Squared Up

Mitchell Visoky: Encounter with Wax

Once a month I will be showcasing the talents of colleagues in the art world, and I am very happy to introduce you to Mitchell Visoky, a friend, and also President of the Mamaroneck Artists’ Guild in Larchmont, New York. Mitchell has worked in a variety of media, but his work is always recognizable for it’s great sense of design…

Elephant!, acrylic 20x30" by Alison Nicholls

Elephant! Differing Views of an African Giant. By Artist Alison Nicholls

Elephant! Acrylic 20×30” by Alison Nicholls Elephants provoke strong opinions. Tourists want to see them on safari and usually encounter calm, relaxed elephants in protected national parks, viewing them from the relative safety of a vehicle. However, rural-dwelling Africans are more likely to encounter elephants on foot, outside protected areas, in places and situations where…

Warthog made from flip flops

Turning Flip Flops into Art in Kenya

Julie Church takes the many flip flops washed up and discarded on Kenyan beaches and turns them into amazing animal sculptures through her company Ocean Sole, which also provides employment opportunities and education about marine pollution. Ocean Sole now employs more than 100 Kenyans and their flip flop sculptures are sold in 40 zoos, aquariums and museums. I tried to…