Beth Hyatt – Featured Artist
If we move into the future by looking at what’s here we will see what the truth of our lives holds. What gifts we can share that haven't been stored up masked handed over to the Great Omnipotent Divide that tells us who we are and how to engage this experience. I am guilty of calling upon this Third-Eye Emperor when shit falls out. When the world says fuck you and means it. When everyone around whispers only to look twice. I am guilty of not calling upon He/She/They "whatever It may be" to see how the anthropomorphized me is doing. The sad version, like the rest of us— you and your weepy clown tears wiping away last night’s holocaust. She looks at me and I tell her I think I know what God looks like. Some say it’s an artificial dream; a sum of the greatest among us. I'm not sure about any of that. I do know something: There’s no sky between us no pumiceous dominatrix beneath. That's kiddie stuff adults pried open. The truth is, I don't give a shit one way or another. The God we’ve created is the God we've caged and my creation goes above all else. Stacked binary through quantum constellation fulfilling zeitgeist for the better half portrait of eternal self. Our God sheds tears through satelite dust. The one that shines bright and blinds the sun. Our God is purged out from us and has emptied a new dawn. Our God is a neophyte; one of many Creator and Destroyer Submissive and Superior. And in its most absolute One We See. by LORIN DREXLER
Even as a child growing up in Jacksonville, Illinois, Beth knew she loved to draw. It was a wonderful pastime. She enjoyed entering contests where she was recognized for her talent.
After graduating high school, Beth moved to Chicago to pursue an art career at the Art Institute of Chicago. However, being tall and thin, she was swept into the fashion world and became one of Skrebneski’s top fashion models. Because of her former dance training and experience as a dance teacher during her teen years, moving in front of a camera came naturally. Her face was featured in many national magazines, including the famous James Bond Playboy cover. After a very long modeling career, she and Diane Pryde opened Model Image Center, where she was a partner until 2002.
Since moving to her current residence in Arizona, Beth has been reapplying herself to her art and expanding her skills from her drawing foundations. Despite her uncertainty about the process and materials required for painting, she took her first painting class in 2004. Her portraits led to winning awards, featured articles, interviews, and a juried artist status. Her art dressed the cover of the 2010 Hidden in the Hills studio tour. She has since appeared in several advertisements for the Arizona Fine Art Expo.
Beth has enjoyed watching her talents and passions converge into her multi-dimensional artistic career. Always carrying her camera wherever she goes, she continually seeks to capture the silent, universal language surrounding her. From her simple affection for animals to her detailed observation of life, action, reaction, and environment, Beth has mastered reflecting expression. It’s often been said that she conveys as much emotion in her animal portraits as she does in human faces.
What is Gen Society?
Gen Society is an art space blog for visual art and creative writing collaborations, and other randomizations. Hosted by writer and musician Lorin Drexler, this online venue is an expressive experience for those interested in the world of the arts. It is a poetic journey through the hearts and minds of contemporary artists in practice and a reflection of those who have long passed.
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