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Vol. 10 • June • 2013
art&beyond PHOTOGRAPHY and DIGITAL ART Special Issue
Lampshade. Digital Art,18” x 24”
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Photography and Digital Art Special Issue
art&beyond Welcome to the Art & Beyond Publications special issue; Photography and Digital Art. For this issue we have selected a number of talented artists to showcase the many facets of both photography and digital art. Photography has been part of the fine arts for more than a century and has played a huge role in shaping the way we see the world around us. Within the past few decades photography has taken a new turn. Due to advances in technology and the introduction of digital cameras and computers in the early 1990’s, an array of new tools and programs boasted artists to create a new form of art. Much debate has surrounded the world of “digital art” what it really is and whether it can be classified as “fine art”. Of course, there is no real answer to this question, each individual has his or her own vision and ideas. We at Art & Beyond Publications wanted to highlight the great artists and photographers who create digital art today and showcase the beauty of their work. Digital Art has become a very important part of fine art and the interest in this new medium has grown dramatically in the past few years.
CONTENTS Vol. 10 • June • 2013
Point of Interest
Resistance through Art by Lilianne Milgrom 6
Photography & Digital Art Debbi Chan
Rick Chapman 10
Xill Fessenden 12
Vered Galor 13
Melvin Harris 14
Arthur Jacob 15
Young Kim 16
Kevin McCabe 17
Jean-Jacques Morello 18
Kellianne O’Brien 20
Natalya Parris 21
Alan M. Richards 22
Janet S. Roe 23
John Stoltzfus 24
Max Tzinman 26 Angela Young 28
Inside Front Cover
Inside Back Cover
We hope you enjoy the works that have been selected for this special issue and we thank all of the talented artists for their contributions. Congratulations to Xill Fessenden, her work “The Fingerprint of The Artist” was chosen as this months Art and Beyond Front Cover Competition winner. The Inside Front Cover was awarded to Melvin Harris for his beautiful work “Lampshade”. The Back Cover was awarded to Vered Galor for his work “Ghost in Tezfat” and the Inside Back Cover has been awarded to Arthur Jacob for his work “Garden Flowers”. We would also like to congratulate those artists who have been chosen as Publishers Choice Award winners in this issue for their originality and technique to Angela Young, Jean-Jacques Morello, Max Tzinman and Rick Chapman. We thank all of the talented artists who have been chosen to be published in this issue and those who participated in this competition. Publisher
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The New Art Form:
Article by Solomon Walker http://museumofdigitalfinearts.wordpress.com
Journey To Dante’s Inferno, Solomon Walker
Renaissance Child, Andrew Nawroski
So, what is Digital Art? For many years now, this question has been at the forefront of talk among folks in the art field, and it has been feverishly debated among individuals and groups, among professional artists and art enthusiasts, both on-line and off-line. It is certainly a question which lends itself to a flurry of views and reviews, about what really constitute the classification of “real art”, or even art. Of course, there is no definitive answer here, as every individual has their own personal and unique interpretations. To the supporters of Digital productions, the term “Digital Art” means a new and liberating step away from past standards in rendering works. While to some others, it is viewed as an unwelcome diversion, an unsettling encroachment against the long established, hollowed domain of the art industry. They hold the view that “Digital Art” is not “real art” and that artists rendering such works has not paid their dues in the form of long years of toil and suffering.
Well, after-all, a Digital Artists only sits all day in front of his/her monitor and play around with the computer mouse or tablet and pen, right? Surely, that can’t be all that hard — can it? With the advent of widespread uses in computers and digital media since the late 1990’s, the creative playing field has opened up dramatically, allowing not only serious artists to render in new ways, but, it also enables amateurs and hobbyists, plus enthusiastic and creative folks, an alternative avenue into the exciting world of art. What used to take years of toil and expenses in traditional settings, can now take weeks or just months to accomplish, thanks to the invention and innovations of Graphics art and editing software tools such as Photoshop, Corel Draw, 3DMax, Canvas, Fireworks, Blender, etc. These software assist in creating real art, that are rendered in standard computer ‘digital format’ as Raster (composition of pixels) and Vector (composition of paths), that are captivating and worthy as any produced by other methods.
