Above: Quad Cities Bridge, oil on canvas, 72 x 48″
Dee Schricker is an Iowa native living in Blue Grass. Schricker works in a variety of mediums including paint, clay, and fabric. The Quad Cities Bridge aims to capture the “ominous beauty” of the bridge. Her work is abstracted and surreal, giving free rein to the viewer’s imagination. Her mixed media creations interact with bold and exciting results. Her work is for sale at the Boho Fine Arts Gallery here in Davenport, just a couple blocks away from The Current Iowa!
Dee has more work available online on her website. Follow the link below!
Fun Fact: The present I-74 Bridge is in the works to be replaced. The new I-74 Bridge is the largest public works project in Iowa. The I-74 is an important crossing area is one of the highest traffic locations in the Quad Cities Metro area; carrying 77,000 vehicles per day.
Above: Aqueous I, print, 41.5 x 83″
Mark Mawson is a London based photographer with over 25 years of experience. He specializes in shooting liquids and his piece Aqueous has become very well known and a collectable item. Mawson also enjoys shooting underwater fashion and beauty and his non-commissioned personal work shows a passion for atmosphere and cinematography. A book of Mark’s Aqueous work is available through http://www.blurb.com
For more information, or to see more of Mark’s amazing work, follow the link below to his website!
Fun Fact: An Aqueous video was projected onto the walls of Buckingham Palace for the Queen’s diamond jubilee concert.
Above: A Due Colori (left) & Black Trap in Munich (right), both prints, 41.5 x 83″
Alberto Seveso was born in Milan, grew up in Sardinia, but is currently living and working in Bristol (UK) as a freelancer. His art process involves combining metallic powders, inks, and varnishes, and pouring this mixture into a vessel of water to create an explosion of color. Seveso uses high-speed photography to capture the beautiful aftermath, each photograph different from the next. A Due Colori and Black Trap in Munich are enlarged prints that focus on movement – a focus that inspired their placement in the elevators at The Current Iowa.
For more of Seveso’s work, please visit his website at the link below!
Fun Fact: Seveso has worked on high profile brands like Adobe, Nikon, Sony, National Geographic, Playboy Magazine, GQ Magazine, ESPN Magazine, Ford, Burton Snowboards, Disney, Men’s Health, Bacardi and many more!
These ears of corn are made of glass & bronze, and come to us from a Wisconsin artist and farmer named Michael Meilahn.
Michael Meilahn spent a year in the Peace Corp in Bolivia, earning a Masters in Art. After his studies, he returned home to farm and to build a glass/art studio. In time, the art imagery became a story about farming and farming demanded a more creative venue. His work has evolved into conceptual mixed media and installation configurations centered on the pop culture icon of an ear of corn representing eons of time, evolution, selective breeding, and survival of the fittest. Collections include Figge Art Museum, Corning Museum of Glass and Museum of Art and Design.
To see more of Michael’s work, or to contact him regarding purchases or commissions, check out his website! Link below:
Fun Fact: In the days of the early settlers to North America, corn was so valuable that it was used as money and traded for other products such as meat and furs.