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In a Patterned Menagerie, Artist Anne Lemanski Stitches Printed Papers into Animal Forms

“Painted Wolf” (2019), copper rod, archival pigment print on paper, artificial sinew, 39 x 47 x 15 inches. All images by Steve Mann, © Anne Lemanski, shared with permission Constellations, butterflies, and bold checkered prints overlay the animalistic forms by Anne Lemanski. Beginning with a copper armature, the North Carolina-based artist stretches vintage paper or …

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Human Ears and Animals Emerge from Dense Fields of Porcelain Foliage Sculpted by Melis Buyruk

 Art #anatomy #animals #flowers #Melis Buyruk #porcelain August 5, 2022 Grace Ebert “Habitat” (2021), porcelain, 18k gold, 101 x 101 x 10 centimeters. All images courtesy of Leila Heller, shared with permission Cradled within wooden boxes, leaves, blossoms, animals, and the occasional bit of human anatomy form the dense topographies of Melis Buyruk (previously). …

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Digital Collages by Beto Val Splice Vintage Illustrations into Surreal Hybrid Creatures

 Illustration #animals #Beto Val #collage #digital #nature #surreal July 28, 2022 Grace Ebert All images © Beto Val, shared with permission Ecuadorian artist Beto Val alchemizes vintage illustrations into bizarre compositions that blend fruits with fowl and aquatic life with land animals. Using imagery available through the public domain, Val cuts and repositions fins, …

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Adorably Emotional Creatures Comprise Nosey Mungo’s Playful Ceramic Menagerie

 Craft #animals #ceramics #nosey mungo July 22, 2022 Grace Ebert All images © Helen Burgess, shared with permission In the hands of Helen Burgess, goofy grins, bloated bellies, and eyes wide with surprise turn endangered or overlooked animals into endearing creatures with playfully exaggerated emotions. The British ceramicist, who works as nosey mungo (previously), …

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In ‘Cowspines,’ the Bony Topographies of Bovine Backs Appear Like Rugged Landscapes

 Photography #animals #cows #Kate Kirkwood #landscapes July 21, 2022 Grace Ebert All images © Kate Kirkwood, shared with permission Cragged, gaunt topographies bisect the deceptive landscapes by Kate Kirkwood, a British photographer whose work is deeply rooted in the countryside of the Lake District where she’s lived for the last 34 years. There, underneath …

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Simple Lines and Shapes Comprise the Lavish Yet Minimal Animal Drawings of Jochen Gerner

 Illustration #animals #birds #dogs #Jochen Gerner July 8, 2022 Grace Ebert All images © Jochen Gerner, shared with permission Lines and basic shapes are the basis of Jochen Gerner’s distinct, almost paradoxical style that’s sometimes referred to as “abundant minimalism.” The French artist, who lives and works between Lorraine and Burgundy, draws birds and …

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Turtles, Ducklings, and Pheasants Comprise an Adorable Menagerie of Miniatures by Fanni Sandor

 Art Craft #animals #miniature #nature July 1, 2022 Grace Ebert All images © Fanni Sandor, shared with permission Hungary-based artist Fanni Sandor (previously) expands her already minuscule menagerie with even tinier creatures. Using polymer clay, feathers, fur, and other materials, Sandor sculpts biologically accurate miniatures at a 1:12 scale, and many of her recent …

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A 546-Piece Puzzle Slots into a Hulking Simian with Moveable Limbs

 Craft Design #animals #DIY #puzzles #toys June 27, 2022 Grace Ebert All images © Mat Random A follow-up to his wooden geometric figures, Mat Random designed a similarly stocky simian with a DIY twist. The architect and craftsman, who’s based in Buenos Aires, recently released a three-dimensional puzzle that once slotted together, forms a …

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Flora and Fauna Assume Eccentric Guises in Bill Mayer’s Wryly Playful Portraits

 Art Illustration #animals #art history #gouache #painting #portraits #still life May 11, 2022 Kate Mothes “The Wakening”. All images © Bill Mayer, shared with permission Royal frogs, masquerading lemurs, and florals with human faces are just some of the eccentric characters in acclaimed illustrator Bill Mayer’s (previously) gouache paintings. The traditional aesthetic of European …

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Elaborate Narratives Emerge From the Surreal, Mysterious Worlds of Victo Ngai’s Illustrations

 Illustration #animals #digital #editorial #surreal May 10, 2022 Grace Ebert “Hummingbird” (2019). All images © Victo Ngai, shared with permission Starting with a single word or short prompt from an editor or brand, Victo Ngai (previously) imagines fantastical dreamscapes brimming with surreal details. The Los Angeles-based, Hong Kong-born illustrator collaborates on commissioned projects that, …

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