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Jocelyne•Art  Artist Santa Cruz, CA Born in Togo 🇹🇬, Raised all over the 🌍

http://www.jocelynegilead.com/

I'm inspired by so many things when it comes to art including the mysteries, beauty and fragility of nature.
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Music by composer @dustinohalloran #artinnature #deerencounter #deer

During my visit to #Warmsen, #Germany. In the middle of nowhere drawing and getting some #inspiration..

I remember making a visit in 2009 to the @NewMuseum. As I walked through the door to the third floor I experienced art in a way that left me in complete awe and forever changed my perception.. It was like walking into a tableaux surrounded by an immersive installation and hallucinatory environment. A melted violet piano on one side of this immense brownish purple metallic room and on the other side a floating croissant with a butterfly that just seconds ago felt like had just landed on the tip of it. Life had slowed way down. It was breathtaking. "Marguerite de Ponty" by artist Urs Fischer

#trompeloeil #ursfischer #meltedpiano #surreal #croissant #installation

It's been a journey of push and pull with this unfinished piece - a "heart-opening-head-pounding-on-drafting-table-enlightening-yet-constant-doubting" kind of experience, while learning to find a balance and letting the drawing lead my hand, even when at times I really don't want it to. I keep learning and It's meaning keeps changing... #workinprogress #sectionofdyptich #partsofdrawing #ameditation #wip #drawing #graphite #blackandwhite #art

During my first visit at @ClaratyArts I was struck by the profound message and the beautiful simplicity of this graffiti located on their handicap parking sign, made by one of the artists there. What a brilliant and creative idea. Claraty Arts Project is a program and an art studio servicing adults with disabilities in Santa Cruz. Its purpose is to support and advance the development of a new, positive, collective identity for developmentally disabled adults via arts education, training and production. It gives me great joy to have the opportunity to be part of this artist community as one of their new art instructors. So many talented individuals here, it's going to be a wonderful experience!

#spraypaint #parkingsign #streetsign #wheelchair #arteverywhere #equality #identity #unity #awareness #artforchange #artoutside #socialgood #diversity

Interacting with #artist #CorneliaParker's #installation #art piece at #LegionOfHonorMuseum. Weaving #memory and mass. A #sculpture constructed from the charred remains of a Southern Black Baptist Church that was destroyed by arsonists. I love how it emphasizes the power of #creativity over violence and #destruction. #videoart #artclip

Struck by the mysterious stillness of this dance of nature. Moments like this make me want to draw and draw and draw

Yesterday's Vessel Gallery Artist Talk Series was a wonderful and enlightening experience. I had the chance to speak and share some ideas about my drawing, "The Shift". I'm not use to talking about my work as I prefer to let the viewer interpret each piece on their own, but I enjoyed giving some insight on what it's like being a mixed race West African/American woman artist in the present American society. Artists & art lovers gathered together to listen and learn about each artists' art piece and their personal journeys being a woman artist. A perfect way to celebrate #PiDay

#artisttalk #vesselgallery

Throwback to when I held a book of African portraits given to me by my father, "L'afrique En Face" ("Facing #Africa") a book by photographer #JohnKenny. A lot of my inspiration comes from my heritage.
#PortraitsOfAfrica #FacesOfAfrica #ArtBooks

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