Archive for January, 2013

kate macdowell

Written by Carlotta on . Posted in art, ceramic

kate macdowell

“We do not want merely to see beauty, though, God knows, even that is bounty enough.  We want something else which can hardly be put into words–to be united with the beauty we see, to pass into it, to receive it into ourselves, to bathe in it, to become part of it.” – C.S. Lewis.

In Kate’s work this romantic ideal of union with the natural world conflicts with our contemporary impact on the environment.  Her pieces are in part responses to environmental stressors including climate change, toxic pollution, and gm crops.  They also borrow from myth, art history, figures of speech and other cultural touchstones.

[via theanatomist]

stillborn

sparrow

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Hubbawelcome Valentine’s Day Cards

Written by Valentina on . Posted in design, stuff

I love you so much range

Hoxton-based art collective Hubbawelcome have taken their off-the-wall brand of humour from street art to the shelves of Scribbler stores, with their limited run of “I love you so much” Valentine’s Day greeting cards.
The cards feature earnest looking young chaps, professing their love for one another in funny, unique and rather disturbing ways. Some of which include; making clothing from a loved one’s pubic hair and preserving farts in Tupperware containers.
The cards are available at Scribbler stores across the UK from February.

I love you so much range 1. Picofyourfaceinmy_UNDIES 2. Savedoneofyour_FARTS 3. Ateyour_BANDAIDS 4. CAT_lookslikeyou 5. Madeavestfromyour_PUBES

 

Pink Rocinante

Written by Carlotta on . Posted in art, sculpture

michael joo_02

Michael Joo’s work investigates the concepts of identity and knowledge in a hybrid contemporary world. He creates narratives that explore places, people and objects through reinterpreting perception: why do we perceive as we perceive – science and religion, nature versus human intervention, fact versus fiction, high and low culture, sex, and death.

michael joo_02

michael joo