Overgrowth

By Leilani Cabello Leilani Cabello is a self-taught artist from Corpus Christi, Texas. She will be a college freshman at the University of Texas at Austin in the fall of 2020 where she will continue her passion for drawing and painting through a Studio Arts major in the College of Fine Arts. Leilani uses a […]

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Tragic

By Gloria Bueno In H A I K U format, this UNATTRACTIVE visual poem expressesthe idea that many personal transformations are BIRTHED fromTRAGIC situations, whether from first-hand experiences or throughobservation. Some may consider their lives to be a constant tragedy, but others are willing to find blessings in disguise from “UGLY” situations and SHED their […]

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A Mirrorless Self-Portrait

By Leilani Cabello Leilani Cabello is a self-taught artist from Corpus Christi, Texas. She will be a college freshman at the University of Texas at Austin in the fall of 2020 where she will continue her passion for drawing and painting through a Studio Arts major in the College of Fine Arts. Leilani uses a […]

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A View of My Past

By Sontonya Davis This piece represents the history and traditions of African Americans once they were brought to America. Sontonya Davis is an author and artist, as well as a Certified Career Coach, Certified Grief Coach, and Certified Life Coach. Through the recent death of her son, Sontonya has felt inspired to help others cope […]

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Dirty Diana

By Sontonya Davis She depicts a woman’s sassiness, toughness, beauty, strength, and focus. She gives us a visual perspective of how beautiful it is to honestly be who we are meant to be, even if it’s not perfect. Sontonya Davis is an author and artist, as well as a Certified Career Coach, Certified Grief Coach, […]

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Steady Love

By Sontonya Davis This piece represents the multiple layers and complexity of love. The broken glass in the piece gives light to the brokenness and pain often experienced in love.This piece was influenced by the song by India Arie called “Steady Love”. Sontonya Davis is an author and artist, as well as a Certified Career […]

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Eclectic Blue

By Sontonya Davis This piece is a part of Sontonya’s “Eclectic BlAk” series from her first solo exhibit. It’s a colorful representation of life, love, and the afterlife in honor of her late son, Rashaun Donaldson. Sontonya Davis is an author and artist, as well as a Certified Career Coach, Certified Grief Coach, and Certified […]

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Los Niños Moribundos

By Mauro de la Tierra The giraffe population has fallen by nearly 50% in the last 30 years from habitat loss and hunting. I’m deeply saddened by our probable loss of these mesmerizing and majestic creatures. Inside the incinerating giraffe lies a nest with a skeleton, a cracked egg, and a baby bird to symbolize […]

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Tender

By Robin Bissett Robin Bissett (she/her) is a writer, artist, and senior at Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas. Find her on instagram @robintbissett.

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Pollination

By Mauro de la Tierra 36 x 48 in. (acrylic, spray paint, oil on canvas, human blood) A color palette and subject matter inspired by my Mexican heritage. A guide sits ready to lead us to our next lives. Our decomposing bodies bloom into flowers. A symbol of nature’s cycle of life, death, and rebirth. […]

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Breathing Down the Back of Your Neck

By Riley King Every day life seems too mundane, but when you pull back the curtain it’s unsettling and violating. Some of our most traumatizing moments revisit us like a fever dream. Even though we try to make sense of the chaos, every photo is like a beautifully uncomfortable return to a nightmare. Riley King […]

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The Garden

By Kiera Counce Kiera Counce was born in Kansas City and grew up in Atlanta, Georgia. Now, she is taking on graphic design and poetry. She has been dedicated to her craft since 2013, and has grown a worldwide audience.

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Violation of Sacred Space

By Riley King Every day life seems too mundane, but when you pull back the curtain it’s unsettling and violating. Some of our most traumatizing moments revisit us like a fever dream. Even though we try to make sense of the chaos, every photo is like a beautifully uncomfortable return to a nightmare. Riley King […]

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Distinct Traits

By Kiera Counce Kiera Counce was born in Kansas City and grew up in Atlanta, Georgia. Now, she is taking on graphic design and poetry. She has been dedicated to her craft since 2013, and has grown a worldwide audience.

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Keep Out

By Leilani Cabello Leilani Cabello is a self-taught artist from Corpus Christi, Texas. She will be a college freshman at the University of Texas at Austin in the fall of 2020 where she will continue her passion for drawing and painting through a Studio Arts major in the College of Fine Arts. Leilani uses a […]

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Pivot

By Kiera Counce Kiera Counce was born in Kansas City and grew up in Atlanta, Georgia. Now, she is taking on graphic design and poetry. She has been dedicated to her craft since 2013, and has grown a worldwide audience.

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Selfless Care Series

Elyse Andrews I am not a confrontational person, and these pieces were created around the time I needed to have some conversations I really did not want to have. This whole situation made me incredibly anxious, most of the year. At the same time, I had three banana plants growing in my apartment that were […]

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Twenty Who?

