Saturday, 28 February 2009
This is just the most fantastic campaign against pollution and littering. I have admired it for a long time. The shopping trolleys reminded me of it because they are the most prolific inhabitants of the estuary here. Klas Ernflo is an illustrator and graphic artist of great ingenuity and style. This poster was commissioned by the Government of Catalunya to raise environmental awareness and keep the Mediterranean clean.
Friday, 27 February 2009
Thanks Crispin, gangster tower builder of Temple, for showing me this crazy collection of flower urinals. These are created by the illustrator, animator, sculptor and artist Clark Sorensen, they are exquisitely beautiful.
My new favourite thing is climbing on board those huge flower lorries from Holland, breathing deep and letting the flowers tickle my eyes with colour.
However today I didn't take my chances I asked my local florist Canterbury Bells, Kirkcaldy, when the delivery was arriving and just caught it, have some flowers, today it is SPRING.
Thursday, 26 February 2009
http://www.flickr.com/photos/osilva This is the work of O Silva an illustrator who graduated in advertising from the University of Brasil. You can see his amazing papercuts and tin constructions at his flickr site.
Having a tin day today, these domestic scenes are created by the artist Lucy Carson, using basic equipment, I love their humour and observation. I have been watching a video about lots of artists and she is one of my favourites, I would love to have a go at recycling some tins in this way, but it could be the start of a new bad habit, street combing.
Wednesday, 25 February 2009
I am drawn to stones today, here is some work by an artist from Denmark called Trine Drivsholm, I just like their organic form and mottled colouring. You can see more of her work here: http://www.mohl-drivsholm.dk/dw.htm
These photographs are by Per Maning and remind me of my friend Lizzy hauling huge stones from a beech in Arron. I love the texture of the rocks and the struggle of flesh against rock.
Per Maning is a Norwegian photographer and video artist who does wonderful work.
Tuesday, 24 February 2009
Sibusiso Punch Mbhele saw his first aeroplane ages 17 and announced to his friends that he was going to make one. His determination and inspiration has taken him on an amazing journey of creativity.
Above is one of the results of this life changing passion. Sibusiso has gone from constructing planes out of wire and flattened tin cans to using wrecked vehicles to construct helicopters and his hybrid (plane/helicopter/fish) home as pictured above.
Monday, 23 February 2009
Above photgraph is by Jules Backus, the image is called Zoo and is by various artists.
Photographs above: 'Mosko et associates' pool on flickr.
I adore these big cats on the eroded walls of Paris . I believe they are by the graffiti artists Nemo and Jerome, Mesnager please correct me if I am wrong.
I don't know why no one has ever told me about these or why it has taken me so long to find them, but WOW. How fantastic to have an outside bath in an overgrown tea cup with the added joy of a bonfire and if you want, room for company, tea for two. http://www.dutchtub.com/