Mee Shim translates Eastern tradition and philosophy through her Face paintings. Ultimately, she says, this series is about unification. Onto each Face, Mee has “engraved the symbolic universes representing the philosophy that the intuitive and introspective concept of self are united within the whole of creation.”
With “The Bone Project,” James Watts drew upon his multiple disciplines to create a sculpture of himself — his pain, his joy, all his experiences in life — as a way of making peace with mortality.
A veteran filmmaker, photographer, writer, and film professor, Neil explores many concepts and emotions with his experimental films and video art installations.
Nathaniel Clark paints the narratives that “spring from his unconscious.” He says, “For me, making a painting is a bit like wandering in the desert. I may begin with a vague notion of a destination, but the pleasure is in the unexpected discoveries and unplanned detours.”
Sarah Stieber’s portraits of powerful women are impossible to miss, and her style of “electric realism” celebrates her subjects in a full spectrum of saturated color.
Kristine Diekman & Tony Allard
What happens when two artists draw the same object? Established artists and teachers Kristine Diekman and Tony Allard describe the inspiration behind their Book Project, and the transformative power of creative collaboration.
What is it like to possess all the tools of language and yet struggle to form speech? In this installment of TAO ONE, Alex — a multimedia artist and self-identified stutterer — explores the complexity of communication for the 70 million people worldwide who stutter, which is the inspiration behind his work, “The Stuttering Alphabet.” With pencil drawings, mylar, and video, this installation captures the repetition, interesting silences, and frustrations of language.
What does a mask of white paint have to do with one’s quest to find the meaning of life? In this installment of TAO ONE, Leah — an expressive abstract artist — divulges how her JANUS series is really an exploration of her spirituality.
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