Fire Dress - Eternal Beauties - Makeup By LuAndra Whitehust, Concept and Photography By Jeremy Mason McGraw

Eternal Beauties Magazine

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In this project, Jeremy played with ideas of culture, prejudice, and perceptions of evil in a conceptual space removed from divisive political debates. Using vampires, demons, and other fictional immortal beings as a metaphor for foreignness, Jeremy worked with a team of models, artists, a leather armor maker and movie special effects makeup artists including Lu Andra Whitehurst and Laura Dandridge to craft images and concepts of these outsiders in the familiar editorial style of beauty and lifestyle magazines. The resulting images speak to the way we view other cultures through the lens of our own.

Zombie Art Show Invades Eureka Springs, Arkansas in 2013

Zombie Art Show Invades Eureka Springs, Arkansas

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What happens when a horde of Zombies descends on a small city in Arkansas? Well, in Eureka Springs, they head straight to the local art show.

Public Art Project Sphere Glows in Basin Spring Park

Sphere – A Public Art Project in Eureka Springs, Arkansas

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In 2013, Robert R. Norman and Jeremy Mason McGraw created the Sphere, a community public art project in Eureka Springs, Arkansas.

The six-foot Sphere incorporated 700-800 individual sticks harvested from the local area and decorated with messages written by residents and tourists in the small artistic city. 80% of the messages were about love.

The Sphere was designed and built by Robert as part of a series of Creative Energy Projects produced by Jeremy. Both Jeremy and Robert were named Artists of the Year by the Eureka Springs Chamber of Commerce.

Sanderson's Meal Pops Fake News Poster - I Love the Taste AND the Protein!

The Real Story of Sanderson’s Meal Pops

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Jeremy talks about “Sanderson’s Meal Pops”, a fictitious company created for a community art event.

In 2014, Jeremy was invited to be part of Sensory Iconoclasts, an event which paired chefs and artists from the Northwest Arkansas region to collaborate on a project.

At the time, complicated issues of corporate personhood had been raised by several recent Supreme Court rulings and were making headlines. Jeremy wondered, with all of the rights being extended to corporations, could a corporation enter a community art show?

Along with local chef Chrissy Sanderson, Jeremy sought to find out just how far this idea could go by launching Sanderson’s Meal Pops, a company that aimed to make some news of its own by producing a complete meal replacement in the form of a lollipop.

Funny Faces of Public Art in Eureka Springs Arkansas

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Featured artist, John Rankine, chats about MUGS, a fun outdoor photography exhibition he worked on for Creative Energy and the 2013 May Festival of the Arts in Eureka Springs.
Rankine created the exhibition with Global Image Creation’s CEO and Creative Director Jeremy Mason McGraw. For the project, Rankine photographed 130 resident creatives pulling their silliest faces. He, McGraw, and a group of volunteers wallpapered the portraits to the exteriors of buildings throughout Eureka Springs’ historic downtown.
The portraits went up on May 1. Three weeks later Rankine and McGraw hosted a graffiti event and invited the public to “enhance” the portraits with magic markers.
“You’re never going to be short of characters in Eureka Springs,” says John Rankine, which this exhibition certainly proved.

Hotel Room Art, Chicago - By Jeremy Mason McGraw

Chicago Hotel Room Art

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There have been countless words, brushstrokes, and exposures dedicated to capturing the experience of travel in hotel room art. The foreign people, and food, and language. The place, the history, and the politics. Attempts to understand a world that’s unfamiliar, to understand ourselves better, and to discover what divides us and what is universal. However, in all the novels and paintings and exquisite photographs there is one element of travel that is often overlooked: the hotel.

Ghost Rider, Light Painting Photography from Public Art Project Electric Vision - Eureka Springs, Arkansas

Electric Vision – Light Painting Photography

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Art and business are often seen as mutually exclusive. Our perception of art is that it is driven by passion, muse, and creativity. It is Vincent Van Gogh, working despite being ridiculed, and only celebrated posthumously. It is Frida Kahlo, driven to create self portraits in a time that celebrated muralists, overshadowed by her husband her entire career. Business, on the other hand, is perceived as professional, disciplined, logical. It is data and spreadsheets and budgets. These two worlds often seem unbridgeable, however, the gap between art and business is not as fundamental as our stereotypes lead us to believe. This understanding led us to create Electric Vision, a light painting photography public art project in Eureka Springs, Arkansas.