A. Ariosa-Benston

I love art--the ability to express oneself without necessarily using words is something worth being explored. I am constantly growing and learning about what it is to be an artist. My only hope is to connect with other people and express myself in the manner I most enjoy--visual art.

I take inspiration from not only personal experiences, but also fashion, music, and pop culture. I love watching the way that these inspirations often mutate into oddities on canvas. I work in different medias; painting only being one. I also enjoy making jewelry, accessories, altering vintage fashion, and hopefully one day making my own clothes. I constantly look forward to the next inspiration. It has become my challenge in life. Art has brought purpose to my life and balance in my soul.

All constructive criticism is welcome. There is always room to grow.

About Me

My photo
I currently live in Brooklyn, NY. Educated at Emory University and currently at Pratt Institute.

Mural photos

John and myself are putting together a compilation of photos we love, admire, and adore. From the provocative to the obscene. It includes some images that may be difficult for some to see. Please be warned that this is just a gathering of many artist from several different websites. Please see credits for more details.

(Top) Freja Beha Erichsen for Alexander Wang Spring Summer Collection 2011
(Below) Agyness Deyn for Alexander Wang Spring Summer Collection 2011

Continued behind the scenes photos of the show

Freja for Chanel

One of the Ugliest chairs I've ever seen. Courtesy of 

Spain-based Emiliana designs (above and below) 
Utility.. and excess = Success!