There are things in life that are predictable, normalcy that we can expect, bringing security in the ordinary. Dirt, for example, is often, quite literally, below our notice. It is a guarantee of firmness beneath our feet, allowing us to step with little thought or worry. In Hózhó […]
Karilee Park is currently studying art education and the impact of an artistic identity. She creates using a variety of mediums such as drawing, poetry, and bursting into random song in public.
There is something to be said about experience, about story. Every person has their own and no story is exactly alike. Yet, somehow, all stories have the power to connect us. The human experience, though unique, shows evidence of a life lived. Stories allow people to relate to […]
Raw Emotions Will Speak to Those Unfamiliar with the Stories in J. Kirk Richards’ “Carried Away in a Vision”
In Roger and Hammerstein’s The Sound of Music, Maria says that “when God closes a door, he opens a window,” alluding to the hope of new opportunities presented in the face of current obstacles. When an artist chooses to work from within a specific culture and experience, possibly […]
The Bible, oddly enough, is full of love stories, with none so prominent as that of the first man and woman. Nancy Andruk Olson explores this ancient romance, before the arrival of the serpent and the couple’s ultimate expulsion, in her collection Lover Lay Down. Snuggled away in downtown […]
A piece of art is like a fingerprint. Even if two artists use the same tools, processes, inspiration, and subject matter, each finished piece, no matter how similar, will display subtle differences because each artists’ experience is their own and, whether they like it or not, their work is stamped with their unique signature of personal perspective developed throughout their life.
Rose Dall’s “I Was, I Am” utilizes relief typography in contrast to her two-dimensional self portrait. A hand, formed of strong brush strokes, pulls Dall through a cacophony of negative talk and stereotypes that threaten to drown her; her face breaks through the debilitating wave to be embraced by positive phrases of who she really is, her worth, and her essential presence, illuminating the powerful need of a helping hand that people so often struggle to reach for.
Maynard Dixon captured the dry heat of our desert landscape in dusty yellows and browns, but he could also remind us of quieter nights and bright skies with an array of blues and greens. Each painting of earth, sky, or being is a graphic depiction of shapes created […]
An eerie, green glow shrouds numerous faces and figures with painted or printed veils. Bright swirls of colored oils make paths for flying silhouettes of birds. Those same birds are bound to a dark border of black ink, stopping them mid-flight. In her show at Provo’s Writ and […]