California-based artist and film-maker Mollie Kellogg’s award-winning Incognito Witch Project, celebrating hidden magick, is described by Mz Urban Art in New York City as “An American painter who births wonderfully mystic personalities on her heavily textured canvases.” Art appraiser Corinne Cain observes: “The metallic pigments together with superior drawing skills enable a three-dimensionality not accomplished by others.” Citing the closest comparison to another artist’s work as Alfred Leslie, she adds, “Leslie’s portrait expressions relate to some of Kellogg’s works, but they lack the depth and three-dimensionality, not to mention the glitter and thick paint/pigment application.”
“I see my art as a way to promote self-acceptance, laughter, play, healing, community and personal possibility,” says Kellogg. The hidden inner magick message resonates with like-minded individuals, participants, and organizations that support a mission to change the world through art. “Mollie Kellogg helped me get in touch with my inner self again after I had struggled from a traumatic accident. I felt so empowered! I want more people to feel that freedom,” says commissionee Incognito Mindy. Nicole McVeigh blogs at Embody You Muse: “Her style and use of colour immediately drew me in. What a great reminder to live all that one is, instead of hiding the inner magick we have.”
Mollie started the Project in 2009 as a series of “Inner Portrait” mixed media paintings. By 2010 the Project expanded to include a short film. In 2014, the first “Selfie” painting was conceived, using the film characters as the models. “Mollie Kellogg is a Tilda Swinton look-alike who, in the great tradition of Cindy Sherman, tries on various altar-egos,” reviews Brittany Corrales of The Arts Beacon. You can follow Mollie’s film characters at www.facebook.com/IncognitoWitch.
Selfies have emerged as the perfect vehicle for all the folks who want to participate in the Project, taking matters into their own hands. Submitted Selfies, shot by subjects of all ages and genders world-wide, can be viewed at www.GingerAnxiety.com. “Completely liberating!” says Selfie submitter, Incognito Amanda of New Zealand. “Want to have an experience that reeks of magic? Good art has a way of revealing that inner self to us. That’s the magick I’m talking about,” Incognito David blogs on Ground Zero. “It was and still is one of the coolest experiences I have ever had with art,” he says.