Check out the latest stories in which my work is featured.
Spring In Bloom
Mar 21, 2021
Jana Robison's entry in "Flower Power" -- titled "We Were Seeds" -- was inspired by the quote "They tried to bury us, but they didn't know we were seeds," by the Greek poet Dinos Christianopoulos.
"The quote itself is a metaphor for the cause and effect relations of the oppressed and oppressors," she says. "Like seeds, the oppressed will simply rise up when [buried]. In other words, the activism of the oppressed cannot be repressed, because the more they are attacked, the more they will just continue to spring back up again."
Coffee, Beer And Virtual Art: Brews reopens, but art show remains online for now
May 30, 2020
I gather inspiration from countless visual sources, ranging from movies, artists and travel to toys, advertisements and fashion catalogs. When I was young, I remember being enthralled by the tight composition, curvilinear shapes and bold coloring in the works of Thomas Hart Benton, qualities which have greatly influenced my work to this day. I was also mystified by the Spanish surrealist painter, Remedios Varo, whose narrative, dreamlike imagery was unlike anything I had been exposed to before. She had created what I wished I had dared to draw myself. Presently, I find myself most drawn to my fellow pop surrealists. Pop surrealism nods to pop culture, has a whimsical and playful nature, and often combines humor and the bizarre.
3X3 THREE MINUTES, THREE QUESTIONS WITH EDWARD AND JANA ROBISON
June 30, 2017
“Art matters, especially during times of uncertainty,” Jana Robison says. “I think many of us feel anxious about the future and need to express that through our art forms. We, also, need to see hope and our connectedness expressed in art, music, film, etc. I feel art will help us to overcome the obstacles ahead.”