Phoenix Dawn Thomas
“Eye contact can be uncomfortable because it can reach into the depths of the soul and reveal the unknown. I like to explore the imaginary world behind a passing glance through my study of photomanipulation, especially surreal photo manipulation of eyes. My art is influenced and inspired by emotions from my childhood and by the feelings I experience daily when I make eye contact with strangers.

Although photomanipulation is my main medium, as a young artist I am still exploring my artistic reach, so I produce work in traditional drawing, photography, and makeup art. Often I will combine these skills to produce a finished digital work. I have had work displayed in Springville Museum of Art in Utah, and I have designed a logo for a Brewery in Denver Colorado. I hope to someday share my artistic exploration by traveling the world and meeting other artists, gaining inspiration from that experience.”