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Awesome Angela of Sleepy Stitch does in real life what many of us do
virtually: arranging mosaics of coloured picture elements into mosaics of
more than the sum of their parts. An avowed nerdy narcoleptic, her
cottage industry helps to defray the cost of medical treatment not covered
by insurance. In Her Own Words: I got my bachelors of Fine Arts from the
San Francisco Art Institute... during which I got diagnosed with cancer.
My health is a constant battle both physically and emotionally, but
breating art is the only thing that keeps me calm and allows me to escape
into it away from the realities that suck. I think she just said a
mouthful, folks!
instagram.com/awesomeangela13 / facebook.com/sleepystitch
A minor but popular aspect of Adam Matlocks musical practice as An Historic
involves exploring new and original accordion arrangements of songs sourced
from the wider canon of popular music, especially from pop culture sources
such as movies, television shows and video games. This month we feature
another of his recordings of tunes from mid-90s Square console games,
because while its always a fun trick to adapt and convert real-life art to
digital forms, its exponentially more delightful to reverse that workflow
and burden a human of finite capabilities with tasks designed to be executed
flawlessly by a square of silicon.
anhistoricaccordion.tumblr.com / anhistoricmusic.blogspot.com
A poet of extremes who can mean love when he says death and death when he
says love, our beloved ragman Crowkeeper has voluntarily toiled beneath
minimalist constraints so severe that Twitters word limit is as nothing to
him. In 2015 Mistigris digitally reprinted his 1999 collection Scarecrow
Poetics, but he is even more active writing today.
twitter.com/crowkeep / scarrow.deviantart.com
Daniel Wickert is a multidisciplinary visual artist who works in a variety
of mediums including painting, collage, ceramics, sculpture, photography and
mixed media. For this series he has photographed sections of his previous
works created in a variety of mediums and proceeded to experiment with
mirroring the images in various ways to create new works of art. Through
digital mirroring, new forms and figures emerge to create exciting new
visual experiences. Wickert intends to utilize the results of this process
by bringing these digital images back into the physical world through
printing and by using them as templates for new painted works.
Writer, artist, and animator, Etana has remained wholly immersed in the arts
on a daily basis since the dusk of the artscene, hammering out her own scene
with keyframeonline.com
tiltedwindmills.com / www.athenacooper.ca / @athenacooper
A genuine professional teletext illustrator two decades hence, Steve
Horsenburger Horsley has recently returned to the game for love of the
art: Its kind of frustrating to discover you are good at something only to
realise its pointless in todays world, but I just really like doing it so
I am going to carry on. We feel your pain, Steve! At his website you can
commission original teletext creations from him, so dont delay to get your
own piece of textmode art history!
Kazunari Kalcha Naito represents the tip of an iceberg we know little of
and understand still less of -- Japans ShiftJIS parallel textmode art
scene. His works are informed by his interests in 70s prog rock, jazz, and
fine art.
The man, the myth... Mythical Man handily satisfies both categories. Long
known for his prowess on the euphonium, painting is a recent development to
which he has applied himself ardently.
mythical-man.deviantart.com / euphoniousmyth.tumblr.com
themythicalman.livejournal.com / instagram.com/themythicalman
ldb Laura Brown is a rare bird, perhaps the last practitioner standing of
good old UseNet-style ASCII art, with a masterful command over economy of
slashes, parentheses and asterisks.
Maeve Wolf aka Tatharina - Historically dropping art on Mistigris when our
orbits came into conjunction, the synaesthetic vanguard of our antipodean
contingent has pulled off an extraordinary second act, and has continued
making art ever since those salad days wound up in the compost.
Nick Lakowski is a Vancouver based artist. He holds a BFA in studio art from
Emily Carr University 2004 and an MFA in studio art from the University of
British Columbia 2012. His work is grounded in a commitment to grassroots
community projects, including experience as a teacher, muralist, volunteer,
board member, curator, and events facilitator for a variety of local
schools, businesses, festivals, DIY art spaces, and artist-run galleries.
His current work with acrylics draws anxiously and humorously from the
overly deterministic discipline of neurobiology, the world of commercial
painting and paint manufacturing, various indexes and orders of colour, the
redactive procedure of painting itself, and a mystical hysteria towards
resuscitation and intensive care medicine.
nlakowski.tumblr.com / iheartlocalart.ca/artists-2/nick-lakowski
Pinguino grew up on the internet, doing telco for CiA, and VGA for GAS and
Rival. Lately, she runs the design studio Pinguhaus, goes raving on every
continent, and experiments with obscure foods -- her latest accomplishment
is making ramen noodles out of crickets. The design co-founder of the Cuddli
geek dating app, her next project is partying with sled dogs in Greenland.
ivomitrainbows.com / @pinguino
We caught the attention of Ranbahol with a Sleepy Stitches recursive Mario
piece in MIST0117, at which point this Japanese textile artist said Hold my
Until being accidentally invoked by a recent Mistigram posting, long-lost
Mistigris Classic alumnus reNM8r has been entirely out of touch with us
since 1995 -- but it turns out has spent all of the time since feverishly
exercising the right side of his brain playing MUX RPGs and illustrating
friends characters.
Ed Starstew Stastny is that rare synthesis suggested in the two-word
phrase computer artist, practicing a species of net.art at SITO
continually since even prior to the establishment of Mistigris. Having
mastered and subsequently discarded so many styles and approaches, wearing
the masks of a half-dozen faux handles he could easily masquerade as an
entire artgroup. Or has he in fact been doing this... all along?
instagram.com/starstew / starstew.tumblr.com / sito.org
Carlos TeletextR represents Mistigris continuing wave of introducing the
other great textmode art tradition -- teletext -- to the underground
computer artscene.
teletextr.blogspot.com / twitter.com/thatotherCarl
Even especially? with innocuous subjects, the glitch aesthetic -- which
xer0 demonstrates handily -- has no option but provide an unsettling,
vaguely sinister lens through which to view. When hes not cooking up
twitchy weirdness for Mist, this longtime underground scenester, a
programmer and Unix enthusiast, can be found making appearances with
Blocktronics and Impure.
xero.nu / 0w.nz / twitter.com/fontvirus / x-ero.tumblr.com
Zarah had a front row seat for the slowly dimming ember of Mist Classic, but
somehow it has taken until now for our paths to converge again in this
context. She makes compositions about what she sees, minus the words.
Happy Valentines Day ldb