Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Fly (mama) Artista: Sarah Kolker







Greetings,
Introducing Sarah Kolker. This blog entry is long overdue I have been inspired by this lovely ladies art ever since I met her at one of her art shows in New York (2007). Since then she has grown as an artist developing other mediums and she has now been a Mama, raising the beautiful lil Purple.
as well as newly certified as a yoga instructor. It has been a blessing to be surrounded by the force that is SARAH KOLKER and I wanted to share of the amazingness she creates with all of you.

In most of Sarah's art she blends portraits with words to make meaningful pieces that make you think. The one below was used in her show at Guerilla Cafe. What speaks to me about this piece is its clever, its bold, and it makes a topic that is mostly one of frustration from a womans perspective of being objectified, into something that makes you laugh. That right their is the reason her art is very healing, and deeper than the surface.


I adore this image, blending words and her stylized portraits in a very sweet way...
Her art is also wearable and she had a number of screen printed designs - one of which i am sporting as i travel thru the midwest, that reads: Fight like Buddha - Meditate with her visuals to make the meaning even stronger.

this particular screen print seen in the picture above as she makes it is a portrait of her daughter: Purple. As a fellow artist i love watching the process of creation, developement of craft and how life rains into the picture as our life takes different paths. Below is a piece very much right on time as Sarah ventures and swims deep into the world of yoga and body healing.







You can follow her on Twitter twitter @kolks
And look her up if your any type of healing space that need a yoga instructor she is just begining this journey and need this local community to support.
Much Love,
-Wren










Sunday, May 22, 2011

"I got my reasons" is an anthem



photo taken by Wrenagade of Emcee Plane Jane in Richmond California 2010
When someone judges you and you keep it moving
{i got my reasons}
If I show random acts of kindness
{i got my reasons}
If I decide to travel and be nomadic
{i got my reasons}
This is for anyone that adores music, especially Hip Hop,
But anyone that mainly enjoys music that tells stories,
Music from the heart,
Music that expresses pain,
Music that gives voice to the Struggle.

I could go on more but i won't {i got my reason}
I sometimes offer little explanation {i got my reasons}
I ain't never met a good cop n i say fuck the Police {i got my reasons}
I left Oakland for a little

I want to see more women in Power
{i got my reasons}
I want to see more women of color Empowered
{i got my reason}
I know this LADY SPITTAS MOVEMENT is gonna be fly
{i got my reasons.

If i haven't made it CLEAR: {i got my reasons}
is an anthem

Plane Jane: is an emcee who has many reasons to pour out her soul into every song she makes, with this song/video she has done a beautiful job of just that. I have had the honor of working with her in a creative way, }performing with and getting behind the lense to shoot her} and I look forward to many more projects to come with this amazing talented WOMAN.