“What was Once a Home” is a series of drawings that documents foreclosed homes in the Chicago area.
Kyudo, which literally means The Way of the Bow, is considered by many to be the purest of all the martial ways. In the past, the Japanese bow was used for hunting, war, court ceremonies, games, and contests of skill. The original word for Japanese archery was kyujutsu (bow technique) which encompassed the skills and techniques of the warrior archer.
For as long as I can remember, I have been absolutely enamoured by colours. I adore the spectrum of hues, the tints and shades of each and the vibrancy, as well as intensity, they can possess. After years of careful editing and much experimentation, my attraction to colour has blossomed into a style I’ve titled, Chaos Of Colour.
Anastessia Bettas is a Toronto based, visual artist who works with encaustic to create abstract cityscape paintings. In her new work, she captures the vitality of the urban experience using grids to evoke skyscrapers and streets.
“My passion in life is to create art. I believe that it connects us on a universal level. It is my desire in each piece to tell a story about the places I’ve been to, the people I’ve met and all the experiences of joy and beauty in life”.
The city is a complicated place – at any time there is much activity and movement. There is a different harmony occurring in the city – an interaction between natural elements and human elements. Contrast this with a forest or lake.
Mankind has altered and changed much of the view of our planet. Pollution, clear cutting and industrialization are evident in some of the paintings and the titles also reflect my own opinions on our “process of change.”
It was during her daily journey to The Glasgow School of Art, that she began to notice the beauty of Glasgow’s Victorian architecture. The wrought iron detailing, the stained glass, the red and blond sandstone structures, all exuded a wealth of decoration and form on an imposing scale.
This was my first piece of metal art. The one that started my passion for metal sculpture. I have not stopped since. Now my house is so full I am running out of room for my family.