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Origami ball by Hvass & Hannibal

Hvass & Hannibal is a multi-disciplinary art and design studio based in Copenhagen. One of their most striking pieces is this beautiful hanging origami ball, which was taken into a dark wintry forest to create the design for Turboweekend’s latest album. The 3D origami ball was made from 270 pieces of paper, and colorful . . . → Read More: Origami ball by Hvass & Hannibal

Photo collages of landscapes by Liesl Pfeffer

More work by Australian artist Liesl Pfeffer. Pfeffer juxtaposes photographs of landscapes captured from different angles, creating the illusion of movement and depth.

See more of this artist’s work in the previous post: “Hearts and Arrows” photo-media collages of minerals, crystals and gemstones by Liesl Pfeffer

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Illustrations by Kate Miller

I like these illustrations by UK based artist Kate Miller. Inspired by a background in screen printing, Miller digitally layers sketches, textures and photographs, one on top of another, to create a compelling image. See more of the artist’s work on her website.

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Felt insects by Mariana Popova

Sofia, Bulgaria based artist Mariana Popova uses hand-felt needle techniques and sheep wool (which she dyes herself) to create highly-detailed creatures from the insect world. Popova considers felting to be her “true love, besides my husband, my children, my dog and my cats, who are also my inspiration.”

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Nature-infused portraiture drawn with colored pencil by Marco Mazzoni

Milan-based artist Marco Mazzoni creates these dazzling drawings of faces crowned with flowers, butterflies and birds. Did I say drawings? Yes! they were done with colored pencils, Durer Faber-Castell colored pencils to be precise. With exquisite details on the flowers and flying creatures in juxtapostion with voids where the human subject’s eyes should reside, . . . → Read More: Nature-infused portraiture drawn with colored pencil by Marco Mazzoni

Photomontages of animals in stories by Tom Chambers

In “Animal Visions,” artist Tom Chambers creates narratives involving animals. Domesticated or feral. Exotic or tame. These animals appear as characters in Chambers’ fairy-tale-like photomontages.

About this series, Chambers writes, “While working on Animal Visions I found myself circling back to the influence of magic realism. In the early 20th century Latin American writers . . . → Read More: Photomontages of animals in stories by Tom Chambers

San Francisco Area Event Picks for February 20 to February 26, 2014

Fabric Manipulation Workshop With Artist Ealish Wilson at the Berkeley Art Center

Multi-day Events

Event: The 30th Annual Marin Show: Art of the Americas – a vast array of Antique and Contemporary American Indian and Latin American Art offered for sale by exhibitors from all over the Untied States When: Saturday, February 22, 2014, . . . → Read More: San Francisco Area Event Picks for February 20 to February 26, 2014

Porcelain sculptures by Valeria Nascimento

Don’t these sculptures look like they are made out of paper? They are porcelain wall sculptures created by Valeria Nascimento. I like how she plays with the repetition of nested objects, and the appearance of fragility of the material.

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“Cabin Fever” paintings by Abbey McCulloch

The Major, 2010 Oil on canvas 100 x 150cm

Paintings by Australian artist Abbey McCulloch. With just a few brushstrokes, McCulloch creates heavy-eyed women with blurred features in colors that span the rainbow. Eerie and intriguing. See more of the artist’s work here.

Delphine, 2010 Oil on canvas 100 x 100cm

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Mixed-media work of Amanda Valdez

“she’s mine” 2014 Embroidery, Acrylic, and Fabric, 24 x 20 inches

Using embroidery, fabric and paint on canvas, Brooklyn based artist Amanda Valdez creates paintings with strong colors, bold shapes and suggestive imagery.

From Valdez’s artist statement, “I think about what the body feels: extreme pleasure and pain. There is pain in the pleasure . . . → Read More: Mixed-media work of Amanda Valdez