Welcome to our fourth APPart Video Showcase. Bobbi McMurry has curated a wonderful set of images from our Flickr group and she has also selected her three favourite images and written thoughtfully about each one. I have created a video showcase with the images for your viewing pleasure. (Foreword by Joanne Carter).
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“Every two weeks while I’m really combing over your artwork to make my selections for the showcase, I realize just how fortunate I am to be inspired by all of you every day. The artwork gets better and better and it’s a joy to witness. This showcase will no doubt be one you’ll want to spend time with! I’ve highlighted three special pieces contained in the showcase and hope you’ll all take the time to visit each of these artist’s Flickr feeds and get acquainted with more of their work”.
Congratulations to all of this week’s featured APPartists: Riel Noir, Pamela Hochschartner Viola, Brett Chenoweth, Mandolina Moon, Kate Zari Roberts, Carolyn Hall Young, Allyson Marie, Meri Walker, Lorenka Campos, Poetic Medium, Mariette Schrijver, Susan Rennie, Jane Schultz, Diana Nicholette Jeon, Eliza Badoiu, Michelle Robinson, Labarussiat Claude
Pamela Hochschartner Viola / Blue Potatoes
This brilliant work’s simplicity and deep rich palette is gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous. Pamela has masterfully composed a line of delicious blue “potatoes” along the lower portion of the composition. Above, you’ll find the juxtaposition of a levitating and beautifully delicate feather. Just as the potatoes are found below ground as they would grow in nature, the feather is in the sky as if on a bird in flight. It’s a somewhat traditional theme shown in a very non-traditional fashion. This piece leaves me in awe, and I wish I’d created it!
Lorenka Campos / Title: Somehow, I’m Neither Here Nor There
Disparate elements harmoniously blended with such smooth transitions make one believe in the reality depicted in this masterful surreal image. The luminous lighting contrasts with the extreme darks and lead you straight to the subject whose oversized scale leaves you a little disturbed!
Brett Chenoweth / Ancient Parallels
The prominent, stark Ionic columns are marked with red horizontal lines and notations as if a plan is taking shape. Smack dab in the center of the foreground is a young plant bleeding off the lower edge. And then you find, partially hidden by the plant, a decapitated head with his eyes open to the atrocities around him. I’m reminded of the Ayn Rand story “The Fountainhead” where Howard Roark refuses to compromise his artistic integrity in his architectural work. His contemporaries are designing office buildings with white columns while Roark refuses. Consequently, Roark pays dearly, buy not quite a much as this poor sole in Brett’s work.