Contemporary Art

Archangel Michael a/k/a Saint Michael a/k/a Sf. Mihai

archangel michael a/k/a sf. mihai gif art by amy adams

Sf. Mihai or Archangel Michael was mentioned to me in particular by an ex-cop turned Santeria Priest named Rob at a Botanica about 20 years ago. Since then I’ve had a keen interest in this leader of the other archangels. I have often identified with the warrior archetype and he is a warrior. In the past I’ve made some sketches of him, this is the first mixed media work, paint […]

Aurora art, not the phenomena in space but the singer songwriter

aurora the singer songwriter art - prints available for sale by amy adams art a/k/a amyincluj

Popular culture art with an original mixed media work of Aurora the young singer songwriter. Combining traditional art creation processes with technology including deep dream, digital painting and working with layers upon layers there are many iterations of one image that all started with a piece of paper, paint, conte crayon, carbon and pastels. Here is a gallery with some of the final digital images.

Portraits are a fine art, so let’s embrace the selfie

BP Portrait Competition Finalists from 2014

Hannah Williams, University of Oxford Portraits are a fine art, so let’s embrace the selfie The BP Portrait Award 2014, which opens at the National Portrait Gallery this week, might seem to some like the celebration of a dying art. In our digital age, portraiture might seem to be less and less relevant when you can just snap a picture of someone with a camera. Or, of yourself. The selfie […]

The building blocks of dissidence: Chinese artist Ai Weiwei and #Legogate

Chinese artist Ai Weiwei’s installation titled Sacred at London’s Royal Academy of Arts in London, September 2015. AAP One

Ai Weiwei has been in the news quite a lot lately so today we are sharing this article written by Anne Harris from Monash University. Later this week there will be more shared here as well. Thanks for visiting the blog and feel free to share your thoughts and opinions in the comment section. Below this article are a series of links to ‘#legogate‘ articles. Author: Anne Harris, Monash UniversityThe […]

ARTICLE: The Liberty Project: What’s behind it? and a few pix

the liberty project study 2 - artist amy marie adams

Studies for the Liberty Project: Two Paintings Acrylic on stretched canvas 30x40cm Oil on canvas mounted on board 40x40cm Here are 2 recent paintings for a project that I am working on, for now I will call it ‘The Liberty Project.’ Over the last years it seems that there is a lot of hate towards immigrants in the US and in addition since the whole 9/11 incident the US government […]

Giacomo Brunelli BW Photos

Giacomo Brunelli's Dog Photograph from his book The Animals [Copyright Giacomo Brunelli]]

Dog Photograph from his book The Animals Giacomo Brunelli does not publish basic photography, he creates works – herein lies the difference between art photography and photography in general. On a personal note I am particularly fond of animals as subjects in creative works. Here is a collection where animals are shown in ways that can evoke a myriad of thoughts, feelings and stir your emotions. You can see an […]