Bryan Cunningham aka MUTIE
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Raemy Do

Raemy Do is a wonderfully innovative artist whose work has been recently exhibited as part of the James Rose art and performance series, Essence. Her work is staple driven - portraits, such as George Washington, done in staples. The effect is startling and fluid.

Raemy do 

She has just completed an exhibit marking her 30th birthday and her Artist Statement talks about what motivated that body of work:

Before I am 30 ... I want to be a fairy princess. I want to be rich and famous. I want to travel the world. I want to be married with kids. I want to be ... ? What did I want to be? I can't remember. Oh wait, I went to art school and wanted to create masterpieces. I think I wanted to be an ARTIST. Then what am I doing in business casual attire, in front of a computer, with my very own cubicle, and going to meetings. Ahhhh! I went corporate. When and how did this happen? I was sitting around one day and realized that I am turning 30 this year. Actually, I am turning 30 on October 10th. When you come to this stage in life you can't help but think about all the dreams you have for yourself. You start to reminisce of the good old days. I miss the days of experimenting with new materials and rummaging through garbage to find that great piece I plan to use for my art piece one day. I hunger for that intimidating circle of artists exchanging ideas and critiquing the piece I worked so hard to complete. I felt exposed, nervousness, panic, anxiousness, excitement and exhilaration all at once. I used to be able to sit in my studio and work all night long to finish an art project. Then I graduated and looked for that job that will be just right for me. But while I waited for that job, the reality of life started to sink in. I needed to get a job to pay for my bills. I told myself, “I will work here until my bills are paid off and I will never forget about my art.” Then one day I woke up and realized how much time has passed me by. I have been sitting around these years jotting down all my "to do's" and the list has been getting longer and longer and longer. I don't want life to pass me by. I want to take advantage of the time that's been given to me and do one of my "to do's". I need to get off my butt and do something about it. I used to make excuses that I'm too tired or I'll do it later or I have no time because I am busy, but enough is enough. No more excuses! The time is now! I have a history of being a procrastinator and leaving projects unfinished so that is why I decided to make you all part of my challenge. You will all be my witnesses. Once I have announced my challenge to everyone it will be out there, real, and tangible and I will be forced to do it. I will have to finish what I have started and it will give me the push I need. I have decided to take the "30" challenge. I plan to take 30 days to make 30 pieces of art to show on my 30th birthday. I realize that it's pretty late in the game to start this, but better late then never. I am sure there will be lots of yelling and crying and stressing on my part but this deadline will give me the push I need. See if I pass or fail the challenge. FOR MORE INFO : Thethirtychallenge.com The30challenge.com


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