Some weeks ago, there was a medieval fair in my neighbourhood and a group of men came to show us how do they worked at the old forging. They brought a furnace to melt the iron, an anvil and a huge collection of hammers and tongs and mesh gloves , leather aprons, and many other instruments. They worked hard to turn the formless iron bars in hoes and other farm tools. When the iron was hot, four or five of them began to hammer with lot of strength. The rhythmic metallic sound filled all the square. The sound dominated over a very strange group that was making what they said it was medieval music all clothed in black, with their faces painted.
Semi-precious in a wide variety of colors. *** Miniatures serve as iconographic objects. Not real people, places or things, but simplistic versions of such. This allows for abstracted views of reality. The perfect medium for creating visual representations of memories and emotions – abstractions of reality within themselves. *** An introspective, introverted empath, bursting with anxiety and 90s kid nostalgia, Tourmaline (JNW) creates images full of desolation, malcontent and longing by transforming her hand-built miniature tableaus through her camera lens. Her images draw influence from her midwestern roots and Florida youth. Tourmaline (JNW) graduated from the University of North Florida in the Spring of 2013 with a Bachelors of Fine Art, concentration in Photography, and minors in Art History and Professional Education. She resides in Jacksonville, FL with her boyfriend and cat. ***