July 22, 2010

Wooden colorful nature

Emily Wilson's sculptural work is an explanation of themesfound in nature.
Her pieces may include avian,floral, or aquatic elements.

The wooden components are made of basswood and are carved, sanded smooth, and painted in color washes. The steel rod armatures are welded, sandblasted, and painted with layers of color in a pin striping wrap.

Through the color, forms, and visual movement in each of her sculptures it is her desire to present the viewer with an atmosphere of tranquility and optimism.

Wilson has done major commissions for libraries, hospitals and numerous corporate locations.

June 15, 2010

Knotting Shapes

Meet artist Merril Morrison, a knotter who makes amazing 3D knotted pieces.

"It started with handcrafts—as a young girl my
mother and grandmother introduced me to embroidery, knitting and

"Even as I studied graphic design in college,
and worked for many years as a designer, I continued to work with fiber.
My interest evolved from weaving to papermaking and ultimately

"There is nothing like the tactile feel of the
threads, as well as the rhythm of making knot after knot, until my
shape takes form. I often incorporate beading to add luster and
texture, which allows me a multitude of possibilities in surface

"My inspirations range from the amazing colors
found in nature to the beaded detail work on a magnificent couture
evening gown.On the most personal level, knotting gives me a chance to
immerse myself in a very peaceful, private meditative process that
allows me to create simple, elegant forms with bold, striking colors."

April 22, 2010

Butterfly jewelry

Butterflies symbolically and literally signify rebirth. Neile Cooper helps butterfies achieve an additional transformation. Each of her butterfly pendants emphasizes the beauty of the real butterfly wing it contains. The natural opalescence and bright colors of the wings, in an elegant and protective setting of silver-alloy and glass, create a pendant that will receive comments from admirers each time you wear the piece.

She also has en Etsy shop.

April 13, 2010

Wood becomes paper becomes wood

It is truly amazing what one can do with paper. Artist Hannah Lobley works with paper as if it was wood, and creates intriguing lathe works that unveils the secret former soul of her chosen material.

March 28, 2010

Toothpick Art

Steven J. Backman has been creating toothpick sculptures since he was a child.

Visit his site to know more about him and his art.
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