I have known Dennis Smyth for many years and he has always been an outstanding artist. He currently works as a tattoo artist in Philly, but does all kinds of other interesting things. I’m a huge fan of the coffee tables he does, often in collaboration with other artists. Being able to see them would be great motivation to keep one’s coffee table clean. The most recent time I ran into him, he was under a rigged up tarp system spray painting away in the drizzling rain. It’s always great to see some serious dedication.
I’ve been working with clay for about nine years now, but I’ve been making art for as long as I can remember. Like everyone else, I’ve been eating for just as long. My food and art have slowly started to come together over the years. Living and working in the extreme north of New York State has given me a direct experience of where food comes from and where it goes. A bunny eats carrots, decomposers eat dead bunnies, and humans eat cupcakes. This is the order of things.
I came across Krissi Sandvik randomly on Google plus when it first came out. Sandvik creates carefully painted artwork that ranges from elegant to silly and everything in between. I particularly like that she uses the images she creates to make pendants. Not everyone can afford a full-sized painting, so her necklaces are a fun and affordable way to own an original piece of her art.
Wow! I see so many different textures, colors, shapes, and sizes in Nathan Prouty’s work. Not normal ones, either. They all have a very strange and unearthly quality to them. I wouldn’t have been able to tell just by looking, but Prouty is a ceramic artist: the kind that makes you wonder how in the world he was able to do any of it. I have no idea, although I suspect that dental tools were involved.
Have you ever wanted something that you think is a great idea but doesn’t seem to exist? Well, want no more. You can find an expert maker on CustomMade to, erm, custom make it for you. Simply type in, for example, ‘artist’s bed’, and up pops an image of exactly that. It’s not just large [...]
I’m not sure what it is, but the multi-faceted KitCameo kills me. There’s something about the way she combines familiar things in an outlandish manner … with her clear style, it’s just right.