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  Art may not have a stage,  but it doesn't need one.

 

 The world is our stage  and the population is its  audience.

 

 The only problem with  that is, everybody's all  caught up in the  intermission.

 

Art is literally everywhere and in every possible thing.

 

 This is a movement,

 

 A revolution,

 It's the first step towards  gaining

 

 Artistic Credibility

 and  

 Creative Integrity. 

 

 

 

 

EMOTIONAL LANDSCAPES

YOUR ART
 is not about how many people like your work
 Your Art is about
 If your 
HEART likes your work 
 If your 
SOUL likes your work 
 It's about how 
HONEST you are with yourself 
 and you must

  NEVER trade honesty for relatability

                                                  ― Rupi KaurMilk and Honey

"With her index finger, she wrote 'pretty' on the fogged bathroom mirror. Glaring at her reflection, she thought to herself, 'Pretty' was for wimps; wimps who hold on to any syllable that could confine or dumb-down beauty into a simple formula that any level of knowledge, rather ignorance, could understand. She noticed that without the 'R' it's just 'Petty,' she then smeared away the word. That's when she vowed to never allow the term 'Pretty' to attach itself to her vocabulary. She just glared at her reflection and knew that beauty can't be tamed. It's raw, it's runforgiving to every curve or blemish, it's anything but 'PRETTY,'"  

NO ONE IS PRETTY

THE ORIGINAL SELFIE

Charcoal

SOUND PROJECT

Unknown Track - Unknown Artist
00:00 / 00:00

By: Caela Collins and Janae Hack

Within this sound project we did not choose a specific place but we decided to take a more philosophical route, which brings me to the title of our sound project, The Cycle of Relationships. The sounds we used were mainly from our feet, voices, paper, and water, we wanted to keep it natural and see where our creativity would take us. I hope the choices we made in combining these sounds would create a symphony and have our audience interpret a message rather than searching for something familiar and labeling it. The first step in the cycle was internal questions being expressed in the “hmm-ing” in the beginning, questioning whether to begin as the two voices feel each other out. Second, is outward conformity where the two voices decide to follow one another, creating one sound and see where the song takes them. Third, is outward questioning, where the “hmm-ing” presents itself once relationship again, exposing aggressive listening and creating a stigma of pointing blame. Fourth is chaos which is the height of the disagreement creating animosity towards each other. Fifth, is solitude displayed by the singular voice with no other accompanying it. Sixth, is Compromise where the voices come back together even though not 100% satisfied on each side because each voice is giving up a piece of themselves in order to please the other. Seventh is outward questions presenting a positive form of conflict for the result of resolution and coming to an understanding. Lastly and with is harmony, which exposes togetherness, generating one beat/sound. 

STILL LIFE: KITCHEN TABLE

Mixed Media

As women, we have to overpower the internal submission that society has systematically stigmatized and ingrained within us. Ask for that raise, make it known what is and is not acceptable, and most importantly don't put your head down or say sorry because you'll unjustly look like a "bitch" versus a boss. Know your power as a human. I mean how can a society continue to be male-dominated when the women are the ones bearing men in the first place? I'm perplexed. Take that power back.

A REAL BODY (Before & After Blending)

Charcoal 

UNDEFINED

Acrylic Paint

INTUITIVE

Mixed Media

THE MASTERMIND: Mind-Power-Soul

Gouche 

EVERYBODY WANTS TO GO TO HEAVEN (Burning Trees)

Mixed Media

GOOD

Water Color

STILL LIFE

Charcoal

"NAPPY" is only a bad word if you make it one. It is time to step outside of the negative connotations it had and embrace it for what it is: "Having many tight bends or curls." Just to name a few upholding examples: Viola Davis Chrisette Michelle, Solange, and Janelle Monae all have "nappy" hair and it's absolutely beautiful. Stop changing words; start changing their context.  

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Feature image by Bosco Sodi

Art is built on a sociological-political perspective. We must “…realize that the creation of important art is a social phenomenon and does not begin and end in the studio of the artist” (Lampert). Art does not end at its mere fabrication, it is a process before the final outcome is even curated. The network of people used to produce every aspect of a single artwork, down to the bristles of a paintbrush used to create the art itself is one way that this notion of artistic communion is true. Delving deeper: The fact that art is economized, capitalized, and placed in a market, serving as a commodity, exposes how it is a sociopolitical phenomenon. Art does not begin or end, rather it resurfaces, art is a cycle, a cycle that charges our society Emotionally, Economically, Spiritually, Socially, and Politically.🌹🎨

Charcoal

VUL-NER-A-BLE

/ˈvəln(ə)rəb(ə)l/

Photo

WILHELM SCREAM

Photo

COPY/ RENDITION OF

Sir Thomas Lawrence  (1769–1830) 
JULIA, LADY PEEL, 1827

Oil on Canvas

Collage

Charcoal

Mixed Media

Pencil and Sharpie

Sharpie and Watercolor

Charcoal

Adobe Illustrator

Adobe Illustrator

Adobe Illustrator

Adobe Illustrator

Adobe Illustrator

Adobe Illustrator

How an unhealthy relationship can metaphorically and figuratively affect the organs of the body. Ultimately showing how the wrong relationship(s) can be a duplicitous and fickle process of the mind, body, and spirit. 

CAELA KISSED A CANNIBAL

—  SILKSCREEN ARTIST BOOK

Adobe Illustrator

Adobe Illustrator

 

  LEADER. WRITER.

  ARTIST. INNOVATOR.