacted under Hergen.

birthstone. Acrylic on canvas.

Jack Jasper studied at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He received a BFA in painting in 1970 and an MFA in 1975. He concentrated on painting in graduate school, but he also studied performance. His work in the time arts led him to explore the use of the body in conjunction with other media such as sound and film. After receiving his MFA, he moved to Helena, Montana to pursue freelance design work with his brother. He eventually joined the staff of the Printers, Inc., as a designer. He continued painting and exhibited locally and regionally. In 1982 he received a grant from the Helena Film Society Grant to Artists Program. He collaborated with Montana poet, Rick Newby to design and produce the book, The Man in the Green Loden Overcoat, a juxtaposition of words and images. While he was in Montana, he completed three years of course work in Medical Technology, pursuing a combined degree in chemistry and biology at Carroll College in Helena. He maintained his interest in the time arts by studying percussion. After twelve years in Montana, he decided to return to a more urban environment. In 1988 he moved back to Chicago to further his joint careers in graphic design and painting. He worked as a book designer at a small Chicago press for four years, working extensively with the Macintosh. After completion of a kindergarten through eighth grade series of books for the press, he pursued freelance graphic design work. At one point he worked for a company creating medical illustrations for doctors, nurses and hospitals. Currently, he is freelancing. He continues to paint and

periodically pursued courses in electronic design and imaging at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He is represented by Amsterdam Whitney Gallery in New York city and shows his work in group shows. His work has been sold to various collectors. From the experience of being surrounded by the powerful presence of nature in Montana, coupled with the study of life sciences and the Australian aborigines, he is drawn to experimenting with combinations of elements, sometimes alluding to air, earth, fire and water. He strives to represent nature’s electron dance that presupposes an ambient underlying sexuality, unfolding as a shimmering becoming, a synchronicity between disparate elements. • 17

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Capistrano. Acrylic on canvas.

Diane Langeveld At age five I was mad about embroidery (big needle..big holes, lol) And soon after age five I got my colored chalks..There went the neighborhood sidewalks. Growing up I was always visually engaged. (Just don’t ask me names.} To jump ahead, in high school I painted my room at home, then weird colors. I worked on the drama club, building sets and painting them. Finally, I went off to Syracuse University and majored in Art. Until my parents convinced me that I couldn’t make a living at that, so I switched my major-minor to English and History and got a masters degree in both. Finally, freed up, and painting canvases for all my friends and relatives. I took a huge number of courses at Rochester Institute of Technology. RIT had a large number of the special stones for printmaking, so I took every course they had in that milieu. The university chose me to do a special print for the Board of Directors,

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and about that time I won third place in a huge judged show in Albany. It was won by a mixed media print, with additional painting on it. I went to teach English in Europe. Took a gazillion photos which I use for material to this day. One such is a rather large canvas called the Windmill. I have always been mad about lighthouses as well, and have painted many of them. So, meantime, I have two wonderful husbands, and three fantastic grown up kids. I have done portraits for most all the family. Meanwhile studying cleaning and restoration of antique paintings. Here is one, for example, which is over 200 years old, oil…and was mostly black, when I worked on it. So, here I am and there you are. Life is a never-ending surprise and I think I should mention, I am not a writer. Follow your dream and enjoy.

Never Let Me Go. Oil on Canvas, 76 cm x101 cm

HARI LUALHATI is an ARTIST (Painter, Illustrator, Graphic Artist, Designer) born in Philippines and obtained a Degree in Fine Arts in University of the Philippines, Diliman year 2006 (Cum Laude). Hari Lualhati has worked in Manila, Hong Kong and Shenzhen China. Hari is now based in South Africa. Hari has received numerous awards from different international competitions like The Palm Art Award Certificate of Excellence 2012 (Germany), Art Takes Miami: 1001 Artist Project 2012 (Miami), been selected for the 1st Biennale of Art of Palermo 2012 (Italy), part of the shortlist of Ken Bromley Art Supplies Cover Competition 2012 (UK), part of Top Ten Winners of Vivid Arts Network “Conscious Creation” 2012 International Fine Art Competition (New York), to name a few. Hari has also been featured in International Magazines and newspapers: The Philippine Star 2004, China Daily 2008, ARTtour International Magazine October 2012 Issue and January 2013 Issue.

