Where the sirens gleam
Richard Lapham- I have a passion for psychology, and I focus my work on understanding human nature and our consciousness. I’ve explored how we perceive and internalize visual information in the past, and I am currently interested in Jung’s collective unconsciousness, specifically the idea of archetypes. Using myself as a tool of exploring the unconscious, I visually document how my mind shapes and realizes familiar archetypes in a mash of mixed media. This process usually takes me through cycles of building up a space/subject and breaking it down again. The closest I’ve come to understanding my own unconsciousness is in the moments of ambiguity between a recognizable subject and total abstraction.
Title: Three Nude Figures 13 x 19”. $900. Mixed media (oil paint, pastel, digital c-print, white gesso).
Salmon have serious swimming skills—some travel thousands of miles to return to their original homes to breed. But even though they can jump as high as 12 feet in the air, they can’t manage to get over massive concrete dams that we have built to block their journeys back to their homes. Now one new idea could give them a boost. The plan involves whisking the fish through a long vacuum tube at speeds up to 22 miles per hour and then shooting them out the other end like a cannon.
Jay Simeon ~ Haida (Kiusta) and Blackfoot
At the age of fourteen, Jay trained under the guidance of Sharon Hitchcock, a Haida artist who is also his aunt. After being introduced to Andrew Williams, an emerging argillite carver, he was inspired to take up carving in this medium. His progression as an artist has been very rapid and he creates outstanding works in several media, some of which are elaborately inlayed with abalone and mastodon ivory.