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Group Show "Inspired By Nature 2018"

Artists Statements

Vorden Art (Denmark)

Artist Statement:

My real name is Zdenko Javorka and Vorden is artistic name

Vorden Art Artist

email: vorden.art@gmail.com
Artist Website: www.vordenart.com :

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Emma Baldwin (United States)

Artist Statement:

It is my intention, through the creation of a body of work that ranges across different artistic disciplines, to communicate a greater understanding of the destructive impact of our Nature idea. Through handmade books, painting, drawing, paper cutting, mixed media sculpture, prints, as well as poetry and prose writing, I convey this concept. I use these disciplines to portray the fact that our idea of what nature is, or isn't, and what its worth, is at the root of our ruinous treatment of the world, and the failures of conservationism. I seek to reveal that nature is not just confined to national parks, or living in some far away place, unreachable to those in the suburbs, but is thriving outside our door. Through my work I want to show the value of flowers growing in drainage ditches, trees planted in the median of the street, and empty lots filled with numberless species, coexisting in various levels of harmony. As well as proving the utility and beauty of invasive and non-native species of plants and animals. Nature, as I hope to portray, is everything, it is not just the pristine, untouched, wild, common to western thought. Through spreading an understanding of our problematic idea of nature, I seek to change that idea. It is through transforming our understanding of what is deserving of our protection that I believe we will be able to take meaningful steps in conserving the world we have left, and making the best of the damage we have caused.

Emma Baldwin Artist

email: emmahbaldwin@yahoo.com
Artist Website: www.emmahbaldwin.com :

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Deborah Braun (USA)

Artist Statement:

Floral imagery is the focus of my art, but I enjoy undertaking other genres.  My inspiration for floral images come from my father and mother.  They were avid gardeners and loved photography.  With the advent of the technology of today; I can create something beautiful, transforming photographs into art.

Deborah Braun Artist

email: dabr4un@charter.net
Artist Website: www.deborahabraunphotographicarts.com :

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Stuart Chape (Samoa)

Artist Statement:

Stuart Chape Artist

email: tookay.1@bigpond.com
Artist Website: :

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Tessa Coe (United Kingdom)

Artist Statement:

Living things exist through many, many types of inter-relationships. An ecosystem is a enormous tapestry of biological, physical and chemical processes and components that have evolved to fit together to make a living community, like a forest full of animals and plants, a sea full of fish, or a crop we can eat. We are a part of these tapestries and a custodian, creator and destroyer of them. They are threads in our hands. "Agulhas" refers to the warm Agulhas current flowing south along the eastern coast of Africa. Off the southern Cape it meets the cold nutrient rich waters upwelling from the Atlantic, causing algal blooms to form off the coast, of South Africa. It is one of the important places on earth where this amazing process occurs.

Our house is on a migration path for Canada geese; autumn toward the warmer south, spring back to us. I marvel at the annual migrations across the world and the amazing feats animals perform to improve their chance of survival. "Heading towards spring" is a celebration of this. "How the light gets in". Photosynthesis is the bedrock of life on earth. It takes carbon dioxide, sunlight and water for a plant to make sugars and oxygen. Over Millenia plants have evolved in a myriad ways to enable them to use this process in every possible habitat on the planet.

Tessa Coe Artist

email: tesshop@icloud.com
Artist Website: tessa-coe.work :

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John Cottee (Thailand)

Artist Statement:

I delight in the fleeting play of nature: clouds, water reflections, growth and decay, the play of light and shadow and the juxtaposition of nature and the human environment

John Cottee Artist

email: johncot@icloud.com
Artist Website: artavita.com/artists/15504-john-cottee :

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Kaya Deckelbaum (United States)

Artist Statement:

Immerse yourself into the forest - trees and brunches are clutching for each other, teasing one another and together creating the forest of my imagination.

Kaya Deckelbaum Artist

email: kdeckelbaum@yahoo.co.uk
Artist Website: www.kayadeckelbaum.com :

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MATTHEW DEREZINSKI (USA)

Artist Statement:

This work incorporates layers of textural and organic imagery that draws upon my interest in decaying architecture, nature and the Mid-Western landscape in which I live. This imagery, rich in personally derived symbolism, is organized into mystical and mysterious landscapes. While the stories created in the work are not explicit, I incorporate symbols that, like signposts, encourage the viewer to navigate the implied narratives in their own way, based on their own personal experience.