“My art is heading towards passionate figurative compositions built up by expressive line strokes and bold brush techniques necessary for certain emotions to show through. Together with this is my rich devotion to details that elevates the artwork’s aesthetics. The profound visual narrative and the techniques used aims to reveal the invisible within the visible. Though I take into consideration the use of different techniques, I value more the feelings that I put into my works. I paint with my heart. For me, a painting is successful if it can make anyone who would look at it feel the emotion that it’s suppose to give. It is like delivering a clear message by touching the hearts of the viewers. “ – HARI LUALHATI • 19

fine art

Three Pathways. Oil on canvas, 18” x 24”

Mike Menius lives in the wine country of Northern California. He is a plein air painter of the entire California coastal area. As a member of the "Monday Morning Painters" group, he goes outdoors to paint ocean side vistas, vineyard settings, the lagoon of Santa Rosa, etc. He also paints architectural interiors, as well as abstract work. Art training has included the Corcoran School of Art in Washington, DC the Torpedo Factory School in Alexandria, VA; the Sebastopol Center for the Arts, in Sebastopol, CA

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He is a member of Laguna Plein Air Painters Association Southern California Plein Air Painters Association Sonoma Plein Air Foundation Former President, San Francisco Chapter, Colored Pencil Society of America

Path. Oil on Canvas, 48” x 60” The journey is long and narrow but the path always brings discovery.

Santiago Perez Is a self-taught representational figurative artist who seeks to depict personal visions of faith, humanity, and romanticism through the classical oil painting techniques of 18th and 19th century masters. He is largely influenced by works from William Bouguereau, Raphael, Jean Leon Gerome, Adam Scott Rote (living), Santiago Carbonell (living) and Edson Campos (living). A mid-life paradigm shift occurred for Santiago after returning from visiting the Prado museum in Madrid. He realized the bestowment of singular talents from God upon all individuals as having purpose

for greater ends. And thus began Santiago’s feverish quest to fulfill leaving a tangible legacy of hope and inspiration through his unique artistic works. Santiago continuously strives to improve by attending life drawing sessions as well as workshops with living master artists like Steven Assael & David Gray. Future plans include attending classes at the Florence Academy of Art in Italy as well as The Flemish Atallier in Burgess Belgium. • 21

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Untitled (102). Oil on linen, 69.5” x 46”

Barbara Rosenzweig will be participating at RED DOT FAIR 2013. She will be represented by The Art Marketing Mind, LLC (TMA Gallery) during Art Basel time 2013.

Barbara Rosenzweig “The interrelationship of line, color and surface has been the subject and content of my work for the last nine years." Art is born of your soul. It is discovered in childhood. It’s a passion that fills you and transports you to another place, a place of spiritual essence. Once aware of this essence your journey begins. My journey began as a child drawing, painting and constructing. I entered a New York City competition in which I was one of 20 students to receive a New York University Scholarship Workshop for High School Seniors. I received my Bachelor of Arts degree from Upsala College in East Orange, NJ. My education continued with a focus in the study of fine arts at Keane University, Parsons School of Design and the School of Visual Arts. By 1990 I had a home on the Ligurian coast of Italy dividing my time between there and New York. My work until then had been figurative but things were changing, I was becoming restless. The figure in my work now shared its space with the Italian landscape…the colors

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were of the Apennine Mountains and the Tigullian Sea. Soon the glory of the ancient architecture drew me in so completely that the figure in my work disappeared. Italy’s colors, light, paintings, frescos, had all become integral to my life. I began to explore the antique processes of grinding color and making frescos. My intention was to take these traditional materials and methods and put them into a contemporary context. I soon began to change my thinking about paint…the nature of paint as a material, its beauty, its many complexities and possibilities. I moved completely out of any form of narration. I changed my format to the square…not to have any thoughts of figure or landscape. Surface and color were now the issues in focus. Over the last ten years I have added line, exploring the interrelationship and complexity within line, color and surface. My work has been exhibited in the United States and Rome, Paris, Bologna and London. My paintings are owned by both private and corporate collectors in the United States and Europe.

