When most of us pass by an old piece of wood on the ground, we don’t look at it twice. After all, it’s just a stick, right? But for Canadian artist, Debra Bernier, the grooves, pits, and breaks in a piece of driftwood are tiny works of art, created by nature, and they’re inspirational jumping-off points for her earthy, magical artwork.
I saw La La Land this weekend and Damien Chazelle musical is brilliant and emotional tribute to the 1950’s musical. Visually stunning eye candy for my inner graphic designer. Not so much a visual re-imaging of Los Angeles as a opportunity to see it through an artists eye. Chazelles last film, “Whiplash”used Jazz as a tool to explore ambition, the price of achieving excellence.
The arrangements of flowers offer far more than a pattern employing flowers and foliage neatly distributed in an appropriate container.
Not only is it a form of relaxation, but flower arrangement reawakens an awareness of nature upon which a philosophy – that of restraint and simplicity — is based.
Emile-Jacques Ruhlmann | “Sarrazin” Textile | The Metropolitan Museum of Art Ruhlmann used the same basic motif—a stylized Cedar of Lebanon tree set within an irregular circle—on this textile and related wallpaper (MMA 2005.334), though on the textile each motif is offset by an added circle of dots. The pattern
Dorodango: Shining Mudballs and Polished Dirt Dorodango is a traditional pastime for Japanese schoolchildren, and now it has evolved into an art form. Dorodango is a shiny ball made of mud and dirt and the name ‘hikaru dodorango’ literally translates to ‘shiny dumpling’. These polished spheres are amusing people online
William Morris Born March 24, 1834 Known for Wallpaper and textile design, fantasy fiction / medievalism, socialism Notable work Textile and typographic design “Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful or beautiful.” That was the rallying call of the nineteenth-century designer, William Morris, a
Charlotte Edey is a British printing, textile and embroidery artist & illustrator. Her interdisciplinary discovery of the intersections of identity and the spiritual reveals the symbolism and myth within her work. Womxn’s experience of colour is centred in her commentary on the politics of space.
The pointillism artist Nicholas Baker, based in Salt Lake City, creates a beautiful, nature-inspired art made up of millions of small, hand-drawn dots. Dot by dot, Baker drew an impressive detailed illustration using only black ink pens. Not only does each monochrome drawing provide an impressive amount of detail, but it also provides perfect shadow and light tones. We all know it takes time to perfect a craft, but probably still beyond your imagination, the time required to complete a drawing like the one mentioned below. Baker spent a tedious 160 hours stippling a portrait of an elephant in one specific piece, featuring wrinkled skin, a cracked tusk, and encrusted crystal formations.