The talented young woman behind these stylish and exuberant sketches is Inslee Hanes, a fashion illustrator living in New York City. I love her work and what a dream it would be to have her depict the two of us!
The paper cup is an icon of disposable culture and by imposing classical ceramic styling and playing with the material, artist Rebecca Wilson aims to highlight and question our tendency towards wasteful consumerism. Some of the cups are assembled from cast sheets of handmade paper while others are hand-built from sheets of porcelain and paper pulp mixture. Either way, they are delicate, beautiful and clever! Can you tell which ones are paper and which ones are porcelain? I’ll fill you in after the jump . . .
I have a huge appreciation for artists who are dedicated to reviving nearly extinct techniques, especially in this day and age. Daniel Carrillo is the one of those artists. A photographer and printmaker from Seattle, Daniel has taken over 100 portraits using a mid 19th century photographic process called the wet collodion method. The process is complex, incorporating several steps and requiring the subject to be completely still due to an extremely slow exposure. The outcome, however, is hauntingly beautiful. I encourage you to check out this video that follows the fascinating process from beginning to end!
Dalton Ghetti, a carpenter by trade, began creating sculptures out of pencils 25 years ago after wanting to challenge himself by carving tiny objects. He uses three basic tools – a razor blade, a sewing needle and a sculpting knife. One of the most fascinating things about these works of art is that he has never sold them, but rather only given away to friends as gifts. Honestly, WTF!
Earlier this year, a group of unknown bikers spilled about 500 liters of water-based environmentally-friendly paint on the asphalt of Berlin’s Rosenthaler Platz. Plenty of cars and their wheels, during rush hour, became the tool for this colorful guerilla art piece. Imagine this being done on the 405 in LA or in New York’s Time Square!
I recently went to the Art in the Streets exhibit at the MOCA. This is the first major exhibition of graffiti and street art in an American museum. The exhibit shows the origins and development of what is possibly the most influential art movement since Pop Art in the 70s. Os Gêmeos‘cartoon-like works, Banksy’s stencils with layers of old duct tape and paint, and the miniature train cars are not to be missed. Admission is free on Thursday’s from 5-8pm – I highly recommend going if you’re in LA!