Monthly Archives: April 2010

Nicole Dextras

Nicole Dextras makes wearable sculptures out of live plant life.

“Weedrobes is a series of ephemeral sculptures linking our dysfunctional relationship to both our bodies and the environment. It points the concept of environmental art into the realm of the body as politic and the hegemony of the fashion industry.

These eco-wearables are made from live plant materials such as leaves, flowers and branches and their organic structure indicates a symbiotic relationship between the body and the land. They question our attitudes toward territorial dominance, societal status and sexual identity.”

Kumi Yamashita

Kumi Yamashita creates sheets of colored resin and aluminum that, when lit, create silhouettes of human faces.

Celebrity Teabags

So I don’t usually post about things like this….

but these teabags crack me up so much that I’m doing it anyways.

Yuki

Loved looking through photo’s from Yuki’s photostream.

Yellena James

I’ve posted about Yellena James before, but I was been wildly uninspired today, and looking at her work helped quite a bit. So I decided to post about her again. She  just collaborated with Schoolhouse Electric Co. to make the lights shown below and is currently designing some Keds. Need to get my hands on a poster immediately.

Brian Detmerr

Brian Detmerr makes sculptures out of books and cassettes. The altered books are particularly inspiring to me. Check them out on his flickr.

Morgana Wallace

Morgana Wallace has a fantastic flickr page. I love the way she mixes more abstract strokes and colors with very clear and recognizable characters.

William Kentridge

For anyone in New York (or for anyone visiting New York before May 17) I strongly recommend William Kentridge’s exhibition at the MOMA. The work displayed ranges from his charcoal drawings and animations to his drawings and plans for opera and theater. Click here for more information.

Mandy Smith

(keep in mind these are all made of paper:)

“In a slightly expanded nutshell I enjoy being creative. I have a great passion for challenges, which probably explains my interest in both maths and art, and love any project where I can get truly stuck in. This has so far included advertising, film, product design and extreme paper cutting.” – Mandy Smith

Harold Fisk

Historical traces of the Mississippi river done in 1944. I didn’t realize that these weren’t illustrations. Check out the full res files here.