Stunning book sculptures such as the one shown below have been appearing mysteriously and anonymously in libraries across the UK. Read more about these beautiful and most precious of gifts.
Monday, October 31, 2011
Sunday, October 30, 2011
Acid Drops - Episode 1 - Jason Dill from matt box on Vimeo.
The first in a series of hand painted studies that aim to psychedelically capture the individual styles of influential skateboarders.
This is another incredible animation. I love the way the artist has used water colour, often only making the suggestion of a form thereby inviting the eye to fill in the missing information as it follows the fluid lines. Just beautiful. Pin It
Thursday, October 20, 2011
This is the first in my new series "Heaven and Earth". Titled, "You are Standing in my Light" it is my interpretation of a solar eclipse
Worked on dupioni silk fabric using dupioni silk thread.
Friday, October 14, 2011
This series of 9 works was inspired by the phenomenon of crop circles. Each work is approximately 22 cm x 22 cm. The ground fabrics are antique and new Japanese fabrics, some silk, some synthetic. Threads used were commercial cotton threads and hand dyed silk.
Crop Circle 1: It Starts and Ends at the Beginning.
Crop Circle 2: Fraction of a Fractal
A single unit of the lovely and complex Julia Set Fractal
Crop Circle 3: Duality
A reinterpretation of Yin-Yang
Crop Circle 4: You are Me, I am You
This piece explores the inextricable relationship between the circle and the triangle.
Detail shows the use of tiny seed stitches
Crop Circle 5: From this Place Arise All Things Eternal
Crop Circle 6: Chasing Twisters with Whirligigs
Crop Circle 7: Eclipse
The previous photo is more true to the colour, however here you can see the detail of the seed stitches.
Crop Circle 8: Three into One into Three
Crop Circle 9: Moondance
A whimsical end to the crop circle journey.
Saturday, October 8, 2011
There was too much at MONA for just one blog entry. The adventure continues here....
Exquisitely made tiny porcelain whorls.
Red velvety felt contrasts with the smooth, almost wet looking porcelain pieces.
The divine work of Australian artist Fiona Hall
As the name MONA suggests there are lots of antiquities interspersed with the contemporary artworks, creating a pleasing variety and juxtaposition. This is a Beaded Shroud from 1550 - 1295 BCE.
This unusual Egyptian bowl depicts an aquatic theme.
Detail of the strangely asexual portrait "Grandma" by Miki Carmi
After all that seriousness "Fat Car" by Erwin Wurm is sure to amuse.