Theo Ellsworth and Alec Neal Create Ornate Art

At Portland’s First Thursday Art Walk earlier this week, I came upon two artists who reminded me of one another.

While Theo Ellsworth‘s pieces seem more tribally-influenced and Alec Neal‘s seem more abstract, both artists combine a level of ornamentation and shape exploration to create intricate, moving pieces.

Alec Neal’s Sejour Vacation

Theo Ellsworth’s The Sacred Tree Relocation Project


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Vivian Hua 華婷婷

Vivian Hua 華婷婷 (they/she) is a writer, filmmaker, and organizer. As the Executive Director of Northwest Film Forum in Seattle and Editor-in-Chief of the interdisciplinary arts publication, REDEFINE, much of their work unifies their metaphysical interests with their belief that art can positively transform the self and society. Vivian regularly shares human-centered stories through their storytelling newsletter, RAMBLIN’ WITH VEE! In 2021, they will begin production on a BIPOC metaphysical comedy film entitled RECKLESS SPIRITS. They are passionate about cultural spaces, sustainable practices, and finding ways to covertly and overtly disrupt oppressive structures. YEAH!

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