John Puga According to a Department of Veterans Affairs study, over 20 veterans take their own lives each day. This piece explores the hidden suffering that current and former military members deal with. Who will be the next? We may never know until it’s too late. John Puga is a San Antonio based artist who […]

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Fester

Veronica Gonzalez This piece is about the opioid crisis and how addiction can affect any individual regardless of race, religion, or class. Veronica Gonzalez was born and raised in San Antonio, Texas. She is currently in her third year of obtaining her BFA at Southwest School of Art. She has two children and is an […]

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Everything’s Fine

Veronica Gonzalez This piece is about my personal struggles with depression and anxiety.  It is about being prescribed medication to help with these struggles but when the medication is not taken it causes symptoms of withdrawal. Life continues to go on and I have to figure out how to go on being happy for my […]

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Surveillance

Izabella Flores This piece embodies the irony behind the fact that cameras and technology, tools created to assist us in our daily lives, have now become a cause for fear that our personal information and lives are constantly being watched. An odd situation to be in and a strange conversation to have. Izabella Flores is […]

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Mask

Kian Rodriguez This piece is about depression, which can spark many difficult conversations such as when you have to tell your therapist how you feel. Kian Rodriguez is a self-taught artist from New Braunfels, Texas. His preferred mediums are ink, watercolor, acrylic, and graphite. He works as an assistant dance teacher and enjoys listening to […]

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The New American Flag

John Puga In a time of mass shooting, this piece explores the current state of American gun culture. John Puga is a San Antonio based artist who has been studying photography, art, and design for over 18-years. He has a B.F.A. in Computer Graphic Arts (2012) and an M.A. in Communication Arts (2016) from the […]

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Butterflies

Kian Rodriguez This piece is a take on the idea of having butterflies in your tummy. It can be interpreted as when some people find it difficult to say “I love you” or when you’re talking to someone you like.  Kian Rodriguez is a self-taught artist from New Braunfels, Texas. His preferred mediums are ink, […]

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Shackled

Izabella Flores This piece is representative of an abusive relationship, both figuratively and literally. Having a conversation over such a thing is considered almost “taboo,” and while solving the issue may seem simple (e.g. cutting off the abuser), it’s never easy. Izabella Flores is a high school senior who mainly works with 2D design and […]

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Hands

Kian Rodriguez This piece is about how I don’t like people touching me, and the conversation that can stem from having to tell them this. Kian Rodriguez is a self-taught artist from New Braunfels, Texas. His preferred mediums are ink, watercolor, acrylic, and graphite. He works as an assistant dance teacher and enjoys listening to […]

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This Is Where We Take Our Birth Control – Careful Around the Ankles – I’m Held Together with a Thin Thread of Green String – Jessie’s Sink

Kristina Reinis This Is Where We Take Our Birth Control Careful Around the Ankles I’m Held Together with a Thin Thread of Green String Jessie’s Sink In Western culture, the home has been traditionally understood as a female-gendered space. However, while the domestic space is still one associated with traditions of femininity, over time it […]

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Whale

Cailtlin R. Foster My piece was created with environmental concern, particularly our oceans.The bright neon colors and coral are supposed to represent the trash that has plagued our oceans. However, the image still appears pleasant and pretty because I believe humanity knows pollution is detrimental but we refuse to really see the effects of our […]

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American Living

Oscar Alanis My work explores the misperceptions of the American dream. Through my artwork, I talk about the entrapment of participating in the capitalistic society that caters to the rich and works the impoverished to the ground. I use metaphorical images to convey the desperation for materialistic things despite the obstacles to obtain them. My […]

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Mother Earth

Sontonya Davis My work represents who I am as a woman: empowerment, sadness, struggles, strength, humility. It also represents me embracing and accepting my flaws and who I am. Sontonya Davis, CLC, CGC, is an author and artist, as well as a Certified Career Coach, Certified Grief Coach, and Certified Life Coach. Through the recent […]

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Luxury Goods

Brent Oakes Brent Oakes is currently living in San Antonio, Texas. He went to Trinity University and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from Trinity University. While finishing his undergraduate degree he took a sculpture course at UTSA and this is where he found enjoyment in working in the plastic arts. Luxury Goods […]

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Wired Up

Brent Oakes Brent Oakes is currently living in San Antonio, Texas. He went to Trinity University and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from Trinity University. While finishing his undergraduate degree he took a sculpture course at UTSA and this is where he found enjoyment in working in the plastic arts. Wired Up […]

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Screen Time

Kate Nuelle Kate Nuelle is a sophomore double majoring in art history and studio art. She splits her time between Austin and San Antonio. She is a student assistant for the Visual Resources Center and a photographer for the Mirage Yearbook. Kate is the President of the Trinity Art Collective. Her work has also been […]

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Bust

Julia Poage Julia Poage is a senior English and art double major from Houston, Texas, who lives and works in San Antonio. Her work has been featured in the Art Department’s juried student exhibition, the Mini, as well as the San Antonio Art League’s annual collegiate exhibition. In 2018, she received a Mellon grant, which […]

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