Posted In seasonal inspiration, series
San Francisco-based artist Rachel Sager‘s newest series focuses on sweeping, explosive landscapes where matter is presented in a decomposed state, suspended between earth and sky. Her inspiration for these charcoal and oil paintings comes from brush fires, demolition explosions, storm clouds, and explosives.
“My goal is to produce the differences existing between the varying states of this matter, neither solid or gas, yet so specific that a rain cloud could never be mistaken for a cloud consisting of particles that once made up a house or a building. In doing so, I aim to create sweeping, emotionally charged landscapes that convey a dissonance that I experience in self expression. The turmoil, represented by the debris filled smoke, is juxtaposed by sun infused skies and cirrus clouds, projecting the duplicity that is unavoidable, overwhelming, and at times, awe-inspiring.”
Posted In create, mixed media
Posted In round up, series, style
I’ve already said goodbye to a few of my annuals from summer and am thinking ahead to mums and pumpkins, so you could say botanicals are on my mind. Irene Laschi is an Italian artist who specializes in scientific illustration, and her captures of flora are detailed and starkly beautiful.
Posted In create, illustration
Natalie Muir could create a beautiful universe filled with her fluid resin paintings. Using fine pigments and art-grade resin on a wood substrate, she focuses on the behaviors of the colors, the thoughts they inspire, and their relationship with human emotion in each piece that measures nearly 16-inches across.
Posted In create, painting
Lindsay Bottos is a well of creativity, labeling herself as a photographer, fiber artist, writer, and bookmaker. Her embroidered garments in Girl Work, as well as her embroidered hoops with mementos in I Don’t Really Miss You, really strike a chord.
Posted In create, photography, textiles
If you’re a lover of both periodicals and modern design, then I have a sneaking suspicion that Basket newspaper rack might peak your interests! British industrial designer Benjamin Hubert used solid wood and veneer to create this stunning silhouette and updated alternative to the traditional newspaper rack. Use it to store everything from magazines to knitting gear.
Posted In accessories, house and home, living
Jaime Keiter‘s one-of-a-kind geometric sculptures use clay as canvas, a series of paintings collaged from individually hand crafted and glazed porcelain stoneware tiles create the eventual wallhanging. Her process begins with cutting geometric and organic shapes from clay slabs, underglazing patterns and textures, and then finishing each tile with a variety of different mid-fire glazes. The collages are then pieced together to create small geometric sculptures and larger grouted works.
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