Press

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December Exhibition – Zoom Newspaper Article

I am very thankful to the wonderful team at Zoom Newspaper for all of their support. They were very kind to send their photographer to my show, and interview me for their article. Thank you guys!

MONA PARVIN LIGHTS UP THE WALLS AT BEATNIK BOOKS

by Editorial Director Regina Karsh-Helsten

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Zoom Newspaper Article on November Exhibition

I am very thankful to the wonderful team at Zoom Newspaper for all of their support. They were very kind to send their photographer to my show, and interview me for their article. Thank you guys!

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SPCA Thank You Letter

Very exciting to receive this thank you letter from the SPCA for the $425 that was donated from my December Exhibition. I included a copy of this letter in my thank you cards that I sent to the people that supported me during the charity event.

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Issue 34, 2012 – Digital Artist Magazine

Breath – Honored to be featured as Image of Week in Digital Artist Magazine, Issue 34, 2012. You can purchase the issue here: Issue 34

I also received this beautiful comment on my work from the Editor, April Madden:

I’m a huge fan of chromatic colour and Mona has managed it really well in this illustration, called Breath, contrasting two tertiary hues: a deep, heavily saturated turquoise and its complementary orange-red, and backing both of them with a lighter, more neutral muddy green and rust-toned background. (If you’re not familiar with chromatic colour, it means hues that are undiluted with white, giving a rich, saturated, glowing tone).

The composition of this piece is intriguing too. While it’s essentially figurative, combining a female silhouette with natural motifs, the placement and pose of the figure against the plants, fruit and seeds behind her gives the image a semi-abstract vibe overall. The combination of hard and soft colours with tight, tangled ink work is fresh and contemporary with a fantastic mixed-media feel.

One thing it calls to mind for me is the Greek myth of Persephone; the goddess of spring imprisoned in the underworld for six months out of every year thanks to the pomegranate seeds she ate. I’m not sure if those are pomegranate seeds over to the left of the figure, but the good thing about semi-abstract images like this is that they draw out the viewer’s own responses to them, whether those are emotional, visual, or based in trying to guess what the image is ‘about’. As Mona’s not telling us, you’ll have to figure out your own imagined backstory for it! Check out her Gallery for more of Mona’s work.

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Issue 86, 2012 – Photoshop Creative Magazine

Venomous Beauty – Honored to be featured in Photoshop Creative Magazine, Issue 68, 2012. You can purchase the issue here: Issue 86

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Published in See.Me Book

Honored to be selected to be published in See.Me book.

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Issue 58, 2009 – Advanced Photoshop Magazine

Hope – Honored to be featured in Advanced Photoshop Magazine, Issue 58, 2009. This piece was a photomanipulation. You can purchase the issue here: Issue 58

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Features

Honored to be featured in Abduzeedo Daily Inspiration:
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Abduzeedo Daily Inspiration #932

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