Tag Archives: Mixed-media illustration

THE DISSOCIATION

By Nosam Noj

“The stars are the limit….” Oh, how it sounds like the sweet icing on a cake at first. But when I cut into that very cake, the icing becomes bloodied mud. Those very stars I seek to reach are by something else’s design… my limits, be they endless to me… are simply a box or another canvas to the creator. Must I smile? Нет! I shall not smile. Must I keep my head up? Nein! I shall tear off my head! – The dissociated doll.


Jon Mason, aka Nosam Noj, is a 21-year-old from Trinidad and Tobago. He doesn’t consider himself a writer, artist or musician; he is a creator. This world is beautiful and dark; his life, the same. Therefore his work regurgitates it. He has met many intriguing entities, and some of his work portrays such beings. Find more from Noj here.

THE PRETERNATURAL

By Nosam Noj

“You fight me, hit me, wage war against me, yet…. here I stand. You cut me, soil my roots, burn me alive. Yet… here I remain, offering my arms to you as I close your eyes to your father. In acht nehmen! For he is here… waiting patiently for me to put down my shield. Your father does not force it; there is no need to. He simply weighs the days before you, who I protect… cuts me down for him. Now come my love… dry up my blood and put down my arms so that we may rest.” – The Mother Of Nature.


Jon Mason, aka Nosam Noj, is a 21-year-old from Trinidad and Tobago. He doesn’t consider himself a writer, artist or musician; he is a creator. This world is beautiful and dark; his life, the same. Therefore his work regurgitates it. He has met many intriguing entities, and some of his work portrays such beings. Find more from Noj here.

Mother Knows Best

By Lindsey Morrison Grant

“Mother Knows Best” Digital Collage B&W (Reimagined Vintage Imagery and Ideology) 2009 In another life… another era… of mine.


Lindsey Morrison Grant self-identifies as a neurodiverse, two-spirit, elder storyteller deeply rooted in The Great Pacific Northwest. Grant attributes success and survival, if not salvation, to a superlative support system, mindfulness practice, and daily creative expression in words, sounds, and images.

Cake

By Lindsey Morrison Grant

“Cake” Mixed (Found/Rescued/Reclaimed/Repurposed) Media, 2018  The Arrogance of Affluence is depicted with repurposed “French Lady” Barbie oblivious to the sea of impoverished faces in the ‘landscape’ below her. Frankly, this piece was inspired, not by Marie Antoinette but rather by Melania Trump.


Lindsey Morrison Grant self-identifies as a neurodiverse, two-spirit, elder storyteller deeply rooted in The Great Pacific Northwest. Grant attributes success and survival, if not salvation, to a superlative support system, mindfulness practice, and daily creative expression in words, sounds, and images.

Pink

By Amy Salomone

“Pink” is a celebration of life and the connection between living things, both within the moment and across generations. Natural selection is a process by which species change based upon mutations that favour reproduction. As a result of these changes, you see sexual ornamentation of flowers and birds, developing over epochs of time to pass on genetic material to offspring, as well as the elegant design of our lungs and heart. Each functioning as part of a larger system to help deliver nutrients to our trillions of cells. Old is made new again within this collage, utilizing vintage medical illustration and “Hudson River School” masterpieces to make new statements about the natural world and our place within it.


Amy Salomone of Forms Most Beautiful is a mixed media digital collage artist who mixes science and art to explore man’s place in the natural world. Her educational and professional background in science is evident in her art pieces which explore concepts such as evolution and natural selection, animal behaviour, perception and our story within and of this universe. Each piece is designed to tell a part of this story and to act as starting points for thought and discussion, with which we can change our perspectives of how we see ourselves. 

Jellyfish

By Amy Salomone

“Jellyfish” is a commentary on what it takes to survive on this planet as a living organism for long periods of evolutionary time. Einstein once said, “Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.” and this piece is meant to communicate that idea. Jellyfish and plant life have populated this Earth for 500 million years, fungi for 1.5 billion. Modern humans have only populated the Earth for 200,000 years or so. When we look at life in all of its simplicity and complexity compared to our own, we can begin to make sense of what sustains a species for long spans of time. When we look at our own species, we can reflect on our own potential for longevity.


Amy Salomone of Forms Most Beautiful is a mixed media digital collage artist who mixes science and art to explore man’s place in the natural world. Her educational and professional background in science is evident in her art pieces which explore concepts such as evolution and natural selection, animal behaviour, perception and our story within and of this universe. Each piece is designed to tell a part of this story and to act as starting points for thought and discussion, with which we can change our perspectives of how we see ourselves. 

Neural Network

By Amy Salomone

In “Neural Network,” the artist is reimagining and recombining works of naturalist artists and masterful medical illustrators to make a statement about human perception and natural selection. Within this piece, you see neural networks as well as the main organs of the nervous system. Our perceptions of the world are created by our neural network and our brains, not to reflect reality but to instead keep us alive and reproducing. These neural networks are deeply intertwined with the living world around us as humans are voyeurs of the natural world. Living organisms depend upon one another for their reproductive success.


Amy Salomone of Forms Most Beautiful is a mixed media digital collage artist who mixes science and art to explore man’s place in the natural world. Her educational and professional background in science is evident in her art pieces which explore concepts such as evolution and natural selection, animal behaviour, perception and our story within and of this universe. Each piece is designed to tell a part of this story and to act as starting points for thought and discussion, with which we can change our perspectives of how we see ourselves. 

Anliquitzchan

By Mark Slauter

Anliquitzchan [an-lee-kits-chan: Mother of the Dead House]: Consort to Teoteotlo. She refused to bear him a son and instead birthed the Lower Realm (Ixticayo) as a place for the dead. Infuriated, Teoteotlo changed her into a bat, banished her from the Upper Realm (Aitcayo), and charged her with caring for the dead in Ixticayo. She created Canichi to help her.

In this image, we see Anliquitzchan represented as the bat. The upper half clearly shows the ears, round head, sharp teeth, wings extended out from the body, and teats (green circles) in the center of the torso. The bottom half clearly shows the clawed feet of the legs extending out from the body and the Lower Realm (Ixticayo) exiting the birth canal. Since Ixticayo was primarily created for housing spirits of dead humans, it is represented with humanoid facial features (eyes, nose, mouth).


Mark Slauter currently lives in Virginia with his wife and two cats. The Diary Of A Novice Investor: The Bullet Train To Wealth Left When? was Indie published in 2017. He is currently writing short stories and creating digital art. “Like life, my art tends to come from random and chaotic processes.” He is a member of the James River Writers group in Richmond, VA. He can be found online by searching for Mark Slauter. Currently, available artwork can be viewed at https://mark-slauter.pixels.com/

SEVEN

By Rockefeller

The artwork “Seven” is about split personality and different emotions of one person.. everyone has a split personality in some way hidden within ourselves. This illustration is my metaphor for my different passions in life (arts, music and other simple things). It also symbolizes all the trials, struggles, sadness and happiness in my life.


Rockefeller was chosen to join an art program, “Munting Daliri” (Little Fingers), when he was a kid. He attended a Caricature Tutorial by a local artist, Sir Von Aytona. He did the illustrations in the E-book entitled “How to survive the new normal” and “Flash Fiction.” He wrote and sung an original song called “Amen,” and it was released on digital stores.