My heart would spring out of my chest if a man proposed to me with one of these rocks.
“Hearts and Arrows” is a series of photo-media collages showing off shiny shimmering rocks like crystals, gemstones and minerals. The Australian artist Liesl Pfeffer juxtaposes solid colors with lines and photographs of landscape elements like . . . → Read More: “Hearts and Arrows” photo-media collages of minerals, crystals and gemstones by Liesl Pfeffer
Swingline S.F.35 Staple Box, 131 x 97 x 68mm, mixed media (2008)
UK artist Sarah Bridgland creates miniature sculptures from found materials. Scavenging for ephemera from vintage shops and printed media, Bridgland combines 3-dimensional and 2-dimensional material to build her own visual language. The pieces work on several levels. First, the space is brilliantly balanced . . . → Read More: Miniature collaged sculptures by Sarah Bridgland
Clinton, Iowa based artist Kate Callan created this lovely handbound book. Pulling colored string through each page of the book, Callan forms 3-dimensional geometric structures on each page.
Describing the project, the artist writes, “PULL contains eight explorations of hand made string formations when fully open. Some strings continue through the pages making it impossible . . . → Read More: “Pull” a handmade book of strings by Kate Callan
In the new series entitled “Hanging,” Amsterdam based artist Hagar Vardimon-van Heummen captures the feeling of flying. Taking vintage photographs of people in mid-air, Heummen uses red embroidered thread to firmly fasten them above the earth.
For an earlier series by this same artist, see Embroidered “Lonely Houses” by Hagar Vardimon-van Heummen.
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“Untitled” 2013, gouache, collage on sewn paper, 38.5″ x 33
I love the interplay of color, space and light in these mixed-media pieces by New York based artist Raymond Saá. Saá paints, cuts and collages paper into small abstract pieces. Then, in a quilt-like manner, he sews them together to form these arrays of patterns.
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mixed media on canvas30cm x 40cm
More mixed-media work from one of my favorite artists – Belgium based Eva Eun-sil Han.
In the series ”Irreguliere,” Han cuts out perfect circles from painted paper, strings them together through their centers, and glues them to the canvas. The layers of circles, along with the other vintage cut-outs, suggest . . . → Read More: “Irreguliere” mixed-media work by Eva Eun-sil Han
Colorado based artist Heather Patterson is really good at combining different patterns and forms to create cohesive paintings which tickle the eye. In Patterson’s work, geometric shapes mutate into biological forms. Natural landscapes become man-made networks.
How does she do this? In her artist’s statements, she writes, “I use a variety of media to create a . . . → Read More: Imaginary worlds by Heather Patterson
need to grow -5- 2008 print and embroidery on canvas 50 x 37 cm
Today I am admiring (again) the work of artist Maria Ikonomopoulou. By blending a traditional craft (folk art) technique like embroidery with printmaking, Ikonomopoulou pushes the boundaries of printmaking, embroidery, as well as fine art. Inspiring!
For more of this . . . → Read More: More embroidery by Maria Ikonomopoulou
I’ve always been intrigued by the overflowing shopping carts used by the homeless. What is under all those blankets, bags and boxes? Are the cart’s contents useful to its owner, or just a random collection of goods? What happens when it rains?
Oakland, California based artist Amy Wilson Faville draws upon her own curiosities about the . . . → Read More: “Carts” mixed-media work depicting the shopping carts of the homeless by Amy Wilson Faville
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