While most people simply admire old photos, Irina Werning is more interested in how people would look and feel if they were to reenact them today. Several years ago, she started to ask people to go back to their past and recreate a moment in time – even down to the exact body positions and facial expressions! I’m so impressed that I am inspired to recreate one of my childhood images . . .
We’ve been seeing a lot of embroidered art as of late but I must say that so far, I’ve been most impressed by Singaporean artist Izziyana Suhaimi‘s work. I can’t get over how skillfully she is able to incorporate ornate embroidery techniques with her own pencil drawings and watercolors, pushing the boundaries of traditional and popular culture. Simply beautiful.
Last week while in Alaska, I fell in love with local artist V Rae‘s work. Her series of Alaskan wildlife, Fur Fin & Feathers, is done with vibrant watercolors on paper textured canvas or Yupo. The result is a color that is richer and more translucent than conventional watercolor applications. Her technique is unique to V Rae’s self proclaimed thermal imaging mind. She seriously has me wishing I could borrow her eyes just for a day . . .
Louis Vuitton has enlisted artist Vincent Bousserez, known best for photographing miniatures in his quirky ‘Larger Than Life’ series, for their latest campaign. In this imaginary playground of Louis Vuitton wares, newlyweds walk down a glowing strap, golfers enjoy an evening game over a monogrammed bag, and construction workers carve out embedded logos. Genius!
We have such a huge appreciation for artists who surprise us by unexpectedly transforming ordinary and mundane objects into impressive works of art. Photographer Suzanne Jongmans‘ higher calling involves transforming discarded packing foam and recycled insulation materials into dramatic costumes inspired by 16th and 17th century Flemish and Dutch paintings. Merging elements from the past and present, Jongman has effectively changed our perception of waste. And the results are simply striking.
Foxes and insects and rabbits, oh my! Succulent blooms and critters of the woods are united beautifully in Kari Herer‘s still lifes. They’re so delightful, I’d love to walk past a series of these prints in my hallway everyday.