Appearing faintly from a distance, the people of New York anonymously speak personal truths in passing. Their voices drift into DIVERCITY‘s recorder, a mere earshot in time, only to fade back away into the distance.
Heather Gwinn, also known as Blowfish Armageddon is a self-taught artist who discovered a desire to create art as an adult after reading Tove Jansson’s The True Deceiver in 2011. As Heather tells it, “I was taken with (the character) Anna’s desire to illustrate tiny patches of the forest floor. It sounded appealing to niggle away at the small details and dirty bits and tiny nubs of beauty that most of us miss. The idea stuck with me
I’ve often felt that growth comes as an extension of self-creation and experimentation. That same could be said for Maria Vassiliou‘s growth as an artist. I first became aware of her through a mutual friend, WallBreaker Rob MacNeil, who photographed Maria in a whimsical series he called “Wonder Woman.” Maria is as comfortable being the artist’s subject as she is being the artist. No matter our age or life experience, we’ve got to push ourselves
Spencer Johnson, he of Episode 9 of the Breaking Walls podcast (below), also created this month’s site header. He sent along a time lapse of his painting. Check it out and be sure to visit Spencer’s family blog.
Toronto-based photographer Robert MacNeil recently submitted some of his most recent work to me and I thought it very fitting for this month’s topic of Vulnerability. Robert calls this series “Until the Very End,” and the meaning is muti-layered. He explained why and how this series came about: “The series “Until the very end” evolved through several magazine shoots with various models. Over time you get to know the models. Many of the models
This is a perfect example of great ways to harvest our skills to make a wonderful life for ourselves! In February of 2013, we wrote about the launch of Bohemian Guitars, which are guitars made from oil cans. Now, in 2015, the folks at Boho are back with the launch of their 2.0 series of Boho ukuleles, bass, and guitars. To help fund the endeavor, Boho launched an Indiegogo campaign. As a testament to how great