MATTHEW DEREZINSKI Artist

email: mderezinski@hotmail.com
Artist Website: mderezinski.wordpress.com :

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Artur Golacki (United Kingdom)

Artist Statement:

The ongoing Talking Trees project is dedicated to rise awareness of similarity and direct or indirect interdependency of all living organisms on our planet. I was looking particularly to capture resemblance of leafless tree structure to our own cardiovascular or nervous systems. The images were taken during the winter time on a very small Scottish island of Cumbrae, my current place of residence.

Artur Golacki Artist

email: gouygouy@ymail.com
Artist Website: www.artgolacki.com :

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Jess Holz (USA)

Artist Statement:

My recent works, titled "Mirror" and "Flower," depict a series of alien landscapes- microsculptures incorporating insect and plant material, imaged by scanning electron microscopy. The sculptures present as post-apocalyptic landscapes, with electric, glowing forms and seemingly unstable dark areas, all rendered in excruciating detail. The monstrous forms inhabiting these scenes appear massive and immense but in reality the entire landscape is less then a centimeter across. This work raises questions around objectivity and the role of the artist/scientist's hand in the production of imagery. Bruno Latour says scientific images aim to be acheiropoiete. i.e. Not made by human hands. But I've been naughty as a scientist. I've been using expensive and specialized scientific equipment for artistic pursuits, which emphasize, rather then subdue, visual artifacts. For the "Mirror" and "Flower" series, I utilized the scanning electron microscope to amplify the electron mirror artifact, wherein a sample accumulates so much negative charge (often as a result of faulty specimen preparation) that it glows white and distorts the electron beam being used to image it. For scientists, the electron mirror artifact is a nuisance that prevents accurate and repeatable imaging; for me, the resulting image - warped, inconsistent, corrupted - is a source of aesthetic appeal and a challenge to the conception of the scientific image as objective and isomorphic with nature.

Jess Holz Artist

email: jessholz@gmail.com
Artist Website: http://instagram.com/jessho1z :

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Malathi Jayawickrama (United States)

Artist Statement:

Malathi is inspired by nature. She finds scenes with water and reflections very peaceful, and, more recently, has taken to painting flowers. Their beauty, the colors, shapes and shadows grab her, and she finds it exciting to paint large flowers with details, on large canvases. Several pieces from her collection of white peonies reside in numerous private collections. In 2006, Malathi returned to painting after many years. Initially this served as therapy, to cope with the tragic death of her brother in Sri Lanka. 'When I'm painting, I am completely absorbed and my mind remains in the present moment. As I reflect on my painting, and how much I'm enjoying it, my thoughts always go back to my brother."

Malathi Jayawickrama Artist

email: malathisj@gmail.com
Artist Website: malathij.weebly.com :

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Michele Johnsen (USA)

Artist Statement:

These pieces are a reflection of a recent exploration into my relationship to the landscape. As an artist and resident of the northern woods of NH I am constantly questioning my rationale for describing the landscape in my work. The magic of the woods holds a special place in my psyche. I seek to dig beneath the surface to expose the magic that resides there, while in some way protecting and preserving it in works of art.

Michele Johnsen Artist

email: art@michelejohnsen.com
Artist Website: www.michelejohnsen.com :

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Dolores Kiriacon (USA)

Artist Statement:

As a fine artist with a background in painting, printmaking, and sculpture, I now use photography as a source of ideas and a tool to create. My photographs are portraits/still lifes of nature's forms, from flowers, dried leaves, twigs, the bark of trees, mushrooms and other natural elements in their various stages of growth and natural decline. I have been collecting and photographing these natural forms for quite some time and I am always looking for that special form of nature that inspires me. The camera brings out qualities that one cannot see with the naked eye. These photographs are taken indoors, using natural light and a reflective surface. When composing and taking these photographs the challenge is to create exciting and interesting compositions to entice the viewer to see these images in a new and different way. They created a new life of their own through the lens of my camera. I am not interested in taking an exact representation but more of an artistic impression and interpretation that I want to convey when one looks at the final image, allowing the viewer to appreciate them in their new beauty and transformation.

