Monthly Archives: April 2010

Gregory Euclide

“When I am in nature I experience the world through all of my senses in a dynamic way, but at the
same time I am framing what I see through the cultural expectations I have absorbed through
representational systems such as landscape painting, wildlife documentary, and travel guides. It
is very difficult, then, to have a true, non-mediated experience of nature even though I may long
for it. My work explores the contradictions between the projection of idealized, picturesque views
of landscape and my desire to have an authentic experience in nature.” – Gregory Euclide

two things I like

I love this print by Judy Kaufman (also the first page of her website is great)

and this Feist poster by Dan Padavic (thanks to the comment below!)

Elsa Mora

I love paper sculptures and papercuts, and Elsa Mora’s are fantastic. 

Geninne Zlatkis

It seems Geninne shares my love for birds. Check out her blog – she has some really nice work, and she blogs about every step of the process.

Jaakko Mattila

Artwork by Jaakko Mattila

Virginia Frances Sterrett

Kathy says that Virginia Frances Sterrett’s work belongs on this is a what. I agree.

Daniaelle Simonsen

These pieces by Danielle Simonsen combine sewing and drawing. Check them out immediately.

Bez Uma

Photography by Bez Uma

Ehren Reed

Ehren Reed creates fantastic mixed media pieces with maps, paper, thread, and found objects.

“As I began to explore, I began incorporating traditional craft media into my fine art, thinking about the role of physicality & touch in the context of contemporary culture & technology. The pixelated works are a product of that investigation. The process I use, more or less, is taking digital photos of people (friends, etc.) and then putting the photos through the mosaic filter in Photoshop. Then I loosely translate those images into sewn pieces. For me, much of the content of my work lies in this process – taking something physical (the person/subject of the photo), turning it into something digital, manipulating that thing digitally, then spitting it back out as something distinctly physical. It’s like a strange metamorphosis. For me, that process is a kind of catharsis. It gives me something to hang on to when everything else seems so ethereal & fleeting.” –Ehren Reed

Yusuke Nagano

“My inspiration comes from drawing anything and everything that comes my way. I truly enjoy it so much that it’s a pleasure for me to draw anything, Industrial motors, people, nature or fantasy pictures, I enjoy it all. I find it important to work and exchange ideas with young people who have the same passion, the same view of life, New perspectives keep me going.” – Yusuke Nagano