Providence artist Keegan Bonds-Harmon was 16 when he created the vibrant print “Flowers,” which is available for sale on Tiny Showcase, one of the first online art retailers developed to make collecting art affordable and accessible while supporting the work of artists. They release limited edition archival quality prints of each artist’s chosen work.
Bonds-Harmon, now 20 and a student at the renowned New York City art school Cooper Union, created the original with markers on paper. “It’s been a minute,” he said with a laugh, trying to recall what inspired him to create the abstract patterns that make up the painting. “I think I just liked the colors.” He notes that bold hues seem thematic to all Tiny Showcase works, pointing out that most of the art on the site tends to be packed with pigments.
Like all Tiny Showcase prints, $250 from the sale of the art goes to a non-profit of the artist’s choosing. Bonds-Harmon picked the Providence chapter of Black and Pink. The organization supports LGBTQIA2S+ people and people living with HIV/AIDS who are in the criminal justice system. “I met them at an event, and I appreciated the work they were doing,” he says, noting that it was important that the charity he chose made an impact locally.
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