Friday, 31 December 2010
I always find it a tricky time and have overpowering desires to clean the fridge and cooker etc. I hope you have more enjoyable ways of moving from one year to the next. X
Thursday, 30 December 2010
Wonderful vibrant colour from Melbourne based artist Miranda Skoczek. Textiles and traditional dress, folk art, modernist design and architecture are some of the visual references from which Miranda Skoczek draws inspiration.
"I often reference the history of textiles, acknowledging certain fabrics ability to transmit information about the society in which it was produced . And how, in many cultures, pattern is not purely decoration, but also a form of identification." Miranda Skoczek
Wednesday, 29 December 2010
Tuesday, 28 December 2010
Monday, 27 December 2010
Like chalk or play dough Kate's work has the purity of colour that is childhood, the intense joy of colour on new eyes.
Claire also designs ceramics and textiles. I love the scale of her work, and the obvious enthusiasm and love of her subject.
Sunday, 26 December 2010
Paper engineer and artist Matthew Shlian makes incredible structures, we are still surrounded by snow, so I love the crystal like forms that Matthew has sculpted. I understand now that mastery of such a simple material as paper, creates basic three dimensional knowledge that can be applied to fashion furniture architecture and many other disciplines, it is invaluable.
Saturday, 25 December 2010
Friday, 24 December 2010
Thursday, 23 December 2010
Wednesday, 22 December 2010
Tuesday, 21 December 2010
Walter Martin and Paloma Munoz are a husband and wife collaboration who make these surreal and ethereal snow globes. Little jewels of dreams, stories and nightmares sealed in a world where it is always snowing.
Monday, 20 December 2010
Sunday, 19 December 2010
Saturday, 18 December 2010
Liu Di is a young Chinese photographer who has won the 2010 Lacoste Elysee Prize for his series called Animal Regulations, shocking images that make us reflect on the impact of urbanisation on wildlife.
Friday, 17 December 2010
Riitta Ikonen is a Finish artist currently living in London. Riitta creates costumes, these then become instances of performance art, environmental art and photography projects.
"My work is concerned with the performance of images through photography and costume design . . . in my costumes tremendous things happen- to me and to the people I work with"
Riitta's work is concerned with ecology, climate and the bigger picture of planet health. All of the images I have included are from a project called 'Snowflake'. For a wonderful interview with this artist go here.