Category Archives: Artist

Wearable Art: Anna Talbot’s Beautifully Sculptural Jewelry

Nor­we­gian craft artist Anna Tal­bot pro­duces col­or­ful jew­elry that’s beau­ti­fully uncon­ven­tional. Vibrant, bold shapes are lay­ered and cre­ate com­plex scenes fea­tur­ing birds, flo­ral arrange­ments, and tall trees. Each piece is spe­cial and daz­zling, and con­jures fairy tales and other fan­tas­tic sto­ries. Wear­able art indeed. (Via Lustik)

Eero Lampinen’s Beautiful Depictions of Strange Lands

On both Mon­day and Tues­day of this week, I’ve fea­tured illus­tra­tions that are strange. So, how about I make Wednes­day just as weird? I recently posted the work of Eero Lampinen on my Insta­gram to great response. And, why not? The beau­ti­ful images are really well drawn and fea­ture odd, inter­est­ing depic­tions of nature. Giant bugs crawl over […]

Wooden People Capture the Imagination of Children

I posted about some wooden peo­ple ear­lier, so why not more? Melanie Rus­ton is a Baltimore-based artist who’s study­ing to be an art teacher (and about to grad­u­ate!). Her paint­ings are influ­enced by work­ing with chil­dren as a camp coun­selor and an intern; specif­i­cally, them draw­ing from their imag­i­na­tions with­out fear of the final result. “When I […]

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 […]