Jul 16 2023
Metamorphosis 2023: Lacuna International Contemporary Arts Festival
Lacuna International Contemporary Arts Festival 2023 Artists Cohort discuss the theme of Metamorphosis and how their work relates to it, with opening and closing statements from the Founder and Director of the Festival : Sarah-Jane Mason.
Artists responded to the following prompts:
What does Metamorphosis mean to you both in a personal and artistic sense?
How does your artwork relate to the theme of metamorphosis?
What elements of the Metamorphosis process do you find the most fascinating?
How did you explore that in your artwork?
Sarah-Jane Mason is a Creative Practitioner, Facilitator & Educator who specialises in using mixed media approaches to personal and participatory arts projects. She believes that creativity is the key that unlocks learning and that play and experimentation are important parts of the creative process.
Sarah-Jane comes from a traditional Fine Art background. She studied for a BA (Hons) Fine Art at Liverpool John Moore's University (UK) and DipCipris (a postgraduate degree) in Fine Art at the Cyprus College of Art (Cyprus). Continuing her studies, she focused on creative education, completing a PGCE (Art & Design) at the University of Leeds (UK) and a Post-16 Teaching Certificate at Cyprus College of Art (Cyprus).
Simone Tetrault is an Asian-American writer, director, and creative producer who tells stories about power, responsibility, and resilience. The creator of Vice (2021), "Letters to the Universe" (2020), Through the Looking Glass (2016), and Symphony of the Fourth Dimension (2015), Simone’s work has been featured in SEISMA Magazine, Animal Ethics Review, OnStage Blog, Womxn Artists, and LAFPI’s Women of Fringe series and has been presented at NYC’s Abrons Arts Center, Access Theatre, and THEATERLAB, in Los Angeles at Griffith Observatory, Japanese American National Museum, Zephyr Theatre, Odyssey Theatre, and DURDENANDRAY, and nationally at the National Women’s Theatre Festival and FIGMENT Festivals.
Terri Lloyd is a self-taught artist living and working in Los Angeles. She spent 25 years working in commercial art as a graphic designer. At the age of 50, Terri left the working world to pursue a career in fine art. The death of her father in late 2017 was the catalyst for a return to painting. During the pandemic lock-down of 2020, Terri saw the effects of trauma. This prompted her to move beyond the canvas and explore other manifestations of art making.
Beverley Porter is a figurative ceramic artist from West Yorkshire, UK. Her work has developed through her interest in the human form and fascination with surface texture. She is drawn to worn flagstones, peeling paint and crumbling walls. She finds the myriad of textures that surround us to be an endless source of inspiration. She feels that the landscape around us has a direct influence and connection. Her work is all handbuilt and therefore each piece is entirely unique.
Katharina Eisenberg (also known as: Kunst und Klartext) is a contemporary artist from Germany. Concerned with the abilities of the human mind, her works reflect about psychological and global issues, mirroring the qualities and specifics of the time and sphere we live in. In her multiparted series - acrylic paintings and mixed media 3D installations- she also often works with symbols, which talk to the subconscious.
Molly Goehring is an artist from Pennsylvania, USA who works in a variety of media, including drawing, painting, and mixed media. Her work explores themes of femininity, her complicated relationship to her Catholic upbringing, and the struggles of navigating chronic illness. Her work is colorful and bold, often utilizing unconventional or underappreciated materials to challenge the viewer to reconsider their preconceived notions of what art is and start imagining what art could become.
Odessa Ford is an Oregon based Sand/Earth Artist. For Odessa, art and spirituality are one in the same. Wherever you find her, she will be in nature painting stones, the sand, and even herself with vegan food coloring! She is making the world just a little more colourful and joyful!