New York-based artist Shawna X‘s artwork is clearly a cascade of psychedelic colors, the designs, content and narrative that hold such a vibrant array is equally as mesmerizing. Everything from nude women, to M. C. Escher-esque landscapes, to Shawna’s own interpretation of still art, her body of work may be diverse, but they’re all just as beautifully mystifying as the next.
Working with various media including digital illustration, painting, motion, and environmental design. Her work exhibits interest in vibrant colors and juxtaposition of shape and composition to evoke energy, seduction, and morbid curiosity.
Newtown Creek separates Queens and Brooklyn, so right off the bat, you know this isn’t the most healthy of places to swim/fish/stroll near/float a raft on. We were reading an article on NYTimes.com about Newtown Creek, and read “The Environmental Protection Agency has designated another New York City waterway (Newtown) as a Superfund site, promising a thorough environmental cleanup.”
Okay, that is cool. We remember the sludgy waterway in a great photo that Joshua Blank took of Newtown that was hanging in FIFTY24SF Gallery this summer, and it looked not so good to swim/fish in.
But there, in that article, we read, “Despite the ongoing pollution problems, the agency noted, residents continue to use the creek for recreation like kayaking and fishing, and some also eat the fish they catch.”
Really? That is very, very, very foul to eat the fish.