Simply Complex

Simply Complex

Ryan Sullivan was once on Forbes list of 30 under 30 in Art and Design. I wasn't familiar with him so I went to learn more.

New Drawing Tools

New Drawing Tools

I've ventured into the world of digital drawing and I'm hooked. Here's why:

Building From The Everyday

Building From The Everyday

I recently learned of the contemporary sculptures of Isa Genzken. Her repurposing and assemblage of everyday objects reminded me of a couple other artists whose work I've seen lately.

Finished Knitting and Work In Progress

Finished Knitting and Work In Progress

A bunch of knitting happened in the studio this week. I finished a shawl that's been on the needles for a couple months and I'm nearly finished with a pair of socks.

Playing Through Transition

Playing Through Transition

This past week has been a bit different and has provided some new sources of inspiration.

Happy Birthday: Priscilla Warren Roberts

Happy Birthday: Priscilla Warren Roberts

"I lead a life devoted to what I'm doing, that's the happiest life there could be. There's nothing to compare it with." ~Priscilla Warren Roberts

Work That's Left Behind

Work That's Left Behind

I started this post researching one artist but quickly switched gears after seeing these intricate pieces by Adelhyd van Bender, an artist whose scope of work wasn't discovered until after they passed away.

Orphism

Orphism

Orphism is an art movement that was coined by French poet Guillame Apollinaire in 1912. 

Happy Birthday: Mary Van Cline

Happy Birthday: Mary Van Cline

"To define time is like being separated by a glass wall. You think that you can walk right up to it, but the closer you get, the more you realize that you can never reach it." Mary Van Cline

Loaded Abstracts

Loaded Abstracts

Abstract painting isn't new, however artist Suzanne McClelland has developed an approach that feels fresh and innovative. 

From The Sketchbook

From The Sketchbook

Sketches completed as part of the Sktchy app 30 day challenge.

The Intense Collages of Martha Rosler

The Intense Collages of Martha Rosler

There's many examples of contemporary collage art online. However, few carry with it as strong a message as the work of Martha Rosler.

Happy Birthday: Judy Moonelis

Happy Birthday: Judy Moonelis

" I generally begin a piece with a very clear concept in mind...but I allow for an intuitive drawing in along the way. If it feels right, even if it can't be precisely explained, I allow it to stay." ~Judy Moonelis

Big Bold Colorful Statements

Big Bold Colorful Statements

Painter Nina Chanel Abney creates large, colorful, almost cartoon-like work that are filled with political statements.

Haptic Connections

Haptic Connections

Exploring the connection between Art Museums and Theater. "Screenings take place anywhere we can project moving images."

Happy Birthday: Mary Cassatt

Happy Birthday: Mary Cassatt

"I think that if you shake the tree, you ought to be around when the fruit falls to pick it up." ~Mary Cassatt