Jennifer Belgard interviews Dirk Hays, carver of kitsch critters, in Carving Critters with Uncle Daddy Dirk Hays.
I first met Sam at Tumblr, where I immediately was attracted to the dark yet whimsical works… Mr. Gerald Beaufort, the rat, making plans to break in: A robot suicide: A dog who finds scary movies too scary: But Sam, it turns out, is more known for his role as The Otter Keeper, the creator [...]
Watching Oddities, I fell in love with the “human ivory” artwork of Rachel Betty Case. “Human ivory” is what Case calls human fingernails, toenails, and pet nail clippings. I can appreciate her desire to want to prettify such mundane things, but when I hear “ivory” I think of carving and what Case does is extremely [...]
Sometimes, when I’m interviewing someone, I’ll make them do all the work and ask them to define their work. For the absolutely adorable artisan behind the equally charming isewcute, I asked her to define her work in just three words. I knew it would be hard, perhaps it was even unfair, but then I knew [...]
Experimental footwear or art? Is there really a difference? Goat Shoes feature hooves and guns (I guess that’s a weapons update on the old stiletto?) And Moulded Moles are, well, what it sounds like. Found via this Miao kitty cat shoe post at A tad Too Much Tan For Taupe.
This vintage art deco print of zebras is signed “May” and it’s still in the original faux bamboo rimmed frame. I can’t tell from this photo if this vintage print is from an illustration or a painting; but I really love it!
My mother, as she will tell you, is neither a very artsy person nor a very domesticated woman. While she is a rather gifted decorator, with an eye for beauty, detail, & quality — and a pocketbook which supports the artsy along with the arts, she doesn’t make things (other than reservations!). The result is [...]
I received a promotional mailing from Edward Tufte about the first major museum exhibition of his sculpture. I can’t say much about the actual exhibition (Seeing Around, on view at The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum) as I haven’t been there. (Yet?) But I do have a few thoughts on the promo pieces. First of all, [...]