Fay Wood

“I’m inspired by the materials I work with (usually found objects); the touch, feel and intensity of them. The pleasure of working with a beautiful piece of wood, the visual impact of applied color, and the textures of fabrics; how I can imagine the ways to use them is intensely moving.”

Bird in Flight - Collage 20 x 20 in.

“Art using found objects has attracted me since 1965, when I was living in the San Francisco Bay Area, and saw large sculptures by local artists made from detritus on the Bay shore. They were fantastic, noisy, beautiful works with great humor and form - I never have forgotten them. As an art student at Massachusetts College of Art in Boston, Mass. I began studying painting, but later, when I was attending a life drawing group, a sculptor encouraged me to carve directly in wood. This began what has become a deep love for sculpture and, later found object assemblage.

In 1992, when I finally had a permanent studio in the Hudson Valley of New York State, I began combining found objects with the cherry wood carvings I had been doing and continue to do so; adding found rag paper, wire, and paint to the mix.

I have also continued to paint, draw, and create tapestries and, recently I have completed an 18 piece portfolio of collages. I have an extensive exhibition history, including The Proskauer prize from the National Sculpture Society, exhibitions at Brookgreen Gardens, S. Carolina, Biennale Dell Arte Contemporanea, Florence, Italy, where I have been invited again in 2019, as well as many solo, group and invitational exhibitions in the USA. I will also be a featured artist with Artrepreneur, a website assisting artists to further their careers, in a film on PBS worldwide in April 2019.”

Reunion - Found object sculpture 44 x 42 x 44 in.
Mantis - Found object sculpture 60 x 16 x 18 in.
I Thought I Stood - Collage 28 x 21.5 in.
Goddess of Light Work - Found object sculpture 62 x 23 x 47 in.

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Anne Jeffery

"I photograph the diminutive landscapes of wild and garden flowers, leaves and grasses, and the birds, bugs, and butterflies that dwell within. My montages merge these photographs with clouds, streams, waterfalls, bubbles, and splashes of color. I intertwine multiple layers into a final composition."

Winsome - Photomontage 28 x 28 in.

"Growing up in California, under the spell of such luminaries of photography as Ansel Adams, Imogen Cunningham, and Edward Weston, I was entranced with the photographic process.  After receiving a sensible college degree, I went on to study photography at Brooks Institute of Photography. I left Brooks to begin a career with the Federal Government documenting wildfires for the Bureau of Land Management. During my Federal career, I worked as a photographer, a public relations specialist and National Deputy Director for BLM’s Office of Fire and Aviation. Over the years my work has evolved from documentary photographs into creating fine art multi-layered digital photomontages. 

My photomontages may be composed of up to 70 different layers.  A layer may be an original digital photograph, a digital creation such as flare, fog, stars, shadows, color splashes or a layer may modify another layer by adjusting exposure, hue, saturation, color, and/or texture.

I have studied under some of the masters of photography including workshops with Al Weber, Philip Hyde, Maggie Taylor, and Ysabel LeMay. In addition, I had the great honor of being selected to work as an assistant to Ansel Adams at one of his Yosemite Workshops. 

I was a finalist in the Julia M. Cameron Award for Women Photographers - Alternative Processes 2016 and had my work exhibited at Berlin Foto Biennale - 4th Biennial of Fine Art & Documentary Photography. My work is currently being exhibited at Friedman Memorial Airport, St Luke's Medical Center, 7Fuego Restaurant and Bellevue Public Library.”

Mordor - Photomontage 28 x 28 in.
Blossoms - Photomontage 28 x 28 in.
Bouquet - Photomontage 28 x 28 in.
Florescence - Photomontage 28 x 28 in.

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Aleksandr Shablyko

"I explore other worlds that sometimes manifest themselves in our world and influence it. My paintings are artifacts from expeditions to parallel dimensions. The works are united by a common concept, the interweaving of storylines and a geographical map."

Approach to the Core of Matter - Oil on MDF 50,5 x 51 cm

“Belarusian artist, Aleksandr Shablyko creates sublimely intricate tableaus which draw the viewer into complex parallel universes of mythical and transcendental aura. Brushstroke by brushstroke these painstakingly builts paths which invite us into the otherworldly and feast in a buoyancy of color and texture. A cohesive body of work,   Shablyko’s paintings are very recognizable and unique.”

- Myrina Tunberg Georgiou (Circle Foundation Curator)

Evening Twinkle - Acrylic on MDF 52 x 42 cm
Dragon Road - Acrylic on canvas 45 x 60 cm
Under the Diamond-Shaped Moon - Oil on MDF 88 x 56,5 cm
The Ark and the Axis of World - Oil on MDF 50 x 80 cm

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Satomi Sugimoto

"I have always been attracted to forms and lines since I was a child. I see motifs of life reflected in my work including organic forms, elemental forces, body parts of humans, insects and animals. My art-making is a spiritual process; a search for the essence of objects."

My Name Is New Day, 2017 - Oil and glue on stone powder clay 14.5 x 16 x 13.5 in. / 36.5 x 41 x 34 cm

Satomi Sugimoto was born in Fukuoka, Japan, in 1982 and currently lives and works in Tokyo. She received her BFA from School of Visual Arts in New York. As a sculptor, she creates intimate-scale forms which are very raw, primitive, and organic with a very sensitive use of painting. She sees her art-making is a spiritual process; a search for the essence of objects and a process of purification where a single element is explored, honed and expressed.

Bird, 2018 - Oil, glue, and steel wire on stone powder clay 13.4 x 16.1 x 6.1 in. / 34 x 41 x 15.5 cm
Dancer, 2018 - Oil, glue, and steel wire on stone powder clay 19.3 x 23.6 x 8.6 in. / 49 x 60 x 22 cm
Ballerina, 2017 - Oil, glue, and steel wire on stone powder clay 14.5 x 20 x 10.5 in. / 37 x 51 x 26 cm
Moonlight , 2017 - Oil and glue on stone powder clay 18 x 6 x 10 in. / 46 x 15 x 25.5 cm

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Daisuke Okamoto

Daisuke Okamoto’s drawing “OKAINA IMAGE” investigates the cycle of life in the complex, biomorphic, narratives of the organic. Influenced by all that are sci-fi, nationalism and psychedelic culture; Okamoto’s drawings are intricate systems of penmanship.

Flying Whale - Mural

Raised in Tokyo, Japan, and currently living and working in Los Angeles, Daisuke Okamoto's art represents identity and transformation. With an intense passion for intricate ink line drawings, Okamoto has been known to work over a year on a single piece.

Represent LA Mural
Mushpace - Ink on paper 15 x 20 in.
The Deep Sea Fish - Ink on paper 6 x 6 in.
The Beginning of Love - Ink on paper 11 x 14 in.

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