Photos sent by Andrea Rondina who ‘ ventured off to Long Beach, LA’s famous harbor city and home of Snoop Dogg. ‘ Thank you Dre and friends!!
” Rich deep colors aren’t achieved by applying solid color, but by blending a range of colors in your shadows and highlights. Add a bit of purple to your blues or yellow and orange to your browns to achieve richer, deeper pallets of color in your work. Even kids can create amazing works of art with the help of Rich Color Crayons. Each crayon has speckles of other colors to enhance each stroke with beautiful vibrant colors. ”
Liz Hickok is a San Francisco-based artist working in photography, video, sculpture, installation, and currently, Jell-O. Hickok received her Masters in Fine Arts from Mills College in Oakland, California. She earned a BFA and BA from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts and Tufts University in Boston, Massachusetts. Hickok lived and worked in Boston for over ten years before moving to the San Francisco Bay Area.
” I create glowing, jellied scale models of urban sites, transforming ordinary physical surroundings into something unexpected and ephemeral. Lit from below, the molded shapes of the city blur into a jewel-like mosaic of luminous color and volume. The gelatinous material also evokes uncanny parallels with the geological uncertainties of San Franciscoâ€™s landscape. While the translucent beauty of the compositions first seduces the viewer, their fragility quickly becomes a metaphor for the transitory nature of human artifacts. ”
” I was born in Chagrin Falls, Ohio in June of 1986. Since then I have lived in suburban Philadelphia and now in Baltimore, Maryland, where I attended the Maryland Institute College of Art. I graduated summa cum laude in May of 2009. I like grilled cheese sandwiches and Sci-Fi Channel original movies. ” – Sam Bosma
Billy Kidd, a fashion photographer based in New York, continues to produce high quality work. He has done work for magazines like Bello, LA â€˜G, and Plaza. The hair pieces remind me of the scrambled Rubik’s cube sitting on my desk.
‘ Hugo Crosthwaite was born in Tijuana, Mexico in 1971 and grew up in the tourist-heavy beach town of Rosarito. Crosthwaite graduated from San Diego State University in 1997 with a BA in Applied Arts and Sciences from the School of Art, Art Design and Art History. The artist currently lives in Williamsburg, New York and is working on canvases for an upcoming solo show at Pierogi 2000′s Brooklyn gallery in Fall 2009. ‘