Sunday, 22 January 2017
Saturday, 21 January 2017
Friday, 20 January 2017
Above and below Bob. New York
This project by the Finnish-Norwegian artist duo Riitta Ikonen and Karoline Hjorth.started in 2011 as a play on Nordic folklore and is evolving into a major study of humans in their environment a search for modern human beings in nature. They have a book of the project being released this year.
Above: Nials, The Faroe Islands. Below Pupi, Finland
Below: Salmi, Finland
Thursday, 19 January 2017
These illustrations by Daisy Zuo are inspired by the portraits of people wearing vegetation 'Eyes as big as plates by Riitta Ikonen and Karoline Hjorth. I loved and was greatly inspired by these portraits and it is great to see them being taken into different media by Daisy.
Wednesday, 18 January 2017
Tuesday, 17 January 2017
Olivia Irvine 'Under The Trees' was exhibited at the 2016 VAS exhibition in December. Olivia is a painter from Edinburgh who combines observation with fantasy to create her images. She layers paint onto a textured gesso ground creating an almost collaged feel to her works.
Monday, 16 January 2017
Although winter has not really landed on us yet, the signs of spring awakening are all around, tree buds, and snowdrops. Chihiro Iwasaki's (1918-1974) gentle watercolour washes of children and flower seem to perfectly express this transition time from the depths of winter to the early glimmer of spring.
Sunday, 15 January 2017
Saturday, 14 January 2017
Friday, 13 January 2017
These images are illustrations for P I Tchaikovsky's The Nutcracker 1971, by Japanese artist Fumiko Hori. This book was made as part of the Fantasia Pictorial series. These were based on well-known masterpieces of music, with stories and illustrations carefully designed to help young readers expand their musical imaginations, and to encourage children fond of music to find new enjoyment in books.