Finding Your Inner MozArt 2020 Art Contest – Fine Art

Jeremy Sicile-Kira "The Truly Great Team That Have"
Jeremy Sicile-Kira "The Truly Great Team I have" Acrylic on Wood 18 x 24"

This post contains submissions for the Finding Your Inner MozArt contest – Fine Art (in alphabetical order by artist name). This is Page 1. Page 2 is here. Digital art submissions are here. Artists were asked to create art work with the themes of music and/or synesthesia. See What is Synesthesia? This art contest is sponsored by the Mainly Mozart nonprofit. The winning art will be auctioned at the Mozart & The Mind gala at Oceanside Museum April 11, 2020. Read the submission guidelines here. The judge for this contest is Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego Director Emeritus Hugh Davies.

Thank you for all the great art that was submitted.

Alyssa DiCarlo

AlyssaDiCarlo Classical Music Melody
Alyssa DiCarlo “Classical Music Melody” Marker and Watercolor 17 x 29″

As a fan of Beethoven & wanted to incorporate both classical & jazz in the piece. The other figure is Louis Armstrong.

Aurora Hobden

Aurora Hobden "Feminine Notes"
Aurora Hobden “Feminine Notes” Colored Pencil on Paper 12 x 9″

I relate to women and women’s issues. I am a feminist. I am disabled/ specifically autistic. I relate to disabled people. I am for disabled people’s rights. I have social anxiety. I am more sensitive to lots of people. I’m very creative.

Blake Zucker

Blake Zucker Pottery
Blake Zucker “Pottery”

As an artist with Autism and Synesthesia I feel colors as work. My ideas are best expressed creatively through pottery. The responsive nature of clay interests me. It is malleable and forgiving, and thus pottery is naturally rich in metaphor and emotion. I’m fascinated with exploring techniques to reveal the earthy organic textures within the clay and glazes.

Carl Parker

Carl Parker "Moments in Time"
Carl Parker “Moments in Time” Acrylic on Canvas 36 x 24″

My motivation for this piece came from having an Asperger’s Brain. I always strive to turn the Asperger’s into something progressive and positve. In this painting, you see unusual and abstract shapes, along with a mysterious figure. The figure represents myself and possibly other people on the Autism Spectrum, searching for meaning in life. When there is a genuine and deep searching, we can find extraordinary abilities, truths, understanding, and ways to evolve in ourselves, as well with other people in positive ways. The abstract shapes are doors of perception and the mysteries that may be unfolded wait beyond the doors. To me, the yellow-brown color tastes of honey. The ice-blue tastes of serene thinking, and the red sounds like the deepest mind-state. I hear absolute silence in this piece.

Carl Parker "The Knowing"
Carl Parker “The Knowing” Acrylic on Canvas 24 x 30″

My motivation for this piece came from having an Asperger’s Brain. I always strive to turn the Asperger’s into something progressive and positve. In this painting, you see unusual and abstract shapes, along with a mysterious figure. The figure represents myself and possibly other people on the Autism Spectrum, searching for meaning in life. When there is a genuine and deep searching, we can find extraordinary abilities, truths, understanding, and ways to evolve in ourselves, as well with other people in positive ways. The abstract shapes are doors of perception and the mysteries that may be unfolded wait beyond the doors. To me, the yellow-brown color tastes of honey. The ice-blue tastes of serene thinking, and the red sounds like the deepest mind-state. I hear absolute silence in this piece.

Carl Parker
Carl Parker “Train Station” Acrylic on Canvas 22 x 28″

This piece involves my travels. I showed in Florence, Italy. I met many interesting characters on this trip. It was wonderful for me. I am the woman in this piece. I am the stranger. I am the curious soul. I wanted to see, hear and taste EVERYTHING! The other figures are Italians who were just as curious about me as I was about them. I taste what I call, “school air” in this painting. That is a beautiful smell that comes in the air to me in September when the kids are heading back to school. It’s that perfect temperature outside, not too warm and not too cool. In this art, I hear voices of anticipation and hustle and bustle.

