For some reason, I am drawn to strange and slightly creepy dolls. The creatures featured in this post are by artist Lesley-Anne Green. Born in Huntsville, Ontario, Canada, Green moved to Toronto to attend Sheridan College’s Ceramics Program. After graduating, she took what she’d learned about clay and pots and started making one-of-a-kind clay sculptures […]
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San Francisco based artist Chelsea Brown is inspired by supernatural themes influenced by myths, legends, spirits, cosmology and rituals. She is amazed by Native American spiritual culture and much of the research that informs her work, begins there. Of this influence, Brown says: “I find their culture fascinating…. Nature is revered as a life giver […]
In their book “The Ruins of Detroit “, French photographers Yves Marchland and Romain Meffre document Detroit’s downturn and the effects of deindustrialization on what was once the fourth largest city in the US. “Until the 1960s, Detroit was one of America’s most important cities, a hub of industry with a population of almost two […]
Never paint a subject unless it calls insistently and distinctly upon your eye and heart.
Born in 1955 in Somerville New Jersey, Willie Cole transforms everyday items into sculptures “melding the social, political, and cultural perspectives of urban African American experience. He frequently ritualizes his found “western” objects, creating potent global artistic hybrids. Many of his sculpture’s forms and motifs are directly derived from African art.” Cole has a B.F.A […]
Today, I stumbled across the work of Palo Alto, California based artist Jeremy Mayer. Mayer disassembles old typewriters and reassembles them into full-scale, anatomically correct human figures and other sci-fi-ish bugs and animals. Interested in typewriters since childhood, Mayer started working with the machines in 1994 while living in Iowa. With an interest in assembly […]
I came across this incredible painting by Marian Kretschmer called “Let it Flow” on Deviant Art and just had to share. Kretschmer is a German comics artist and illustrator. Known for his comics series “Blue Evolution”, Kretschmer also created a series of picture postcards sponsored by the European Union “EU charter of human rights” and […]
Incredible glass sculptor Dale Chihuly has a new exhibition on now at the Museum of Fine Arts Boston. Through The Looking Glass includes installations such as Lime Green Icicle Tower, installed in the Shapiro Courtyard; a Persian Wall; a Chandelier room with six examples, including the Chiostro di Sant’Apollonia Chandelier; and a room containing a magnificent Mille Fiori […]