Aranka Israni is a fine artist born in Seattle, WA. Aranka primarily works with nude photography, but also explores “how to capture the explosive nature of a meditative process” through her Constellation series. In this series, Israni combines powder pigments from Holi, the Festival of Colors, and crushed crystals and gemstones using temperature and gravity. This process stimulates movement and eventually hardens the materials, creating a cosmic, visual effect. Israni's work has been featured in solo and group exhibitions in New York and across the globe.
Natalia D’onofrio is a visual artist born in New York. In her current work, D’onofrio explores a variety of media and materials while creating artworks that stem from music. She is also inspired by synesthesia, a neurological phenomenon in which an external stimulus causes a reaction in two or more senses at the same time. Based on this blending of the senses, she translates music into visual art. Her work has been exhibited in numerous gallery shows in New York, and she has participated in the “Sing for Hope Pianos” project, painting and installing pianos for the public to play throughout the city’s five boroughs.