Chad Cummins

Chad Cummins Singing Entangles
Chad Cummins “Singing Untangles” Chalk Pastels 19 x 24″

I wanted to combine the love I have for drawing faces with the love I have for colors and music. I went in different directions with the hair because I want you to fall into the picture as I have, Some music I enjoy listening to is 80’s hip hop and Lindsey Sterling because it makes me happy. When I am happy bright colors come to mind. When I sing, life is good again.

Crawford Brown

Crawford Brown Keys and Notes
Crawford Brown “Keys and Notes” Acrylic on Canvas 12 x 16″

I am an artist at Art Outside the Lines. I enjoy photography, painting, collage, and wood burning. I love Art Outside the Lines because I get to share my passion with the world..and my passion is for sure art. Taking photos and painting helps me with my emotions and I can express feelings through my art. It makes me happy knowing that my art work makes other people feel things.

Crys Andon

Crys Andson "Not a Flower"
Crys Andson “Not a Flower” Acrylic on Canvas 12 x 16″

The painting is called “Not a flower.” It is an Abstract Fauvist inspired look at how I see non literal art. It resembles a flower yet isn’t a flower. I don’t see grey. Something is or isn’t. Hince “Not a flower.”

Eileen Sobora

Eileen Sobora "Smooth Jazz"
Eileen Sobora “Smooth Jazz” Acrylic on Canvas 8 x 10″

I went with a Jazz theme for my art piece as I also enjoy listening to Jazz music. Music brings us together and helps us express ourselves through the many wonderful variations of music genres out there. I hope everyone will continue to be inspired by art and share their creativity with the world. Let your unique colors shine though art and music

George Riffle

George Riffle Beethoven
George Riffle “Beethoven” Pencil on Paper 11 x 14″
George Riffle Ocarinao of Time"
George Riffle “Ocarinao of Time” Pencil on Paper 14 x 11″

I am an artist at Art Outside the Lines. I feel most inspired when I see other people make art. I make art with paint, sharpie, and other art forms. I mainly make scenic art. Making art makes me feel calm and happily satisfied. Also motivated. My goals are to be famous all over the world, to become a comedian, and to meet famous artists that make similar art as me. I want people to know that I have perfect pitch, I make people laugh by telling jokes, and that my nickname is a pun on George and Orange (Georange). Also I parodize songs.

J.A. Tan

J.A. Tan Christmas in the Mountains
J.A. Tan “Christmas in the Mountains” Acrylic on Canvas 24 x 36″
J.A. Ran Rice Field
J.A. Tan “Rice Fields” Acrylic on Canvas 24 x 36″
J.A. Tan "Whispering Winds"
J.A. Tan “Whispering Winds” Acrylic on Canvas 24 x 36″

Art is an integral part of my existence as each work represents a personal journey of me with myself, and myself with the world. Creating art pieces brings me a feeling of peace and happiness since the world around me becomes clearer through the visual pictures I paint and draw. Through the colors and textures I use and the shapes I paint and draw, I communicate without having to use words. The three pieces I am submitting for the Mainly MozArt Contest were created during my favorite seasons of the year – fall and winter. For during these seasons, the snow, the wind, the rain, the movement of the clouds speak to me in a way that inspires peace and calm in my whole being. I paint mostly abstract works and use powerful and strong colors as i speak in colors – each color has a specific meaning in my works. While others may see only the white covering the grounds on a wintry day, I feel the whiteness of the the snow enveloping me and I begin to see colors that evoke spiritual peace and comfort – lavender, pink, different hues of yellow, and light blue playfully moving the white clouds around causing the branches and leaves to sing to the rhythm of the movements present in nature.

And, while there is no winter in the Philippines, in one of my visits back to my country of birth during the month of December, I passed some rice fields just before dusk when the farmers had gone home and the sun was playfully trying to say goodnight. Like my winter pieces, the quiet in the fields evoked in me a feeling of calm, contentment, and happiness – thus the colors of lavender, different shades of blue and yellow and a “misty white”. And the setting sun was beckoning to get me to look away from the field on towards the mountains beyond – like a muse calling forth its subject. This is the white light that shines from above onto a patch in the rice fields.