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The Quest for Acceptance Over the last six or seven years, Digital Art has picked up stride, and is finally coming into its own, thanks in part to the popularity of digital cameras and digital photography, which has been embraced by a mass of new talents, blending seamlessly the two fields to create original works such as photo-manipulations, collages, etc. Digital is no longer mainly an on-line phenomenon, as Digital Art and Artists rapidly moves off-line into groundlevel galleries across North America and Europe, to court new audiences. Along with the continuing growth, a host of art related projects has been instrumental in promoting the Digital medium and media, plus the Artists creating such works. They include: The MODFA (Museum Of Digital Fine Arts), ADM (Art Digital Magazine), the MOCA (Museum of Computer Art), the LACDA (Los Angeles Center for Digital Art) ACM (Art Contest Magazine), Digital Arts: California, the Galleries [DAM]Berlin and [DAM]Cologne, plus a pool of many others.
of a piece of artwork, rather than medium it was created in. The Digital medium, and specifically how contemporary artists across the globe utilizes this exciting technology in producing fine art, will play a major role in the progression and changing art industry, including big and small galleries and museums, and most importantly, the type of art that buyers and collectors will desire and seek out regularly to add to their collections, for their decorating needs, and or as gifts for family and friends, etc. So, it’s really just the beginning for Digital Art and the Artists in this field.
As we head steadfast into the 21st century along with the electronic age, folks will be looking more towards the appeal
Solomon Walker is a professional artist and photographer, living in Toronto, Canada. He is the Founder and Director of Museum Of Digital Fine Arts (MODFA) http://museumofdigitalfinearts.wordpress.com and Earthchrome Studios e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
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photography • digital art
orange delight. Photography
Debbi Chan I dabbled with photography over the course of my years as an artist but I never took it seriously or as an art form for me until I began to need it as a tool. and that time arrived after I bought my first computer and took my art online. But I must laugh. I had found an online friend who was quite simply appalled with my terrible handling of a camera. She came out with her honesty and told me I took terrible pictures and should just put away the camera and forgot about photography entirely. She did not even like the images
I uploaded to the different online galleries where I showed my work. And she was not wrong. My photographs were even blurred because my camera did not have tool for controlling the shaking. But now, five years have passed and I am showing photos in this magazine even. And what is more, it is my own perceptions about the photography I do that has shifted from utilitarian to seeing it as art...
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Explore Drive. Digital art. Something is amiss Something does not register Something holds me back
Inaccurrate Mind. Digital art. I wander around never knowing where to go have fun anyway
Dan Cope I have painted all my life. I have never had any lessons, I simply love to move paint around on a blank surface and see what happens. I have shown in various small galleries and other venues in and around NYC and San Francisco. I am intrigued with the way colors and shapes work together to create an interesting piece of art. I like randomness and imperfection. My work is all about happy accidents. When I paint, I try to put whatever I am feeling at the moment onto the surface. When I am finished, I take a random book, open it to a random page, close my eyes and point to two random words. I take these two words and arrange them into a title. I then compose a haiku for it to give it more meaning. You, the viewer, can go as deep into the work as you like, letting the title and haiku show you the way, or you can simply enjoy the composition of color and shape for what it is. It’s entirely up to you. Your imagination is a playground and I want to open the gate for you. I like that edge, where one thing becomes it’s opposite, in this case. Abstract and real. It involves using both the right and left hemispheres of the brain, which creates balance, thereby giving the work a healing property. My art works well in marketing applications. The colors and shapes attract the eye and hold the viewer’s attention to the product being advertised. It is my hope that I am giving you something to look at for the rest of your life and see something new and fresh every time. Other people see different things, making for some good conversations. You can see more of my work at http://dan-cope.fineartamerica.com/. Listen to your favorite music while looking at this art. It makes you feel good. Enjoy!
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Dia de los Muertos. Raw fractal.
Rick Chapman grew up in Port Washington, NY. He had no real artistic desires, except as the occasional hobbyist in photography and pottery. He pursued an education and career in science which brought him to North Carolina where he now resides in Greensboro. In 2010 a providential internet search introduced him to the wonders of fractal art and the first steps along a new path were trod. On a whim he chose to see what he could. Having begun creating his own works he quickly realized that there were many similarities between
research and art. A few months later he had his work on display in a local gallery and a passion to pursue. He has consistently earned honors for his work in online juried competitions. These include second place with The Artistic Circle, honorable mentions with Upstream People Gallery, Exhibitions Without Walls and Digital Arts California.
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Starry Night Snitch. Fractal painting.
Tulip. Digital art.
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The Inquiry. Scanned subjects and digital photograph; chromogenic digital print, 36” x 26.5”.
