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 the Arts Editor and a Contributing Editor for NAILED. She is originally from Detroit; she studied Psychology at Michigan State University, and later finished in Industrial Design with an Art Therapy minor at The College of Creative Studies. She lives and works in Portland with her husband and son. She is a visual artist, and musician under the name Lithopedion. Her self-titled EP was released in 2013.