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RT “Between earth and earth’s atmosphere, the amount of water remains constant; there is never a drop more, never a drop less. This is a story of circular infinity, of a planet birthing itself.” Linda Hogan Chickasaw Writer


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Women in Art 278

CONTRIBUTING ARTISTS ASIA

Seema Krishnakumar: Photography, Social Documentary

EUROPE

Aleksandra Bandomir: Digital Painting

Eva van Rhee: Photography

Gabrijela Železnik: Mandala Paintings

Gloria di Simone: Tempera on Watercolor Paper

Maisie Jewkes: Silk Painter & Original Pattern Design

Vanda Omejc: Mandala Paintings

AUSTRALIA / ISLANDS OF THE PACIFIC

rita palm: Realism

NORTH AMERICA

Angela Treat Lyon: Painting & Sculpture AMY BARKER: Photography

Brandi Fitzgerald: Photography

Carla Golembe: Painting & Illustration

ellyn peirson: Photographic Art

Janet Y. Immordino: Watercolor

Leslie Fuqua: Digital Fine Art

Liesl Marelli: Photography

Meaghan Troup: Oils

Ren Adams: Printmaking, Hybrid, Digital Suzanne Williams: Artographer

STELLA JACOBY: Hand Blown Glass

SOUTH AMERICA

natalia alterna: Illustration & Graffiti


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Seven-hundred and eighty million people lack access to clean water, which is more than 2.5 times the United States population - resulting in a child dying of a water-related illness every 21 seconds. These numbers are astoundingly high and even with comparisons like this, it’s still tough to wrap my brain around the statistic. Where I live in the United States, people water their grass with cleaner water than some people are forced to drink in the world. I don’t understand why some people live in surplus while others exist without basic human necessities. Why does grass/yards get cleaner water than some humans and animals across our globe?

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According to the United Nations, in Africa, 90 percent of the work of gathering water and wood is done performed by women. And, women and girls spend up to 6 hours every day fetching water. Six hours?! Most of us complain about sitting in traffic for an hour – in a comfortable car with air conditioning or heat, mobile technology allowing us to chat with friends (don’t text and drive though) and yet for 6 hours there are women and girls who have no choice but to spend time gathering water for bathing, for food and for drinking. And, even with all of that effort, is the water clean? I can only hope so. One very inspirational statistic is that reducing the distance to a water source

from 30 minutes to 15 minutes increases a girl’s school attendance by 12 percent according to a study in Tanzania, Africa. That’s amazing! I am so happy there are people and organizations dedicated to improving the lives of people and reducing illnesses and death from waterrelated illnesses. To also learn that these improvements have a direct correlation to a girl’s ability to attend school … well, that’s even better! I am fortunate to have access to water, to be able to shower, to have proper waste removal (sewage) from my home to keep me and my family safe. But, I know that when even one family without water and even one animal in our ecosystem without access to clean water, then it’s a problem that affects us all. Just because some have access to clean water doesn’t mean we should close our eyes and minds to those who are in need. We are in this world together and so this fight belongs to all of us. March 22 is World Water Day. Let’s all do our part to keep our water systems clean by not polluting, picking up trash and limiting water use.

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Angela Treat Lyon I intend my work to do with joy and celebration. It’s said that “We are all One.” If that’s true, there’s only One of us here. So it’s up to us as thinking, creative beings to not only steward our precious planet, but the creatures and every human bring upon it, from the deepest part of our hearts. Because we are One.

There is not just one garbage patch. There are five, one in each northern hemisphere ocean. Expanding daily. There are believed to be 46,000 pieces of plastic in every square mile of ocean.

