Who knew that salvaged materials like nails, bicycle chains, bobby pins, salt and pepper shaker tops and old spoons could look so delicate and beautiful? Gathering spare pieces of metal, John Brown assembles his findings into sculptures of colorful butterflies, insects, and birds. After welding each piece together, Brown finishes the sculpture by painting the wings with oil paint, accurately copying the markings of beautiful insects and birds. His dragons are pretty spectacular too!
Tugboat Print Shop showcases the incredible and intricate artwork of Valerie Lueth and Paul Roden. Their woodblock prints take thousands of hours of preparation, drawing, carving, testing, and printing!
Indonesian artist Elicia Edijanto has long been fascinated in the bond between animals and children. In her stark black watercolor paintings she depicts predatory beasts like cheetahs and bears as having a direct and intimate bond with children who accompany the animals as companions in misty, haze-filled landscapes.
“Nature inspires me. My subjects are often children and animal because they are sincere, unprejudiced and unpretentious. There’s an innate relationship between them,” says the Edijanto.
Check out Barcelona-based artist Cinta Vidal who produces complex architectural constructions to express how differently individuals can occupy the same world, each inhabitant carving out their own nook, cranny, and path within a similar environment. Her new acrylic on wood panels continue to serve as a metaphor for the difficulty of understanding those around us, especially while distracted by navigating our own complicated existence. AMAZING!!!
Feeling crafty young Jedi Knights? Check out Anthony Herrera's free Star Wars snowflake tutorials! They are EPIC!!!
Check out LEGO-based artist, author, and curator Mike Doyle.Doyle's natural wonders range from undersea landscapes to a family of sea otters are produced from over 3,500 LEGO pieces!
Check out the incredible work of Hillary Waters Fayle who merges natural elements with embroidery!
Ellen Jewett uses clay, paints, finishes, and glazes that are free from toxic properties to create her stunning and intricate designs. WOW!!!
Congratulations to December's Artist of the Month Jack Friedman! You can check out Jack's artwork in person, on the Artist of the Month bulletin board in the library, on our school TV's and of course, right here on our website!
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