Maija Miettinen was born in Helsinki, Finland but currently lives and works in Columbus where she is a third-year graduate student in the MFA program in the Department of Art at The Ohio State University. Her art practice is focused mainly on non-representational painting. She recently welcomed us into her studio to document her creative process.
Inspired after a visit to Mount Rushmore, Houston artist David Adickes decided that the only way to appreciate the details of the facial features of those monumental carvings up close was to create his own. He sculpted 43 enormous busts – one of each American president – and they are all on view outside his studio in Texas.
Venezuelan artist Jesús Rafael Soto made 25 of his so-called Penetrables – immersive sculptures consisting of dangling tubes, with which viewers can interact. The Houston Penetrable is the only one he designed as a semi-permanent piece, and one of the few he created as an indoor piece. It was the artist’s final and most ambitious work.
Photographer Tom Ferderbar of Wisconsin studied under the renowned landscape photographer Ansel Adams in 1958 and still remembers the lessons he learned back then. He has spent the last 40 years focusing his lens on the landmarks of Route 66 and the landscapes of the American West, specifically the Yosemite and Teton national parks.