Scientists have identified 200 areas declared as “dead zones” where no life organisms can now grow.(1) Every day in the US alone, more than 85 Having spent most of my life on an island in million plastic drinking water bottles are used and the middle of the Pacific Ocean, I’m particularly discarded, one in five bottles of which are recycled. aware of the straightforward effect we have on Some of the rest goes into trash heaps, but most nature. For instance, the reactors at Fukushima of it goes into waterways and on out to the ocean, continues to spill radiation into the sea every to the gyres. That’s from the U.S. alone.(2) day—how long before the lands of the Pacific If water is polluted and unfit in even one Rim—Hawaii in particular—will be declared unsafe? How long before California and the other area, we all lose. If water is clean, clear, sweet and western states forbid beach-going, fishing, whale available to all, how can everyone not benefit? If just one person doesn’t thrive, we all lose. If we watching—if there are any whales to watch? all thrive, everyone and everything wins. In 1984, I sailed from the Hawaiian island I like to think that, no matter where we are in of Kauai to Santa Cruz, California. Even then, no matter where we were in the crossing, in the 27 our personal evolution, we’re always going home. days it took us to cross, there were floating plastic Our personal Journey through life IS our Home. bleach bottles and milk crates, gigantic sheets of I also believe that it might look like things are ship paint skimming the surface, and all kinds of impossibly awful, but there is light surrounding flotsam and jetsam everywhere, every day. us even at the Darkest Hour that helps sweeten Have you ever driven across the widest part our pain. And even if the waters ahead look rough of Texas? It took me 3 days. That’s how long it and turbulent, we’ll still make it in good stead. would take you to cross the Pacific Gyre’s floating With the fear, confusion and chaos we see garbage patch. It’s 90 feet deep from surface to bottom, large pieces of garbage interspersed with every day in the news, it can be hard to fathom finger and palm-size plastic and other junk. Oh, such a concept, but quite frankly, if I didn’t believe but you couldn’t get out and stand on it—it’s not that, I’d go stark raving mad feeling helpless and like an island. The majority is a profusion of small to powerless. That’s why I create paintings full of microscopic particles of broken down, still-bright hope, light, clarity and sweetness. So others can colored plastic, fiber, plastic bags, toothbrushes, feel bouyed up as well. bottle caps—perfect for swallowing if you’re a fish References: Oceancrusaders.org, StoryofStuff.org or bird. (1)

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It’s on the strength of observation and reflection that one finds a way. We must dig and delve unceasingly.

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Aleksandra Bandomir

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Woda to życie, oddychanie, trawienie. 70% Naszego ciała to woda. Nasze łzy i pot to woda, nasze pierwsze środowisko to woda. Można metaforycznie rzec, że woda to my. Bez niej świat zginie w bardzo krótkim czasie. Utrata 10% wody z organizmu wystarczy by zabić człowieka. Możemy żyć bez prądu, możemy przeżyć bez dachu nad głową, możemy nie jeść kilka miesięcy. Ale bez wody nic, co żyje może funkcjonować. Jednak jej znaczenie nie ogranicza się tylko do fizjologii. Ci, którzy przeżyli niedostatek wody wiedzą ile ona znaczy, ile nadziei i radości potrafi przynieść. Mój obraz można zinterpretować, jako radosną celebrację obecności wody, która ma głębsze znaczenie, ale o tym za chwilę. Słoń na moim obrazie, jako mądre zwierzę bez intelektualnych rozważań bezpretensjonalnie zażywa kąpieli. Widać, że sprawia mu to radość, którą prawie możemy poczuć. Każdy z nas lubi zrelaksować się w wannie pełnej wody. Ja do szczęścia potrzebuję 4 tygodni pływania na jachcie, co roku. Ten, kto zacznie nurkować w wodzie wie, jaka to magiczna przyjemność unoszenia się w jej toni. Poczucie szczęścia znajduje się w prawdziwie prostych sytuacjach zaspokajających choćby najbardziej podstawowe potrzeby. Obmycie ciała ciepłą wodą w chłodne dni czy chłodną wodą w upał. Moja praca jest w odcieniu zieleni. To kolor życia, spokoju, równowagi i regeneracji sił witalnych, których każdy człowiek potrzebuje. Słoń i zieleń oznaczają mądrość doświadczenia, doskonałą pamięć, lojalność, wierność i stałość w uczuciach. Najbardziej

