Day 54: Jessica Reese

Jessica Laurel Reese is best known for using steel rod to create dynamic lines, forms, and planes that speak to her fascination with the natural world and the human form. She constructs each piece by bending steel rod by hand and using oxygen and acetylene gases to weld her points of contact. This work dances with the tension between two and three-dimensions, bringing us into our tactile and spatial minds as our eyes move around the canvas. Using a cold, industrial material such as steel, Reese successfully brings a softness and natural beauty to a normally utilitarian substance. Obtaining a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Sculpture with Distinction from California College of the Arts in San Francisco, Reese has been living and working creatively in Jerome, Arizona since 2013. More can be learned about the artist by visiting JessicaLaurelReese.com
instagram: @jessicalaurelreese
facebook:Jessica Laurel Reese.
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Day 53: Joanie Wolter

Artist’s Statement
I love working with clay – regular clay, paper clay and fiber clay. My passion, however, is
sculpting with Fiber clay. It’s very easy to work with and a very forgiving medium. My work tends to be very whimsical. If you walk by one of my pieces and it makes you smile, then I’ve done my job. The world we live in these days is fraught with anger, war, and discontent. If one of my sculptures takes your mind off your problems, even for a little while, then I am quite happy.
My other passion is teaching. Having been a public school teacher for 37 years, I have a love for sharing what I know. And now, I get to combine this passion with my passion for sculpting, and I am one happy woman!!! Being able to show a person how to create a sculpture and take away their fear of trying something new is thrilling to me. When a student walks out of class with a piece of art to be proud of…. Well, it doesn’t get any better than that!!!
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All About Attitude
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A Horse, of Course
Sing Like Nobody's Listening
Sing Like Nobody’s Listening

Day 52: Eric Boos

Artist Statement:
I have been working on a new photographic project lately: Vehicles. Yes, I know, lots of people have taken lots of photos of cars and trucks. But Im looking for something else. For over a century we have surrounded ourselves with motor vehicles. They are ubiquitous and serve as perfect mirrors for the human experience.
It struck me that the rears of vehicles frequently function as “mobile billboards”, sending messages conscious and unconscious, about the people who drive them. Its the part of the vehicle that we see the most when were in traffic, and so its the part I photograph.
I isolate the vehicles on fields of black to focus the viewer on the vehicle and nothing else.
I also like to play with the more formal considerations of shape, color, and texture in the images: they make beautiful if unintentional, compositions.
Instagram: ericboos11
Twitter: @ericboos.
Arizona Drought
Arizona Drought
Concrete Truck
Concrete Truck

 

Range Rover
Range Rover

 

Surfer Van, Mexico
Surfer Van, Mexico

 

Teacher's Car, Prescott Valley
Teacher’s Car, Prescott Valley

 

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Tow Truck

 

 

 

 

Day 51: Jared Bradshaw

Art for me has always been a way to escape reality and get feelings out in a tangible way so that others can truly understand what’s going through your heart not just your head. I’m inspired by real-life situations of love sadness and depression.

My instagram is @laser_mantis_

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Day 48: Mike Garcia

Mike Garcia is an award-winning representational artist working primarily in graphite and oils. He studies classical drawing and painting at Matt Dickson’s atelier in Tempe. Along with co-host Jedadiah Cracco, he runs and moderates life drawing open studios in the Metro Phoenix area, including the popular Drink and Draw at Changing Hands Bookstore. (See the link below for open studio information.) His personal artwork and methods draw inspiration from his art education as well as from historic and contemporary artistic movements. Mike lives and works in Phoenix, Arizona.
Online portfolio: instagram.com/mikegarcia_90
For open studio information, message or follow: facebook.com/fuzzyheadspace
Commissions/inquiries: artistmikegarcia@gmail.com
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Dad
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Ashley

 

Light (Detail)
Light (Detail)

 

Seated Couple
Seated Couple