These gorgeous creations of London-based artist Abigail Brown are the only kind of animals that should be ever be stuffed or mounted on a wall. Abigail is most widely known for her bird sculptures, which have been sold and exhibited across the globe and featured in magazines such as Vogue, Harpers Bazaar and Elle Decoration.
I am obsessed with space. There are very few things that are as humbling as looking up to the heavens on a cloudless night. I don’t think it’s possible for us mere humans to fully grasp the magnitude of the universe because there no words to adequately describe it. If you get a chance, take a walk tonight and look up. Marvel at everything you see.
“All these illustrious worlds, and many more,
Which by the tube astronomers explore:
And millions which the glass can ne’er descry,
Lost in the wilds of vast immensity;
Are suns, are centres, whose superior sway
Planets of various magnitudes obey.”
– Sir Richard Blackmore, The Creation
I am quite enamoured by these thumbprint portraits created by artist Cheryl Sorg.
Cheryl creates the portraits using your own thumbprint and the titles of your favourite fifty or sixty books. “This custom work is especially for the avid reader and the resulting artwork will be a truly one-of-a-kind portrait that captures you, through the things you’ve read and loved, been transported and transformed by.” What a unique idea!
I find collections of things really fascinating. I collect old, old letters (I think my oldest is from the late 1800’s), vintage postcards of bears, sugar skulls, crucifixes and magazines (I lost count at 500). I think that’s why I love these prints from Typologies – they show how things can be the same but so very different too.
So, what do you collect?
I am enamoured by foil. It gives cards and prints an extra pop of sophistication. I love the work of Blushing Confetti – they do foil perfectly don’t you think?
If you have a love of retro’ish art you’re going to love these prints from Dewey Howard. I’m getting a really heavy 70’s vibe from these ones. So much beautiful colour!
Bring on the sunshiny days of spring! Doesn’t this print by Kelly Ventura make you pine for summertime? (Well not my northern hemisphere friends, you’ve had your summer fun!)
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I can’t remember where I first came across Brian Dettmer’s work but the images of his amazingly detailed book sculptures have stayed with me. I admire artists like Brian so much. He sees unlimited potential in books. He sees past their function.
“The richness and depth of the book is universally respected yet often undiscovered as the monopoly of the form and relevance of the information fades over time. The book’s intended function has decreased and the form remains linear in a non-linear world,” says Brian. “By altering physical forms of information and shifting preconceived functions, new and unexpected roles emerge. This is the area I currently operate in. Through meticulous excavation or concise alteration I edit or dissect communicative objects or systems such as books, maps, tapes and other media. The medium’s role transforms. Its content is recontextualized and new meanings or interpretations emerge.”