Art

Sam Klein

STRAIGHT TO THE POINT Words Kyle Collins Photography Tim Sugden Sam Klein calls his work “Industrial Pixelization.” That’s an impressive and creative name, but at its chewy center, his art is

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INTERLACED

Photography Choiyee Wong | Hair/Make-Up Heidi Gravier MODELS Shannah Dibb | Kendall Schuler | Elizabeth Nguyen Christiane Millinger From my earliest age I have enjoyed fabrics, wool, interior beauty and

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Dan Barbato

TRANSPORTING THROUGH DESIGN WORDS Merlin Varaday | Photography Tim Sugden Asia America (79 SE Taylor, Suite 200) owner Dan Barbato wants to provide an opportunity for you to “travel to

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Sam Klein

Sam Klein

STRAIGHT TO THE POINT Words Kyle Collins Photography Tim Sugden Sam Klein calls his work “Industrial Pixelization.” That’s an impressive and creative name, but at its chewy center, his art is pointillism. The unique pieces he creates use the traditional technique, in which small, distinct dots of color are applied in patterns to form an image. […]

INTERLACED

INTERLACED

Photography Choiyee Wong | Hair/Make-Up Heidi Gravier MODELS Shannah Dibb | Kendall Schuler | Elizabeth Nguyen Christiane Millinger From my earliest age I have enjoyed fabrics, wool, interior beauty and human behavior within beautiful environments. I also benefited from a very tight-knit community in my childhood. While Portland is bigger, it still is a wonderfully […]

Dan  Barbato

Dan Barbato

TRANSPORTING THROUGH DESIGN WORDS Merlin Varaday | Photography Tim Sugden Asia America (79 SE Taylor, Suite 200) owner Dan Barbato wants to provide an opportunity for you to “travel to Asia right here in Portland”. After accepting a Peace Corps assignment in China in his youth (as he puts it, “the flourish of someone else’s […]

Jae Ruth

Jae Ruth

From Doodles to Digital WORDS Adelle McLean | Photography Josh Burnett It doesn’t take long to figure out that Jae Ruth is not your typical fourteen-year-old. Quirky, with a strong sense-of-self meets contemporary with a dark edge; traits that are personified throughout her characters. She is observably articulate, expressive and, according to her mom, “very […]

Julianna Paradisi

Julianna Paradisi

Service & Creation WORDS Merlin Varaday | PHOTOGRAPHY Tim Sugden Julianna Paradisi knows what it is like to have more than one calling. She juggles working as an Oncology Nurse Navigator at Legacy Good Samaritan Hospital with a thriving painting, writing and public speaking career. These passions feed each other, rather than conflicting or dividing […]

Alexandra Becker-Black

Alexandra Becker-Black

Language of Water written by Isabel Zacharias | photographed by Tim Sugden Alexandra Becker-Black lets me in from the rain and we start down the wood stairs; she tucks some long hair behind her ear and reminds me again how bad she is at “this stuff.” She means the interview, and when I spin seconds […]

Aiden Kringen

Aiden Kringen

Art & Acceptance written by Mary Walsh | photographed by Tim Sugden When someone with creative talent expresses their dream of making a career out of their passion, they often receive a number of scoffs, eye rolls, and condescending “good luck” wishes. It takes a lot of talent and perseverance to succeed, and twenty-something Aiden […]

Alexander Rokoff – Painter of Souls

Alexander Rokoff – Painter of Souls

written by Courtney Tait photographed by Tim Sugden In his early 20s, Alexander Rokoff found a book of paintings at a Barnes & Noble bookstore by the Norwegian painter Odd Nerdrum. “It was the closest thing I had to a religious experience,” he says. “It gave me hope for my own direction.” As evident in […]