Gretchen Bennett Hides Images In A Flurry Of Prismacolor.

These images by Gretchen Bennett, now on display at the Howard House in Seattle through the end of the month, definitely demand a double-take. For starters, ghosts of images are buried deep inside what initially looks like just a swamp of colors, but closer inspection reveals that the swamp is actually composed of Prismacolor colored pencils, making the images all the much more compelling. Colored pencils are already an underplayed medium these days, but to use them in such a manner is pretty much astounding.


Ghost Dog

Bennett also has more installation and street art-oriented works, which you can see on her website.

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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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