Inspiration

Artist Fabian Matz...

Is my new artist crush. I discovered his work on Instagram and for the first time ever, fell in love with panty hose. He makes them do all sorts of wonderful things.

Exhaled, polymid tights and resin

Exhaled, polymid tights and resin

Exhale, detail

Exhale, detail

Asynchrone symmetrie im umfang von XS bis XXL

Asynchrone symmetrie im umfang von XS bis XXL

Asynchrome Symmetrie Im Umfang Von XS - XXL, Detail

Asynchrome Symmetrie Im Umfang Von XS - XXL, Detail

Jesus was’t wearing tights

Jesus was’t wearing tights

Jesus wasn’t wearing tights

Jesus wasn’t wearing tights

He inflates tights with balloons and sand, contorts them into evocative shapes and plays with the notion of tights as a gendered material. Have a look at his website, his curiosity about this material is amazing.

Unbelievable Fiber Masks...

One my my favorite instagram discoveries is the Irish artist Threadstories. She crochets these balaclavas and then adorns them, such that they become personalities. Sometimes the gesture changes, sometimes the mask has movement, sometimes nearly the entire model is obscured. She doesn’t have a website that I can find, but you can read more about her work on Hi Fructose or Thisiscolossal.com.

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I hope you will follow her. You won’t be disappointed.

Jessica Stoller, new artist crush...

I find myself being more interested in ceramic work than I ever thought I would be. I never got clay. It is dirt. But maybe that is why it is so magical for so many artists. I feel really lucky to have discovered the work or artist Jessica Stoller. It totally hits all my sweet spots: it is figurative, addresses lady stuff and includes food.

Untitled   (Weave)  2015

Untitled (Weave) 2015

Untitled (Tar) , 2014

Untitled (Tar), 2014

Untitled (Stack),  2013

Untitled (Stack), 2013

Gooey, oozing, voluptuous, messy, sweet, grotesque. Good stuff.

"Material Matters" at SeagerGray Gallery...

It was so fun to see this exhibition going up at SeagerGray Gallery the beginning of the month and discovering a new artist: Liz Steketee. She had this amazing photograph and embroidery piece in multiple hoops that just stopped my heart.

Mixed media; 2018

Mixed media; 2018

Circles,  detail

Circles, detail

Circles,  detail

Circles, detail

And then on her website, I found these!

Wonder Woman, Mixed media

Wonder Woman, Mixed media

I do love a red thread.

Nearly a year since I've blogged....

How did that happen? With too much too do and too little time. I took a new part time job at the Rochester Art Center last spring assisting with curation and installation, and then I had about five shows to prepare for in that same time. So here I am. I was so delighted to work with artist Alexa Horochowski installing her exhibition “Beautiful Sky.” The work is deeply powerful, beautifully crafted and emotionally resonant. And she was a dream to hang out with. She got me really thinking about scale and ambition. And I think I am ready to pursue both of those things. I hope you will have a chance to see her exhibition!

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Danish Artists Les Deux Garçon...

Make the most amazing work!  I first saw their work when I was in Miami for Superfine! two years ago and I snuck off to one of the other fairs.  There was so much great work, and so much to be inspired by...but you know when you come upon something and you lose your breath for a minute?  And then your hair stands up on end?  That was this work.  I bought the catalog before I even finished looking at what was on the wall.  

Je-sais-bien-mais-je-mn-fou

Je-sais-bien-mais-je-mn-fou

Vogel-vronwtje

Vogel-vronwtje

Les-friandises

Les-friandises

Le-saltimbanque-no-2

Le-saltimbanque-no-2

I love how whimsical they are, but yet I also sense some melancholy.  Have a look at their website...they work in many mediums beyond taxidermy...but these are my favorites!

Artist Angela Dieffenbach makes such cool objects.....

So in my weekly image google search of contemporary (fill in the blank); which has been embroidery, sculpture, fiber arts, etc.  But today was mixed media, I discovered the ceramicist Angela Dieffenbach, an artist in Chicago.  I love this work and you can see it here!  It is weirdly about the body, animal bodies, bodily functions and science.  

Parasitic Cure: origins of an Icon

Parasitic Cure: origins of an Icon

Detail

Detail

Hirudo medicinalis; Redon

Hirudo medicinalis; Redon

Donor body miracle mike

Donor body miracle mike

Post Natural Vascular

Post Natural Vascular

More and more I am thinking I need to takes some ceramics classes.  It is speaking more to me as a medium the older I get.