Jeremy Sicile-Kira

Jeremy Sicile-Kira The Beautiful Colors of Justice
Jeremy Sicile-Kira “The Beautiful Colors of Justice” Acrylic on Wood Panel 11 x 14″

I frankly dreamt that justice reigned truly over the country proving real peace, safety and liberty for all. Greatly in my dream there was an abundance of the color of purple for the many great leaders that our country has. Blue like the sky, greatly showed the knowledge of a strong, powerful, and resourceful country that we are. Dearly pink represented the love, compassion, understanding, and acceptance that the people of our country should show dearly towards one another. There was green present for when our country will once again be calm. Truly greatly white was present for the hope of inclusion for all people, especially those with disabilities. Yellow was for the happiness felt by many families that were more aware and educated nicely about the possibilities of creating a life based on one’s ability, and not frankly based on their disability. Great red was for the belief that love trumps hate every time, when we truly believe it in our hearts. Yellow-green represented the happy and calm feeling people get when they can be happy without hate. Truly in my dream, I could see groups of people coming together forming a safer, stronger community frankly represented by Indigo. Silver and gold were present, representing the true hand of God working to insure the freedom of all.

Jeremy Sicile-Kira "The Happy and Hopeful Colors of the New Year"
Jeremy Sicile-Kira “The Happy and Hopeful Colors of the New Year 2019″ Acrylic on Wood 18 x 24”

Truly greatly I dreamt I painted the new and beautiful colors of the New Year 2019. Really there was an abundance of white for everyone’s hope of a happy and prosperous new year. Truly there is yellow for the happiness that will be felt by many for the change that is going to happen in our nation. Greatly blue is present for the people showing love onto one another represented by magenta. Dearly red represents the anxiety that will be felt before things get better. Green is for the calm of the great new lawmakers that have been voted in. Purple truly represents the new leadership that is here to help our country. Truly light blue is there, greatly representing the knowledge that the newly elected representatives from each state will need to greatly nicely make changes to ensure that the people are greatly happy in life. Yellow-green is for the calm that many will greatly feel if the country continues to change for the better. Orange is for the fun the kind children of the world dearly deserve to have, despite the hardships many face every day. Helping from above, Universal Love is represented by gold and silver. Frankly I could not exist without my team of supports. These are the colors I see when thinking of my great team.

Jeremy Sicile-Kira "The Truly Great Team That Have"
Jeremy Sicile-Kira “The Truly Great Team I have” Acrylic on Wood 18 x 24″

Greatly I dreamt about my great support team being full of great people. Truly the painting about my dream has bright happy colors and a safe feeling. Justly yellow is for my great happiness when my staff will no longer have to really work extra and get burned out. Yellow-green is for the calm and safety I truly feel with my team. Frankly orange represents true new opportunities to get out in the community and make new friends. Nice bright blue is for the knowledge they have of me, and the knowledge I have of them that makes them my Team Wonderful. Truly I greatly hope for great things for my team represented by white. Purple is there for the leadership nicely needed for my team and kindly to help me. Greatly I must say I truly love my team represented by pink. Truly there is turquoise for the great things I see myself doing with my great team. Blue like the sky is present for the great time they spend with me, truly helping me live my great life. There is nice gold and silver for the power from above greatly looking over me and my team always.

I have autism and synesthesia. Synesthesia means that greatly my senses are mixed. Frankly I see letters and numbers in color and in different sizes. I see color in all specks of dust, and in the specks of dots that make up the letters in names. I see people’s emotions translated into color, and I keenly see great colors in people’s faces depending on their mood. The great colors also tell me the type of person they are in regards to their lifestyle choices. Hearing their voice and hearing music elicits colors as well. When I dream, I am processing what I have seen and heard when I am awake. Then I paint the painting from my dream and write a description of what I see. Frankly, Justice is a concept that is very important as a non-speaking person who relies on the kindness of others.