Dolores Kiriacon Artist

email: doloreskiriacon@icloud.com
Artist Website: www.doloreskiriacon.com :

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Paulina Knyziak-Niezgodzka (Poland)

Artist Statement:

Artistic credo: Exprimer linexprimable, saisir linsaisissable - say the unsayable, grasp the ungraspable I think that my creative language describes and examines what is a priori in us, some elementary protomatter that comes straight from the world of Platonic ideas, imprinting in us metaphysically and, suddenly evoking some deja vu capturing the essence of things. Thus, I identify my creative process with the objectives of Husserlian phenomenology. Eidetic and transcendental reduction lead the consciousness of my painting, graphics "self" towards the discovery of what is most mysterious and engrossing; the essence of things, their protophenomena. However, the goal of every creative act is not only to reach the a priori cognition of the phenomena essence, not only to extract the "disclosing" object of its "eidos", but, above all, to achieve - not laden with presumptuous stereotypes of acquired knowledge "PURE CONSCIOUSNESS". Thats why I showed the theme Inspired By Nature metaphysically, using the geometry or fractals to show the universal principle of the universe which, like God, or the mystery of the existence man and the nature around him, escapes rational cognition...

Paulina Knyziak-Niezgodzka Artist

email: secesja@interia.pl
Artist Website: http://secesj1.wix.com/knyziak-niezgodzka#! :

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Christopher Lane (United States)

Artist Statement:

Christopher M. Lane 1121 Woodland Drive West Columbia, SC 29169 Laneartworks@yahoo.com 803-760-9035 Artist Statement Religion, politics and human conflict are all important themes in Christopher Lane's body of work. His images evoke moods and memories inspired by real life, and which cause a remarkably compelling narrative. He is always looking for new visual symbols to reflect an emotion or ideal. Christopher Lane was born in 1968 in Minnesota. He was inspired at an early age by regional artists such as Thomas Hart Benton, Andy Warhol, Georgia O'Keeffe, and Roy Lichtenstein. His early teenage years were spent living in Cairo, Egypt. Here is work was influenced by the great architecture, sculpture, use of symbolism, hieroglyphs and the expressive colors used in their paintings. During this time period Christopher discovered he had dyslexia and furthered his education at the GOW School in South Wales, New York. It was here that Christopher received encouragement and guidance from Fine Arts teacher Bill Parsons. Upon leaving the GOW School, Christopher spent a year living in Paris, France which fueled his creative instincts further. Christopher returned to the States and pursued his art degree at Eastern New Mexico University. Christopher has now made his home in South Carolina where he continues to use fantastic imagery to turn his life experiences into visual stories such as you will find here. He is inspired by surrealist artist Salvador Dali and Hieronymus Bosch. Christopher's work has been shown in galleries in South Carolina, California and recently featured in the Blessed Valley group exhibition through Tootsie Fine Art & Design in New South Wales, Australia.

Christopher Lane Artist

email: laneartworks@yahoo.com
Artist Website: www.laneartworks.com :

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Rebecca Lisle (UK)

Artist Statement:

I work with wood, mostly recycled and other found objects - or objects that find me. When a large consignment of unwanted Chinese broom handles - too short for most British folk - came my way, I evolved ways of using them. As with other found objects I delight in the forms, surfaces, shadows and eccentric qualities that can arise from playing with them and seeing how they might develop. My work, inspired by nature and organic form, becomes an abstract construction or sculpture which could also be thought of as a 3D collage, constituting its own space, rather than occupying one.

Rebecca Lisle Artist

email: literarywonder@gmail.com
Artist Website: www.rebeccalisleart.com :

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Rob Macintosh (USA)

Artist Statement:

Thank you for giving me this opportunity of taking part in your online art competition. The images I have chosen depict nature as I see it. Being a photorealistic I paint nature as I see it.

Rob Macintosh Artist

email: Robmacintoshartist@gmail.com
Artist Website: Robmacintoshartist.com :

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Cristian Rota (ITALY)

Artist Statement:

Nature is the theme of my photography. Its essence is an attempt to go beyond the impression, beyond what appears at first glance to be struck quickly on the camera sensor. Rather it is an attempt to give expression to experiences and emotions which through images might reveal the intimate and hushed, delicate and interior tone of the Lands that I decide to visi

Cristian Rota Artist

email: crisrota.adc@gmail.com
Artist Website: www.bottegadellaluce.it :

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Bill Shoemaker (United States)

Artist Statement:

All of my artwork is based on my reference photography in rookeries and zoos.

Bill Shoemaker Artist

email: kbshoe1031@gmail.com
Artist Website: www.billshoemakercpsa.com :

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Kelly Singleton (USA)

Artist Statement:

Kelly Singleton Artist

email: kleasingleton@yahoo.com
Artist Website: kellysingleton.com :

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