In the project “Among Humans,” Barcelona, Spain based artist Cassandra Fernández imagines what it means to live “among humans” from the point of view of a bird. After carving images of birds on linoleum blocks and printing the images, Fernández binds the pages into a book whose spine and front/back covers consist of wood . . . → Read More: “Among Humans” artist book by Cassandra Fernández
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
Porous #11, collagraph with chine collé, 3.75″x3.75″ (image), 7″x7″ (paper), 2005
I am fascinated by the glowy mist that these prints emit. Seattle based Eunice Kim devotes her artistic practice to the process of collography, a printmaking process in which materials are applied to a rigid substrate. Using an acrylic sheet as the substrate . . . → Read More: Collagraphs by Eunice Kim
Morula III, 1983-1984 Lithograph with hand additions on Japanese handmade Toyoshi paper 42 in. x 32 1/2 in. (106.68 cm x 82.55 cm)
detail of above image
I love the work of New York based artist Terry Winters that I just found online at the Colby Museum of Art. Clusters of spirals, knots, . . . → Read More: Work by Terry Wilson
400 Butterflies installed on the Microform cabinets on the third floor of McCabe Library, Swarthmore College, PA
Tornadoes leave destruction in their wake. Indianapolis-based Tasha Lewis leaves herds of butterflies. Taking images from Google Images, the artist builds each butterfly by creating a cyanotype print of an altered photograph. Lewis calls the outer layer . . . → Read More: Public guerilla butterfly installations by Tasha Lewis
Orticanoodles, the pseudonym for two Italian artists, Wally and Alita, recently released a series of portraits which are printed upon stencils with embedded lettered messages. These “stencil upon stencil” pieces feature well-known celebrities, political leaders, and artists combined with intricate stencil techniques. Explaining their work, Orticanoodles say, “All of them are shelled and brutalized…so . . . → Read More: Stenciled portraits with embedded lettered messages by Orticanoodles
Today I’m liking these humorous letterpress prints from Sapling Press on Etsy.
Happy Valentine’s Day, dear readers.
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Un-Masked II Hand Painted Acrylic, Spray Paint & Screen Inks + 5 Color Screen Print on Primed Belgium Linen, Tray Framed 64" x 42"
Last weekend UK-based HUSH opened a show of his latest works at 941Geary in San Francisco. “New Works by Hush” bears the artist’s signature style and content: traditional Japanese geisha . . . → Read More: New works by HUSH at 941Geary in San Francisco
Casey Roberts builds these brilliant blue luscious landscape paintings using multiple iterations of the cyanotype process. Once the image is close to completion, Roberts finishes it with watercolors and/or a collage element. Roberts says, “It (my work) represents nature’s subtle way of dealing with the peculiar aspects in the relationship with mankind. A giant . . . → Read More: Cyanotype landscape paintings by Casey Roberts
Rooted in the rural countryside of New England, Bryan Nash Gill draws inspiration from his lush surroundings. The Connecticut-based artist spends hours a day searching the roadsides, local lumber mills and dumps for interesting discarded pieces of wood. When he finds a promising slab, he takes it back to his studio, and cuts it open . . . → Read More: Bryan Nash Gill records the fingerprints of trees