Rock River 19. Graphite, charcoal, colored pencil, acrylic on panel, 19"x6"

K & P. Graphite, charcoal, colored pencil, acrylic on panel, 19"x6�

David A. Sear David A. Sear is a 2-D artist whose work is represented in private, corporate, and museum collections. Mr. Sear holds a B.F.A. degree from Clarke College (Dubuque, IA) and an M.F.A. from Long Island University (Brookville, NY). A native Iowan, he has lived on both the East and West Coasts. During these stays, he worked in several art museums, experiencing firsthand the breadth of visual arts found in our culture. Also influential was a visiting artists program, the Master Workshop in Art, held in Southampton, NY. Today, he

draws inspiration from his favorite watersheds: the Mississippi, Turkey, Rock, and Manitowoc River basins; readings on mathematic proportions; and trips to Paris and Rome. He currently lives and works in Wauwatosa, WI. He is represented by Katie Gingrass Gallery in Milwaukee. • 23

fine art

Ornament. Clear Acrylic Stage Paint on Plaster of Paris, in room light and UV light; 3" Round

Timothy Taylor is an artist residing in the Northern Mariana Islands. Taylor was born in Pennsylvania, and grew up in Southern California, where he earned his MA in Art from Claremont Graduate School. He visited Los Angeles during the last two years to earn an MFA in film, and reflects on Visual Art and Film. Studying film, Taylor was impressed with the preservation of austerity in the business, and “the virtual impossibility of disposing of formula and ‘story.’ The movie people have yet to experience their own post-modern catastrophe. ” But Taylor couldn’t deny theater’s success, which thrives because it “heavily borrows or even hi-jacks” elements from the art world. So Taylor “took back” and manufactured some art using stage paints and photography. These two works reference Taylor’s recent explorations. His second Clear Painting, “Transparency” is a post-postmodern tribute, in which a ground such as linen or canvas is recognized

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as obsolete, and the reality of what a paining physically is, is reintroduced. The surface and nature of the paint itself becomes the content. “Ornament” is a plaster sculpture painted using invisible ultraviolet stage paints. Taylor was seduced by a sort of neo-impressionistic experiment in which the hue results purely from light generated by the chemicals in the paint, which has no local color. “I toy with the irony that art icons like to talk all about getting beyond post-modernism, while at the same time regressing to the safety of tradition. It’s like they scared themselves knowing that it has all been done, and went running back to what they had just deconstructed. As if there could be no progress from the point of realization. These two works were made against a certain tide of redundancy in art and film in an effort to move it forward.”

Super Space. Oil on Linen, 20" x 20"

Victor Vicini I attended Wayne State University in Detroit Michigan with a degree in painting and printmaking. My paintings are considered a type of contemporary still life realism. My interest for the past 20 years has focused on objects of nostalgia and modern American advertising and packaging. The iconic objects and symbolism in products such as advertising, toys and games have always captured my imagination. Whether it is vintage boxes with their bold colors and unique designs or the wonderful colors and design of American iconic hero's - such has in our comics or vintage magazines. In my recent series, I am attempting to capture the ultimate hero of the comic world and

have incorporated it into my still life with toys, games and vintage packaging. The wonderfully illustrated images from comic books have always played a part in my development as an artist. From Superman to Popeye, these characters that are generated from our past plays a part in all our lives. I attempt to add a sense of irony and humor with these paintings. My work plays a humorous trip down memory lane into a time when we saw the world as children where the Comic hero and the joy of opening these wonderful packages of toys and games brought so much joy to so many people. • 25

sculpture • mixed media • jewelry

Dances To Her Own Beat. Recycycled found object.

Keri Joy Colestock I have been a contemporary artist since 2003. I was diagnosed with Lyme Disease where I was told "doing much of anything creative moving forward would be "impossible" from damage to my brain. Since then, I have sold 1500+ original pieces starting with my "Wall Dancers" I now am recycling found objects. My work now can be seen at 4 Art Inc Gallery where my work & I have found a wonderful new 'home' in the well known Zhou Bros. Art Center. My goal is to continue to create beautiful works of art fueled by passion, whimsy and imagination.

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Art & Beyond Studio Won one of the The Publisher Choice Awards to be published and promoted in their July/August issue I was published in International Contemporary Artists May-present I was contacted by Carolyn Graham Edlund & Carolyn published my artist profile on the Arts Business Institute blog. May 7-present

My Daughter's Xmas Present. Recycycled found object.

I'm A Schizophrenic And So Am I. Recycycled found object.

