Artist: Leaha Meinika
Title of piece: SILK
Inspiration behind piece:
This photo was taken by Ryan Riggs and I digitally manipulated the image. Pictured is Patricia Boylan-Riggs—an outspoken, intrinsically motivated woman who is passionate about normalizing something that is already normal and natural (an example is breastfeeding). I feel this photo shows her pride in being a woman—a perfect fit for the cover of GLO Magazine.
To me art is just finding, creating, exposing and capturing beauty in all things. You can’t force it or really even teach it — and to make a career as an artist it requires being self-driven and always pushing the limits. It’s never about what you get out of it; it’s about sharing it. I feel like it’s my purpose in life.
What is your favorite medium?
My favorite tool is a camera. Perhaps it comes from my fear of losing memories. As with painting, you can hand multiple people the same brush, but not one will compose the same art by using it. The same applies to a camera. And, I am always working on ‘something.’ I feel the statement “more ideas than time” defines me pretty well.
What inspires you most?
Photographs from the past are very inspiring to me. I love to see everyday photos and see different ways of life when things were much simpler than they are now.
Who is/are your biggest supporters?
My biggest supporters are my sisters. They are always reminding me that I am doing exactly what I am supposed to be doing in life. All five of us have very different personalities and, being the youngest, I look up to them; their affirmations mean the most to me.
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The Nitty Gritty:
Glo front covers are open to female artists. Submissions from all original 2D media (digital art photographs are OK) are welcome. Artwork must be photographed at a high-resolution (300+ dpi) for reproduction. Content should reflect a woman or women. Cover art selections are made at the discretion of glo staff. For cover placement, the artist will receive credit and added exposure via introductory copy and published photograph in a question and answer section. Cover art is cropped to 10” wide x 13” high. The artist must be willing to give her original artwork to glo magazine to use for the cover art, any promotions or auction of artwork. Published cover art becomes the property of glo magazine.