Painting & Drawing

Maha Faraj. From the top: Anxiety. Marker and acrylic on paper.
Pieces. Pencil on paper.
Rachel Lapi. Serenity. Acrylic on canvas. 2020

My hands can have emotions responded by what I think or feel in any place where is nice or scary.

My pieces, and art in general, is my way of conveying my world and connecting to the one in others. It is such a gift to be able to communicate through art, being able to write and use our hands to create abstract representations of our reality and emotions. Art helps me to make sense of the behaviors and scenarios around me, and to share them with others. It is a way to pin down the intangible. It is a gift to be able to see others work, and share my own. Art can cover such distance, and can bridge the gaps between time and space, allowing us to share in something together and all leave with our own thoughts. @china_rainnn

I love to draw or paint the things I feel connected to. I do not want to ignore the beauty I see in the world. This drives the images to my canvas!

I’ve always told the people around me that I’m a late bloomer. I grew up not knowing what I wanted to achieve in life or what career I should follow. I took graphic design classes and decided that I would try to aim to be a designer. I’m still in the process of finding my self and improving my abilities. I cannot pinpoint what moves me to create art but I do know that I enjoy what I do and I hope others can feel the same with their own work.


Aerials: Think of what it’s like to fly on a plane at night. Time doesn’t feel the same, you don’t know where you are, and you don’t know what you’re looking at. Plus, King Krule’s album “The Ooz”, which has themes of planes and space, was on my mind.

Steven & Bananas: Bananas is the lovebird who will have spent 12 years with my good friend Steven come May. I adore them both!

Sun Hug: Hugging everything out of love for the natural world and all it has to offer.

Doug Rizio is an artist and art curator based in NJ. He is also the creator of the art series and upcoming webcomic, Glitchcraft – a science-fantasy story about spiritual awakening, simulation theory, and technological dystopia.


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