I always wondered how I could use translucent vellum in my work, and now artist Shannon Rankin shows how she does it in these small paper collages. Laying multiple layers of colorful paper and vellum together, Rankin creates abstract forms which appear to pop off the page. The vellum is used to build depth . . . → Read More: Paper collages with vellum by Shannon Rankin
Some crazy intense line drawings by Moscow, Russia based illustrator Vasilj Godzh. Flowers, people, and abstract forms. Godzh breathes life into them one line at a time. See more of his work on Behance.
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“Sisters” 2008, print, embroidery on canvas30 x 40 cm
“Spaces Between Us” is an on-going poignant series of photographic interventions which depicts the intangible chasms between two people. Since 2004, the artist Maria Ikonomopoulou has been collecting photographs of people from daily newspapers. She marks the physical and figurative spaces between the couple through . . . → Read More: “Spaces Between Us” embroidery on images from newspapers by Maria Ikonomopoulou
I’m squeamish of bugs but would love get a closer look at these critters. UK based Claire Moynihan uses a ‘freestyle’ form of 3D embroidery to create insects on top of felt. With a flair for the satirical, she presents them as traditional entomological collections in glass covered wooden boxes. The level of anatomical detail that . . . → Read More: “Bug Balls” 3D embroidery on felt by Claire Moynihan
Upon first inspection, these images look like something you might see under a microscope, or maybe a transluscent jellyfish-like creature, or a radiological image of something from Mars. They are none of these. San Francisco based artist Brandi Lee created these lush abstract forms using ink and acrylic on mylar. Inspired by the . . . → Read More: “Ink Drops” ink and acrylic on mylar by Brandi Lee
Embracing the spirit of the rain, yet not wanting to be drenched by it, I found another installation which uses the all-important umbrella as its medium. For this year’s Vivid Sydney light festival Australian designer Anna Meister strung together dozens of lighted red parasols to create this shimmering igloo. The structure shows off the . . . → Read More: “Underbrella” a lighted umbrella installation by Anna Meister
It’s been raining cats and dogs in San Francisco, enough to make me wonder whether I will ever feel the warmth of the sun on my skin again. The figures in the installation “Slight Uncertainty” (by Czech artist Michal Trpák) appear to be wondering where the winds in their world are lifting them away . . . → Read More: “Slight Uncertainty” installation of floating figures by Michal Trpák
On this Holy Eve – wishing you a Merry Christmas! Happy Hanukka! Joyous Kwanzaa! Feliz Navidad! If I missed naming your Holiday, it was purely unintentional.
Love&Peace, EyeSwoon, Editor of “Made In Slant”
P.S. The illustration in this post is by Finnish designer Klaus Haapaniemi.
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Having a thick full head of long hair is a coveted symbol of femininity, beauty and indulgence in many cultures. Singaporean artist Sookoon Ang turns the idea of lush tresses upside down with her latest work now showing at Art Stage Singapore, Asia’s International Contemporary Art Fair. Composed of wood, strings, and artificial hair, . . . → Read More: Brooms made with golden tresses by Sookoon Ang
Victory Lap, 2012 Gouache and soot on cutout paper; 26 x 36.75 in.
Most people groan when their DVD malfunctions and fractured images flash by on their screen. Not artist Jim Gaylord who currently has a show “Skipping Over Damaged Area” at the Gregory Lind Gallery in San Francisco. With a filmmaker’s dexterity and an artist’s . . . → Read More: “Skipping Over Damaged Area” by Jim Gaylord at the Gregory Lind Gallery in San Francisco