Xill Fessenden Xill Fessenden born Chicago, Ill. USA Mexican photographer, social activist, installation artist and event producer has lived in Western Mexico since 1985. Her consciousness and perspective of art has evolved as much from her experience in the communities of Mexico as from her roots north of the border. Her unique perspective and creativity has flourished with exhibitions in major galleries and museums in the Americas including Mexico City, Guadalajara, San Miguel de Allende, Tepic, Oaxaca, Morelia, Colima as well as San Francisco, Ca. Los Angeles,
Balrimore, Md, Maine, Fotoseptiembe 2011 San Antonio Texas, Tuscon,Arizona and Ontario, Canada. Her connection to the local community and the contemporary ecological crisis world wide has emphatically influenced her artistic career towards the integration of art forms that propel a shifting consciousness towards a peaceful, inclusive world of peoples, cultures and nature. Her entire career as a photographer is extensive and reveals a lifetime exploring the essence of the photographic image.
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Mother’s Love, 2006. Photographic Emulsion Collage on Glass 15” x 11.7”.
"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 are an important part of the art, they emphasis the build-up process and the blending which creates the images."
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. http://www.veredgalor.com www.artandbeyondpublications.com • 13
photography • digital art Escher-esque II. Digital, 18” x 24”.
Melvin Harris 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. 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. I find that creating art provides an avenue for the expression of my thoughts and a framework for my experiences. Artists are the “visual journalists” of their time. Through their work they tell the story of the world in which we all find ourselves. As an artist, I feel it is important to express, through art, my story of the world’s impact on me. I have chosen several images for this exhibition. Two of the images are fractals. Fractals are geometrical shapes that are generated based on complex mathematical formulas. With each fractal-art image that I create, it is my intention to draw from the infinite variety of colors and shapes that can be derived thereby and thus offering a “snapshot” of the order that is to be found within the chaos of life. firstname.lastname@example.org
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Colleen. Digital, 24” x 18 ”.
Beam Structures. Photography/Digital art, 36” x 32”
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
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. email@example.com • www.arthur-jacob.com
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photography • digital art Untitled. Plastic Camera, 6”x 6”
Untitled. Plastic Camera, 6”x 6”
Young Kim I grew up in Chicago and have been practicing photography for 8 years. I received a Bachelors degree at University of Illinois at Chicago in History. I started practicing photography after I graduated from University of Illinois at Chicago. I am mostly self taught but have to credit couple introductory analogue photography classes at local community college in building my craft in the darkroom. Me always being a hands on person, preferred analogue over digital in my personal work. When I enrolled in the Masters in Fine Arts program at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, it challenged my thinking and approach to photography. Professors and colleagues challenged me to develop a personal vision that incorporates ideas, processing, and theory into one body of work. This photographic project focuses on everyday experience of sleep. Sleep is mandatory for all humans because without it ones physical and mental health will be in jeopardy. What I find fascinating about sleep is that it is virtually impossible for one to self-observe when sleeping. The extent that people can share their sleeping experience is through dreams-but one cannot provide a visual account to oneself sleeping. The obvious answer to the latter argument is that one looses conscious contact with its surroundings when sleeping. I find the role of consciousness in sleep fascinating because one will have to be detached and unaware of its surroundings to experience a good night sleep. The projects objective is to show
visual documentation of ordinary event that everybody experiences on daily bases. The photographs are taken with a modified plastic camera with a set aperture and the shutter is left open for the duration of time that the subject is asleep. The subjects are to leave the shutter open before going to bed and closing it upon waking up like an alarm clock.
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Cosmos. Giclee Print, 54 cm x 36 cm
Ulysses Complex. Giclee Print, 24 cm x 24 cm
Kevin McCabe I am a self-taught artist living in Perth, Western Australia. I have been practicing art and exhibiting in Perth for more than 20 years. This included solo shows, group shows and invitational shows. I am currently studying Mandarin, and hope to show my work in China in the near future. I work mainly in 2 mediums, Pastels and Digital Photo-manipulation. I exhibit my digital work as giclee prints (high quality laser jet prints) on either canvas or fine art paper. My next show is at the Kurb Gallery in Perth in June 2013.
My digital work is based on photos of my own work in other media, or interpretations of photos given to me by other artists. Sometimes in my work the original image is still visible, though in altered form. Sometimes the original image is completely gone: I fracture the image to create contours that are often evocative of landscapes or organic shapes. firstname.lastname@example.org
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Manipulated - Steam Family. Digital Art, 1900px x 1500px
jean-jacques morello Xoth is an artist living in the south of France. After many years spent in the print and webdesign industries, he oriented his career towards something more artistic. He loves to draw and paint with classic or digital tools on various subjects. The main part of his work is focused on the connection between humans and medias, the differents ways that TV, internet, social networks, and new IT devices are affecting our behaviours.
