Voices of the Delta: Robin Parker

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Robin Parker, born in Jonesboro, Arkansas, lives in Little Rock, Arkansas, Fumage #1 (Can you see the faces?), 2017, smoke on canvas, 36 x 36 inches It is said that the average person only looks at a work of art for 15 – 30 seconds. With this piece, as with others in my series, “The Smokes,” I hope to challenge that. My objective is to engage the viewers and to let their eyes wander and … Read More

Voices of the Delta: Patrick Fleming

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Patrick Fleming, born in Hammond, Indiana, lives in Roland, Arkansas, Sandra’s Garden, 2015, oil on canvas, 54 x 61 inches I’ve challenged myself with the perception of negative space to illuminate the duality of human nature; the presence of vice and value, pure love and pure hate. Articulating these oppositional concepts, I’ve taken the canvas and fabricated an opposing abstract image, utilizing dimensional canvases. My inspiration comes from French author, Charles Baudelaire, and his book … Read More

Voices of the Delta: Critz Campbell

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Critz Campbell, born in Columbus, Mississippi, lives in Mississippi State, Mississippi, Harold House, 2015, marquetry (inlaid ash, cherry, oak and maple), 80 x 80 x 2 inches I am striving to add my voice to a rich southern vocabulary through measured craft and familiar form. Like the great writers of the South, I employ metaphor, Southern vernacular and Gothic imagery to reflect start Southern places that are simultaneously haunting and sublime. My current work employs … Read More

Voices of the Delta: Zeek Taylor

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Zeek Taylor, born in Paragould, Arkansas, lives in Eureka Springs, Arkansas, Aberdeen Calabash, 2016, wood, acrylic, mirrors, and Swarovski crystals, 24 x 22 x 3.5 inches I often use clothed chimps as subject matter in my work. This anthropomorphism of chimps allows me to employ my interest in costuming while creating a visual narrative about the subject matter. Every chimp tells a story. I paint with greater concern for style over realism and with a … Read More

Voices of the Delta: Ray Allen Parker

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Ray Allen Park, born San Diego, California, lives in Fayetteville, Arkansas, Faded Hoodie (self portrait), 2017, oil on watercolor paper, 84 x 52 inches Ray Allen Park, born San Diego, California, lives in Fayetteville, Arkansas, Great Scott II, 2017, oil on watercolor paper, 84 x 52 inches Share this Post

Voices of the Delta: Gene Sparling

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Gene Sparling, born in Little Rock, Arkansas, lives in Hot Springs, Arkansas, Tempest, 2016, bleached holly, 9 x 9 x 9 inches Much of my work draws upon the simple forms found in nature. It is fascinating how simple shapes resonate within us and create feelings and moods. The power of a simple vase or bowl to comfort or invigorate intrigues me. I enjoy trying to evoke and create these feelings. The process of making is near … Read More