Raw MOSAICS Showcase

RAW:natural born artists is an independent arts organization, for artists, by artists. An international community made up of creative individuals across the globe whose mission is to provide independent artists within the first 10 years of their career with the tools, resources and exposure needed to inspire and cultivate creativity.
 
Welcoming all genres of art including independent film, fashion, music, visual art, performing art, hairstylists, makeup artists and more. RAW encourages the creative success of the many visionaries and storytellers of our generation.

RAW currently operates in nearly 60 cities across the United States, Australia, Canada and, now London!

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Great Projects

Great projects start out feeling like buildings. There are architects, materials, staff, rigid timelines, permits, engineers, a structure.

It works or it doesn't.

Build something that doesn't fall down. On time.

But in fact, great projects, like great careers and relationships that last, are gardens. They are tended, they shift, they grow. They endure over time, gaining a personality and reflecting their environment. When something dies or fades away, we prune, replant and grow again.

Perfection and polish aren't nearly as important as good light, good drainage and a passionate gardener.

By all means, build. But don't finish. Don't walk away.

Here we grow.

-Seth Godin

 

YARN BOMB

I've been so interested in the tactile and textural quality of yarn recently. The folklife appeal and the simplicity of it are humble and unassuming. I've been working on some new works on canvas incorporating the use of yarn, embroidery, rope, string and other materials of the like. In the mean time, here is a happy article about the Williamsburg bridge getting YARN BOMBED! Enjoy :)  

KickStarter

So, I'm beginning a project with a musician friend of mine, Ryan Laperle (www.ryanlaperlemusic.com), with a little help from kickstarter. Heard of it? It's a great opportunity for us to make some good art and create a year long project all centered around the idea of harvesting through the seasons.

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We are working together to “harvest” our own unique talents to bring together both the visual and auditory arts.  We're setting out to create four EP albums with original artwork. Each album will be released around its respective seasonal equinox with a live musical performance from Ryan as well as a gallery showing of my album artwork all for your viewing and listening pleasure (lucky you!).

The growth and change of ideas is fundamental to our arts as well as to our lives.  We want to be able to represent the constant changes and beautiful transitions that take place in not only the natural world around us, but the changes that take place in our lives, music, art and community. The concept that “it takes a village” is something that not only resonates with us as local artists but within our goals for the community at large. To celebrate the coming together to make change, to support ideas, and to cultivate beauty in our world is the driving force in our year long project.

For more information on how you can be a part of this project, check out our KickStarter page:    

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/ryandanielle/the-harvest-year-of-music-and-art