D A V I D R U T H
Producing custom cast glass for individual collectors, architects, and designers David Ruth has developed a wide range of aesthetic techniques and applications to the language of Sculpture and Architecture. As an artist, David has created a unique cohesion between his more ephemeral personal sculpture and more site specific, client designed architectural work.
C H U K E S
Life is like sculpture. We are born. Our parents shape and mold us then set us free. We then continue the process of shaping our own lives. The cycle never stops. We are in a constant state of creation. We never die. We are just planted back into the earth and we come back as clay to be shaped and molded again. When I am sculpting I’m a million miles away and I’m not sure if I have ever come back. The more I create the further out there I get. My sculptures allow me to take my viewers with me on my creative journeys.
K A T Y K U H N
My art is about balancing spontaneity and energy with discipline and intention. Making art is a process that one has to have an ultimate faith that, with enough passion and attention, something worthy will be born. For me, as an artist, there is nothing more challenging or beautiful than a blank canvas: anything is possible, and yet nothing is certain. I abstract landscapes, people, and objects so that my paintings feel like something without actually being that something. I aim for a wider interpretation that allows for constant renewal in the viewer’s mind. I am a fourth generation Californian and have lived in the San Francisco Bay Area most of my life. I aspire to making art that is aesthetically interesting, yet edgy and ambiguous. I am inspired to express the beauty in the chaos: shorelines in nature and industrial wastelands; the human figure and conflicting emotions. I myself am at once full of angst and of a profound sense of gratitude; full of discomfort and great pleasure. A modern life, indeed!
N I N A F A B U N M I
My art is a celebration of our roots, the simplicity of our culture, the beauty of our land, the values that we still practice, the wealth of our people, that which makes us who we are. As an African Ambassador, art is my language and as you appreciate the work of my hands, you become a part of it
B A R B A R A A L I Z A
My work explores the complexity of surface, the beauty of imperfection and, ultimately, survival. Inspired by nature’s ability to re-assert and transform itself to survive – nature is used as a metaphor for our own individual survival.
M O N J E T T G R A H A M
Looking for balance, I work the colors against each other and over one another. In some areas, I blend them together. The resulting process is a struggle for domination of the canvas between the colors. The resolution is a completed painting. Each unique painting represents an individual state of emotion. These paintings are successful in their own right as a source of entertainment, decoration and creative inspiration to the viewer.