In his « Manipulated » and « Televized » series, the black and white style employed tends towards a minimalist design to stay focused on the meaning, turning a big part of the artworks into something really graphic and visually effective. The repetitive use of a « TV box », with a spiral inside, on the head of his characters tries not only to point a finger on the medias, but on various propaganda speeches by religious, politics and so on, calibrated to make people to not think by themselves.
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Manipulated - Shiva. Digital Art, 2598px x 2598px
Another message we can find in those series is the danger of a global standardization of our way of life. When people all around the world, are indoctrinated to accept by themselves to watch the same tv programs, to wear the same clothes, to worship the same god, to
eat the same food and drink the same sodas, throwing to trash locals products and cultures, this has a name: dictature. http://about.me/xoth
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On the Beach. Digital Photography, 4776px x 2365px.
KELLIANNE O’BRIEN Kellianne O’Brien paints and sculpts spiritual energy, image, and colour. As an undergraduate student of French and Philosophy, she spent a year studying in Nice, France absorbing the majestic beauty and light of the Mediterranean. In 1994 Kellianne began a journey of recovery through the healing power of art. While enduring a “Dark Night of the Soul”, through a series of painful emotional experiences, Kellianne discovered that they were the beginning of a profound spiritual awakening that only painting could heal and subsequently reflect. Her art evolved along with her recovery. In 1998 she became the first Advocate for People with Psychiatric Disorders to be hired by the State of Wisconsin. In 1999 Kellianne participated in the International Mental Health Network Conference in Ennis, Ireland and returned home breathlessly in love with the colours of Ireland. She created a series of paintings
reflecting the beauty of the country and the rich spirit of her ancestors. Kellianne continues to express her soul through the mediums of paint and sculpture. She enjoys a life filled with joy and gratitude. Her art expresses not only the divinity within her, but seems to express the divine spirit that lives in colour itself and within all of life. Kellianne’s artwork has been exhibited at the Ninth Life Fine Art Gallery in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands; the Sala Barna and the Art Cubic Gallery in Barcelona, Spain; the Art-Domain Gallery in Mallorca, Spain; the Omma Centre of Contemporary Art in Crete, Greece; the Galerie Gora in Montreal, Canada; and the Vittoriano in Rome, Italy.
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Sweet Kiss. Photography, 11”x14”.
Natalya B. Parris Natalya B. Parris has advanced degrees in construction engineering from the Moscow State Construction University. She is a curator, an art instructor and an artist. Ms. Parris is among featured artists at the “100 Contemporary International Artists”, “Contemporary Artists of the World 2008 – 2009”, and “Contemporary Women Artists 2010.” Ms. Parris and her art were featured among international artists in the 2010 and 2012 Yearbooks of the Latino Art Museum. email@example.com
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Global Warming is a Myth... Maybe. Photomanipulation art. 13” x 19”
Alan M. Richards The artist was born and raised in New York City. Although not formally trained in art the artist has pursuit a number of artistic paths over the years. The artist by profession is an Audiologist and holds a Ph.D. He has worked in New York City for many years as an audiologist and as a Professor of Audiology at the City University of New York. Dr. Richards has always been interested in art and industrial design. His earlier works were done in ink and water colors, but in recent years his interest in art and computer technology has evolved into photomanipulation compositions. Whether by design or personality, the works appear to depict quirky images or those of solitude. The artist lives in the north shore of Long Island and continues to practice Audiology on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. alanrichardsart.com
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Breakfast at Tiffany’s. Photomanipulation art. 13” x 19”
Diagnosis: Cancer. Photography, 8” x 12”.
Janet Roe Roe is motivated by capturing the reality of life about her. In capturing the reality of the moment, her photographs span the gulf between the beautiful and the horrid - sometimes in the same image. Born and raised in the Midwest, Janet now works as a full-time photographer in Houston, Texas. In her previous career as a lawyer, she saw others’ adherence to how things might be imagined rather than as they actually exist. In contrast, she strove to recognize
the reality of the situation and has brought that endeavor to her photography. Her love of photography began early while experimenting with her brownie camera as a child. She is largely self-taught but has studied at the Glassell School of Art (of the Museum of Fine Arts Houston). www.janetroe.com www.jroephotography.com
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photography • digital art Water Lily. Digital Art.