Art & Beyond Studio Won one of the The Publisher Choice Awards to be published and promoted in their May/June issue May - present I was on the front cover of Doll Maker's Magazine In Russia April Edition-present My work now can be seen at 4 Art Inc Gallery where my work & I have found a wonderful new 'home' in the well known Zhou Bros. Art Center Art & Beyond Studio Won one of the The Publisher Choice Awards to be published and promoted in their January/February issue January 2013 - present

Martha Stewart American Made Audience Choice Award I was chosen as the American Made Artist Audience Choice Award Winner. November 2012 – Present I was chosen to be an Emerging Artist On Art Jury They now have selected a piece in their Art Jury competition. October 2012 – Present • 27

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LASYA Mother Goddess of Tibet. A fitting name for this "Piece". She loves white and bright as the Legend goes The beautiful Swarovski Pearls, interspersed with tiny Swarovski Crystals That gives of flashes of lite. Hand made Sterling Silver Beads and surrounded by Sugelite from Africa. Focal Pendant is Silver from the MAIO Tribe of Tibet. A real UNIQUE piece from my MAIO Collection.

EIRNE Goddess of Peace, and Comfort. I think this Necklace looks and feels Peaceful when worn. The Copper Pendant inlaid with a Beautiful Faceted Piece of Tiger Eye, is in its own right is considered to be very comforting as does the Carved Copper Pendant. Pendant is complimented by Shards of Black Tourmaline, Copper Faceted Crystals. Handmade Copper Beads. Both Strands are the same gems, just strung differently. I real Eye Catching Necklace.

Sandy Den Hartog Sandy has had an interest in stones since childhood. Wherever she went, even as a young person, whether it was picnics, vacations, or field trips; she always made sure she had a cup along to collect rocks which were precious to her at the time. Once in high school she took numerous classes in gemology and geology. Then she graduated, got married, and had children. Rocks and gems had to be put on hold for a while. However, she was still able to attend gem shows and art shows when she had the opportunity. She was looking and learning and eventually was able to travel the globe and reignite her interest in gems and minerals. She was struck by how much stones, rocks, 28 • Art & Beyond • September/October 2013

gems, and minerals change from country to country. In bringing back Ethiopian Crosses from Africa, she made her daughters and granddaughters necklaces with the crosses. She was once again hooked with a creative passion for what she could now do with these artifacts. Sandy’s work has been exhibited at Palace Hotel in San Francisco and the James Ratliff Gallery in Sedona, Arizona. She has also been a part of several juried shows winning a first place medal in 2010 and 2012 with a Award of Merit in 2012.

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photography • digital art

Tower of Babel. Digital Photographic Collage.

Vered Galor has been involved with the fine art world as an artist, curator and educator for over thirty years. She received her BA and MA in Fine Art from California State University in Northridge in 1975 and 1978. Mrs. Galor started her career as glass sculptor. In 1981 she established a business doing curatorial projects and consulting in Contemporary Fine Art. She lectured, participated in discussions and wrote art programs to encourage the collaboration of Art and Architecture. Since 1989 Mrs. Galor has been concentrating on photography. She has been creating her own work, teaching photography and showing with galleries.

“My photographic collages are layers of my reflections and observations, being personal, political or historical. Like our life experiences, these thoughts accumulate on top of each other, to create my feelings and emotions that get expressed in the artwork. The layering process coincides with the synthesis of creating visual pieces that invites one to investigate and explore the given information. Like in previous works of mine, made on glass, the technique and the transparencies, of the digital process are an important part of the art, they emphasis the build-up process and the blending which creates the images. When photographing in Israel, the amount of history, archaeology, culture, faith and natural beauty of the country overwhelms you. In my Israel portfolio/gallery I combine the Archeological, Historical, political and my Emotional relation to the subject”.

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SLEEP. Digital Print, 18” x 24”

Melvin Harris I became interested in art at an early age. I remember looking at the ‘Draw Me’ ads in comic books and various other publications. I started by taking one of their correspondence courses. I took art classes in Junior High School and was a frequent visitor to the Museum of Modern Art and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City after school hours. I intensively studied Water Color and Acrylic painting, Life Drawing, Graphic Art and Design, Technical Illustration and Airbrush Photo Retouching during several decades that I lived in California. I gave no thought to ‘being in the arts’ when I was young. I find creating art to be an outlet for my thoughts and experiences. In my work one may perceive a facet of my dream life, catch a glimpse of a thought, experience or wish that I have had during my life. I intend for every image to be not only thought provoking but also appealing to the eye. Because I spent many years as a graphic artist and illustrator, I started using a computer to complete some of my work. After a time, I began using the computer exclusively for all of my art creations.

