Thursday, May 21, 2015

"Laniakea Beach" (Places Close to Home)

Aloha Friends!

I have just finished my second piece in my new series Places Close to Home 

Artist Statement: Places Close to Home are the places and events that one might experience that help define who they are and where they fall On the Spectrum.

Laniakea Beach, also known as Turtle Beach (not to be confused with Turtle Bay) has been a favorite place of mine on Oahu since I first moved here in 2008. It's a beautiful place where you can see gorgeous sea, endless sky and, more than likely, a sea turtle sunning him or herself on the beach. Every time I drive to the North Shore I have to pull over to soak in the view, it's worth it every time (even when it's raining!). Mahalo for looking!







"Laniakea Beach"
2015
Pencil on Paper
9" x 12"



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Boz Schurr




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Thursday, May 14, 2015

"Waimea Bay" - (Places Close to Home) - New Series

Aloha Friends,

As I have been going through my old files, several themes are emerging that over several years have been ongoing and continuous. The first is mental illness, mental health and the wide range of mental experiences in between. These works often include portraits and abstracted images that represent and explore the mental health spectrum. On The Spectrum includes a collection of abstracted prints that go through the alphabet of mental health. To read more about it Start Here.

Places Close to Home is the second emerging theme. It is my most recent work in progress and is a collection of drawings and paintings that explore home as not necessarily a physical place, but as a feeling and an experience. This series is closely tied to the On The Spectrum series.  Places Close to Home are the places and events that one might experience that helps define who they are and where they fall  On the Spectrum.

Right now Places Close to Home includes only personal places and experiences but in the future will include selected places and experiences of people who inspired each letter in On The Spectrum.


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noun
  1. 1.
    the place where one lives permanently, especially as a member of a family or household.
    "I was nineteen when I left home and went to college"
verb
  1. 1.
    (of an animal) return by instinct to its territory after leaving it.
    "a dozen geese homing to their summer nesting grounds"

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Waimea Bay is the first official place/piece in Places Close to Home:


"Waimea Bay"
2015
Pencil on Paper
12" x 18"



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Boz Schurr





All work is copyright 2015 Boz Schurr. Please do not use without my permission. Mahalo!

Sunday, May 10, 2015

The Light Inside the Bell Jar - show in Savannah, GA!

Aloha Friends!

I have been selected to have some work featured in an upcoming show! When I first saw this show on the Collage Art Association website it really jumped out at me as something I had to apply for. As some of you know the majority of my artwork addresses how the western culture (my POV) views and categorizes mental health and mental illness. I believe there are many misconceptions and misunderstandings that surround mental health and it can effect our interactions and relationships in sometimes adverse ways. Below is the show's call to artists which really spoke to me and I feel relates directly to the ongoing themes in my art practice.
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The Light Inside The Bell Jar is a female-identified group juried show exploring themes of mental illness in women. It will be held at Sulfur Studios, located at 2301 Bull Street in Savannah, Georgia, May 7th through May 10th. This exhibition is being undertaken as a challenge to the clich├ęs of “hysterical women,” showcase strong female-identified artists, and create further awareness of mental illnesses.

This show is being curated as part of Savannah College of Art and Design Master of Arts candidate Sara Uhlig's Arts Administration graduate thesis project.

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"Aurora"
Dimensions Variable
Acrylic, Ink, Graphite and Mixed Media on Paper
2015

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"In ancient Roman mythology, Aurora is the goddess of the dawn, renewing herself every morning to fly across the sky, announcing the arrival of the sun. She meets death everyday at the hands of the night, only to be reborn. She is resilient but she is also generous, spreading her light over everyone she meets, day after day after day."



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Also check out this cool write up about the show in Connect Savannah!


Mahalo for looking!
Boz Schurr



All work is copyright 2015 Boz Schurr. Please do not use without my permission. Mahalo!