Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Kate Bajic

"Kate Bajic works straight with the materials, intuitively, and allows an element of chance to take over. Precious metal is hammered, heated and rolled with heavy papers to create texture and overlaid with delicate moving discs or paired up with gemstones and beads to lift and compliment the designs. Fine wire is also used to create long delicate wrap-over chains and earrings with free moving elements and sculptural shapes, which react with the wearer. " - Dazzle Gallery

To see more of her work go to her website at http://www.katebajic.co.uk/index.asp

Kyoko Osato

All the process of making these lambswool textiles are done by Kyoko Osato herself: designing, weaving by hand on a loom and felting one by one by hand making sure the feel of each scarf is right. To see more or purchase these wearable pieces of art go to http://kyokodesigns.com/index.html

Mikel Arrizabalaga

These antique-looking still lifes are by photographer Mikel Arrizabalaga. To see more of his work go to http://photo.net/photodb/member-photos?photo_id=6952768

Kazumi Ikemoto

"In my work I use imaginary half-man, half-beast creatures in scenes vaguely reminiscent of something we have seen before. I depict a hazy world of chaotic memories where reality and fantasy intersect, where the past and the present co-exist. I use the vessel shape of blown glass to create images that appear to be painted on the glass." - Kazumi Ikemoto.

To see more work go to Chappell Gallery at http://www.chappellgallery.com/japan/ikemoto.htm

Friday, June 26, 2009

Another ABC

Philip Sajet

These unqiue and colorful pieces are by Dutch artist Philip Sajet. To see more of his work go to http://www.auquai.com/

I love these bags!

I love these lacy modern handbags made of recycled aluminum soda can tabs. They are lined with nylon and painstakingly pieced together with crochet techniques by two brazilian craft cooperatives, which are located in economically depressed areas near Brasilia. You can purchase one at http://www.zanadia.com/SearchResult.aspx?CategoryID=538

John Mark Sager

"Objects have a unique history: they have had human companions. As collector, I find objects that want to be together, to be companions in a new life. In my role as joiner, I deal with surface and form, sequence and juxtaposition. I try to turn chaos into order by whatever means possible, sometimes by accident. I build upon a foundation of surrealism with very real objects. Assemblage is well suited to the duality of "the parts" and "the whole."My first concern is visual. I try to add another dimension to our perceptions of everyday objects, turning "ordinary" to "extraordinary." I believe an artwork can be harmonious yet challenging to the viewer. My last concern is to awaken the imagination.The art of assemblage is the real joining of separate objects into a cohesive whole. Where the two become one in a commingling is often where the individual glimpses the Eternal Being." - John Mark Sager

To see more of his work go to Hooks-Epstein Gallery at http://www.hooksepsteingalleries.com/artists/thb_sager.shtml

Christopher Siron

These collages are the work of artist Chrisopher Siron. The source materials that he uses for his collages are primarily reproductions of nineteenth century engravings. To see more of his work go to http://www.bakerartistawards.org/nomination/view/chrissiron/1277

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Wendy McAllister

"My jewelry refers to the botanical world with its riotous clash of cobalt, chartreuse, and magenta. The seductive, temporal nature of flowers with their quirky technicolor and architecture clamors for my attention as an artist." - Wendy McAllister

You can see more of her one-of-a-kind, vitreous enameled, assemblage brooches at http://wendymcallister.com/section/87529.html

Aleksandra Stoyanov

These intricate fiber pieces are by Israeli artist Aleksandra Stoyanov. To see more of her work go to her gallery Brown Grotta at http://www.browngrotta.com/Pages/stoyanov.html

Melvin Sokolsky

These whimsical fashion photographs are by iconic photographer and film director Melvin Sokolsky. His work was featured in Harper's Bazaar, Vogue and the New York Times. To see more of his work go to http://www.sokolsky.com/

Yoshiro Ikeda

"Throughout my artistic career, I have drawn inspiration and ideas from my surroundings and experiences. My works have reflected the organic aspects of nature, the everchanging weather, and the art of dancing. Form and surface are woven together, creating an endless line of movement. This carries the eye of the viewer, and continually provokes curiosity. In the past years, the main body of my work has been handbuilt, though I continue to wheel throw and incorporate wheel thrown elements in my forms. Handbuilding gives a sense of freedom and possibility. The asymmetrical aspect brings with it the eternal challenge: balance, harmony, beauty." - Yoshiro Ikeda

To see more of this colorful and textural work go to Strecker-Nelson Gallery at http://www.strecker-nelsongallery.com/Artists_nu/Ikeda/IkedaSlideShow/index.htm

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Laura Beard Aeling

"Based in St. Louis, Missouri, Laura Beard Aeling creates large-scale abstract paintings with a broad brushstroke and a juicy palette. Aeling’s large canvases begin life as small abstract, journal-like, visual explorations of the world around her - gardens, interior spaces, and seasonal weather. Numerous sketches tacked on the studio walls serve as a point of departure for exploration - reminders of a time of day, quality of light, or energy of line. It is through the act of painting that these initial impulses are transformed, expanded and distilled into completely abstract canvases which seem at once familiar and entirely new." - SCLA

To see more of her work go to the Sherry Leedy Gallery at http://www.sherryleedy.com/image-gallery/pages/default.cfm?artist=LauraBeardAeling

Cynthia Toops

Seattle artist Cynthia Toops intricate works are each the result of a painstaking process, which reflects her passion for her work. The mosaic chips are first created by rolling hundreds of tiny threads in many shades of the same color and then baking them for 20 – 30 mins. Then, with a pair of tweezers, she sets each thread in position and tamps it down. With each piece containing 600 – 1000 threads per square inch, the process is time-consuming. The drawing of the design may only take and hour or two; however putting the threads in place can take up to 50 hours.

Danielle Crissman

These raised metal forms are by Ohio artist Danielle Crissman. To see more of her work go to her website at http://flyinghammerstudio.net/walling%20hanging%20page1.htm

Larry Spaid

"The Girard Avenue Series is a synthesis of my four years abroad and my move back to Philadelphia. It reflects my responses to the Italian area of Umbria, the Nile River of Egypt, and Eastern Turkey, as well as an inner city working class area of Philadelphia undergoing gentrification with its confusion, rubble, and visual pollution. The above works are examples of this collision." - Larry Spaid