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4bear feels confident that they’ve been able to make their goals in placing a hold on Chûndra’s plans. As a matter of fact, Jeth has reported that she had showed how desperate she had become by putting out a hit on him. It finally came to a point when The Birdface Crew had him cornered in a dark alley one day. Yet after some quick thinking and some cayenne pepper, he miraculously walked away from the situation.
CAYENNE / Gouache, Graphite, Color Pencil / 9″ x 12″
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THROUGH THE WINDOW PANE
“What was wrong with this young lady?” Preet wonders. She watches carefully as her smile falls dry and her emotions once again get the better of her. It seemed as though she’d been nervously snooping around the sanctuary also. Was she hiding from someone?
Joy had again been found in the 4bearance after being defeated so frequently recently. But instead of joining in their celebration Preet finds her focusing on something else. Others would come by her and she would smile as if everything was fine but once they left she notices Violet’s attention return outside the window.
THROUGH THE WINDOW PANE / Mixed Media / 5.5″ x 4″
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Due to a mysterious occurence, mankind’s memory has been wiped clean of a group of people that look like us but whose extremities streach to the heavens like branches from a tree. Through a series of Art projects for the next 365 days, Leah Smithson is documenting her investigation of what this occurrence actually was. In addition, she is creating a visual anthropologic documentary of the Ishan’s story and history. Resist + Remember. Follow this compelling story through pictures and interviews of the Ishan.
There were two storms. The first, happened 774 C.E. This storm, while putting the Ishan to sleep, gave humankind amnesia. May 7, 1988 the second storm started coming in waves creating an unsettling condition in the earth. And so begins the awakening…
THE AWAKENING / Charcoal, Pencil / 9″ x 11″
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