Come To Life and Salt Spring Island’s Mateada teamed up for a sit down interview with artist Autumn Sky to hear her thoughts on identifying as an artist, art as therapy, visionary art, the balance of masculine and feminine, the artist’s role in regeneration, and more.
Artist and activist Ernesto Yerena Montejano experienced a childhood tethered by borders.
Waves of color wash against a concrete canvas as muralist Skye Walker begins his work. Images begin to peak through the paint engulfed in vibrant tones of orange, blue and green.
In Austin, each January marks an exciting time, a month filled with growth, educational opportunities and inspiration. Since 2013, PrintAustin, a nonprofit which aims to showcase both the traditional and modern styles of printmaking, has given local makers, as well as print artists around the US, a place to showcase their work during its annual festival.
The narrative of young people showing up to lead is not a new phenomenon- in the past few years alone Malala Yousafzai, Emma Gonzalez, Xiuhtezcatl Martinez (to name a few) have become household names.
“I like the idea of street art and mural work… it enters your space, you don’t enter its space. They hit you before you’ve had your coffee. It could be something real quiet or mundane but just the idea that you might wonder what a sentient donut would talk about- like, that’s enough to just lower your blood pressure for a second.” -Michael Roy AKA Birdcap
“My world was blown open in summer 2016 while volunteering at Calais Jungle refugee camp in France. I woke to culture and language completely beyond my understanding, and also the simple power of humans making beauty together – from nothing” – Moira Smiley