John Stoltzfus The beautiful farmlands of Lebanon and Lancaster county Pennsylvania have inspired many Amish farmers to grow a bounty of crops, provide an abundance of dairy products, and many greenhouses and gardens are ablaze with all the colors nature can provide. Sometimes nature is not the only one to provide a myriad of colors and designs and sometimes the Amish farmer can see and feel more than just sowing and reaping the harvest. Art is not just part of life; art is life in its own way, state of mind, like being possessed with spirit of creativity. The most interesting part of creation is when you totally become unaware of your existence, you forget about your physical needs, you think, feel, you are what are creating, no matter if it is sculpture, painting or drawing. Every single moment of an Artists life art is always with. You need a lot of work and dedication to achieve something marvelous and outstanding. When I immerse myself in the art form of abstract, the senses are alive and bloom as though mother nature herself were there. The colors and flow of this art form is exhilarating on one hand and calming on the other. Take in the colors, flow with the form and contours and you will be transported to another dimension. Abstract art, as in many dimensions is viewed individually, interpreted individually and enjoyed individually. Having used SolidWorks program since 1997 I just discovered in the spring of 2012, that I could create Digital Abstract Art. This was inspired by Shane McKenna from the
The Lava Flows. Digital Art.
SolidWorks forum, and I thank you Shane. I am still looking at new directions & techniques with this software.
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Wormhole. Giclee on Canvas, 14”x14”.
Max Tzinman Max Tzinman was born in Romania and lived in Israel and Canada, immersing himself in a multitude of cultures that influenced his artistic philosophy. Formerly an architect, since his move to New York City he has returned to his first love, art. He has recently
participated in art and photography shows at LACDA (Los Angeles Center For Digital Art), The Center for Fine Art Photography (Ft. Collins, CO), BAG (Brooklyn Art Gallery), Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital Art Gallery, Moss Rehab/Einstein, Atlantic Gallery, MOCA (Museum of
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Who Am I?. Giclee on Canvas, 14”x14”.
Computer Art), and the William Penn Foundation, The Cannibal Eye, Part 2, September 2012 - The Atlantic Gallery, NYC, Adrift, November 2012 - The Atlantic Gallery, NYC.
with a beautiful image, but to transform it to reveal the disturbing emotions that are buried beneath the surface”.
He explains: “I am not a photographer or a conventional painter but an image storyteller. I am not trying to freeze the moment
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photography • digital art Untitled. Photo-Lithograph, 24” x 17”
Angela Young received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Printmaking from the University of Wisconsin – River Falls in 2008. In Spring 2012 she graduated from Arizona State University with a Master of Fine Arts in Printmaking. Her work currently addresses the issue of Objectified
Body Consciousness, a term used to express the experience of viewing one’s body, as an object separate from one’s self and a discipline to understand the beliefs and behaviors that support this experience. Young has thus far participated in over 100 international
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Untitled. Photo-Lithograph, 27” x 11”
and national exhibitions and is published in numerous articles, magazines and books. She currently resides in Cedarburg, WI. www.angelayoungart.com email@example.com
“With my work, I am interested in the body-self relationship and its relationship to the natural world. The term, Objectified Body Consciousness, has two definitions. The first is the experience (and subsequent subject of research) of viewing one’s body as an object separate from one’s self. The second is an individual’s body-self relationship primarily focusing on the appearance of one’s body as seen by a third party. This has little to do with how the person physically feels or what their body can do. Having been an athlete from an early age, I participated in sports from ice hockey to triathlons, yet struggled with issues of self-conception and physical appearance. The constant discipline and determination of being an athlete is similar to the way I approach art making. Both are self-directed, repetitive, and meditative forms of creating; both construct the person I want to be and portray the parts I want people to see. Furthermore, I want to show a connection to forms in the natural world with the forms I am displaying. Since human beings are natural forms as well, I find it fascinating to see how harmony arises when pairing these figurative and natural images through layering or creating diptychs; I am thus uniting different aspects of a whole without losing the identity of each component. Rather than sheer objectification, I am interested in the investigation of patterns and textures that are often overlooked and ignored. By creating work that focuses on small sections of my own body, I attempt to push my work into something relatable and universal, although not immediately identifiable. By creating work that focuses on small segments of my body, I am slowly coming to accept what makes me a person as a whole.”
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Garden Flowers. Photography/Digital Art, 32” x 26”
Ghost in Tezfat. Photographic Digital Collage, 12” x 11.5”