The Community Idea Stations hosts seasonal interns to assist with the organization's digital initiatives. The internship provides students an opportunity to learn about the public broadcasting world, while helping to further our nonprofit mission to educate, entertain and inspire. The following post is a reflection from our high school intern KeAnna Anglin on the VMFA’s Kehinde Wiley exhibit A New Republic.
Whenever I pick up a brush and begin to mix watercolor pigment on a palette, any stress I had prior to sitting down at my art table subside almost immediately. I benefit directly from what I perceive to be the therapeutic nature of painting. Simply put, I paint for me.
Biomechanical art naturally aligns itself with the worlds of fantasy and science fiction. It is an art form that seeks to combine elements of the machine with organics for a style of art that is visually surrealistic. Human bones, joints and extremities may be reimagined as metal gears and pneumatic pistons. A motorized camera lens often replaces the eye--a signature augmentation of the trans-human or cyborg.