pierwotnym znaczeniem zieleni jest nadzieja. W moim obrazie zielenią symbolizuję swoją nadzieję na wierność mojej kreatywności, dzięki której regeneruję się, jestem spokojna i zrównoważona i szczęśliwa. Słoń to mądrość i radosne czerpanie przyjemności w prostocie kreatywności, której symbolem jest woda. Kiedy maluję, czuję bezpretensjonalną radość, spełnienie i harmonię. Twórczość jest jak kąpiel słonia w wodzie. Jest mi ona potrzebna dożycia, przynosi radość i poczucie spełnienia. Sięgając jeszcze głębiej, często śnię o wodzie w różnych postaciach. Czasem w niej pływam, czasem po niej żegluję nie tylko łodzią, czasem ją obserwuję pełną ryb. Woda to potężny żywioł. Wiem, że w moim przypadku jest to symbol mojej podświadomość i emocji oznaczający wezwanie do kreatywności. Moja wewnętrzna podświadomość zaprasza mnie do działania, przemawia do mnie obrazami wody, które wywołują we mnie silne uczucia. Według słownika symboli Władysława Kopalińskiego woda jest między innymi symbolem przeobrażenia, przechodzenia z jednego etapu w życiu i poziomu rozwoju, do następnego. Oznacza bezmiar możliwości, uzdrowienia, źródło życia, odrodzenie ducha i ciała. Oblewanie wodą jest jednym z symboli życiowego powodzenia i zapowiada taki okres w życiu, kiedy satysfakcja emocjonalna łączy się z sukcesem materialnym. Jung jak i Marie Louis von Franz utożsamiają wodę z nieświadomością, jej twórczą dynamiką i siłą. Niech Słoń w wodzie będzie moim prezentem dla ludzi. Symbolem szczęścia spełnienia, mądrości i kreatywności, których życzę wszystkim. Wezwaniem do radosnego twórczego życia, cokolwiek to oznacza, które potrafi nadać sens naszej egzystencji. P.S. I had a dream. I’m standing with my husband in the crowd somewhere outside and we wait like the others people at the moment when something big hits the ground and destroy everything. My main thought was - spend the last moments with your loved one. The dominant feeling was a mix of “surprised fear” and sense that it is a big, huge unimaginable shame that this is the end. If I had anything to regret It will be the fact that I did not done something. As I live I want to watch and show how beautiful the world is, pay attention to what is moving and important. And celebrate life in all its forms. That is why I photograph and paint. Today, more consciously I want, I have to, and I need to create. Because so.


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photography is inspired by Canadian nature, culture, and landscapes. I’m particularly drawn to landscapes and waterscapes. I feel that Canada has so much to offer in terms of its beauty and natural spaces. Living in a country that is bordered by three oceans, with the Great Lakes to the south, we have access to a unique variety of geographic spaces and waterways. It’s easy, however, to take this for granted – which is why I try to capture these images with my camera. This is my attempt to remind Canadians how beautiful this country is – and to inspire others to visit and explore Canada.


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Angela Treat Lyon painting & sculpture

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make art because I must. It’s a cellular need. Images dwell within me getting fat and juicy until they just simply will not allow me to sit on them one more minute. Many many nights I’ll wake up with designs in my head, all clamoring to come out at once, and I’ll have to get up and draw furiously till they’re out and happy. When I was very young, I made a pact with myself not to do any artwork that depicts pain and suffering – why paint that when we see so much of it all around us, every day? I want to see and surround myself with expressions of the feeling I had in my heart about how I feel it could be, and really is, on levels we don’t normally think about or have visual access to during the glaring light of day.

I intend my work to do with joy, celebration, and the great, incredible depths of the invisible world that we inhabit, that inhabits us, and that swirls in un-nameable curling, flowing eddies in and all around us all the time. Mood, emotion, feeling and the underlying spirit – this is what I love. I prefer strange color combinations and exaggerated bodies and movement to depict emotion. The motion of the body; the expression of the heart; the glory of color; the voices of joy and wonder and connection with each other; the unity we each have with Spirit: these are the things that matter to me, that I draw, paint, and carve.

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The older I get the looser my work seems to become. My hand flies, and my mind feels alive and connected to some amazing, enormous, endless source. I’m delighted with this work, no matter the medium – it makes me happy.

