Brett Barney is no stranger to the arts, being that he has been surrounded by different inspirational artistic figures from an early age, it is no wonder he landed on the path he is currently pursuing. Brett’s parents both took up oil painting when he was about four or five, and he watched them through their individual creative processes. His first major impression of art was something his father did.
In this day and age, it’s not difficult to follow the latest design trends to find something shiny and new that fills our needs and matches our Pinterest board saves. But in this chase to constantly be stylistically in the know, it’s easy to lose track of our individuality in design choices. Not to mention, it’s exhausting to keep up and contributing to the tremendous problems our society is facing with the lack of sustainability in our fast consumer culture.
With a background in mixed media and architectural design, Brigitte’s creations exist on canvas and often bleed into the space enclosing them. She is an interdisciplinary artist and designer, though she is resistant to any title and prefers “I make stuff.” Her art is meant to move beyond superficial appearance and instead represent their inward significance.
We welcome you into summer with this beautiful floral sculpture masterfully put together by two creatives we love to follow. It’s the perfect way to say farewell to the 2022 PRIDE month as well. A bit about the artists below.
Shei Phan is an Oklahoma native who lived throughout the entire state, as well as in California and Las Vegas. Phan began her creative journey during her childhood while witnessing her mother obtain an A+ as a single parent, since she raised her and her two siblings. Despite the challenges the family experienced, her mother always ensured the kids had food on the table and a place to sleep.
Lee Joo Won has pursued a career in his artwork. He was inspired by many other artists and had a passion for it before it became his job as well. One defining moment in Joo Won’s life that made him decide to pursue a career in art was the first time his work was sold on exhibition. The gallery director told him that there was someone who supported him and his work. The first time his art became public was when an artist from every country was picked to showcase their best project.