Holy thread! I am so incredibly envious of these fibre illustrations! Toronto-based artist Amanda McCavour uses a sewing machine to stitch these gorgeous works onto fabric that can be dissolved in water, leaving just the thread behind. The thread drawings seem so delicate, yet they are quite durable. The living room installation is […]
Whoa! I am completely smitten with these paintings! Japanese artist Naomi Okubo paints about relationships with ourselves and other people based on our appearance. Media sources, especially in fashion, create a unattainable standard that, as a viewer, we struggle to live up to. We all need to feel accepted and valued, which means we […]
Ooh, these photos are captivating, like a reading great book or peeking in someone’s diary. Where each picture is a page, and I’m reading the artist’s personal thoughts and feelings. Self-taught photographer Margaret Durow has a degree in science and an eye for composition. I had a hard time deciding which photos to […]
Transporters, a series of collage by the very talented Sahara Shrestha, who was born and raised in Kathmandu, Nepal, and is currently based in Brooklyn. In a beautifully written artist statement, Sahara Shrestha describes Nepal as a “nation of transporters,” carrying their daily haul on their heads and backs. It is to […]
Hand-woven photo-realistic mug shots! What!? Artist Joanne Arnett uses thread and wire to make her portraits. Being woven gives them depth and texture, and the light reflects the wire so they change at different angles. These would be incredible to view in person. The artist has written the essay Woven Exposure for Dirty Laundry Magazine, about her […]
Ahh… Warm summer afternoons, slip and slides, sunscreen, iced tea, and plastic lawn chairs – the kind that stick to your bare thighs, leaving those silly red lines. Artist Cindy Rizza paints pictures that evoke these memories, check out her website. Simply charming. Images found here.
Love this! Chilean artist Maria Aparicio Puentes collaborates with photographers to create these embroidered wonders. Following geometric patterns and tensions she mimics site specific art, only in two dimensions. I can’t get enough! See more on her website and Flickr. (Oh and she has a few bonus GIFs on her site too!) […]
These china puddles are just my cup of tea! London based Chilean artist Livia Marin creates melting ceramics for her series Nomad Patterns. She uses ceramic, resin, plaster, and transfer-print as her mediums. The artist manipulates familiar objects in her work to examine our relationship with everyday items. Images found here.
A fusion of people and natural environments through cut and paste. Artist Erin Case creates collage both digitally and by hand, I can’t decide which I like more! Here’s her website, what do you think? One more bonus picture, which is part of a collaboration with artist Andrew Tamlyn. Images found […]
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