Sunday, October 10, 2010

finally started my etsy account!

it's finally up! 
so check it out -->

all summer i have working on getting this etsy account up... 
(i have been procrastinating like crazy) 

but it's up now! 
 here are some photos...

they're pretty cute, very light weight
not bad for my first try at laser cutting. 

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

bosch, flemish painting, surrealism and rowan mersh?

i'm currently attending a northern renaissance art class
which i do enjoy 
but much of the class goes something like this:

madonna and child 
christ as the man of sorrows 
st. anthony,
st. christopher
st. grumble grumble 
christ as the man of sorrows 
madonna and child 
madonna and child 
the annunciation of the grumble 
christ as the man of sorrows 
madonna and child 
more madonnas and grumble 
the altarpiece of st. grumble 
grumble grumble... 

this week we studied the works of flemish artists from the 15th and 16th century
which are pretty much
and for some reason i couldn't help but see a relationship between Bosch's work and that of surrealists, Salvador Dali and Rene Magritte

 top: Bosch, bottom: Dali

 top: Flemish School, bottom: Dali 

which got me thinking about fashion... 
can fashion be surrealist? 
or have a surrealist aspect to it?

maybe in the work of Rowan Mersh? 
not completely convinced, but his abstraction of the female form leads me to believe that it could be considered surrealist fashion.  

 side panels: Bosch, center panel: Rowan Mersh

top: Rene Magritte, bottom: Rowan Mersh

Sunday, October 3, 2010

ok... too funny not to post.

my niece has one of these dolls and although i always found it creepy i never knew where it was from...

now i know! 
and knowing is half the battle...

Cesar A. Martinez.

a continuation of last weeks post...

this artist (Cesar A. Martinez) is clearly inspired by Richard Avedon's fashion photography. both of these artists show the frontal view of the figure and use a similar, bright palette to catch the viewers eye. 

i really love it when people are inspired by other peoples work.  

it's similar to a bee and flower relationship. a bee takes the pollen for something that is already beautiful, and without hurting or dismissing the needs of the flower, the bee creates a honey comb. and although both may rival one another in terms of what is beautiful in nature, they each have there own attributes that make them exceptional. 

it's been a really chill weekend and i do love metaphors. C: 

works by Cesar A. Martinez and Richard Avedon