The Year No One Expected

By Mahnoor Niazi / November 9, 2022

The piece, which I created in 2021, looks back at a global event that changed everything in so many ways. Although we saw loss, chaos, damage and resilience, there is an increased sense of empathy and community. We all learned to put our best foot forward, regardless of what we faced personally; everyone is connected…

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Empty Bazaar

By Jamal Mohammadpour / November 1, 2022

In December 2021, I went to the Tehran Grand Bazaar and found it very quiet and empty. Two sellers were playing chess during their break/rest time. The atmosphere and their gestures and behavior were very interesting to me. I sketched the scene on my iPad, then added the coloration when I returned home.    …

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Post-Pandemic Cities

By Richard Shipley / April 14, 2021

Well, here we are in the third lockdown in the UK. It was a lot easier this time around as everyone has their little routines and the kids get taught via Teams, so no home schooling. This time, I’ve been working digitally, creating work on Procreate and Photoshop. The inspiration came from my daily cycles…

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Holding On

By Jennifer Wu / February 17, 2021

Holding on… to what, and for what? A coffee? A book?  Families and friends? Ideals? Dreams? Or, life back to normal? We have been hearing too many times to hang on, to hold on in the past year. May what you are holding on for soon be within your reach.   Copyright © 2021 Jennifer…

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The Final Touch

By Jennifer Wu / September 5, 2020

My models for this painting are from a photo I took in the neighborhood, pre-COVID-19. They had been serene and self-assured, moving with certainty, in my unfinished painting from a while ago. When I recently revisited the work, it seemed that they — the figures — were asking for an update. A small one, really,…

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