Recently, I began working on a series of animals with a kind of circus theme in mind. The realism of the animals contrasts sharply with the collage material, which in many ways represents the idea of flotsam and jetsam in our lives.
For those who are tired of seeing baby photos show up on Facebook (or maybe just for a laugh), Google Chrome has an extension called Unbaby that will replace baby photos on your Facebook page with photos of cats. LOL.
I love this idea! In Winthertur, Switzerland, the Gewerbemuseum Museum asked residents to bring in plastic bags in exchange for museum admission. The most colorful bags were selected, filled with air and an installed light.
Dr. Gunther von Hagens, the person who gave us plasticized human figures, is now showing a new exhibit of animals, plasticized, opened up, and sliced up. Check it out and be awed.
Italian artist Gino De Dominicis created this 28 meter (91 ft) model of a human skeleton. The work is accurately scaled, though it does feature a rather bizarre nose.
In my most recent body of work, I’ve been obssessed with the interplay of design elements (such as text, pattern or decorative motifs) and image. For years, I’ve been intrigued with the push and pull created between illusionistic painting and flat design elements.
I wish had the patience of Colin Chillag when it comes to painting. I read in an interview that he can spend up to a day just painting an eye. I also find his work intriguing in that the unpainted areas seem to heighten the realism.
Jessica Joslin creates beautifully detailed creatures out of bone, brass, leather and antique fittings. Joslin’s creations seem to be mythological hybrids that contain both whimsy and pathos.