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Cages. Bradley Wood.

Every person’s cage is of a different sort.  We may feel trapped by our jobs, our circumstances, even the things that we own.  Even the most opulent and luxurious of places can seem like a prison.  As I begin…

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Strength. Courtney Murphy.

For centuries, women have been defined as the “fairer”, even the “weaker” sex.  Daintiness, extreme ideas of femininity were valued and celebrated.  Yet it is in exactly what defines us as feminine in which our greatest strengths lie. Praised…

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Dress-Up. Adrienne Stein.

One Christmas, a long time ago when my oldest nieces were still little, I painted an old suitcase and filled it with old prom dresses and costume jewelry, creating for them a Dress-Up Box.  Looking back, I wish I…

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Vulnerabilities. Thomas Donaldson.

We lay ourselves open in more ways than just physical nakedness.  Baring our souls often requires much more bravery.  We aren’t just our bodies but our spirits.  And it is in those deepest places that our true selves reside.…

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Seen. Cesar Biojo.

Some people look at us and see what they want to see.  Others look and see exactly who we are, loving and accepting us without reserve.  These paintings by Cesar Biojo with their obscured faces remind me of  the…

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Waning. Patrick Puckett.

The days are slowly growing shorter.  Kids are going back to school, the lush green of summer has begun to fade.  The transition from summer’s ease into the bounty of Fall is here. The paintings of Austin artist Patrick…

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Verge. Grazyna Smalej.

It can be strange the way we can move so effortlessly between worlds, blending seamlessly from work to home, city to country.  In these paintings by Polish artist Grazyna Smalej, small figures seem to slip in and out of…

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Blues. Marta Penter.

Philo said, “Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.”  We all have our pain and struggles that we carry around with us.  But some of us are better than others at hiding our battle scars.…

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Humanity. Heidi Draley McFall.

I see it every day among my friends and family on social media.  Division.  Us vs. them.  Outright hatred. It is so disheartening to see such vitriol leveled against people we don’t even know.  It all seems so pointless.…

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Chicness. Ryan Jones.

Once upon a time, I was one of those girls.  Saturdays were for shopping.  Fashion magazines were poured over.  Hours were spent pursuing just the right pair of shoes.  Rinse and repeat.  For years.  Now don’t get me wrong,…