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“Everybody street” a documentary about street photography in New York City

I love the quote from this video – “Photography is the only tool that can stop time.”

“Everybody Street” is an inspiring documentary about the lives and work of some of New York City’s most well-known street photographers. This short video does a wonderful job of capturing the grittiness of the city as . . . → Read More: “Everybody street” a documentary about street photography in New York City

Found vintage photos sewn together into hanging tapestries by Lisa Kokin

Vestige and detail, Mixed media sewn found photos, 51 x 16 inches, 2001

In the series “Sewn Found Photos,” San Francisco bay area artist Lisa Kokin collects vintage photos of anonymous people taken during portrait sittings, vacations, and various family and social outings. Using her sewing machine, Kokin stitches them together to form a . . . → Read More: Found vintage photos sewn together into hanging tapestries by Lisa Kokin

Abstract paintings by Nadine Bourgne

Today I am admiring the abstract paintings by Nadine Bourgne. The bright colors and variety of marks exude a frenetic energy.

See more of the La Rochelle, France based artist’s work on her website.

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Collage abstractions derived from French antique fashion sewing patterns by Hormazd Narielwalla

My readers who sew might recognize the inspiration for these abstractions. Sewing patterns for clothing!

In his latest series ‘Le Petit Echo de la Mode,’ London based artist Hormazd Narielwalla took the pattern pages from a popular fashion and lifestyle magazine (called ‘Le Petit Echo de la Mode’) published in Paris between 1897 and . . . → Read More: Collage abstractions derived from French antique fashion sewing patterns by Hormazd Narielwalla

Elizabeth Couzins Scott addresses the beauty myth with mixed-media faces

Faces, 2010 Fabric,Collage and stitch, 27cmx34cmx7cm

UK based artist Elizabeth Couzins Scott uses her work to question the power of the myth of female beauty. Taking the faces of dolls, images from magazines, photo silkscreen techniques and stitch work, Scott creates versions of women’s faces which bear the results from the pressures . . . → Read More: Elizabeth Couzins Scott addresses the beauty myth with mixed-media faces

Drawings of Odessa by Dasha Pliska

Odessa, Ukraine based artist Dasha Pliska shows her love for the urban architecture of the city of Odessa through these drawings. Integrating drawings of hands with drawing of actual buildings in Odessa, Pliska shows the symbiotic relationship between the city’s people, culture and architecture.

Pliska is also working on drawings for a book which . . . → Read More: Drawings of Odessa by Dasha Pliska

Paintings of gems and geodes by Britt Bass

There’s nothing like waking up Friday morning and finding a Gem on your doorstep. That is what happened to me as I sipped my morning tea and spotted a jewel by Britt Bass. The Atlanta, Georgia based artist paints colorful abstract forms evocative of gems, geodes and other shiny light-reflecting objects.

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San Francisco Area Event Picks for July 25 to July 31, 2013

“Works on Paper” at the ArtZone 461 Gallery in San Francisco, CA

Multi-day Events

Event: “The Sketchbook Project” a global, crowd-sourced art project and interactive, traveling exhibition of handmade books When: Friday, July 26 4:00 – 8:00pm, Saturday July 27 2:00 – 7:00pm, Sunday July 28 12:00 – 6:00pm Where: San Francisco Center for . . . → Read More: San Francisco Area Event Picks for July 25 to July 31, 2013

Conceptual earrings about the bonds between twins by Sachiko Burgin

There’s something poignant about this whimsical pair of earrings, entitled “Attached.”

In the artist’s statement, the Toronto, Canada based artist Sachiko Burgin writes, “(Attached) is about the closeness that twins share during childhood. The little sweater sleeves grow into one another to emphasize this connection, and the piece (which is . . . → Read More: Conceptual earrings about the bonds between twins by Sachiko Burgin

Paintings of women by Anna Bocek

I like the energy that these works by Anna Bocek exude. The Gdańsk, Poland based artist uses broad strokes of bright color to create highlights and shadows on her figures. Bocek specializes in paintings and drawings of women. See much more of her work on her website.

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