What role do women play in societies around the world? We talk about repressive cultures while considering the West, a safe haven for women. Is that an accurate depiction of the situation? Are women in the West truly more free from the influence of male […]
“Adventure is out there!”
This piece is inspired by the 2009 Disney’s film Up. For this piece, the silhouette is hand cut out 65 lb black card stock, and the background is paper from a second hand library book. Then I used simple polyester black thread as the house connecting to the balloons. You can purchase on Etsy here.
5 x 7 in
Loma Linda, California, USA
Quetzalgirl’s Arts (a.k.a. Yazmin Juarez) was born in Guatemala, and came to Canada at age 10. She is part of Memoria Viva Society of Edmonton and also started a non-profit organization to empower young women. Yazmin has shown her artwork at various community events and has developed workshops, which […]
Shakeyra Pinnocks is a visual artist from Jamaica. Growing up she recalls drawing her favourite TV characters as they ran across the screen. She finds inspiration from almost everything around her, whether it be the shape of a vase, the colours of the sunset, or […]
My name is Jessica and I am an artist, and many pieces of my artwork are heavily influenced with the use of color. My inspiration comes from all things that bring me joy and happiness, which include cute characters from childhood cartoons, anime, movies and video games: but sometimes, I get random urges to create unique characters of my own such as sad robots fueled with candy, graffiti rabbits spraying “love” cans and handsome gorillas wearing crowns—with all having a splash of color of course.
“Just like moons and like suns, With the certainty of tides, Just like hope springing high, Still I’ll rise… You may shoot me with your words, You may cut me with your eyes, You may kill me with your hatefulness, But still, like air, I’ll rise… I’m a black ocean, leaping and wide, Welling and swelling I bear in the tide… Bringing the gifts that my ancestors gave, I am the dream and the hope of the slave..
I rise I rise I rise” -Maya Angelou , 1978
Mark Oliver “Twist” is an emerging street artist originally from Montreal, Quebec. He draws his inspirations from the cosmos, the allure of the mystic pyramids, and imaginations of parallel universes.
Due to the fast dry time of spray paint each piece is done with speed and precision planning. There is very little room to make mistakes–especially in front of an audience.
His art is raw, urban, and distressed like your favorite pair of jeans… It tells a story in it’s imperfections and grittiness that is accomplished by being created on the streets right in front of your eyes.
Medium: spray paint and fire.
CHECK OUT HIS ARTWORK HERE: