Artist: Yusi Chen
Project: The Black Happening
Squirrel Chris is a big comic fan and always dream of becoming a super villain. Oh how he longed to be feared instead of living every breath in fear. Being infected by the mysterious virus, his new found intelligence and strength is making his dream reality. With a hint of fashion, he is now a roaring terror in the sky!
A mysterious virus is spreading around the world. It is more prone to infect the weak. The infected start to mutate depending on what they most desire, from brain capacity to physical strength and more. At the same time, love fades while evil takes its place. One by one the infected become monsters driven by their cravings, rampaging the earth. This is the black happening.
Artist: Russell Taysom
Project: Creatures of the Night
Skull Rats live in the frontal lobe of the brain and feed on sweet brain meats. If you feel like your not as clever as you used to be you can be sure you have a baby skull rat nesting in your skull.
Artists: Joel Moore
Project: Mulga’s Zombie Zoo
I was commissioned to paint this fantastic elephant for a man called Joshua.
I also made a video documenting my painting of Joshua. You can see it here.
An Ode to Joshua the Jolly Elephant
Joshua the Jolly Elephant sure knows how to have fun
From the early morning to the setting of the sun
He’s always playing games and singing a song
If you’re in his presence you’ll be smiling before long
He is the CEO of the Fun Time Crew
A gang of animals where having fun ain’t nothing new
Every quarter they organise the fun time games
All the animals join in, even the ones with manes
They have running races and tunnel ball
Bobbing for apples and so much more
They have the best darn fun in the land
And as we know having fun is oh so grand
The Creaturemag Peace Edition - Exploring Creativity through Meditation
This project is now underway, it is open for anyone to join along the way, from 13th January for three weeks. Please have a read of all the details below and if you feel connected to this then go for it.
In January Creature founder Matt Witt embarks on a two week Creative mediation program in Thailand. As part of this project we are inviting artists to embark on their own journey to explore their creativity via meditation, then create illustrations, art, poetry, music, inspired by their experiences.
Simply put, we invite you to create art inspired by meditation or created while in a meditative state. It’s our own little way of helping ourselves and humanity.
So, I ask you, would you like to explore your creativity through meditation, for a couple of weeks? If the answer is yes, then read on….
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The proud founder of Creaturemag, Glastonbury artist Matt Witt is one of 25 international artists to have been granted a scholarship to take part in a two week creative / meditation retreat at the Mooktawan Sanctuary in Thailand. Artists were selected from hundreds of applications from over 80 countries and were chosen for their dedication to spreading peace via meditation and creativity.
For this reason we may have less creatures over the next couple of weeks, sorry about that. Matt returns in February and usual the creature enjoyment will resume.
This is the first artistic meditation retreat of its kind, as well as developing inner peace through the practice of meditation with Buddhist Monks, the protagonists are given the time, space and resources to develop their artistic practices, with the aim of “showing the world how peace looks through the artists’ eyes”. The artists will work during the two weeks to create artworks based around the theme, “Giving shape to the feelings and deep emotions that come from finding inner peace through meditation practice”, with the ultimate aim of spreading a message of peace and tolerance through Contemporary Art.
The 25 artists, each of unique artistic disciplines, went through a rigorous 42 day self development program and an in depth interview process before they were considered for the scholarship and Matt Witt’s dedication to his Draw Glastonbury project as well as his passion for promotion and encouragement of creative activities via his blog, www.creaturemag.com has lead to him being granted a place on this ground breaking artistic meditation program.
The overarching aim of this program and the Peace Revolution organisation is to spread world peace via development of inner peace; meditation and creative expression are seen as key means to this end. The retreat starts on the 13th January and the project will culminate with a group exhibition of the work in Bangkok in February. The exhibition will displaying the full collection of work from the 25 artists which will be known as The Samädhi–Santi Collection of Contemporary Art; “Samädhi” is the Sanskrit term for “Meditation” and “Santi” means “Peace” in the Pali language. Subsequently the exhibition will travel to the countries of each of the 25 artists involved.
We were happy to support Matt’s Draw Glastonbury project, in which he drew a piece of Glastonbury everyday for 48 days, and we look forward to seeing how his visual language and relationship with his art evolves during the two week retreat. He returns to Glastonbury in February and we hope to give you an update then, and show you what peace looks through the eyes of Matt Witt.
Thanks to Central Somerset Gazette for posting this original article. Read more: http://www.centralsomersetgazette.co.uk/Glastonbury-artist-selected-represent-UK/story-20422412-detail/story.html#ixzz2pvtTOPm0