Posts Tagged ‘design’

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What am I watching?

January 10, 2019

by Kaplanimo at WordlessTech

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What am I gloving?

November 27, 2018

I enjoy painting on leather and have used pieces of old kid gloves in my crazy quilts and wall hangings.  That is why I particularly appreciate the whimsy of Bunnie Reiss’s creations.

“Artist Bunnie Reiss enjoys transforming the old into new, and has spent her life as a collector of weathered objects with rich stories. Reiss’s ongoing project turns her collection of old leather gloves into bright works of art, utilizing symmetry and cosmic imagery to connect both the past and present. The gloves are not obvious references to animal faces, but subtle gestures that reference eyes, ears, and noses within their design.”

“In addition to painting smaller works, Reiss also creates large installations and mural walls. Her most recent work is a 3,500 square foot mural painted on the east side of Milwaukee for the Black Cat Mural Alley. You can see more of her large and small-scale works on her website and Instagram.”

 

From Colossal

 

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What is freaking me out?

November 7, 2018

 

 

 

From wordlesstech

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I’m lichen it

August 15, 2018

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Ceramic artist Olivia Walker throws precise porcelain forms, then covers them in paper-thin accretions. Using porcelain, these organic, lichen-like growths speak of organisms – fungus, coral and bacteria – growing over and devouring the form beneath. Olivia Walker’s current body of work looks at the fine line between growth and decay.

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What am I sappy cat blogging?

May 11, 2018

Using only black ink, Malaysian illustrator Kamwei Fong has created a menagerie of playful black cats. Despite their contextual isolation and uniform style, each of Fong’s cats display unique personalities: some are fluffed and puffed into self-contained balls; others look with curiosity or wariness at fish that dangle or waves that crash from the animals’ own tails. The artist builds each feline form using innumerable short thin lines, varying the density of the marks to create volume as well as a palpable sense of furriness.

Reblogged from This is Colossal.

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Why am I glassy-eyed?

May 9, 2018

By day, Virgina-based glass artist Kiva Ford fabricates one-of-a-kind glass instruments designed for special applications in scientific laboratories. By night, he retires to his home art studio where he utilizes his vast skillset to create curious glass vessels, miniatures, goblets, and other unusual creations working entirely by hand. Ford says his artistic practice is heavily inspired by his interests in mythology, history, and science.

Ford’s artistic observations of the natural world have begun to merge directly with his scientific glassblowing abilities in a number of new hybrid pieces. In Metamorphosis and Metamorphosis II, we see the sequence of a caterpillar morphing into a butterfly and an egg turning into a frog, all seamlessly encapsulated by handmade glass instruments, evoking the mystery of a ship in a bottle.

You can follow more of Ford’s work on Instagram and he sells hundreds of glass objects—mostly miniatures—through his Etsy shop.

from Colossal

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What am I painting?

April 23, 2018

Like medieval monks we hunched over our work benches, carefully laying down black, gilt, silver or copper lines.  Carefully copying to work of those who came before us.

Then came the rich colors, defining and enhancing the design.  Laid into the spaces on the silk like enamels on a cloisonne jewel.

This was our silk painting workshop.  Never has an afternoon passed so quickly.

It is difficult to perceive that all three of the following scarves are exactly the same design:

I loved it.