Sophie Geneva Page sculpts her illustrations and then photographs them into 2D scenes that have an undeniable 3D appeal. She’s inspired by the Pre-Raphaelites and Catholic religious imagery (among other things), and she’s also interested in arts and crafts, dolls, fairy tales, plants, bugs, and more. Can’t you see these influences in her work? I love that […]
This past November, I was browsing one of my favorite Baltimore shops, Trohv. There, I came across the local Close Call Studio. It’s run by Amanda Adams who handcrafts decorative mushrooms from recycled vegan felt. They’re mounted on wood and perfect for displaying on your shelf, coffee table, etc.. I love the juxtaposition between craft and real […]
I love how colorful these Oxacan wood carvings are! They’re available through the Sandia Fine Mexican Art website and feature a cast of lively creatures with intricate patterns. Different skilled artists paint bears, giraffes, dogs, and more. Sometimes, they’re totally wacky and ride bicycles and carts. Take some time and look at all of these critters. You […]
Minini (Min Lee) is an illustrator and ceramic artist whose work focuses on the character design of young, fashionable ladies. Her delight subjects don stylish bobs, cool hair accessories, and rosy cheeks. I really like her brooches and wish that she’d restock her Etsy shop with them ‘em. I’d love to pin one to sweater!
Rachel Ibarra is an Atlanta-based artist who made these colorful bowls out of papier mache. Inside of each of these vessels is an abstract painting featuring patterns and fields of color. In addition to the plates, Rachel also crafted paper plants, too. They look really cool in vases!
Sabine Timm is the master of personifying the inanimate object. I’ve followed her work for years (she’s one of the first people I followed on Flickr), and she has never ceased to amaze me with her delightful scenes and arrangements. Funny faces, natural disasters, her own drawings are mixed in and create fantastic vignettes.
Ya’ll, I am so impressed with this cut paper sculpture by artist Elsa Mora; the details within it are incredible! Using just acid-free paper and glue, she creates depth and texture through well-placed cuts and minuscule, hand-punched holes. Close-up shots reveal wonderful things like the tiniest decorated books on a shelf. Get lost in this piece […]
I first saw Eun-Ha Paek’s ceramics while attending ICON7 in 2012. Her small, bizarre characters captivated me, and I’ve followed her work ever since. Today, Paek is still creating sculptures with clay, in addition to wood and cardboard. I enjoy her exaggeration of ears, hair, and more; the melted eyeballs and an unhappy drumstick are simultaneously subversive with […]
These images are a bit of oldies, but are definitely goodies. I’ve seen some great miniature artworks lately (like the those by Kendal Murray), which reminded me of how much I enjoy Pip and Pop’s (aka Nicole Andrijevic and Tanya Schultz) tiny, candy-colored scenes. The Australian duo uses things like sugar, sand, glitter, artificial plants, found objects, pipe cleaners, wire, beads […]
So these little creatures have been making their way around the web, and with good reason; they’re really neat! North Carolina-based artist Yumi Okita handcrafted these textile moths, using a combination of fabric, cotton, fake fur, embroidery thread, wire, feathers, and more to construct them. The colorful sculptures will fit in the palm of your hand and […]