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May 24, 2020

Van Tran Nguyen

Artist and PhD candidate

@vannypoopants

vantrannguyen.com 

In a few words state who you are, your occupation and what it is that you create.
I'm currently a PhD candidate in the department of media arts at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI), my work is mainly media -based but I've done performances and installations.


Describe what you see when you look out your window.
Right now, my partner and I are quarantining together, we were in a long-distance relationship before this all went down but now he's here with me. Since he's here and needs the drawing table for his illustration work, I've sequestered myself to the living room which has a large window overlooking the hill that RPI sits on and some of my neighbor's backyard. 


What is a podcast, book, or song that is keeping you sane?
I've been listening to upbe...

May 22, 2020

Fotini Galanes

Contemporary Artist

@fotinigalanes

Fotini.net

photo credit - Mark Dellas

In a few words state who you are, your occupation and what it is that you create.

Fotini Galanes

Contemporary Artist 

Graphite Drawings

Describe what you see when you look out your window.

Cold rain

What is a podcast, book, or song that is keeping you sane?

The Next Big Idea

What is a word that makes you laugh?

Laura

Our persons who make us laugh have been vital during this time. 

What is the color of your current mood?

It’s always every shade of  Blue.

Maybe because I am an air sign (so I’ve been told)

What is something that brings you joy?

My son Martino

He’s sixteen and extraordinary.

COVID-19 aside, what frustrates you?

Judgment

My work is founded in judgment. I have been sensitive to it since childhood. I have no tolerance for it. 

What do you feel most hopeful about? 

Random acts of...

May 20, 2020

In a few words state who you are, your occupation and what it is that you create.

In 2014 I switched my vocation for my avocation.  I create sculptures.

Describe what you see when you look out your window.

From the studio window I see my vegetable garden.  In May there is asparagus, garlic and some peas budding.

What is a podcast, book, or song that is keeping you sane?

The Maytrees by Annie Dillard. I read it every summer. I learn about aging and forgiveness. 

What is a word that makes you laugh?

El Chapo.  I blame that son of a bitch for everything – literally, it’s a joke with a good friend.

What is the color of your current mood?

Peach.

What is something that brings you joy?

Birdsong


COVID-19 aside, what frustrates you?

The knowledge that somehow my country has slid so low that we have Donald Trump for a president, Mitch McConnell in charge of the...

May 18, 2020

Brianna Robinson
Artist and photographer

@briannavision

Facebook = briannarobinson50


In a few words state who you are, your occupation and what it is that you create.
Brianna Robinson, I am service disabled veteran, with 2 tours in desert storm. I am unemployed due to my injuries, and so I focus on therapy which is now photography, my new job is keeping myself sane and healthy. I picked up a camera a year ago as apart of The Odyssey Project. Long story short I realized that the camera was there everyday and able to change my mood, and now that has become my primary source of therapy. I really feel its a good way for other vets to heal, to use photography as a healing method.That is all I want to do, I to create beauty, as I have seen enough trauma, you know that I want to see more beauty that is what I focus on now, yet some of it still comes across a...

May 15, 2020

Mark Williams

Photographer

@markyywilliams

https://markywilliams.com/

In a few words state who you are, your occupation and what it is that you create.

My name is Mark Williams and I am a photographer. I love capture realism, almost exactly what you would expect to see in real life.


 

Describe what you see when you look out your window.

I see what the actual subject would see in a very neutral manner. Just as you would in a real interaction with them.


What is a podcast, book, or song that is keeping you sane?

Song of choice would be a smooth easy calming one. 


What is a word that makes you laugh?

Crazy


What is the color of your current mood?

Turquoise.


What is something that brings you joy?

My lovely children


COVID-19 aside, what frustrates you?

Idiots


What do you feel most hopeful about? 

I'm very easy going and generally neutral. I am more than happy to give a...

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