Joel Anderson

Joel Anderson MozArt: Eine Kleine Nachtmusik
Joel Anderson “MozArt: Eine Kleine Nachtmusik” Acrylic Photographed 24 x 20″

“MozArt: Eine Kleine Nachtmusik” is done with acrylic paint, then it is photographed with lighting on Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom. This piece firstly features the crescent moon with Mozart’s face. The stars appear in the night sky as musical notes representing “Eine Kleine Nachtmusik” that Mozart created.To me, I see an outdoor symphony in the heavenlies. When I listened to the music I saw Shooting stars aglow, and the beautiful greens fluttering like the Aurora Borealis. Fireworks booming and sparkling in orange and reds, with a finale of purple colored swirls of the wind. I thought to myself, I need to make this come alive and try to share with the world what I see. My synesthesia comes and goes like the Northern Lights. When it is there, painting can be a very magical experience. I love that I can share the creation of God in my art. I bet Mozart felt the same with his music. I wonder if what I paint is matched with the musical vibration of the notes of what Mozart saw when he composed this piece. We set up the lights and camera in my studio and as I painted, photos were taken after the strokes. Slowly my artwork came alive on the canvas and the computer. In media, it appears to be a time lapse version of the actual artwork, but it is more close to a stop motion production, syncopated with the music of Mozart.

John Henry Agostino

John Henry Agostino Untitled
John Henry Agostino “Untitled”

John Henry is mostly non-speaking. This is art work and poetry he created.

Kaedyn Carmon

Kaedyn Carmon "100 Moons"
Kaedyn Carmon “100 Moons” Mixed Media 18 x 24″

This piece is related to my favorite song called “100 moons” by Savannah Saturn and Jon Marco. it is related to this piece because of sadness and joy in the lady’s tears. the mushroom represents dreams, the lady crying out space represents the lyrics “will you pick me up whenever I am down”, when she is down, she is sad and she is asking someone to pick her up to make her feel better. I used watercolors, brown, tan, black, and blue acrylic paint, black and white paint pen, ultra-fine point sharpie pen, and silver paint pen.

Kaedyn Carmon "Happy Soul"
Kaedyn Carmon “Happy Soul” Mixed Media 24 x 18″

This painting is related to synesthesia because of this lady in the picture is sensing colors that are coming out of her. She is dreaming about her spiritual path of mindfulness, kind of like when you are listening to hypnosis, taking a moment to breathe, imagining the colors that are coming out of her, she is trying to meet her Auras, the positive energies of each color represent her personalities. This lady in the picture is smelling the colors, feeling them, listening to them, and tasting the flavors of each color. I used watercolors, black and blue acrylic paint, paint pens, ultra-fine point sharpie pen, gold paint pen, and for decorations, jewels.

Kaedyn Carmon "Pride Life"
Kaedyn Carmon “Pride Life” Mixed Media 20 x 16″

This piece is related to synesthesia an LGBTQ. The lion in this artwork is tasting and listening to the colors that made him feel satisfied. this piece also represents that I support LGBTQ. I used watercolors, black and blue acrylic paints, black paint pen, ultra-fine point sharpie pen, gold paint pen, and for decoration, star-shaped glitter.

Kevin Hosseini

Kevin Hosseini "Tango 2"
Kevin Hosseini “Tango 2″ Oil on Canvas 20 x 16”

Kevin Hosseini depicts objects in his art as shapes and colors (synesthesia). “I created this piece because I liked the image I saw of the man and woman dancing together.”

Kyle Naverson

Kyle Naversen "Metal Reaper"
Kyle Naversen “Metal Reaper” Copic Markers and Pastels 11 x 8.5″

My inspiration for this artwork was heavy metal, cause I love listening to heavy metal. When I listen to it I feel like I’m in an action film and I feel it makes me happy when I am jamming to the music. I love drawing in anime style because I love anime and it has influence the way I draw. I combined the image of an electric guitar and a skeleton together, and I had the eyes pop out because I thought it made it look dramatic. In the background, I put thunderbolts and put electricity under his boots so that way he is enjoying the music. Lastly, I added electrical musical notes coming out of the guitar, in a way to show people this is the power of heavy metal music.

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