Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Little Birds in Conversation

I'm a complete sucker for bird collages and the art of Sound Revolution - a studio out of Melbourne Australia just tickles me silly. And this little limited edition, Garden Sounds No. 1, with birds and conversation bubbles is so original. I love the vintage illustration with the retro colors of the bubbles. Great combination of style.

Don't miss any of their collages...full of whimsy and life.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Robots...I can't even handle the cute factor

Ok - do you have to have a kid to buy these? Seriously. Robots. Figgy and Wink is an Etsy shop devoted to high quality vinyl wall decals for children's interiors. Personally - I think grownups can use them too. Would you agree?

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Like Swimming at Night In The Ocean

Yvonne Estrada's work has a liquid feel like the artist was actually floating around on her raft in the pool and simultaneously painting. Rich black tones and thin lines juxtaposed on the same background balance thew look of thick and thin; bold and quiet. Her work can be seen at the Jeanne Freilich Gallery in NYC.

What an amazing use of watercolor, graphite and ink pen.

Monday, August 3, 2009

The Art of Zhou Fan

I'm not sure where to start with this artists work. Giant hats and little faces hidden in fabric; pregnant bellies wrapped in colorful material and sketched with precision and whimsy and lots of humor. The art makes me smile and I'm not even sure what I'm looking at sometimes.

Born in China, Zhou Fan graduated from the art department of Shanxi University. Also in 2007, Zhou Fan participated in Art Beijing, one of the top art expositions in China. Here is the artists statement: A series of my paintings is based on dreams that I had as a child of many many jellyfish floating in the sky, some of which fell to the ground on parachutes and became mushrooms. These dreams had a strong impact on me, and I remember them vividly. Somehow I feel that it is easier to focus on dreams than reality. In one particular painting, there is a boy crying because he keeps things within him, is easily sad, and he refuses to face reality.

This art is so carefully constructed yet free and open. I can't help but enjoy and relish each design. Enjoy enjoy enjoy.