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Brandi Fitzgerald photography

“I hope you’ll see the sea. I hope you’ll let it touch your feet and empower you to feel free. I hope you’ll see the sea right beside me. It is my notion that we are of the sea. We are from the sea. We are the sea. You and me. We are the sea.” ~Brandi Fitzgerald

Nature is a delicate, well planned balance of land and water. The wax and wane of the moon taking care of the world’s waters is not only crucial to that delicate balance but also imperative to sheer existence. We must learn at once, the imperative importance of respecting the waters to which our existence rests. It is the water that will forever hold my fascination. If I go too long, blinded by life’s monotony, without seeing the sea, there is a drought in my soul. I long for the sea. My art thrives when I’ve been to the water’s edge. My heart is in full joy at the faintest scent of the ocean breeze and my mind falls completely at peace. I will never for a day take for granted the simple luxuries the sea brings to me and It will never cease to amaze me that an estimated 37 percent of Americans have never even seen the ocean for themselves.

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I spent a summer out at sea photographing Atlantic Humpback whales in their natural habitat on The Stellwagen Bank Marine Sanctuary. I spent three months in complete awe while photographing and observing the wild ocean blue. These images depict, in its truest form, the delicate balance on which our lives rely.

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live on an increasingly small planet in dangerous times. The state of our world is impossible to ignore. Some artists choose to chronicle the specific time in which we live, to reflect our history at this moment. I choose to paint imagery that transcends the moment. It is human and universal. My intention is to create a visual haven that encourages viewers to enter my personal vision, to relax, smile and breathe. My paintings are the product of my dreams and experiences. They speak of hope and love, of mystery and delight. My work expresses the harmony between individuals, between people and animals, people and nature, within a person’s soul. They are colorful and sensual, reflecting the beauty of my home and travels. Although the pieces express an optimistic attitude they are not naïve, rather they come from an understanding that pain and anxiety are part of life but joy is a more desirable place to dwell. My work is evocative rather than descriptive. My interest as an artist lies in expressing how something feels rather than what it looks like. Although the compositions are designed and defined often there is no gravity in my visual world. The figures may inhabit ambiguous spaces, places where earth, sky and water flow into one another and where light and darkness merge. They are frequently caught in a moment of being or becoming, for it is in that moment that all dreams are possible.

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Color brings life to my imagery. I work in acrylic, building layer upon layer of color. With this layering technique I’m able to achieve a simple but complex depth. The process is always unfolding, always revealing more. Strong color, shape and composition give impact to the imagery. My influences come from both traditional Western art and folk art. The result is a blend and balance that is my unique style.

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live on a planet that is a thin place - a place where time and light continually intersect. And yet we are taught to experience life as thick. When we move intentionally through the thickness that surrounds us and perceive Light, we can begin to punch peep-holes into Time. This is my solitary photographic journey, my journey of Time and Light.

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am a Dutch living in Switzerland. My passion for photography also shows my passion for water! Wherever I am or live, I am drawn to water; may it be a sea, lake, ocean, waterfall, glacier, or simply a pool.

When I was young, vacations had a mandatory beach close by. Now that I’m a bit older I want to explore more of the world and found that wherever I go, I am still drawn to taking pictures that include water one way or another.


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Gloria di Simone

tempera on watercolor paper

Color is my life I’m an artist from Italy. Born in Naples I lived in Rome for 28 years, and then 7 months in Spain. Now I’m back to my hometown, Naples. In my life I’ve had many experiences in many different fields. I’ve been an architect, a graphic designer, an art director, a designer of furniture and objects, many of whom I made personally, and finally a teacher of computer graphics programs.

Sono un artista italiana. Nata a Napoli ho vissuto a Roma per 28 anni e poi 7 mesi in Spagna. Ora sono tornata nella mia città natale, Napoli. Nella mia vita ho avuto molte esperienze in molti campi diversi. Sono stato un architetto, un grafico, un art director, un designer di mobili e oggetti, molti dei quali fatti personalmente e, infine, un insegnante di programmi di computer grafica...

My creativity and my passion for color, since always in my life, have emerged powerfully and joyfully through my ‘axquarelli’ (almost watercolors), colorful intuitive paintings that warm hearts, bringing peace to the mind and the balance of energies, for in them are embedded the healing vibrations of color and my innate ability to mix them. Thanks to this peculiarity I painted some small ones to bring with yourself as pendants or keyrings, and I called them HealthCatcher.

