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EuGene V Byrd III

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Allow yourself to confront each and everyone of your emotions. Demand that you give yourself your full attention — Engage in positive ways of release or talk with people you trust as well as finding other outlets. Time is the universal healer — it will get better. You aren’t the problem.” As least I tell myself.

I'll Carry the Weight.
Y'all Playin? Stop Playin.

Samira Sabulis

"Unspoken Stories" involves expressive art therapy to help women heal from traumatic experiences and further their emotional, cognitive, and social integration through music, photography and movement.

This work talks about the crushing weight of the lies we carry, and how vulnerable they make us. The lies we tell ourselves, the way we hide our trauma behind them, thinking it makes us stronger, but in fact it crushes us.
Delusion is coming and one becomes a knot of self doubt and painful memories, vulnerable, naked and alone, unable to move, reliving again and again moments in time. She senses that the episode is approaching, yet does not know how to stop it, like a small child, she curls in a ball hoping to protect herself from the pain.
Reality is Just A story, I have a body, I am not the body. Nothing that happened to that body , happened to me, yet I am lost in between in search of myself.
Purging the madness in a moment of being lost and alone, unable to call for help. It has reached bearable limits.
The waves of madness passing through, unsure when the episode will be over, unable to stop the thoughts and feelings that are overtaking the body, hold on to your chair, it will be a ride to remember.

Tracy Whiteside

Women are rarely one thing or another.  They cannot be categorized or labeled.  A woman can be anything and everything at any given time.  Within are the secrets that they keep.  The world is full of monsters with friendly faces and angels full of scars. We never reveal, even to our partner, every hidey hole where we tuck away the bad stuff.  What would happen if everyone removed their mask and bared their soul to the world?  This is about what we hide from the world and how it twists and turns us inside.  No one knows the real you.  No matter if you were “popular” or hid in the bathroom at lunch, everyone has insecurities.  Moments that haunt us.  And it hurts regardless of who you are.

Hiding inside, watching life pass her by. She does not want them judging her.
Frightened by every thought. She jumps at every sound. Paranoia may get the best of her.
Wanting to escape reality. Doesn't know how.
Depression sucks the energy out of her. Some days she can't stand up.
Falling into the darkness. In slow motion.

Michael P. Viola III

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I’m an artist, psychotherapist, and shamanic practitioner based in Portland, OR. I create intuitive art and lead spiritually experiential workshops. My journey has taken me through the corporate, educational, and diverse social structures of NYC, the desert of New Mexico and the jungle and Andean peaks of Peru. These spaces, people, and cultures have influenced my capacity to stretch, adapt, and energetically understand a wide range of consciousness. I work intuitively, and empathically. I reside in Portland, OR. and work with clients both in person and remotely.

I view art and its creation as an act of transcendence. It is a way to draw the sublime into the material and for the the physical to reach the numinous. As an intuitive/empathic artist, I am interpreter and instrument of this energy. I live intentionally, ceremonially, and experience my role as a sacred one of reverence and service. I honor the divinity in myself, in others, and in the natural world around me. This consciousness has a particular resonance and it magnetizes the ethereal. I experience this subtle energy and channel it in form, line, and color. The mindset I maintain during this process is, “Become what you are” and I allow the energy to move through me as I co-create through its prompting. These pieces are messages/downloads laden with energy, depth, and dynamism. As the artist I am here to ground that energy and to interpret it for my community. These pieces convey that energy to the viewer and begin to facilitate an opening towards higher consciousness.

 

"Right Brain Left Brain" 24"x36" acrylic and marker on canvas. Portland, Oregon 2020. This piece conveys to me a sense of two sides/energies. One of lined structures and one of soft flow. Over the years I've created drawings/paintings that represented this dynamic. I've always felt I was channeling information that I would receive through one side of my body/mind. The energy psychology model I work within, the left lobe of the brain is masculine: linear, directive, and active. The right lobe of the brain is feminine: intuitive, spatial, abstract, yielding, and receptive. I often feel this energy moving through the left side of my body which corresponds with the right brain (each lobe controls the opposite side of the body). I receive it and allow it to move through me, encouraged by the non-verbal expressive process of creating visual art. What comes through reminds me of forms and patterns you can see in cave paintings, runic script, or what I've experienced drawn by different tribes in Peru who work with ayahuasca. There is a fountain of information that is being tapped, temporally, vibrationally, and dimensionally different than the standard 3D awareness of regular life. Tapping into this place and drawing that non-verbal information through is an act of transcendence. For the viewer it challenges perspective and draws their consciousness to that place. Ultimately the work I do as an artist and healer is about bridging these realms of consciousness while shifting/challenging perspective. It allows individuals then to change their beliefs and ultimately change their own realities.

