Ryan and Trevor Oakes are twin brothers who apparently still do everything together. They are a creative team presenting the most interesting view of art that’s never straight on. Playing with curves and angles, they bring pieces to life by which light flows through or heeds to casts shadows. We are compelled to look and wonder of the void inside these matchstick models. Waves of red flutter up and down, in and out, almost giving some pieces a sort of movement. Other materials they have used in this form include pipe cleaners, cardboard, the use of hinges, and concave varieties of canvas. Their work has been honored by Columbia University’s historian Jonathan Crary, “as one of the most original breakthroughs in the rendering of visual space since the Renaissance.”

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Allison Parker is a proud stay at home mom maintaining a full schedule kissing boo boos and passing out hugs just because. Her days many times are spent between the garden and the kitchen. From a journey of learning whole food eating habits, she's taken on the challenges of baking bread, muffins and cakes from scratch and filling the cellar shelves with scores of her own canned goods each year. Writing is one of those things she does because its part of who she is. That and it's a nice break from the never ending work that comes with raising a family.