Tuesday, 20 October 2020

Hajime Emoto


I found the incredible work of Japanese artist Hajime Emoto last week. He creates 'museum specimens' from paper and bamboo, here are some of his fish and sea creatures. Initially, Hajime worked with print as his medium Lithography and etching until in 1999 his attention turned to creating a bestiary. 

Monday, 19 October 2020

Sunday, 18 October 2020

Jessie Wei-Hsuan Chen


"I’ve been dyeing yarns with random flowers and other dyestuffs to experiment with 'preserving' memories of events/people/things through colors, due to recent losses of loved ones.The tangible materials are such a solace when everything else is so digital nowadays, and the dyeing process has been the only few things that get me through these gloomy days (literally and figuratively). Most dyes are not good in quality, and they fade easily (already showing differences in shades after two weeks). But the visible change through the passage of time is somewhat reflective of the intensity of the emotional responses to the losses, which I find rather comforting." Jessie Wei-Hsuan Chen

A beautiful meditation on colour, love and loss. beautiful subtle and healing in its contemplative process and nature. 

Saturday, 17 October 2020

Satoha Kikooo サトウアキコ

It is Saturday, at last, a time to smell the coffee and relax a little, these funny, collaged characters are by  サトウアキコSatoha Kikoo

Friday, 16 October 2020

Thursday, 15 October 2020

Akira Kusaka


Celestial musings by Japanese illustrator Akira Kusaka, soft dreamy works that remind me of the winter nights and how the moon becomes a dominant feature of the day.

Tuesday, 13 October 2020

Polina Novikova


Polina Novikova's wonderful lively illustrations of public buildings and spaces are full of fun and great observations. I love her detailed interiors and their occupants, rendered in mixed media.

Monday, 12 October 2020

Paz Tamburrini


Magical textural papercut characters by Paz Tamburrini, very autumnal and utterly charming. 

Sunday, 11 October 2020

Saturday, 10 October 2020

Carla Sonheim's Kids Week


Last week I was involved with making a class as part of Carla Sonheim's new series of kids art classes which is going to be all about bugs that you can sign up for here. It features Adrian Smith, Ph.D. is an entomologist and media maker who will share some of his amazing slow-motion photography of bugs in flight. Cara Rooney is an illustrator and plaything maker based in Scotland who will share with us her wonderful pop-up bug world project! Seattle Artist Lisa Myers Bulmash will walk us through a collage project featuring endangered butterflies! And P. Marin, a children's book illustrator out of California, has us meeting and painting a tarantula! My bugs are easy to make, really good fun, and fly.

Friday, 9 October 2020

Thursday, 8 October 2020

Rashin Kheiriyeh


'Story Boat' written by Kyo Maclear and illustrated by Rashin Kheriyeh, a story about being on the move as a family, for whatever reason', and how 'home' is constantly evolving and changing as you travel, maintained by a thread of consistancy, a cup/ a blanket. Here is home, but here is constantly changing.

"What I really want to convey was the idea that home was also a story," Maclear says. "That what could carry us in the absence of something solid was just the presence of a story."     Kyo Maclear 

Thank you, Joy Chu.

Wednesday, 7 October 2020

Polykrovka Tatika


The winter here is charcoal, charcoal grey sky and darkening days, Polykrovka Tatika's illustrations seem to hold that same feeling of winter encroaching. 

Tuesday, 6 October 2020