Maria Darasavath 3

Marisa Darasavath

Ms. Darasavath is a Lao artist with the unique distinction of being the only Lao artist to present at the “Open Sea” exhibit at the Musée d’Art Contemporain de Lyon, in Lyon, France (April 17 through July 12, 2015).

From the Art Loft website: “Her stylized work pivots around issues of female gender and representation, spanning across intimate scenes of domesticity to extravagant displays of celebration and harvest. The artist elevates the role of women in her work in spite of the patriarchal society of her country. She investigates her personal relationships with her mother and women within her own community. The theme of “Mother and Child” also remains a staple throughout the artist’s oeuvre. She often expresses the female figure in the midst of languid movement through bold curvilinear forms, a vibrant palette of colour and the use of subtle appropriation of traditional art and motifs. Her canvases embody an undeniable energy and magnetism.”

Tori Life

Tori Life-Goto

Tori Life-Goto is an artist based in Kailua, Hawaii. She comes from a gifted artistic family (clearly not biologically related to me!). Tori creates in a number of mediums, including oil, pastel, textile, and sculpture.

Her work is informed by an acute sense of the absurd, combined with a unique sensitivity to and awareness of light and energy.

Tori can be contacted through this website.

Thép Thavonsouk

My paintings grow out of silence;
a dreamlike morphology suggesting tranquility and
a sense of spirituality as figures dissolve
into landscape.

The fleeting passage of their quiet moments seen
on my canvas and rice paper shines the light
on the immensity of our universe and
the insignificance of human beings.

Thép Thavonsouk’s work takes me home to Laos: its serene and gentle surroundings, saffron-robed monks, and delicious, warm rain. Mr. Thavonsouk was born in Vientiane, Laos, and educated at the Lycée de Vientiane. He was the first Fulbright Scholar from Laos, and he studied at St. Lawrence University in New York State.

Mr. Thavonsouk may be contacted through his agent here.

June Rain