At Cultivated Creations, we believe in showcasing and uplifting local creators, makers and artists. Fells Point has always been a small town in the middle of a port city, and its heart is found not only in its buildings, but within the artists that bring its spirit to life. We hope to lift up and display not only that spirit, but the spirit of Baltimore and all her neighborhoods as well.
Meet Our Featured Creators!
"My favorite style of furniture to build is modern industrial, but I enjoy creating just about anything."
Joshua Yarmesch has been a woodworker for just over a decade. Originally from Cleveland, he has been living and working in Baltimore the past 7 years. Check out his portfolio on his website, and give him a follow on Instagram if you like what you see!
I'm not a trained artist; they call me a visionary, an "outsider" artist. My work comes out of my relationship with God. While I worship, I create, and while I create, I worship God.
I was drawn to mosaics almost accidentally. While repairing the termite-damaged floor of a house I was renting, I was given some broken tiles. I glued them to the floor to cover the holes. One thing led to another, and pretty soon the floor and walls were covered with materials. I covered one whole wall with pennies.
When I started, I was gathering and collecting materials with a shopping cart. I took junk and trash off the streets and alleys and turned it into art. Now some of that junk and trash is hanging in museums. I still find my materials just about anywhere, making art out of what the city has to offer. I pretty much use what ever is in season.
The materials I use have no particular meaning. I don't spend much time thinking about the reason behind the work. I get an idea and I proceed. I work with whatever I have on hand at that moment. I don't search for colors or materials, I use what finds me. I feel this keeps the process of making art as simple as possible, leaving me more time to create.
When I first started doing art everything had a religious meaning behind it. I've since then expanded, allowing my creative process to take me wherever it wants to go, no holds barred. When something's in your heart, you can't contain it.
Abigail the Snail finds beauty in everything she sees. With her background in painting, graphic design, printmaking, photography, fiber arts and ceramics, she feels like there's a solution to every problem if you get creative. This 26 year old Marylander thrives on asking questions, experimenting, playing and doodling. Creating art is what has held her up in times of struggle, and has given her the passion to never give up. It is her ultimate form of self expression, and she wants to share it all with you.
Abigal the Snail
Amadaus, also known as Alexander Madaus, takes inspiration from classic art nouveau, art deco and pop art to create a style all his own. His art takes many forms, including murals, resin art, oil paintings, charcoal, graphic design, chalk art and much more.
When he's not making art, Amadaus loves to play Dungeons & Dragons, hang out with his rescue pup Armin, and discover new anime.