The doodles created by Gracki are casually done, sometimes carefully thought out stories, showing the ongoing adventures of her own characters. Other times, they are the product of daydreams, wondering what would happen if Rhinos tried to play soccer or how a giraffe would be treated at an amusement park.
“Dirt is Dirt” is everything a new arts publication should be. It’s a submission based, curated project, choosing two artists a month to feature their work. The people behind it are just that: real people and even realer artists. Not members on some secret gallery board, or hidden internet personalities. What they do is showcase honest art done for the passion purely of expression. It is what it is; dirt is dirt.
Ryan Strand Greenberg’s photography is what photojournalism is supposed to be. His work brings life and dignity to any subject matter, and tells a respectful narrative with each image. The material that he has created ranges from technically immaculate landscapes, to long form photographic essays of homeless encampments.
Maria Teicher is a painter and photographer, but you’ll rarely know which one of the two your looking at. Her beautiful photos are turned into beautiful paintings through painstaking attention to detail and ability to capture the image and the reality behind it. She manages to bring to life to details that are almost lost in the photos themselves, but does so while maintaining the photographic qualities and realism contained in the original image. I dont know how else to say it: she’s amazing and her work is breathtaking.
We’ve all wished for a clothing company that would perfectly illustrate the mind of our absurdly comedic genius friend, right? Well, even if you haven’t, that’s what Neva Safe is. Stand up comic Jonathan Patrick Nunn spits non-stop comedic fire, complimented with an irresistibly contagious laugh. Alexis Mabry takes the things he says, and uses her ability to combine unlimited artistic talent with a complete disregard for social niceties and puts it all on clothing. It may sound simple, and it is. It may also sound awesome, and it is.
The Figure of Fighting is a project which seeks to take a more intimate look at the world of competitive fighting. The project’s main focus is the sport of Mixed Martial Arts (MMA), which, despite its recent growth in popularity, is still often dismissed as brutish.