Issue 12: More is More
Issue 12: More is More
“Tell yourself you are everything the world needs to see."
Strength to Love II bolsters an impressive roster of produce year-round. Collards, squash, and kale are amongst the produce being sent far and wide throughout the city.
Baltimore’s houseplant community is as wide and diverse as our city, ranging from internationally recognized players to newcomers who just bought their first snake plant.
The future looks busy and bright for Merriweather, who completed her Fountainhead Residency in September and returned to live and work at Baltimore’s Creative Alliance, where she’ll be in residence through July 2022.
Carla Du Pree’s profound surrender to the principle of abundance has allowed her advocacy to flourish, especially CityLit Project, a Baltimore literary nonprofit founded by Gregg Wilhelm in 2004.
"I do think that artists have always played an important role in imagining alternatives and bringing to light things that we’re not discussing otherwise."
Naeem considers her shift from law to art history, which had been an early passion, to be just that: a shift and not a U-turn.
In an economic and political environment where artists are accustomed to scarcity, the notion of excess space is indeed otherworldly.
"While exploring new hobbies, I came across new materials [and] I had collected ideas over the years that I had always hoped to explore."
At HGE Designs, Stokes maintains a balance between her handmade wearable objects, fashion, and therapeutic sensory objects.
Remembering how empowered skating made her feel as a girl, she hit the streets, meeting up with friends and eventually a wider network of female-identifying Baltimore skaters.
"I think fundamentally artists are always interested in what comes next—what happens if I push this idea further, what happens if I try this new material, etc."
Cheon’s practice is rooted in the tradition of activism and protest central to the history of modern Korea.
For the team behind Creative Alliance, building trust is an ongoing process.
“More is More” is the theme for BmoreArt's Issue 12, where maximalism, inclusivity, exuberance, and accumulation become the modus operandi for a post-pandemic world.