Mobile Art – APPart – Ninth Flickr Group Showcase – TheAppWhisperer

I am delighted to publish our very latest APPart Mobile Art Flickr Group Showcase. Curated and critiqued by our wonderful editor Bobbi McMurry. Over to you Bobbi…(foreword by Joanne Carter).

“AppArt is such a unique and special genre within the mobile community and when done well … is something to marvel at. The last few years have seen many improvements in the capabilities of the apps thereby expanding the repertoire of the artists who create this way. It’s my pleasure to present this showcase containing such fine examples of AppArt, thank you all for sharing your explorations!

I’ve highlighted a special piece from this showcase created by Lorenka Campos, I hope you’ll take time to visit her Flickr feed to further explore her fabulous work”.

Congratulations to all of this week’s featured APPartists: Tuba Koran, Patricia Januszkiewicz, Jane Schultz, Kate Zari Roberts, Cat Morris, Dominique Torrent, Marguerite Khoury, Allyson, Lorenka Campos, Juta Jazz, CLAY3 accidenTal artist, Janice Grinsell, Poetic Medium, Mariett Schrijver, Claude Panneton, Sandra Becker, Eliza Badoiu, Montse Abad, Meri Walker, Amanda Parker, Cecilia Sao Thiago, Carolyn Hall Young, Eric Raddatz, lila_lile, Ile Mont, Ginger Lucero, Gizemkarayavuz, Deborah McMillion, Bret Chenoweth, and Sukru Mehmet Omur.

[Please visit our Artist Directory and find out how we can add you too!]

‘Way Above The Chimney Tops, That’s Where You’ll Find Me’ – Lorenka Campos

The Wizard of Oz is my favorite movie of all time, and while it’s considered a child’s story, I find it full of deep, adult themes, thereby having somethingof meaning for everyone. Here, Lorenka has created her own intriguing parable borrowing elements from Oz, with her modern day and oh so stylish Dorothy flying above the trees. Since this figure has no face, Campos has expertly invited you inside the scene just as she does in so much of her work. The ability to fly is a dream that most people have had, so it would seem this is a very happy place. But the tale takes a thought-provoking turn by including Glenda’s magic wand falling from the sky. The palette used in most of this piece consists of muted greens and soft blues, but the wand jumps at you by her skillful use of complementary colors … in pink. That simple act ensures that you don’t miss this element and forces you to think. Does the fact that the wand is falling mean that the magic is about to end, or simply touching on the idea that like Dorothy’s journey to Oz, happiness is only found from within?

AppArt Flickr Group Showcase

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Bobbi McMurry received her BFA from Arizona State University where she focused on painting, drawing, and printmaking. After graduating, she spent many years as an Art Director for custom and newsstand magazines. She has recently rekindled her passion for creating personal images and has gravitated to the world of mobile art. Her work has been accepted into numerous juried exhibitions, and has been recognized in mobile art competitions including The Third Wave and the Mobile Photo Awards. Additionaly, her work is part of the current iPhonic Art Exhibit at Markham Vinyards in California. She has been featured on mobile photography blogs, and recently became a columnist for The App Whisperer. Bobbi lives and works in Phoenix, Arizona.