La mia creatività e la mia passione per il colore, da sempre nella mia vita, sono emerse prepotentemente e gioiosamente attraverso i miei ‘axquarelli’ (quasi acquerelli), colorati dipinti intuitivi che scaldano i cuori, portando la pace nella mente e il bilanciamento delle energie, perché in essi sono incorporate le vibrazioni di guarigione del colore e la mia innata capacità di mescolarli. Per questa loro peculiarità ho dipinto alcuni piccoli di portare con sè, come ciondoli o portachiavi, e li ho chiamati HealthCatcher.

My art is intuitive, flows into a meditative state through the Universal Love. My paintings are born from the desire to bring joy and lightness into people’s lives, and in their hearts. What interest me is their serenity and their balance so that they can live a rewarding life, rich of experiences, being conscious of the beauty that surrounds us at all times. Being creative means to me to do things with love, means to be passionate and totally immersed in what you’re doing, be the thing that you’re doing, whatever it is. Everyone can be creative.

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il Colore è la mia vita

La mia arte è intuitiva, scaturisce in uno stato meditativo attraverso l’Amore Universale. I miei quadri nascono dal desiderio di portare gioia e leggerezza nella vita delle persone, e nei loro cuori. Quello che mi interessa è la loro serenità e il loro equilibrio in modo che possano vivere una vita gratificante e ricca di esperienze, consapevoli della bellezza che ci circonda in ogni momento. Essere creativi per me significa fare le cose con amore, significa essere totalmente appassionati ed immersi in quello che si sta facendo, essere la cosa che si sta facendo, qualunque essa sia. Tutti possono essere creativi.

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Janet Y. Immordino watercolor

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“Zebra Reflections� watercolor painting was inspired while visiting the Brookfield Zoo in Illinois. I saw Zebras drinking from a puddle of rainwater at their outside exhibit. When I looked down I could see their partial mirror images reflecting across the rainwater. During that moment watching the Zebras drink the rainwater I realized that we are all universally connected by our need of water for survival. Water is life to all living things. I thought how precious all of our fresh water resources are for our well-being. There are many areas around the world where humans and animals survive without access to safe fresh water supply. The lack of fresh water supply has a devastating impact on our economic development, our food supply and humankind. The drought in Africa where the Zebras do live shows how important the fresh water supplies are to their existence. How many animals died for lack of fresh water? This shows the conservation of water is important to ever living creature on this planet. Whether you believe the earth is heating up do to man’s carbon footprint or not the results speak for themselves (more droughts). Animals such as the Zebras may not put any carbon dioxide into the air but their lives may depend on what we as humans do. How beautiful nature made these animals and the diversity that they show tells us one thing: All animals depend on water for life. We have to conserve all of our natural resources with fresh water being the primary resource. As a world community we need to work together for the understanding for responsible water use and conservation. Using rain barrels to provide water for plants is an example. We have a carbon footprint (how much carbon is polluting the air) .... we should also have a water footprint (how much water is wasted).

About the artist: I am a self-taught Artist enjoying painting with watercolor, ink & pen and mixed mediums. I love the creativity of watercolor painting and being able to capture the life of botanicals, landscapes, nature, animals and vintage themes in my paintings. My wish is that my paintings evoke a sense of beauty and happiness when viewed by others.


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Leslie Fuqua

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is the essence of all life, without it we would simply not exist. What a profound connection we all have to it, yet, like most things this grandiose, we humans (especially in country’s like the United States where we have had a never ending supply of fresh water, have a tendency to take it for granted). We must be fiercely cognizant of how utterly important it is; that we respect water and care for it as we care for ourselves. My artwork is symbolic to my inner feelings of water, in that I allowed myself to feel the artwork and “allowed” it to ebb and flow as I was producing it. Born under the “water” sign Pisces, it came natural to me to focus on a water theme and the inclusion of the water foliage as dancing and dreaming - wild and free within the swaying motion of the water, it’s beautiful, mysterious and peaceful. Human flourishing parallels our earth and water doing the same, therefore cherishing it must simply become more of a way of life rather than a mere “awareness” campaign. As our human existence depends on it.


