Bette Burgoyne Artist Interview: Cobwebs Of Pattern And Form

“My intention is to reveal a spectacle of wood, water, light and atmosphere; to share my enthusiasm for these processes and patterns that overlay, harmonize and echo one another.”

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Shaun Kardinal & Erin Frost Joint Artist Interview: Entangled In Embroidery

“Every artist has the occasional fit over a project, reaching moments of doubtful frustration, but having the other near, offering words of encouragement and logic, can be even more fruitful.” – Shaun Kardinal

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David O’Brien Artist Interview: Manipulating Organism Through Art

“With so much non-linear thinking going on these days, it is humbling to be reminded of the fact that there are still many things in life that are incredibly linear… We are born once and we die once. What happens in-between is totally variable.”

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Stacey Page Artist Interview: Using Thread To Explore Ego & Avatar

Stacey Page takes found photographs and adorns their subjects with elaborate thread headdresses and masks. Delving into notions of ego and avatar, Page creates a seamless melding of antiquated strangers and vague, archetypical monsters that stare out at the viewer with some understated promise of wisdom and secrecy.

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Binary Fluidity: A Short Interview With Belgium Artist Arn Gyssels

“Love and light. Everything should be treated with the utmost respect and understanding.” - Arn Gyssels

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Ian Michael Anderson Artist Interview: Gently Organizing Organisms

“There are ongoing themes in my art that involve the clash of technology with the natural world as well as my own human guilt for being a part of that encroachment by default.”

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Joey Bates Artist Interview: Competence Over Concept

“There’s something universal in expressions, but there’s something very much not universal in how we read them, in the way we empathize and connect with each other.”

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Jacob Van Loon Artist Interview: Layering Upon A Tangible Aesthetic

“The training I received as as an illustrator emphasized the importance of aesthetic versatility. The way something is illustrated can have a big impact on the narrative. A lot of my technical work focuses on the tangibility of aesthetic.”

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Compare & Contrast: Mao Zedong, Then And Now

Dictators! Love them or hate them (philosophically-speaking), it’s hard to argue that a Communist aesthetic a la Mao Zedong or Joseph Stalin doesn’t have a compelling color palette and welcome vintage grain associated with it. Perhaps in spite of themselves — or perhaps not — illustrators and artists the world over are constantly reinventing these iconic images of humanity’s most well-known leaders; this feature explores why.

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Nicholas Bohac Artist Interview: Rearranging Oneself

“I’m not trying to hold people’s hands. I’m not trying to make titles that go and tell you a specific way to look at the painting… That’s just the way I guess I am. I would never preach anything to anyone.”

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