Thursday, March 25, 2010

She's Making HerStory: Meet Tamara Thomas in her own words

"As an artist I create.  'The Art' I channel allows many to experience the creative self of the 'engager' and consider what they/we are co-creating.  I am excited to be part of this awareness of the feminine contribution and the re-balancing of feminine and masculine energies on this plane.  The 'Art' illuminates women's internal power to create the realities she desires to experience.  The 'Art" in this show [H5] include the honoring of systems and names given to systems found in a variety of cultural traditions.  Via this process, messages are delivered.  Interaction between engager and 'Art' allows for receiving of vibrations of the 'Art."  When the receiver makes contact with this vibration...the cycle of creation continues and the 'Art' is sealed in continuance. 

'The Art,' ever birthing from many conscious and unconscious influence in my life, possesses spiritual and technical layerings.  In it, one can experience the layering of nature, thoughts, perspective, interlacing of chords, thoughts, vibrations, overlapping and inter-acting of dreams and realities--all creations.  Materials that contribute to layering, vibrancy, transparency and texture all aide in my desire for 'The Art' to be felt internally, externally, and have 'vibrational' impact continually."

*Tamara Thomas is a native of Trinidad and Tobago.  Her mediums include Batik and mixed/multi media 2d works.  She has exhibited in both the U.S. and the Caribbean. 

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

She's Making HerStory: Meet Therese Brown in her own words

"This series, and much of the work I produce, expresses my ongoing relationship to the earth and the theme of introspection.  The connectedness of nature and the surrounding world, guides my understanding of what's within myself and how I fit into the whole.

My work uses a variety of techniques, but almost always includes some film, traditional darkroom printing, and/or alternative/historic print making such as cyanotypes. These hands on methods of photography help me slow down the process and offer the element of surprise, with the cyanotypes in particular producing a unique, one of a kind artwork for each print made."

*Therese Brown resides in the SanFransico Bay area with her husband and two children.  She has been a photographer for over 22 years.

Monday, March 15, 2010

She's Making Herstory: Meet Ras In Her Own Words

"London born Cheryl "Ras" Thuesday, is a six-year freelance designer and illustration junkie who resides in Washington, DC.  Her clientele consist of BBH, Big Chair, and Children's Hospital.  This bohemian painter studied graphic design at the School of Visual Arts.  Find her at your nearest coffee shop sipping on a lovely mocha, or walking around town looking for her next inspiration."

Friday, March 12, 2010

She's Making Herstory: Meet Patricia Steck in her own words

"I paint because I can't remember a time when I didn't.  Painting and drawing is what allows me to express my thoughts, my disappointments, my past and present experiences.  It also gives me the opportunity to engage, perhaps connect with people I'd never meet in an interesting way.  I tend to gravitate to using imagery, double entendre, and metaphor to tell a story in my paintings.

I choose Gouche as my medium because it allows me more freedome with color intensity.  I can lay the colors down dry brush, giving a more flat but funky, rich color...or, wet brush which lets the texture of the paper show through giving the images a dreamy quality the same way traditional watercolor can be used."

*Pat Steck is currently on staff at the Arts and Cultural Heritage Dvision at the Montpelier Arts Center in Laurel, MD.  She holds an Associates Degree from the Maryland College of Art and Design and has worked in the field of graphic design for over 25 years.