My preferred medium of expression is digital landscape and modeling software. I use these programs to create one-of-a-kind images from photo-realistic landscapes to ‘other-worldly’ abstracts. Fantasy may be a term that describes one of several themes I depict. Sometimes it is a word concept and other times I may follow a more esoteric route. Surreal landscapes and scenes are ‘products’ of my dream-life. Artists are the ‘visual journalists’ of their time. Through their work they tell the story of the world in which we find ourselves. As an artist, I feel it is important to express, through art, my story of the world’s impact on me. All my prints are on Somerset Velvet paper using Epson Archival inks. The prints Robins Nest, Gift Wrapped and Stained Glass will be on display at the Raw Art Space NYC March 1 - 15. • 31

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Vegas Building III. Digital art.

Arthur Jacob Recognition of my work has greatly expanded with participation in several solos and many juried and group exhibitions. Among them is my most recent solo exhibition at the Bergamot Station Arts Center, Santa Monica, California and hosted by Gallery ArtLA. I have also been the recipient of several awards and have been featured in or as part of several print media articles, among them Professional Artist and Art & Beyond Magazine, that are both national print and electronic magazines. I have also recently been juried in to the winning on-line gallery hosted by Manhattan Arts International, New York, New York. My work is a process of discovery, strongly influenced by a very strong visual sense of the world. My work offers an infinite variety of visual perceptions and interpretations for the viewer. The viewer is first told what the “real Life” image is in the title of the piece, but through abstraction and reconstruction of that image, they are then asked to undertake an adventure of discovery and challenged to explore the shapes, colors, movements and forms, which the abstraction and

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reconstruction present. Colors and shapes become emotion, while form and movement become attitude. Even when a work is easily recognized there is still a predominate thread of color, movement, shape and form. My creative process is a thoughtful and purposeful digital manipulation. Using a mouse rather than a brush to achieve a powerful medium of expression and communication, creates this style of fine art. After leaving the work-a-day world, it was in Las Vegas that I began to discover my creative abilities and focus on the mediums of photography and digital art. In 2008 I decided to move to the Portland area where I presently reside, after a short stay in Coos Bay, Oregon. Believing that it is important to stay connected with one’s community, I have actively served on several community boards and committees, most recently, the Contemporary Arts Collective in Las Vegas and the Coos Bay Art Museum in Oregon. •

Egon. Digital drawing/collage, archival inkjet on canvas, gallery wrap, 30” x 30"

Petrea Noyes My work is not the product of computer-generated art- quite the opposite. My creative process is exactly the same as it was fifty years ago, but my tools and equipment have changed. Working with a digital drawing tablet is magical- I use an Intous tablet to clone (copy sections from one source to another), paint and draw (with pixels rather than with vectors), and build my pieces much as I would build a conventional collage. My software consists of Picture Window, Adobe Essentials, and Painter X. I draw on the tablet while watching the piece evolve on my computer screen- something like patting your stomach while rubbing your head, it does take some practice. I never start with a blank or white ‘canvas’ but use something with colors or forms that I find appealing as a basis to begin a new piece. I clone repeatedly to build unexpected shapes and combinations and try very hard not to try to control the direction of the work by thinking of the traditional rules or concerns of composition, but I let the piece lead me rather than me forcing it. Dramatic color changes are instantaneous and highly controllable. I often use cropping and re-combinations of parts of a piece on which I am working. When I finish an image I find compelling I print the piece with a 44 inch Epson archival inkjet printer on specially coated high quality canvas, and stretch the piece on deep profile stretcher bars and coat with acrylic gels or varnishes.

Little Boxes of TickyTacky. Digital drawing/collage, archival inkjet on canvas, gallery wrap, 30” x 30" • 33

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Storm at Sunset. Photography

Paula Rucket Paula is a self taught photographer and feels at home producing either straight out of the camera or digitally enhanced photography. As a result of the digital world, her camera is an important part of the circle of digitized creativity which gives her a wide range of innovative elements to create images that tell a story. She uses any subject and then uses photographic treatments that give emphasis to tone, shades, texture, and shapes. When on site Paula moves around her intended subject to determine the best angle and lighting. Her goals are to capture what is often not looked at. Paula’s inspiration is to deepen our connections to the world around us by digitally capturing substance, color, idea, intensity of light, or form. As an aspiring ‘avid amateur’ Paula has had numerous images exhibited in galleries ranging from Honorable Mention to Grand Prize

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winner. It is competing that drives her to improve her photographic skills. One element of her approach is to study other photographers’ images - focusing primarily on composition, light, and texture then using that information she experiments on her next shoot. This is a large part of her self taught strategy. Paula prefers to photograph as a Generalist. Shooting different subjects including nature, architecture, and landscapes is always a challenge and provides a learning experience on every shoot. In addition, she enjoys street photography and is currently working on improving her technique. Ultimately, producing a beautiful image created from a blend of many different artistic approaches is her goal.

mirror building. Photography.

