FUNKY PERSONAS BY KELLY BJORK

by Ariadna Zierold

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Seattle-based Kelly Bjork is an artist/freelance illustrator whose work focuses on portraiture and intimacy between friends and belongings. Bjork’s illustrations capture the funky and punky personas that thrive in her home city of Seattle. She grew up in Tacoma, Washington and graduated from Western Washington University in 2009 with a BFA in drawing and printmaking.

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FUNKY BUSTS BY CHRISTINA A. WEST

by Ariadna Zierold

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Atlanta-based artist Christina A. West creates busts that have body parts cut off or color shining through. Each one is still anatomically correct, though, which make them even more pleasing to look at.

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This series is called ‘Unmet’ and West explained the process of the project: “I carve into their fully articulated faces, slowly exposing interior strata of color and pattern. Similar to the process of excavation, I remove material with the aim of discovering new information. But the final pieces, rather than revealing something about the figure as a portrait would, present only a flat, opaque planes”.

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