Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Pics from the FAB Fashion Show on April 17, 2010

* Black Cat Threads
* Puppy Bird
* Ecoskin Collections
* Alexandra von Bromssen
* Miss Velvet Cream

Hair & Makeup by VIP-CAT Makeup Academy

FAB Shows is a result of founder Jessica Stout's passion for animal rescue and advocacy, and her love of all things fashion. A self-proclaimed clothing hoarder that is on the verge of being an animal hoarder (we kid), Jessica decided to bring her two loves together to see what would come of it.

What came was something awesome that caught-on like wildfire. After the success of her first show, Pits and Fash, the "FAB Show" name was created and the rest will go down in history.

Proceeds Raised From this Event Were Donated to the Folsom Zoo Sanctuary to help build Bigger and Better Exhibits for the Animals they house.

The Sacramento Examiner covered this wonderful event in am article and slide show!:


Thursday, April 22, 2010

Featured Artist: Canaan Becker

From an Interview with Local Artist, Canaan Becker:

Canaan Becker: "I have been working with digital image editing and photo manipulations for over ten years now. I'm inspired by fantasy, dreams and the human imagination. What I strive to relate in my art is the feelings and emotions that I have in my dreams.

In the picture 'Midnight' I was trying to capture the feelings late at night just before I drift into sleep. To me this picture captures, in an image, the way the darkness of night makes me feel.

In my piece 'Brumlugu', I was creating a dream-like state of a cult scene representing the weakness of the human mind to bow before a man-made god.

'The Head' is my interpretation of music taking over your mind, body and soul, completely taking over until it physically becomes a part of you, thus connecting the headphones by wires physically into the human skull.

I wanted to create a visual of the the way you feel wearing headphones, listening to your favorite musical piece and the moment when it becomes such a part of you that it almost feels like the headphones have become infused to your head.

In creating one of my most recent pieces 'The Experiment', I was trying to convey the frustrating feeling I currently am so engulfed by and not knowing how to overcome the fear of how vulnerable and frail sharing my soul and my art makes me. In this piece, the planet represents my art and the feminine beauty my frailty and the dark, shadowy creature around the corner is my fear.

In one of my favorite creations,'Human Machine', it is my interpretation of humans being so dependent upon machines that they actually start to become one. I wanted to make an image that showed the beauty, yet cold, loss of soul.

'Imprisoned Heart ' represents a broken, beaten, yet still beautiful, heart. What the heart is beaten down by is personal, but is still in this image. What I can tell you, is that every piece in this image is symbolic. The beautiful, frail nude woman represents my own heart, tattooed and bare. The red and blood-spattered walls, my blood, my life force all locked away in a prison cell, afraid to turn around and face the world."

All the pieces featured are on display at Image Provocateur, 232 Vernon Street, Roseville, CA 95678.

To contact Canaan Becker:

Ph (916) 910-3384.
Email: lifepain@hotmail.com

Sunday, April 18, 2010



Art should be the expression of the human soul, like poetry brought to life. Art should be the reflection of an artists soul. It should evoke emotion, something you can feel low down in your gut. It should sneak up, gentle and poignant, or explode inside of you, passionate and vibrant. It should be bright with joy or dark and vicious, violent and raw.

One local artist comes to mind when I think of art and want to feel. I have the privileged to be surround by his creations and each day I am struck again by their power. Image Provocateur is home to the art work of Canaan Becker, an exclusive gallery to his imagination.

Canaan Becker is a local artist whose medium of choice is photo manipulation. Through the use of Photoshop, stock photos and a clear vision of his own emotions, Canaan creates unique and one of a kind Digital Art.

Each piece is like a dream, startling and filled with dark, deep colors. Each one filled with emotions, raw and visceral, brought to life. Sometimes sad and dark, brutal and vibrant, deep yearnings, lo
ngings. His pieces are often crushing with despair, dark with mystery and with secret glimmers of magic. In each one, even in the most personal and painful, there is a golden thread of triumph. The triumph of a soul finding release.

Each piece is a mirror into his soul, a flash of his dreams and emotions and each piece he is offering to share with you.