All of us humans are made as creative vessels, capable of capturing images, eclectic memory bits and combining these jigsaw pieces to create new objects or performances outside of ourselves. Daily we recycle thought and images collected from the world surrounding us. Like miners, we must delve deep to connect with the creative spark, the […]
Inherently creative with unquenchable ambition, I employ myself to impact those around me positively and deliver a strong message of self-love and acceptance in all of my work. Directing (music videos, short films, documentaries) is my main focus, editing them myself, often writing and producing projects myself as well. I also do videography, photography, design, […]
My name is David Witham and I am a musician. A pianist primarily, I also use synthesizers, samplers, and various other noisemakers in my music. I studied piano with Jaki Byard at the New England Conservatory of Music, and Alan Broadbent in Los Angeles. I’ve had writing and performing associations with saxophonist Ernie Watts, bassist/composer […]
While objects manipulated and made have importance as charged symbols, my process has been more about research, not just in an academic approach but in an emotional and personal approach. There is privilege in emotional and intellectual labor: I acknowledge this, I expand on this, and I critique this. I produce work that relies on […]
I’m a long-time Long Beach artist. My early training was in music and I’ve been a singer/songwriter most of my life. Five years ago I began painting and taking photographs as another way of exploring my creativity. Since then I have had multiple gallery exhibits in Long Beach, San Pedro and North Hollywood.
Kay Erickson Photographer I am a second generation photographer who used to watch my Mother hand color photographs. At age 7, I received my first camera, and went on to study at the University of Minnesota, where I received a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree, Summa cum Laude, in photography; and subsequently a Master’s degree […]
Maria Dawn is an interdisciplinary artist, work is rooted in human interactions of the self-in-dialogue, multiplicity, and mortality, utilizing multiple project-based specific mediums and context. Themes are focused on modern labor, constructs of gender roles, hierarchical patterns of control, and the mythos of objects. Her work includes community engagement through landscaping and gardening, mural painting, […]
The work explores the convergence of science, technology and mythology into a thickly layered stratum of images and objects reflecting systems within nature. Intersections and parallels in systems become unfolding metaphors and imagery to dissect and explore. Much of the work begins by extracting simple elements and then expanding, repeating, and extending these components into […]