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Featured Artist: Gecko Henry (Album)

Gecko Henry is a musical project that formed and recorded in Santa Cruz, and continues to creatively grow throughout the San Jose region. Whilst the sound is reminiscent of Nirvana-inspired garage jam sessions, the songs themselves are quite calculated, mathematically chopped up into higher and lower portions to form the perfect song salad. “I recorded […]

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Featured Artist: hAndroid

    The artist, hAndroid went to UC Santa Cruz as an anthropology major, but has always had an affinity for art appreciation and creation. Since her grassroots non-kid-friendly coloring book distribution last year, hAndroid has since received much-earned attention from the UCSC crowd. The images featured are from her coloring book, which features pleasantly-worded confessions […]

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Featured Artist: Mike King

  Mike King gives us a sneak preview of his ten part series entitled  Neon on the Wall. Though a psychedelic myriad of color and flow, the artist himself has for the most part allowed the art to speak for him. It’s understandable–with miraculous maybe-natural swirls on top of washes of color that you never knew […]

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Third Eye Pinecone Wire Wrap

Complete: Turqoise Pinecone

  This piece features the art of another local santa cruz company, Third Eye Pinecones. Third Eye Pinecones does a great job of pairing natural pinecone slices with different mineral and gemstones. This pendant features crushed turquoise that was mixed with phosphorescent power so it glows in the dark.    I wanted to give the […]

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Self Portrait: Reference

Today I worked on a number of self portraits, including a handful that were inspired by famous works of art. This is an unfinished detail shot of a self portrait I worked on in reference to the Birth of Venus by Alexandre Cabanel, a masterpiece that I find to be empowering–and is one of my […]

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Burst - Acrylic on canvas, 20" x 20"

Featured Artist: Seren Moran

  Bay Area-to-international artist, Seren Moran, shows us her newest series of abstract paintings, Feisty. According to her website, the artist considers her form “like dancing,” using her impulsiveness to her advantage.  Her characteristically vibrant work mimics the vibrancy of the area of which the art was inspired by.   Feisty pushes abstract boundaries even […]

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pendant wire wrapping progress local art santa cruz

Progress- Adding Shape

  Last week I finished adding on all the stone components that I’m going to be working with in this piece. Now I’ve begun to create the shape that will weave around the stones in the pendant. When working with multiple stones, I initially let the arrangement of the stones dictate what shape the piece […]

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