Born in California, 1971 current resident of Brooklyn, New York Patrick Jacobs travelled far and wide from Florence, Dublin, Berlin, Munich to Mexico City and Osaka with his diorama of ‘Stump with Red Banded Brackets, 2012’, ‘Fly Agaric Cluster #5, 2012’, ‘Fairy Ring with Dandelions, 2010’ to name a few. Through his ‘Otherworldly’ miniature installations Patrick surely manages to capture the ‘little moments that create the mighty ages of eternity’.
Born at Kerava, Finland in 1980 Janne Parviainen is a painter, photographer and light graffiti artist attracted by unusual mediums and three dimensional canvases to express his creative self. He looks forward to old glasses of windows to intricately portray the myriad moments of the city on both sides of the glass whereas at night he is out in natural surroundings and desolate places to capture the illuminations of light paintings created in depth of the night’s darkness by him. Let us explore the multiple dimensions of the artist in Janne.
Born and brought up in Wanaka, New Zealand, Richard’s affection towards visual expressions from behind the lenses of the camera started early. But not until his first voyage with Icebreaker to Antarctic did Richard’s creative passion found an outlet. After his first trip he has gone on to journey from the deep forests of Darien province in Panama to the pristine islands of South Georgia, from Greenland to the arid Namib desert, not to mention the many expeditions he made to both Arctic and Antarctic.
From realistic figure paintings of 1980s to experimentations with ‘fingering’ and ‘photocopy’ Judith Ann Braun’s art explored many alleys of life. A journey of both uphill and down dale at different times in her life saw her sometimes expressing herself radically and at other times with more subtlety. Her own life’s tragedies became a soliloquy through her works such as, ‘Weinperson Got Away by the Skin of Her Teat’ and ‘Six Good Cases for Manslaughter’. After a period of severe pecuniary distress and a growing feeling of inner void she consulted tarot in 2003 and picked up one of the most complex cards of the Major Arcana – ‘The Lovers’. But Judith understood the hidden meaning, her creative love was nourished again and the power of life was a victor.
Eleanor Roosevelt’s following words reverberate throughout Susan Clinard’s life, ‘The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience’. In actively seeking experiences through her work as a caseworker for foster children in Chicago working on the front lines in the community, schools, hospitals, and justice systems; collaborating with IRIS, a refugee resettlement agency in New Haven; being part of the teaching community (she taught with Gallery 37, an award winning arts education program); or shifting her base from Chicago to New Haven, Connecticut Susan fed her inner artist with life’s ironies to complement her active imagination.