Still looking for a little info on Katy Usvitsky after spotting her in an exhibition (blogged below) but here are some images I have found so far......
Alice R. Ballard
Widely recognized as one of the world's leading polymer clay artists, Kathleen Dustin has been a pioneer, an educator, and source of inspiration for those interested in this emerging medium. Her exquisite art jewellry pays attention to the natural forms she finds in the
woods of New Hampshire. Here you will find information about Kathleen,
her artistic vision, see examples of her earlier and latest unique polymer
work, check her current show and workshop schedule, visit her blog, and
have the opportunity to contact her.
Love it! Just random gatherings woven together....
..."I spend my time amazed by nature. I weave original one-of-a-kind vessels and assembled collages of multiple layers of weaving, stitching, tying, encaustic, and paint that work around the edges of traditional techniques. Most materials are hand gathered. A small listing includes, but is not limited to, seagrass roots, bull sea kelp, roots, beaver sticks, barks, willow and native grasses"... Shannon Weber
This guy is amazing!!! Something inspired me ages and ages ago to collect my children's old discarded plastic toys and 'stuff' to one day create a giant mirror frame for my hallway and I never recorded the name of the artist but have just come across some of his work online...brilliant check it out!!!
Shawn Smith's pixilated sculptures: "I start
with a full sheet of material like plywood or MDF and cut it into ½” strips of
varying lengths--typically ½” to 2’ long. I then hand dye each strip of wood individually with dyes mixed from ink
and acrylic paint. I mix each color by
hand to create a huge palette of colors in order to give the sculpture more
depth and visual interest before assembling the object."
http://www.alexandra-deutsch.de/ Wow these are stunning! Really interesting .... they are paper sculptures and are so colourful and tactile they look as though they would be really soft and fluffy like brush cotton! I just want to stroke them!
Oh this Daily art muse just gets better and better! I just discovered this artist Charles Clary - handcut paper installations go viral!