YASMINE SAMIRY Fashioned by experience, feelings and vision Yasmine Samiry is an emerging photographer-artist the world should keep an eye on. Award winning, published and exhibited, she is drawing attention around her. Her life has been a journey of discoveries. Granddaughter of an archeologist-photographer, she remembers in her childhood, being drawn to the technology of the camera. She was fortunate to be surrounded by different cultures and able to see new places. At an early age, she was experimenting with her own SLR. Photography was first a form of escaping her traditional and sheltered environment; she was often characterized as a daydreamer. Drawn to “exotic” lands, her imagination would run free. In her adulthood she went to live and work in China and Asia, an

experience that definitely changed the course of her life along with a year backpacking from Asia to America and later tour guiding in Austral-Asia. From then on she could finally fulfill a lifelong ambition: to explore the world with her camera. Curiosity and creativity have always been her guides; living in different cultures has been an experience that definitely enriched her life and that she loves to transmit. Yasmine is an art sourcer, photographer and artist, graphic designer and founder of a photographers’ collective. Yasmine will have an exhibition in London on November 30. You are of course welcome if you are going to be in the city, just send her an email. • • 35

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Caught Flatfooted. all digital painting on brushed aluminum, 35" x 35" From the series "No More War"

Corinne Whitake aka the Digital Giraffe, has been acclaimed for over thirty years as one of the pioneering artists in the fields of digital imaging and digital sculpture. She has exhibited both nationally and internationally in over 80 solo and 200 group exhibitions, including a large solo exhibit entitled “Corinne Whitaker dot Uncom” at the San Bernardino County Museum. Her work has been published in over 100 magazines, books, catalogs, media and newspapers, including the New York Times and the Los Angeles Times. She presented the first digital fine art exhibition in India and has shown work in Thailand, Germany, England, Japan , Russia, China, and Italy. She has shown at the Austin Museum of Digital Art and the Museum of Computer Art. She has also been interviewed on live simulcast on

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London TV and the Internet. She has lectured extensively on the radical new iconography offered by the computer, including “Look Ma. No Paintbrush!” at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. In 2007 Whitaker exhibited at Art Biennale in Florence, Italy. In 2010 she exhibited her work at United States Biennale in New York City. In 2011 her solo show “Mind Over Matter” took place at Evolve the Gallery in Sacramento, California. Eight of her digital sculptures are located in DAAP, the world’s first virtual sculpture park online.

piolet. Digital art

Lynn Zubal Have you ever spent the summer looking at human feet? At the beach, shopping, wearing sandals is the summer time experience we all enjoy. The feet are the windows to our soul. According to massage therapists the feet control much of the human body functions. You can tell a lot about a person just by their feet. People look at their feet as art. Shoes are considered an art form for feet. People with toenail polish can create art on their toenails. Individuals have rings or piercing on their feet. Other human toenails are groomed to look like lizards feet with claws. There are web sites, “wikifeet” being one, of celebrity feet showing polish and well groomed toenails depicting a “stylish” type of person.

My most recent artwork is called “Foot Fetish Series”. I take human feet and create human situations, or portraits. The “Foot Fetish Series” are all Giclee, 8x10, computer art. “My Heroes” is a portrait of Dali and Caravaggio. Dali and Caravaggio changed the norm in the art world. Dali the surrealist composed the bizarre into his paintings and made a world we “dream” about. Caravaggio took biblical meanings and brought compassion into his art using his bar fly buddies as subjects. I like seeing things in a bizarre way with compassion. Making you aware that my study of feet has nothing to do with the erotic. • 37

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Hari Lualhati

In Love We Trust. Oil on canvas, 76 cm x 101 cm

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Time Square. collection “Blind”. Acrylic on canvas. 50 cm x 70 cm