Filed under: art | Tags: art, Barcelona, Dixie Rose, drawing, Illustration, klosetkase, NYC, Ramon Maiden, Tattoo Art
There is something hypercathartic about Maiden’s work, being a tattoo artist himself. As Christians we are taught we are born into sin and when we fall into temptation, we are nothing less than walking in the flesh. The expression “walking in the flesh” resonates deeply within me when I look at this image, because the flesh of this religious icon is fully ornamented. But it serves for a great paradox, the irony of life, of the possible truth which lies beneath. Tattoos are like road maps leading the way to our own journey, whether it be expressing human condition from the inside out or the other way around. They can be psychotherapeutic in a purging way. But for me, in this instance, it is a visual release not to be forsaken as anything less than challenging the boundaries of our own truth (or not), a statement which can be absurd in its contradiction to a commonly acceptable opinion. Dixie Rose
Japan native Fumi Mini Nakamura’s softness in drawing with graphite colored pencils.
Filed under: art | Tags: animation, art, drawing, Ehren Salazar, Illustration, Pencil
Salazar’s Monsterdinosaur won best video at Animatron 2007. Click on the link, it’ll take you to his blog. You’ll like… Dixie
Filed under: art | Tags: Dixie Fernandez on Hilary White, drawing, fine art, Hilary White, installation art, painting
The Great Reconciler
The Immaculate Healer
The Ardent Sovereign
The Magnificent Cultivator
“Life, death, faith and fact one persistently at odds with the other, causing us to wrestle with our own actions and beliefs daily. We structure our existence around what we can prove and what we personally hold to be true. Jesus Christ lived in a body prone to death yet claimed to be life in its entirety. His life and teachings are documented as historical fact, we’ve based our time line around his birth and death, yet people also believe and follow him on the basis of faith. His life is the embodiment of the struggle and union of each, not compartmentalized but presented as a whole. He reconciles all things, producing the freedom to challenge our own beliefs and actions, to wrestle with the perception of who we are, the lives we experience and the deaths we will encounter.
Each piece represents the relationship between the physical and the spiritual, the grotesque and beauty that exists in each person, our own internal violence towards others and ourselves coupled with the ability to sacrifice and love. Jesus Christ produced the reconciliation between God and people so that there exists the hope of renewal and restoration in the midst of the destruction and atrophied of this life and body.” -Hilary White