I’ve been trying to connect with nature, its stillness. Everything moves like thunder, while every day I sit at home. Nature moves with the same slow pace, sometimes quickening but always constant.
Nature Series 1: The Bottom of the Hills (Scotland, Autumn)
The tops of hills and mountains usually get all the artistic glory. I find the greatest beauty is sometimes hidden in between those tops, in the valleys at the bottom of the hills. In autumn the colour, the life, asks you to keep looking, go higher. (Oil, 25×25)
Artist, Master of Law, Familiar Stranger. Snow believes couches are the beds of the busy and the ground is a welcoming cushion. She sometimes struggles to explain what she’s seeing or thinking, so she creates. Snow has a love for oil painting, but flirts with a wide variety of mediums.
“I connect through colour – it helps me feel present. I hope it helps you to feel something unexpected.”
Gasp at the medieval jumble Weʼre swimming in the abysmal soup A plague that has spread We live in infested quarters
Culture fails in this new world The Dark Ages are alive and well Theyʼve found their dwelling place In the bowels of the states
Can you grasp the reality? We live our lives on the screen Hoping to find some meaning But it slips out of our grip
Modern day renaissance man Looking to beautify the world When everything looks bleak Pick up the pieces of your soul
Lux Lucis Ferre
Die solis invikti nati When the Sun rises again Saturn spins around our head We see the solstice occur Knowing that light is on the horizon Weʼve gotten over the darkest days But new challenges lie ahead We cannot back off Especially now when nature needs us the most Let the rays of Phosphoros shine Lux-Lucis Ferre
Subhuman enemy Apocalyptic axioms Simplest stratagem Biowarfare blankers Cataclysmic specie Hellbent messiah Unholy matrimony Scarred Disciple Temple of Abu Rowash High Priest exalted Mysterious omen Torn Scrolls The end is the beginning The prophecy foretold In ancient scripture The numbers align
Gordon Lewis is a writer, musician, photographer, and artist currently residing in Colorado where he enjoys being in nature and working on his creative endeavors.
The Covid-19 pandemic has been a soul-searching time for me and inspired this work. To keep my sanity I paint.
I have had a lot of support from Janice Gough, founder of the Art Foundation of Desert Hot Springs. She has given numerous opportunities to show and display my work. I am thankful for her interest and friendship. She has been there for me in many ways.
In one of my paintings I show a couple in a colorful environment. The entities are awkward in structure and they are confused on how to communicate with each other. A sort of, where do we start now.
I want everybody to stay safe and healthy. Wearing a mask is like having a seat belt on. So buckle up.
This too shall pass.
Cynthia Dimaria is a visual artist from the Coachella Valley. Some of her inspirations are Kostabi, Caravaggio, Banksy, Warhol, Bruce Weber, Guy Fribritti Shaw, and Diane Arbus. Her work has shown in New York, Los Angeles, Palm Springs, Atlanta, and New Orleans. Below are some videos of the different mediums she uses.
In these days of pandemics, natural disasters, and stress, worry and fear about family, friends, and work, we all need a respite, a break. Something positive and uplifting – and quick – to take our mind off our problems – if only for a few moments. In today’s society, and especially in turbulent times, we need something to instantly make us feel better, naturally.
— Andrew Lawrence on the place for art in the pandemic.
Andrew Lawrence is a Los Angeles photographic artist with 20 years experience in high-end fashion photography. In the fine art arena, he takes “normal” objects and turns them into colorful, often abstract photos. His recent work also includes a collection of pandemic art. You can find more of his work at www.andrewlawrence.pixels.com.
As a traditional landscape artist, recently I yearned to create a visually stunning yet meaningful installation on the landscape. In my photographic Masked Figure series, a human figure depicting reptilian characteristics is portrayed as both witness and victim to the disappearance of life as we know it.