Bugs!

Well, hi there stranger. It’s been a while since I’ve posted. Trying to balance this whole family-baby-work-fun-life thing.

But it’s spring, and things are alive outside! Trees blooming. Storms raging. Bugs buzzing. Thought I’d post a few interesting bug-inspired pieces for you to admire!


You’ve probably seen her work before, but Kari Herer takes gorgeous photographs of botanicals. Here, she combines insect illustration with flowers in such a beautiful way. Find her work on etsy, here.

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Edouard Martinet turns found objects into incredible mechanical insects. “Wasp” below uses objects such as bike headlights, typewriter bells, and boot steel tips.

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Ingrid Dijkers is an artist and art journal maker. Very creative and fun work. Her website has some video tutorials, and she also leads workshops around the country.

butterfly - Ingrid Dijkers - love the way the butterfly wings are added as pages in this mini album!


Drooling over Laura Zindel‘s nature-inspired designs. Illustrations of the natural world translated onto ceramics, textiles, and jewelry. Just lovely.

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Fine Art Friday – Ceramics

Happy Friday!

Today I’d like to highlight a few ceramicists that have caught my eye lately.  One day, I’ll write more about how fascinating this medium can be. But for today, enjoy:


I keep seeing Beth Cavener Stichter’s work popping up around the internet, and for good reason. Her large scale anthropomorphic pieces are at technically masterful, beautiful and visceral. From her artist statement: “I want to pry at those uncomfortable, awkward edges between animal and human. The figures are feral and uneasy, expressing frustration for the human tendency towards cruelty and lack of understanding. Entangled in their own internal and external struggles, the figures are engaged with the subjects of fear, apathy, violence and powerlessness.”

 

The precision of Matthew Chambers‘ pieces is astounding. The rhythmic concentric layers of clay remind me of something that I can’t quite put my finger on. Whatever it is, it keeps drawing me in and I can’t stop looking at them.

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Katherine Morling‘s lifesize “3 dimensional drawings, in the medium of ceramics” is a whimsical sketchbook come to life.  Spotted at The Jealous Curator.

Boom by Katharine Morling

 

Yep, this is ceramic. Reminiscent of one of my favorite pop artists, Jeff Koons, Brett Kern creates these totally fun pieces cast from inflatable dinosaurs, astronauts, whoopie cushions, and other awesome items. Found at bfree pottery.

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