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manhattan

Posted by on Mar 2, 2014 in Home | 0 comments

This cityscape depicts the frenzy of the big city which holds a dizzying array of sights, sounds and people. Perhaps such a vast place allows for some anonymity or reinvention of the self; can a journey of self discovery and belonging first involve getting lost? Valerio D’Ospina’s long brushstrokes and grey palette create a sense of life in...

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There is a cartoonish ‘wackiness’ to this image that piqued my interest. It’s a surreal and sci-fi sort of scene, yet the energy and connection between the worms and pods reminds me of the basic human drive to reach out, seek others, and be embedded in a societal framework.

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sticks

sticks

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This eco-friendly artist arranges a delightfully quaint set of animals that echoes of the woodland or forest habitat. These little totem animal carvings in snow are beautifully rustic and hint at a spiritual significance rooted in nature. There is something almost sacred about this image that reminds me our ties to the collective Earth...

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their old volvo

their old volvo

Posted by on Mar 2, 2014 in Home | 0 comments

I think that the conventional trappings the word ‘home’ might conjure up is presented here. The house and car pairing are the foundations of the typical homestead in my small hometown and across the world. It stirs up ambivalent feelings of coziness, warmth, monotony and the pressures of conformity that play a role in pushing me to explore how...

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Rusty

Rusty

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The angle with which we view the machinery makes it seem magnificently powerful and commanding as it dominates the picture. ‘Rusty’ implies it has grown obsolete and past the prime of it’s functional ability but Mike Smith presents it in a glorious light, celebrating it as a mighty relic. I think about the trove of artifacts from my...

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mutual metaphors

mutual metaphors

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Mars-1 presents an explosive scene of organic and geometric shapes that interweave and layer to produce something that does not resemble anything coherent or familiar to me. I included this piece in this exhibition because I think it encapsulates how one person’s expression of their interests and understanding of reality can be confusing and alien to...

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