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The embellished dresses of Marit Fugiwara

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The textile work in these pieces are so amazing that you almost forget about the dress. They are by Marit Fujiwara, a Rio de Janeiro, Brazil based designer. Her collection, called Wound, is based upon abandoned objects found around the city. Unfortunately, I could not find much information about Fujiwara, aside from the fact that she graduated . . . → Read More: The embellished dresses of Marit Fugiwara

San Francisco Area Event Picks for January 24 – January 30, 2013

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(above work by Julia Goodman) San Francisco Dump Artist In Residence Exhibitions at the Recology Art Studio in SF

Thursday January 24, 2013

Event: ‘Introductions: New Artists At SLATE‘ featuring work by Silvia Poloto, Andrjez Michael Karwacki, Richard Koci Hernandez, Maya Kabat, Carol Ladewig, Daniella Woolf, Vivi Harder, and Alicia Woods, Opening Reception When: . . . → Read More: San Francisco Area Event Picks for January 24 – January 30, 2013

Sarah Illenberger re-imagines fruits and vegetables

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German designer Sarah Illenberger must have loved playing with her food when she was a child. In this series, she takes common fruits and vegetables and places them in unexpected contexts.

An apple covered by a well-combed hair-do. A carrot emerges from a tube of lipstick. The skin of a banana is laced together . . . → Read More: Sarah Illenberger re-imagines fruits and vegetables

A visual re-interpretation of literature by Cheryl Sorg

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Encinitas, Caifornia based artist Cheryl Sorg creates elaborate collages from cutting out words from books. Inspired by tales of obsessive pursuit like Moby Dick, The Odyssey and Lolita, Sorg uses words to re-create the ridges of a fingerprint, the swirls in an ocean.

In the series “We belong to each other,” text balls are . . . → Read More: A visual re-interpretation of literature by Cheryl Sorg

Works composed of feathers by Xenia Zampolli

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Upon first glance, I thought these were close-up shots of flowers – maybe a chrysanthemum? Nope. They are feather arrangements! For the past 5 years, Los Angeles based artist Xenia Zampolli has been experimenting with feathers to create different textures and color combinations. On her website, she writes, “I use feathers to emphasize the . . . → Read More: Works composed of feathers by Xenia Zampolli

The brushstrokes of Bernard Frize

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Some days I just need to see a few good brushstrokes. Bristles and all.

These paintings are by Paris and Berlin based artist Bernard Frize. Frize is a process-oriented artist known for his brightly colored paintings full of exaggerated brushstrokes. In his work, Frize creates rules or structures that limit his artistic choices forcing him . . . → Read More: The brushstrokes of Bernard Frize

Work by Nina Katchadourian at the Catherine Clark Gallery in San Francisco

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Bull Moose (from the Paranormal Postcard Series), 2002, Postcard and thread

American artist Nina Katchadourian literally connects the world of the mass produced with traditional needle work by embroidering red thread on postcards she collects from around the world. In the artist’s interventions, Goethe plays cat’s cradle, Giotto’s St. Francis blesses a flock of . . . → Read More: Work by Nina Katchadourian at the Catherine Clark Gallery in San Francisco

A visualization of the words used in recent US presidential inauguration speeches

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Finding the right words for an important talk can be tricky. How about the words for a presidential inauguration speech? In those orations, the words, phrases and sentences are analyzed, parsed and dissected by everyone from the media to historians to fifth-grade elementary school students.

Data and graphic designer Santiago Ortiz took the words from . . . → Read More: A visualization of the words used in recent US presidential inauguration speeches

Abstract paintings by Yangyang Pan

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These paintings by Canada based painter Yangyang Pan remind me that Spring will be coming soon. The images look like abstractions of landscapes and close-up views of flowers. I love how she creates the illusion of light.

From the artist’s website, “(Pan’s) Her current work focuses on the contrasts found in Nature. Beauty and . . . → Read More: Abstract paintings by Yangyang Pan

Photos of people surrounded by suspended objects by Cerise Doucede

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A lady peeling crates of apples, a couple eating breakfast in bed, an artist gazing at her painting. All these characters (and more) appear lost in their thoughts, unaware of their surroundings. French photographer Cerise Doucède brings life to these ordinary scenarios by creating whirlwinds of inanimate objects around the figure. The incongruity of . . . → Read More: Photos of people surrounded by suspended objects by Cerise Doucede