admin

Contemplative Works by Ali Cavanaugh Consider Vulnerability and the Sublime Through Watercolor

 Art #painting #portraits #watercolor January 20, 2022 Grace Ebert “Steep” (2017), 16 x 20 inches. All images © Ali Cavanaugh, shared with permission Through delicate washes of peach, aqua, and smoky gray, St. Louis-based artist Ali Cavanaugh (previously) renders watercolor portraits that lay her subjects’ spirits bare. “I’m continually searching for something complex in …

Contemplative Works by Ali Cavanaugh Consider Vulnerability and the Sublime Through Watercolor Read More »

Have Your Bread and Read By It Too: PAMPSHADE Turns Leftover Loaves into Offbeat Lamps

 Design Food #bread #lamp #LED lights #light #toast January 19, 2022 Grace Ebert All images © PAMPSHADE Yukiko Morita works against the grain with her collection of bread-based home goods. The baker-turned-designer launched PAMPSHADE back in 2016 after nearly a decade of experimenting with the doughy material, and today, the brand creates a variety …

Have Your Bread and Read By It Too: PAMPSHADE Turns Leftover Loaves into Offbeat Lamps Read More »

Inscribed Lace Patterns Defy Expectations in Cal Lane’s Plasma-Cut Steel Tools and Industrial Objects

 Art #cars #lace #sculpture #steel #submarines #tools January 18, 2022 Grace Ebert All images courtesy of Cal Lane and C24 Gallery, shared with permission Using car hoods, shovels, and oil drums as her base, Canadian artist Cal Lane cuts generic lace motifs found on the shelves of mass-market retailers. Her quotidian designs adorn tools …

Inscribed Lace Patterns Defy Expectations in Cal Lane’s Plasma-Cut Steel Tools and Industrial Objects Read More »

Kaleidoscopic Patterns Coil Around Miniature Snakes Exquisitely Cast in Glass

 Craft #glass #miniature #snakes January 14, 2022 Grace Ebert All images © Ryan Eicher Intricate linework and trippy, geometric motifs flow through the minuscule glass-blown serpents by Ryan Eicher. The Maryland-based artist casts smooth, colorful gradients, rainbow stripes, thin parallel bands, and intersecting helices within the snakes’ coiled bodies, a challenge considering the structure …

Kaleidoscopic Patterns Coil Around Miniature Snakes Exquisitely Cast in Glass Read More »

‘The House’ Is a Mysterious Animated Trilogy Following Three Generations of Stop-Motion Characters

 Animation #puppets #stop motion #video January 14, 2022 Grace Ebert A destitute family, an uneasy property developer, and an unrealistic landlady clinging to the past all find themselves grappling with control when they inhabit The House. The mysterious dwelling is the titular character of Netflix’s new three-part series that brings some of the most …

‘The House’ Is a Mysterious Animated Trilogy Following Three Generations of Stop-Motion Characters Read More »

Teeming with Leaves and Grasses, Oil Paintings Cloaked in Lush Foliage Evoke the Forest Floor

 Art #oil painting #painting #plants January 14, 2022 Grace Ebert All images © JA Paunkovic, shared with permission Thick foliage in shades of green sprout from every inch of JA Paunkovic’s canvases. The Serbian husband-and-wife duo of Jelena and Aleksandar render luxuriant scenes brimming with realistic plant life. Patches of verdant grasses, shrubs, and …

Teeming with Leaves and Grasses, Oil Paintings Cloaked in Lush Foliage Evoke the Forest Floor Read More »

Aiming to Make Art More Accessible and Diverse, Apostrophe Puzzles Releases Artist-Designed Jigsaws

 Art Design #puzzles January 13, 2022 Grace Ebert Liz Flores. All images © Apostrophe Puzzles, shared with permission Apostrophe Puzzles is at the nexus of art and accessibility. Founder Mandi Masden launched the Brooklyn-based company in 2019 with the goal of making the works usually confined to galleries, museums, and the collections of wealthy …

Aiming to Make Art More Accessible and Diverse, Apostrophe Puzzles Releases Artist-Designed Jigsaws Read More »

Learn to Paint Magical Scenes in Thread in a New Book by Embroidery Artist Emillie Ferris

 Craft #birds #books #embroidery #insects #mushrooms #nature #thread January 13, 2022 Grace Ebert All images © Emillie Ferris, courtesy of David & Charles, shared with permission U.K.-based artist Emillie Ferris (previously) has spent nearly a decade refining her distinct embroidery technique, which involves staggering long and short stitches to create textured portrayals of flora …

Learn to Paint Magical Scenes in Thread in a New Book by Embroidery Artist Emillie Ferris Read More »

Stripes, Checkered Motifs, and Other Geometric Designs Turn Pasta into Colorfully Patterned Cuisine

 Food #pasta #patterns January 12, 2022 Grace Ebert All images © David Rivillo, shared with permission Chef David Rivillo diverges from the standard box of spaghetti or penne stocked on most supermarket shelves by adding some flair to his handmade fare. The pasta enthusiast fashions bowties and tortellini with vibrant stripes and heaps of …

Stripes, Checkered Motifs, and Other Geometric Designs Turn Pasta into Colorfully Patterned Cuisine Read More »

Ceramic Figurines by Claire Partington Put a Contemporary Twist on Historical Symbols

 Art #animals #anthropomorphic #ceramics #figurines #porcelain January 11, 2022 Grace Ebert All images © Claire Partington, shared with permission Citing traditional portraiture and figurative ceramics, London-based artist Claire Partington (previously) sculpts grand characters with a dose of contemporary wit: Lavishly outfitted women lose their heads to anthropomorphized octopuses, a flip flop-wearing fairy dozes alongside …

Ceramic Figurines by Claire Partington Put a Contemporary Twist on Historical Symbols Read More »

%d bloggers like this: