My work is narrowly focused on the emotional content of my characters. My goal is to allow the viewer to journey with my characters through the process of discovery. Stories happen on many levels, but my central goal is to push the emotional content hidden beneath the surface for the purpose of discovery beyond the basic storyline. My images are direct and simplistic in composition to provide clarity for the viewer.
Flávia Bastos, Ph.D. is Professor in the School of Art, in the College of Design, Architecture, Art and Planning at the University of Cincinnati. Her research and scholarship are indebted to her Brazilian roots, experiences with social and cultural diversity, and inspired by the educational philosophy of educator Paulo Freire. Her research and teaching honor diverse communities and celebrate creative potential of all people. Flávia is a Distinguished Fellow of the National Art Education Association, a Distinguished Research Professor at the University of Cincinnati, the chairperson for the Council of Policy Studies in Art Education, and former Director of the Higher Education Division of the National Art Education Association. She received the 2009 Ziegfeld Award of the International Society for Education through Art (InSEA) for her distinguished service in international art education and the Mary J. House Award of the National Art Education Association Women's Caucus in 2007. She is past senior editor of the Journal of Art Education and has published and lectured extensively in the United States and other countries such as such as South Africa, Brazil, Chile, Indonesia, Spain, Portugal, and Canada. Her books include Transforming City Schools through Art: Approaches to Meaningful K-12 Learning, a co-edited volume published by Teachers College Press (2012), and the anthology Connecting Creativity Research and Practice in Art Education: Foundations, Pedagogies, and Contemporary Issues (2014) released by the National Art Education Association.
Matt Hart is a freelance journalist whose writing covers sports science, human-powered adventure and exploration, performance-enhancing drugs, nutrition, and evolution. His work has appeared in The New Yorker, The Atlantic, The New York Times, National Geographic Adventure, and Outside magazine, among others. His reporting on the investigations into Salazar appeared on the front page, above the fold, of The New York Times in May 2017. In addition to his access to the Gouchers, other sources for the book include former Nike employees, athletes, and coaches; famed sports-scientist and Oregon Project whistleblower Steve Magness; and Olympic marathon gold medalist Frank Shorter, among many others.