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Liesl Marelli photography

My passion for photography is fueled by my love for life, world cultures and the beauty of our planet, which I believe deserves our love, attention and respect. I am also deeply moved by this quote ... “Leave nothing but footprints; Take nothing but pictures; Kill nothing but time.�


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silk painter & original pattern design Currently residing in Spain and also known as Maat Silk.

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me painting on silk and for that matter all my work is art and more, it’s a thought, an idea, a feeling and most importantly is a story. I’ve always had a thing for drawing patterns and doodling shapes. Swirls, lines, circles, and various shapes of all kinds. Two large sketch books were filled with drawings. I took those and hand painted them onto silk. With inspiration from the forms of nature and the motifs in ancient art. Colour came in as well, bright and vibrant bouncing of the surface. Then words: words that accompany me as I go along. The colours and patterns of a design blend together and an idea forms in my head: of an image, a place, a time. It’s the setting and completes the scene. Each pattern tells a story. I hand painted my designs onto silk scarves, cushions and paintings, plus create notebooks, stationery and ACEO’s.

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Meaghan Troup oils

From the time I possessed the dexterity to pick up a crayon it was evident that art would hold a permanent and significant position in my existence. No fragment of paper found refuge from my fervent fingers and zealous imagination. This artistic affinity, creative instinct, and dynamic imagination have been refined, cultivated, and channeled over many years through education and training. As an artist, one constantly evolves through gained knowledge and life experience. Thus, art is relentlessly being shaped and altered. So it is with my work. I cannot recollect a moment when a passion for art was not embraced by my soul.

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There are three pervading influences upon my work. Foremost is my personal relationship with Christ, and my faith in God and His Word. God is the master painter who tenderly and carefully places us- His strokes, on His canvas of life, in which He invested His all. Only God knows the depth of our tone, the vivacity of our character and the length of our stroke. Yet, even the most minute brushstroke possesses a significant purpose, and if the painting lacked even one, it would cease to convey the Artist’s message. When I commence a work of art, I believe that in this small manner I am akin to my Creator. He generates all that exists, imparting grace, strength, and the ability to fully love. God has bestowed me with the talent and ability to reflect this through art. The life lessons learned from an arduous battle with leukemia have also potently impacted my work because it altered the way I perceive the blessing of life. Facing the possibility of death gave me a heightened appreciation for life and a new perspective to view the world by. Many people describe my work as simultaneously vivid and peaceful- a quality that I believe stems from this experience, and also identifies each piece as unmistakably mine. The beauty that surrounds me inspires me artistically, be it a majes-

tic landscape, an arresting smile, or the play of light and shadow across objects on a table. These aspects of life are so overlooked as we go through our daily routines. My work is heavily inspired by nature as I think that the beauty around us is one of the most amazing ways God touches us with his presence. Growing up in the beautiful Finger Lakes region of New York State provided endless stunning landscapes that continue to be reflected in my work. The nature surrounding my current residence in the mountainous Central Pennsylvania region also inspires. There are many beautiful waterways, fields, rolling hills, and mountains. Painting primarily with a palette knife creates energetic texture that is a characteristic trait of my work. This technique allows for heightened texture and sense of depth in each piece. It is my desire that, through my art, individuals from all walks of life can be reminded of the beauty, joy and hope that persists in this world if we take the time to notice it. I also hope that my work inspires peace and encourages viewers as they face the situations that arise each day.

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natalia alterna

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Diseño gráfico - Ilustración - Graffiti - VEG life - DIY Vivo en Chile. soy diseñadora gráfica, soy persona, soy vegetariana... dibujo, lloro y rio, sonrio. me enamoro, me decepciono, todo es parte de vivir soy alterna de alternativa y de alternancia. todo se transforma, hasta yo mi plan de vida es ser feliz ----------------------------------------Graphic Design - Illustration - Graffiti - VEG life - DIY I live in Chile. I'm a graphic designer, I'm a person, I’m a vegetarian ... drawing, cried and laughed, smiled. I fall, I disappoint myself, it's all part of living my plan in life is to be happy


