Serene oval faces with soft smiles resemble the faces of the saints in ancient iconography. Yet these sculptures have a strange quality, setting them apart from anything recognizable. Oriano Galloni found the inspiration for his Silent Souls series in nature. The artist was walking in an ancient forest when he felt overcome by other-worldly presences.
Secret Place Lael Burns’ artwork is delicate dance. The murky, fleshy shapes and celestial glitter bodies tell a story of opposites that interact. It is a painful struggle. Within the intricacy of this exchange, of these gruesome and pleasing elements, there is beauty. “Making art has always been a way for me to process life
IFAF artist Marianne Lettieri has been awarded the Sillicon Valley SV Laureate Award. The award is given by the SV Creates organization to acknowledge achievement in the arts and community involvement that culturally enriches Silicon Valley. Lettieri teaches workshops at the Community School for Music and Arts (CSMA) in Mountainview, California. Lettieri, a mixed
Mantle of Iniquities Found objects are what Marianne Lettieri calls, “physical evidence of human preoccupation and temporality.” This speaks to the artist’s twenty-two years spent in the world of dance and choreography, merged with her pursuit of fine art. Pieces of Lettieri’s sculptures are haunted by their past connection to a human being, like the