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Embroidery over vintage photographs by Hinke Schreuders

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Life has a way of ensaring us with its long tentacles. Before we realize it, forces in our lives from careers, friends and family have bound us in a tight web. Amsterdam, Netherlands based artist Hinke Schreuders depicts entrapment through the use of embroidery over vintage photographs. Using female subjects in traditional dress and . . . → Read More: Embroidery over vintage photographs by Hinke Schreuders

Woman with a pipe – a paper quilled portrait by Yulia Brodskaya

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UK based artist Yulia Brodskaya has spun out yet another amazing paper quilled portrait. This time the subject is an older lady with long flowing hair smoking a pipe.

To view more quilling by this artist, see the previous posts “More paper quilled portraits by Yulia Brodskaya” and “A paper quilled portrait by . . . → Read More: Woman with a pipe – a paper quilled portrait by Yulia Brodskaya

San Francisco Area Event Picks for March 28 – April 3, 2013

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“American Family” featuring full cardboard installations and photography by Cristobal Valecillos. To be shown at the McLoughlin Gallery in San Francisco, CA

Thursday March 28, 2013

Event: “Equaniminity” new work By Andrzej Michael Karwacki, Opening Reception When: Thursday March 28, 6PM Where: SLATE Contemporary Gallery 473 25th st. Oakland, CA 94612

Friday March 29, 2013

Event: . . . → Read More: San Francisco Area Event Picks for March 28 – April 3, 2013

Paintings by Jessica Snow

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30" x 22" Acrylic on Paper
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“Altruism” 18″ x 18″ Acrylic on Paper 2009

Viewing Jessica Snow‘s colorful geometric paintings is like being on a roller coaster. As soon as you get comfortable leaning far to the right, you swerve 90 degrees up, then dive left 180 degrees. The San Francisco based artist paints organic gestural lines and shapes with . . . → Read More: Paintings by Jessica Snow

Felted sculptural animals by Stephanie Carswell

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Some crazy cute sculptural works made by Stephanie Carswell. Using needle felting techniques, Carswell manipulates natural fibers, like merino wool, into stylized woodland creatures.

The Dorset, England based artist writes, “Playing with the traditions of taxidermy and the impression of what is real; I carefully observe and interpret the animal world, creating a wonderful menagerie . . . → Read More: Felted sculptural animals by Stephanie Carswell

“Gray Nebula” graphite drawings by Clint Fulkerson

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Portland, Maine based artist Clint Fulkerson creates intricate geometrical patterns using only lines. Working with graphite (or ink) on paper, Fulkerson begins each drawing with a starting condition and a set of rules. As he works, when a creative decision outside the initial set of rules must be made, he responds intuitively. Thus the final . . . → Read More: “Gray Nebula” graphite drawings by Clint Fulkerson

Rice sculpture by Saeri Kiritani

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New York based artist Saeri Kiritani has created a life-size sculptural self-portrait with 100 pounds of rice. Using her body to build the mold (see the last image in this post), Kiritani glued over 1 million grains of rice to create the 5-foot tall model. Staying true to the title of the piece “100 Pounds of . . . → Read More: Rice sculpture by Saeri Kiritani

Photographs of people in motion by Satoshi Okazaki

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Kyoto, Japan based photographer Satoshi Okazaki is really good at catching images of people in motion.

See more of Okazaki’s work on Fotoblur.

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Midcentury designer Irving Harper’s secret works in paper

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Do you love mid-century design like the Marshmallow sofa, the Ball clock, Herman Miller textile designs? If so, you may still have never heard of Irving Harper, the creator of all of those icons. Irving Harper is widely recognized within the industry as one of the most prolific designers of the modernist style. He has produced numerous designs . . . → Read More: Midcentury designer Irving Harper’s secret works in paper

San Francisco Area Event Picks for March 21 – March 27, 2013

Work by Heike Seefeldt to be shown at the Art Explosion Open Studios

Work by Heike Seefeldt to be shown at the Art Explosion Open Studios in San Francisco

Friday March 22, 2013

Event: “GAME ON” new works inspired by video game characters, Opening Reception When: Friday March 22, 6:30PM Where: 1AM Gallery 1000 Howard Street San Francisco, CA 94103

Event: “Parasitic, Mutualistic, Commensalistic Relationships” small works by Amber . . . → Read More: San Francisco Area Event Picks for March 21 – March 27, 2013