The SS Stavronikita lies at the bottom of the ocean at 13.8 N, 59.38 W, right off the Caribbean island of Barbados. It is the spot Andreas Franke has discovered and chosen to stage a game full of overflowing decadence and exuberance. A traveling salesman, the Stavronikita fell victim to a devastating fire over 20 years ago and with no hope for recovery it was lowered into the silent depths to lie there – fossilized into an artificial reef which one thought would sleep for all eternity. more » “The Sinking World of Andreas Franke”
Kelly Brown is a well-known celebrity stylist and fashion editor. Below is the Underwater project video and a slideshow. Photographer: Ari Abramczyk. Designer: Kelly Brown.
Years ago I stumbled across a lovely collection of artwork at a Seattle coffee shop. The art was figurative but line driven, bright but soulful and one of those lovely drawings became the first piece of original art I ever bought for myself (a soul sustaining indulgence I highly recommend). more » “Joey Bates – Interview by Siolo Thompson”
Q: The first thing that strikes me when I look at your art is the beautiful, deeply emotive and exaggerated eyes. What compels you to create them in this way?
A: Well, they say the eyes are the windows to the soul, and I guess besides really liking to paint them, the exaggeration of the eye is partially to draw the viewer first to her face for a recognition more » “Jennybird Art”
Q: Tell me something about your history in the creative arts. Did you have a formal school education or are you self taught?
A: Because I was a bit of an oddball loner kid I had a fair amount of free time on my hands – time I spent in the classic solitary pursuits of reading, writing and drawing. more » “Isabel Samaras – Exclusive Interview”