ROMANHO CID

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The transformation of our faces, the mirror  of our soul when we face mental issues. Isolation take us to the brink of desperation and  agony.

Mental Lost/ Digital Manipulated Photography romanho

Shane Taremi

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All 5 pieces are part of a sereis titled Unreal Reality. In this series, an original photograph, shot on location in various international cities, is digitally blended with the elements taken from the edges of the frame to create an expanded cityscape surrounding the subject. The outward growth of frame is accomplished by utilizing the Fibonacci based sequence of numbers to produce aesthetically pleasing patterns, all originating from the edges of the frame. The project is a subjective approach to photography favoring perception over seeing. It is meant to re-invent viewer’s relationship with the reality of the outside world around him/her.  This deviation from the norm of realism are emphasized by these large-scale artworks, depicting urban landscapes containing spaces with vast perspectives where buildings soar above the human scale and architectural elements unique to each city produce one of a kind geometric pattern.

The Artwork is part of a series titled Unreal Reality. In this series, an original photograph, shot on location in various international cities, is digitally blended with the elements taken from the edges of the frame to create an expanded cityscape surrounding the subject. The outward growth of frame is accomplished by utilizing the Fibonacci based sequence of numbers to produce aesthetically pleasing patterns, all originating from the edges of the frame. The project is a subjective approach to photography favoring perception over seeing. It is meant to re-invent viewer’s relationship with the reality of the outside world around him/her.  This deviation from the norm of realism are emphasized by these large-scale artworks, depicting urban landscapes containing spaces with vast perspectives where buildings soar above the human scale and architectural elements unique to each city produce one of a kind geometric pattern.
The Artwork is part of a series titled Unreal Reality. In this series, an original photograph, shot on location in various international cities, is digitally blended with the elements taken from the edges of the frame to create an expanded cityscape surrounding the subject. The outward growth of frame is accomplished by utilizing the Fibonacci based sequence of numbers to produce aesthetically pleasing patterns, all originating from the edges of the frame. The project is a subjective approach to photography favoring perception over seeing. It is meant to re-invent viewer’s relationship with the reality of the outside world around him/her.  This deviation from the norm of realism are emphasized by these large-scale artworks, depicting urban landscapes containing spaces with vast perspectives where buildings soar above the human scale and architectural elements unique to each city produce one of a kind geometric pattern.
The Artwork is part of a series titled Unreal Reality. In this series, an original photograph, shot on location in various international cities, is digitally blended with the elements taken from the edges of the frame to create an expanded cityscape surrounding the subject. The outward growth of frame is accomplished by utilizing the Fibonacci based sequence of numbers to produce aesthetically pleasing patterns, all originating from the edges of the frame. The project is a subjective approach to photography favoring perception over seeing. It is meant to re-invent viewer’s relationship with the reality of the outside world around him/her.  This deviation from the norm of realism are emphasized by these large-scale artworks, depicting urban landscapes containing spaces with vast perspectives where buildings soar above the human scale and architectural elements unique to each city produce one of a kind geometric pattern.
The Artwork is part of a series titled Unreal Reality. In this series, an original photograph, shot on location in various international cities, is digitally blended with the elements taken from the edges of the frame to create an expanded cityscape surrounding the subject. The outward growth of frame is accomplished by utilizing the Fibonacci based sequence of numbers to produce aesthetically pleasing patterns, all originating from the edges of the frame. The project is a subjective approach to photography favoring perception over seeing. It is meant to re-invent viewer’s relationship with the reality of the outside world around him/her.  This deviation from the norm of realism are emphasized by these large-scale artworks, depicting urban landscapes containing spaces with vast perspectives where buildings soar above the human scale and architectural elements unique to each city produce one of a kind geometric pattern.
The Artwork is part of a series titled Unreal Reality. In this series, an original photograph, shot on location in various international cities, is digitally blended with the elements taken from the edges of the frame to create an expanded cityscape surrounding the subject. The outward growth of frame is accomplished by utilizing the Fibonacci based sequence of numbers to produce aesthetically pleasing patterns, all originating from the edges of the frame. The project is a subjective approach to photography favoring perception over seeing. It is meant to re-invent viewer’s relationship with the reality of the outside world around him/her.  This deviation from the norm of realism are emphasized by these large-scale artworks, depicting urban landscapes containing spaces with vast perspectives where buildings soar above the human scale and architectural elements unique to each city produce one of a kind geometric pattern.
Bio: 

Shane Taremi is a Boston-based photographer and digital artist.  His scientific training, as a former Ph.D. scientist has brought him discipline to the way he approaches photography and has enabled him to develop his own technique and unique voice, as showcased in his Fibonacci-based cityscape series titled Unreal Reality.

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