Featured Artist: Faith47

Editor Shenyah Webb, Art, September 26th, 2013

...the blindness that binds us all.

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Faith47 uses symbolism, archetypal characters and animals to guide the viewer through the physical world, delving into the underlying layers of one’s existence. Her work reflects her early fascination with abandoned spaces, echoing her feeling of disillusionment in political structures and of the broken human condition. Forming parables that are hints at truths, she incorporates pagan odes to nature and prayers to reflect the blindness that binds us all.

Faith47 explores the semblance of the impermanence of life, recognizing the yearning of mankind to find spiritual safety within this great chaotic unknown. She paints shrines on broken landscapes, pointing quietly to our unfolding transcendental journey.

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nailed featured artist faithFaith47 initially became recognized for her street art, painted on the cityscapes beyond the economic boundaries on South Africa’s weathered canvas. She has shared her visions with many other cities across the globe, including Shanghai, London, New York, Paris, Vienna, Johannesburg, Miami, Berlin, Nairobi, Melbourne and Montreal. To view more of Faith47’s artwork you can visit her artist site here.

[Photo Credits: Header image taken by Josh Saunders, and Bio image taken by Daniel Greenfield]

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Shenyah Webb

Shenyah Webb is a Portland-based visual artist and musician. She has been with NAILED Magazine since its inception in 2012 and has served as the Arts Editor and a Contributing Editor since its launch in 2013. A Detroit native, she attended The College for Creative Studies, where she focused on Fine Art and Industrial Design. She is currently enrolled in a Somatic Expressive Arts Education and Therapy training program, studying under Lanie Bergin. You can learn more about Shenyah here. (Shenyah.com)