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Hernan Faraci

Posted in art, surreal with tags , on July 27, 2014 by shewalkssoftly

I love when artists find the SheWalksSoftly Facebook Page (please add and/or friend suggest it, if you haven’t!) and I get to discover new work I might not have otherwise seen. I’m loving some of these colorfully frenetic pieces by Hernan Faraci.

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Some call to mind the art of Ralph Steadman…
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Hernan Faraci

Agostino Arrivabene

Posted in art with tags on July 19, 2014 by shewalkssoftly

Agostino Arrivabene has an extensive portfolio of amazing work. Tiny tendrils emerge upwards from his subjects, making them appear in the process of magical morphing.

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He adds texture to these blooming, grasping tendrils (they actually rise off the canvas due to molding powder). The effect is incredible; somewhere between hardened scar tissue, vascular systems and the glorious sprawling of roots…
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…or flowers and spirits luring their hosts into other dimensions, intertwining them with something invisible to the naked eye.
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Agostino Arrivabene

Tricia Joy

Posted in art with tags on July 16, 2014 by shewalkssoftly

Tricia Joy’s paints languid lovelies that catch the eye…

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Is it mere listlessness, or are they the carriers of lost stories?
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Sometimes, body parts are displaced and disembodied.
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…and strange things grow.
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Tricia Joy

Artist, anyone?

Posted in anatomy, art, audience participation with tags , , on July 13, 2014 by shewalkssoftly

I found this on Pinterest ages ago, but no artists was credited. Anyone recognize it?

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Theoretical Part

Posted in art with tags on July 9, 2014 by shewalkssoftly

Theoretical Part is a “creative community” of two illustrators from Rostov-on-Don, Russia.

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Most of these works are ink on paper, done in luscious detail.

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There are a number of beautiful typewriter images in the portfolio (which I love, of course), always teeming with wildlife, creatures and growing plants…
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Check out her series of zodiac lettering!
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Theoretical Part

David Choquette

Posted in art with tags on July 7, 2014 by shewalkssoftly

David Choquette very appropriately labels his work “pop grotesque.”

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Grotesque is exactly the word that comes to mind when I view his portfolio. But it takes talent to paint subjects that elicit a visceral response.
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Squinted eyes (is it anguish? Exhaustion?), sickly looking flesh and grungy teeth create the feeling that these creatures are rotting alive.
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David Choquette

The Lost Tarot

Posted in art, tarot, undead, wish list with tags , , , on July 6, 2014 by shewalkssoftly

Here is yet another gorgeous tarot deck, a bit out of my price range, that I find very interesting: The Lost Tarot

The use of skulls and skeletons is lovely, and the soft color scheme is quite unique (click image to enlarge a bit).
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Hopefully one day this deck will be part of my collection!

I also recommend checking out the other categories of art on Dominic Murphy’s site. There are treasures to be found there!

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The Lost Tarot

Hospital Delays

Posted in announcement, art with tags , on July 5, 2014 by shewalkssoftly

I’m sorry it’s been a bit more around here. I was in the hospital last week, and back again this week (not in for another major surgery, thank goodness). I just got home and I’m spent! But I’ll resume regular posting ASAP.

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The H Lazarus

Posted in art with tags on July 2, 2014 by shewalkssoftly

I like getting portfolio links from artists I may not have discovered on my own, such as The H Lazarus.
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She sites some of her influences as Neo Pop-Surrealism and Cyberpunk, Saints, mythology and technology…the fragmentation of the spiritual side of men rediscovered in the advent of new technologies.

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Some very cool pieces!
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The H Lazarus

Sarah Petruziello

Posted in anatomy, art with tags , on June 28, 2014 by shewalkssoftly

In keeping with my resolve to post more of the artist’s own words (when available), I give you Sarah Petruziello’s statement about the work in this gorgeous pencil portfolio.

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I create large-scale self-portrait drawings using pencil on paper. These drawings are meticulously-rendered, elaborately staged and illustrative works that use dramatic and expressive poses as well as visceral symbolism as a conduit for both personal and universal narratives.

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I walk the line between the reality and the artifice of the self-portrait. I do not view self-portraits as mere illustrated recreations of the self; I frequently use my self image as though I were an actor under the affectation of a role. Sometimes I am a stand-in (for the collective of civilization and a participant in the transgressions of humanity), sometimes I am simply playing myself and these works are detachedly recording minute personal stories as though from a journal.

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Truthfully, I create my self-portrait drawings out of a compulsion to document and compartmentalize both fleeting thoughts and emerging prescience. Although some of my drawings can be construed as social commentaries, I do not view art as a catalyst for the transformation of society or as having the ability in itself to make social change. Rather I see art as a reflection of society which we can use as a means to identify and delineate our own beliefs and views, our own stories, and personal histories. By using the traditional medium of pencils on paper, I purposefully disengage from technology to find a more fundamental and corporeal means to explore private subjects and thoughts; by the use of the self-portrait, I am seeking a candid and sometimes awkward intimacy with my drawings.

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Sarah Petruziello

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