Davidson Mural Progress!

Davidson Mural. full. July 1

Davidson Mural Full. TuesdayDavidson Mural. Jackets almost done

As promised in the last post, I am posting some progress pictures of the Davidson Mural that Ambrice Miller is doing with my help! I am responsible for the jackets, Ambrice has done everything else! 🙂 Check out the rest of the progress and well as Ambrice’s fun musings at

http://www.ambricemiller.com/artist-residency-blog.html

The mural changes everyday because we are working hard and FAST! So keep updated:)

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Ambrice Miller, Davidson Alum and incredible artist

http://www.ambricemiller.com/

This week I have been lucky enough to get to know Ambrice Miller. We are working on a mural for the Multicultural office at Davidson College! She was a Studio Art Major at Davidson and still continues her art career outside of her London home alongside her job with Bank of America. She has art in galleries and exhibitions all over!

She is a fantastic painter and I am learning a lot from her about “muraling” (if you consider that a word) Follow the link to see her website! Most of her art falls under themes of race and religious limitation, which are fascinating concepts combined with her skill.

Check out her Artist Residency blog too.. it is documenting the whole mural process so you can see how it unfolds. I am going to create another post with some of the pictures from it and the link to her direct residency blog too so it can be easily viewed. Enjoy!

Mario Macilau: A Unique Gaze – Artscape – Al Jazeera English

The Zionists

“The Zionists”

Untitled #1

Untitled #1

A falha humana (a human failure)

“A falha humana (human failure)”

A falha humana (human failure)

“A falha humana (human failure)”

Tongi

“Tongi”

Mario Macilau: A Unique Gaze – Artscape – Al Jazeera English.

Mario Macilau is a Mozambican photographer gaining international recognition for his pictures, which are described as “alarming and provoking, arresting and engaging, public and private but, above all, utterly human.”

Macilau himself grew up in poverty sleeping on the street when necessary, like many of the subjects of his photographs. With his own experiences in mind, he combines his love of art with his desire for social justice. The people and places he photographs are often marred by poverty, injustice, and pain, but they are always shown with dignity and hope. In my personal opinion, Macilau is a POWERFUL contemporary artist and has a lot more still to come. Follow the link above to watch the Al Jazeera documentary on him and hear him tell his story in his own words!

“Admit it. You …

“Admit it. You aren’t like them. You’re not even close. You may occasionally dress yourself up as one of them, watch the same mindless television shows as they do, maybe even eat the same fast food sometimes. But it seems that the more you try to fit in, the more you feel like an outsider, watching the “normal people” as they go about their automatic existences. For every time you say club passwords like “Have a nice day” and “Weather’s awful today, eh?”, you yearn inside to say forbidden things like “Tell me something that makes you cry” or “What do you think deja vu is for?”. Face it, you even want to talk to that girl in the elevator. But what if that girl in the elevator (and the balding man who walks past your cubicle at work) are thinking the same thing? Who knows what you might learn from taking a chance on conversation with a stranger? Everyone carries a piece of the puzzle. Nobody comes into your life by mere coincidence. Trust your instincts. Do the unexpected. Find the others…”

by Thomas Leary