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live in an age of information — a socio-cultural climate that straddles the material and immaterial, our daily interactions taking place across physical and theoretical environments. Space and time collapse in the face of this digitally-driven landscape, redefined by delivery and access. As we engage this data cascade, theorist Henry Jenkins claims “[we] construct our own personal mythology from bits and fragments of information extracted from the media flow… transformed into resources through which we make sense of our everyday lives.” This pronounced hypertextuality allows for connectivity, remix and recombination previously inconceivable in visual art (and culture at large). My primary body of work investigates the nature of emergence in the data cascade—addressing the way being materializes from non-being, matter from the void of non-matter, in relation to timerelativity and fluid perspective. Extending into the hypertext of time and space, I use address information as matter, the interconnectivity of networks (biological, social, spatial) and the deep virtual space where it all takes shape.

Synthesizing ideas found in physics, information theory, Eastern philosophy, archaeology, digital culture, mass media and linguistics, I embrace the interdisciplinary nature of mixed media, layering printmaking techniques with drawing, painting and digital processing. These layers address convergence, the originating space where substance takes root, generating a virtual archaeological dig where viewers uncover artifacts, moments and mysterious terrain. The resulting alchemy of image integrates micro and macro components, revealing transitory connections while expressing multiple points in time simultaneously.

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There are endless networks within networks—the systems of matter, information and social interaction spiraling, remixing, inviting deep exploration. I aim for a relativity of past and present, matter and awareness: pieces become field notes for a digital, personally mythological, universe.

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Seema Krishnakumar

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Suzanne Williams

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camera helps me appreciate my surroundings, and creates an environment to meet people I may never have met. 
Photography allows me to create a world I could see myself in, the one I create in my head and daydream about, a sort of Alice down the rabbit hole, type of place. A magical vision occurs when I look through the lens. It comes from a place of intuition that connects me and my camera to my world. But the real Art comes when I sit in front of my computer working in photoshop and those visions are able to come alive. I am happiest when painting digitally. I call this my Artography, a combination of my Art and my Photography.


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stella jacoby

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Rita concentrates mainly on traditional style paintings of seascapes, landscapes, wildlife, etc. She has been painting and exhibiting for about 40 years (mostly in Southern Africa) and her works are widely represented in private and corporate collections in many countries. She now lives in New South Wales, Australia.

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Vanda Omejc & Gabrijela Železnik

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THE BRIGHT NIGHTS There was everything Sunny days and dark nights. A sunny day is Love, Dark nights are unfulfilled desires. If only I did not have so many desires, The dark nights would also become Full of Love and Light.

SVETLE NOČI Bilo je vsega sončnih dni in temnih noči. Sončen dan je Ljubezen, temna noč so neizpolnjene želje. Ko le ne bi imel toliko želja, postale bi tudi temne noči polne Ljubezni in Luči.

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Mandale avtoric Vande Omejc in Gabrijele Železnik zagotovo zasedajo posebno mesto v prostoru umetniškega ustvarjanja. Umetniška dela, ki jih avtorici skupaj ustvarjata že od leta 1998, navdušujejo otroke, mladostnike in odrasle. Preko 30 razstav ter izdane knjige in pobarvanke z njunimi mandalami razkrivajo ustvarjalnost umetnic skozi čas njunega skupnega ustvarjanja. Poseben slog slikanja s čopičem na steklo v tehniki majhnih pik, da njunim avtorskim stvaritvam še

poseben pridih unikatnosti, barvite zgodbe mandal pa dodatno razlagajo tudi sporočila v obliki verzov, katera namigujejo in odkrivajo pomen posameznih mandal. _______________________________ The mandalas created by Vanda Omejc and Gabrijela Železnik definitely hold a special place in the world of art. The artists have been working together since 1998, and ever since their artistic creations have inspired children, young people

MERGED INTO A WHOLE I travel through time and space. Gratefully, I observe the variety And diversity of the worlds, Their beauty and originality. I realise that I am not alone, That we are all connected And merged into a whole.

and adults. More than 30 exhibitions, together with several mandala books and mandala colouring books, show the immense creativity of these two artists as developed over time. A special style of painting on glass using a paintbrush and a small dots technique makes their creations even more unique, and the colourful stories of the mandalas are additionally explained through their messages written in verses which imply and reveal the meaning of individual mandalas.

