We’ve just learnt about Quarterly Co, a pretty cool service that lets you subscribe to an influential contributor — like Behance CEO Scott Belsky, Swiss Miss blogger Tina Roth Eisenberg and The Happiness Project author Gretchen Rubin— of their choice and receive objects from them in the mail. Super fun.
I am inspired by the idea of art clashing with what surrounds it, rather than complimenting it. An expression of the opposite of the safe, pretty paintings adorning the walls in suburban homes. I am also inspired by being surrounded by skate, punk and street culture in my teen years. I sometimes bring in freeform variations on tribal and South American patterns into my pieces, on varying scales of devolution.
‘One pig was hurt while making this lovely image of a pig’, reads the caption below Catherine Konopleva’s new art piece dedicated to the cruel butchery of animals. Ironically titled ‘Lovely’, the collage utilizes pig fat, meat and muscle to shed light on pork activism.