Thomas H. Durand Photography
Thomas H. Durand, originally
from New York City, is a graduate of the Museum School of Fine Arts
and an active painter and photographer in the Boston area. In addition
to producing his own work, Thomas curates shows at JP Licks, public
art locations, and sits on the board of JP Arts Council.
The sock monkey
doll became Thomas's photographic subject after a particularly
personal time of crisis. At the time these, hand made, depression era
dolls were perfect figures to express the seemingly never-ending, raw
emotions he was experiencing. Thomas's images are simultaneously playful,
hopeful and even comforting. Between the images, their titles and the
human experiences they evoke, there are often multiple ways of entering
and engaging his work that bring tears to some and laughter to others. "My
inspirations come from many places, which incorporate my thoughts on
the human condition generally - on religion, nature, music, art history,
American icons, social and current issues in addition to my own emotional
demons and delights."
The black and white images
are gelatin silver prints, hand printed by the photographer from the
original negative. Each image is a limited edition and printed to archival
standards on double weight fiber paper signed and numbered on the back.
The color images (except the painted images) are similarly from original
negatives printed by a professional color lab to archival standards.
No monkeys were harmed in
the making of these photographs. More images and information can be
viewed at www.monkeysox.com firstname.lastname@example.org
Monkey Chow is the
illustration and design work of Boston based artist Aaron Kovalcsik.
Every character that has been brought to life on paper is caught
in an intrinsically profound moment that is at the crux of their
entire life. At this moment the artist lets us swap roles from
viewers to voyeurs allowing us a peek into their thoughts and
emotions. Fueling the quirky ideas behind these colorfully illustrated
characters and captions are friends, family, and requests from
Monkey Chow fans like you.
- Aaron | MonkeyChow.com
My bold floral images
evoke a connection to the works of famed painter Georgia O'Keefe;
the focus is on the inner beauty of the flower itself, When looking
carefully, one is able to see natural forms within the flowers
- the fresh artistry of this collection revisits the pioneering "blossom" series
by botanical photographer Imogen Cunningham, and softly-abstracted
floral images by nature photographer Mary Ellen Schultz. Enjoy!
My digital color photography concentrates on the inner works
of a flower and its magic. As a local Boston Artist, I try to
bring beauty to the inner city as well as to the suburbs.
This is a sampling of my portfolio. Pricing and sizes to be discussed.
I also can take the images and make greeting cards. You can view
my images at www.robertadiamond.com or contact me at 617-417-4150
INSPIRED BY THE
NEW YORK GRAFITTI MOVEMENT.
Work is fused with
the essence of everyday life and the imagery of Saturday morning
cartoons. It creates a medium that is appreciated by youth and adults
alike, This work consists of raw materials, acrylics and spray paint.
Info coming soon
I've found that much of the art
that resonates with me causes a strong visceral reaction, and
my instinct is to want to touch the work. In my own work, I use
combinations of materials with inherently tactile properties.
By referencing touch, there arises a suggestion of intimacy.
That suggestion can evoke a multitude of responses ranging all
the way from from attraction to repulsion.
Formally, I enjoy the challenges
of integrating materials of contrasting textures or surfaces,
and opening and extending the traditionally two dimensional picture
plane into the third dimension.
I pounce on glimpses, capturing images that twitch in my gut.
I move by instinct, marking the paper.
Awakening from my catnap
I remember and respond with light, dark, and color,
Calling out stories
from my alley.
Winter freezes out summer,
composting its spoils under icy crust.
New paths emerge in mucky tracks
of charcoal, wax, ink and paint.
Rips, drips, and ooze brush and hiss.
I stalk with false starts.
I watch out, I reach in, and I reemerge.
Painting, I see in the dark,
Continuing my travels,
my nine lives.
About The Artist:
was born outside of Chicago in 1951, and grew up in Illinois
and Wisconsin. She received a B.F.A. from Illinois Wesleyan University in studio
art and an MEd from Lesley University in Expressive Therapies. She has
lived in Jamaica Plain for close to 30 years, been an Art Teacher
at Weston Middle School for over 20 years, has exhibited extensively around
and beyond the Boston area, and has been active in the community
of Jamaica Plain, including being one of the people who founded Jamaica
Plain Open Studios
Contact Information: Dawn
Home: 2B Brewer Street, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
The Eclipse Mill, 243 Union St, North Adams, MA 01247