ZDRUŽENI V CELOTI Potujem skozi čas in prostor. Hvaležen opazujem pestrost in raznolikost svetov. Njih lepoto in izvirnost. Spoznavam, da nisem sam, da smo vsi povezani in združeni v celoto.


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Rita Palm Realism Mid North Coast, New South Wales, Australia [web] fineartamerica.com/profiles/rita-palm

Amy Barker Photography Ottawa, Canada [fb + etsy] galleryAB

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Angela Treat Lyon Painting & Sculpture Kailua, Hawaii, USA [web] AngelaTreatLyonArt.com [fb] AngelaTreatLyonART [pinterest] AngelaTreatLyon

Seema Krishnakumar Photography, Social Documentary Trivandrum, Kerala, India [web] seemakk.com [twitter] @seemskk EUROPE

Aleksandra Bandomir Digital Painting Warsaw, Poland [tumblr] bandomir [fb] BandomirPaintingPhotography [etsy] FromMeToYouMyFriend [web] 500px.com/AleksandraBandomir Eva van Rhee Photography Etagnières,Vaud, Switzerland [web] bruchezphoto.com [fb] bruchezphoto [flickr] eva_niencke

Gloria di Simone Tempera on Watercolor Paper Napoli, Italia [web] gloriadisimone.com [flickr] axquarelli_by_gloriadis [twitter + fb] GLORIAdis

Maisie Jewkes Silk Painter & Original Pattern Design Riogordo, Malaga, Spain [web] maatsilk.com [blog] maatsilkblog.wordpress.com [etsy] maatsilk Vanda Omejc & Gabrijela Železnik Mandala Paintings Preserje, Slovenia [web] mandalavaga.si

Brandi Fitzgerald Photography Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA [web] brandifitzgerald.com [fb] mindfulart [twitter] @one44one [tumblr + etsy] brandifitzgerald

Carla Golembe Painting & Illustration Delray Beach, Florida, USA [web] carlagolembe.com [linkedin] carlagolembe [fb] carlagolembe.painterillustrator Ellyn Peirson Photographic Art Guelph, Ontario, Canada [web] ellynpeirson.com [fb] ellynpeirsonWrites [twitter] @ellynpeirson

Janet Y. Immordino Watercolor Schaumburg, Illinois, USA [twitter] @Jyistar [web] janet-immordino.artistwebsites.com Leslie Fuqua Digital Fine Art Cheney, Washington, USA [etsy] 7wondersdesign [fb] 7WondersDesignStudio


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Liesl Marelli Photography Port Saint Lucie, Florida, USA [web] gironaconsulting.us [fb] gironaconsulting [twitter] @lbmarelli

Meaghan Troup Oils Mifflinburg, Pennsylvania, USA [web] meagdesign.shutterfly.com [web II] meaghan-troup.artistwebsites.com

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Ren Adams Printmaking, Hybrid, Digital Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA [web] renadamsart.com [fb + tumblr] renadamsart [twitter] @plasticpumpkin Stella Jacoby Hand Blown Glass Issaquah, Washington, USA [etsy] MoltenColor [fb] BlownArt

Suzanne Williams Artographer Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada [flickr] suzanne__williams [fb] PPbySuzanneWilliams SOUTH AMERICA

Natalia Alterna Illustration and Graffiti Santiago, Chile, South America [flickr] alter_nati_va [fb + tumblr] alternaoficial [blog] alter-nati-va.blogspot.com

The following is the upcoming art contest list for 2014. All participating artists must also provide a short (or long) write up about their artwork and how it connects with the art contest theme. For additional information visit www.art278.org

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March 2014 Women in Art 278 Magazine  

Announcing our March 2014 issue featuring artists from India, Australia, Poland, Switzerland, Spain, Italy, Chile, Slovenia, Canada and the...

March 2014 Women in Art 278 Magazine  

Announcing our March 2014 issue featuring artists from India, Australia, Poland, Switzerland, Spain, Italy, Chile, Slovenia, Canada and the...

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