Artisan Boutique proudly carries limited edition prints from our resident artists. We also carry artwork from those artists who display work on first fridays, when we have a monthly art opening concurrent with Unblurred, Garfield’s gallery crawl.
Here is a selection of some of what we show in the Gallery.
Barnsey Totem Art Prints: Forest Spirits. Barnsey’s work manifests the inner spirit of totemic entities, married with geometric patterns alluding to mystical forms.
The Butterfly Effect lasercut art by Naked Geometry: A collaboration with Dream Horse Arts, this fractal tiling of Pentagons reveals a gap that perfectly fits a butterfly. The butterfly effect is the concept that small causes can have large effects.
Seen and Touched Photography by Doug Doerring: a surrealist image of a visionary who sees through their hands.
Artisan Savior art print: A regal Valkyrie Witch-Queen raises aloft a cup of ambrosia whilst grasping a bouquet of flowers. This is a limited edition print of only 49 exclusive to Artisan, hand printed by Adrienne Rozzi.
LO4, A painting By Scott Kowalski: Erotic contemplation in yellow.
Bailar Con La Muerte by Sara Eve Rivera : A Dance of the Dead shadowbox in ink and watercolor by artist Sara Eve, combining the classic motif of “death and the maiden” with a vivid day of the dead theme.
Erotic Photography by Sita Mae: Sita Mae is an internationally exhibited portrait photographer. This is from an erotic series where she used an Iphone with filters as her primary camera. The model in this photograph is Freshie Juice.
All of the works here can be directly experienced by a visit to Artisan, open Tuesday through Saturday. They can also be found on our online boutique:
Barnsey’s work manifests the inner spirit of totemic beings, married with geometric patterns alluding to the mystical forms which often arise in the process of contemplation. There is a refined sensitivity present in his artwork which seems to suggest an influence from beyond the mundane. Josh makes a practice of aligning himself with positive forces which rise through his hand into elegant imagery which channel pure forces of nature.Among indigenous peoples worldwide, a naturalistic system of spirituality is often found. Animism is rooted in the belief that non-human entities possess a inner spiritual essence. This essence is often seen as present and revealed in the forms of animals, plants, stones and everything else in nature, including the weather.For example, among the Algonquins of North America, Manitou is the name for the spiritual life force which manifests throughout all things. It is omnipresent and immanent. There are plant manitous, lake and stone manitous, – even a great manitou; the Geechee Manitou, representing the Supreme Being. Among the Shinto path of the Japanese, the Kami are spirits of nature which are present within wind, thunder, the sun, rocks and certain animals. Some Kami are also ancestral spirits, whose bodies rest within the land, dreaming.In this worldview, matter and spirit are one, rather than being distinct and separate from each other. Animals and plants are people, and when the intelligences of nature manifest shamanically in a visionary state they sometimes emerge in forms which integrate multiple plant and animal attributes. This is to represent the unity of nature and the interdependent relationships between beings in an ecosystem.Barnsey hails from the northwest coast of America, where things are incredibly lush, and nature is everywhere. His art reflects a deep, intuitive understanding of the innate beauty of sacred nature.