Category Archives: Artist

Sandra Fettingis Expresses Relationships Via Bold Geometry

Denver-based artist San­dra Fet­tingis cre­ates bold sculp­tures, instal­la­tions, and murals using a vari­ety of geo­met­ric shapes. “…I strive to demon­strate rela­tion­ships, com­mu­ni­ca­tion, change, and mind­ful atten­tion,” she writes in an artist state­ment. “I mix and layer mate­ri­als such as acrylic, styrene, wood, paper and paint, and uti­lize the laser for its pre­ci­sion, while for­mu­lat­ing sys­tem­atic guidelines, […]

Art History on Your Fingertips… Literally.

One of my favorite dis­cov­er­ies of this week­end was when I stum­bled upon Nail Art His­tory Tum­blr. The name is sort of self-explanatory. Tak­ing inspi­ra­tion from artists of both the past and today, art lover Susi Kenna gets an awe­some man­i­cure. Her nails are inspired by the likes of street art, abstract art, and more. All work is done […]

In Gary Kachadourian’s Drawings, You Are The Character

Gary Kachadourian is a Baltimore-based artist who takes over rooms and cre­ates site-specific instal­la­tions with his draw­ings. I was able to stand in the mid­dle of his work years ago when he was the recip­i­ent of the Mary Sawyers Baker Prize and had his work exhib­ited at the Bal­ti­more Museum of Art. And, let me just […]

Jonas Löfgren Wields The Mighty Pencil to Illustrate Surreal Scenes

I’ve fea­tured graphite draw­ings once this week (see Josephin Ritschel), so how about some more? Jonas Löf­gren is a Swedish artist who uses the medium to craft images that are somber, sur­real, and over­all haunt­ing. The del­i­cate works give us a glimpse into a story where the pro­tag­o­nist is often a young girl.  We can’t be […]

Sasha Unisex Tattoos Remind Me of Lisa Frank Stickers

Do you know that I write for the site My Mod­ern Metrop­o­lis?  I do! If you’re not famil­iar with it, it’s a blog that cel­e­brates visual cre­ativ­ity. The con­tent is a bit dif­fer­ent than what’s on Brown Paper Bag, and I really enjoy writ­ing about the wide vari­ety of con­tent that it has to offer (I […]

Paper Plants by Adam Frezza & Terri Chiao

Adam Frezza and Terri Chiao are a col­lab­o­ra­tive duo who have been work­ing together since 2011. They explore play and craft among a range of media, and oper­ate a design stu­dio called CHIAOZZA and a guest room called A Cabin in a Loft. I really enjoy their series, Paper Plants, where they crafted a series of plants out of […]