Volume 23

  • No. 12 December 2021

    Photograms are a camera-less photographic technique related to the sunprints of the early 1800s. Jamie creates her images in her darkroom, working by feel, in the total darkness. No cameras, negatives, or digital processes are used. Each image is unique. More of the artist’s work can be seen at: https://bluenandina.com/.

  • No. 11 November 2021

    After All is a piece created in light of the year just been, where a fire can be taken literally or metaphysically, where everything feels up in the air and destructive. I wanted to create a painting that was static and silent to cover the noise of chaos, in hopes of seeing the dust settle after. More of the artist’s work can be seen at www.katelyngrant.art or on Instagram: @baxii_bermuda

  • No. 10 October 2021

    “Cosmic Event” is a multimedia painting (acrylic glazes, natural ground pigments, torn maps and other specialty papers) that responds to the world around us. The elements represent the brokenness and turmoil that surround us and are therefore presented in a somewhat chaotic format. This theme has never ceased to be explosive. More of the artist’s work can be seen at http://www.nancymarple.com Contact: nancymarple@bellsouth.net

  • No. 9 September 2021

    My work is about the energy I bring to the painting, the watercolor medium which has a life of its own and the suggestion of accident which always happens as I create my work. Swirling Space suggests inner space to me, perhaps under the surface of water or within an imaginative space. The viewer should read it in a personal unrestrained way! More details about the artist and her work can be found here: http://lindapassman.com/lindapassman.com/Home.html

  • No. 8 August 2021

    This piece was created last autumn when the leaves on the oak trees were turning a rich russet brown. It was a wet fall and the leaf hues were unusually deep as they fell in thick layers. The palette and textures of the seasons are always a catalyst for my work. www.shellyhehenberger.com

  • No. 7 July 2021

    When it became clear early last year that we all needed face protection, I joined a group of mask makers. We made almost a thousand masks and I saved all the leftover threads. Mounted on fabric these remnants became a planet lost in space, or an image of the virus itself. More details about the artist can be found at https://awolfenden.com/.

  • No. 6 June 2021

    The use of simple rectangular and square shapes to form an abstract and intricate design mimics the pictures one can see by looking through a kaleidoscope. This piece is interesting because it engages people to freely imagine different scenes as well as colors, shapes, and textures together. More of the artist's work can be seen at http://www.iushakova.com/.

  • No. 5 May 2021

    During the pandemic I started a series on pods - pods as in “peas in a pod” and the pandemic meaning. We are now forced to experience our whole lives near home. Constrained, our “pod” is now our world and we are forced to examine and decide what is important to us.

  • No. 4 April 2021

    “This painting is evocative of a cell or the mind and their struggle to adapt to external (societal, environmental) pressures to persist, and as reminiscent of an island or our planet while morphing due to the constant humankind-induced exploitation in order to survive.” See more of her work at www.agprat.com.

  • No. 3 March 2021

    Sunburnt by Heather Baudet, acrylic on canvas, 14x14”. An abstract interpretation of colors overexposed in the bright luminescence of the sun almost burning the colors into deeper hues during the hot summer. For more information visit http://heatherbaudet.com.

  • No. 2 February 2021

    “Sea Glass” is fiber art by Susan Brubaker Knapp. Susan painted the blue-green-yellow fabric, and then overlaid it with a piece of Lutradur (spun-bond polyester) that she cut in the shapes of smooth sea glass. Then she machine stitched with thread around the shapes. More of the artist's work can be seen on her website: www.bluemoonriver.com

  • No. 1 January 2021

    Vivid blues, greens and violets depict an abstract landscape where the viewer is at the edge of a forest looking out to an open space, not yet out of the woods. Written on the tree trunks are 559 common names of all the plants that are endangered in North Carolina.