Jeffrey Sincich – BOOOOOOOM! – CREATE * INSPIRE * COMMUNITY * ART * DESIGN * MUSIC * FILM * PHOTO * PROJECTS

A selection of recent work by San Francisco, California-based artist Jeffrey Sincich. Using textiles and found objects, Sincich celebrates scenes from his environment that might otherwise go unnoticed. Co-owner of a sign painting company in Portland, Oregon, his appreciation for the human hands that create our built environments is apparent throughout his work, which highlights hand-painted signage, architecture, long-standing storefronts, and other “human-made alterations of a place.” He uses quilting to represent feelings of comfort, tradition, and history. “Like a handmade quilt, elements of the urban environment offer people a…

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Wine Streams Through Sea Creatures in Playful Glass Decanters by Charlie Matz

 Art Design Food #animals #beverages #glass #sea creatures December 22, 2021 Grace Ebert All images © Charlie Matz, shared with permission In the sleek decanters designed by artist Charlie Matz, wine and other spirits trickle through a crab’s claws, a shark’s open jaws, and the belly of a branzino. The playful aeration vessels are handmade with borosilicate glass and position marine life at the necks of the carafe, ensuring that the creatures flush with reds and pinks with every pour. Matz, who works at the Chicago-based Ignite Glass, has…

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Contrasting Shades of Gray with Vibrant Color, Otis Kwame Kye Quaicoe Paints Bold, Subversive Portraits of Black Subjects

 Art #oil painting #painting #portraits December 22, 2021 Grace Ebert “David Theodore” (2021), oil on canvas, 144 x 108 inches. All images © Otis Kwame Kye Quaicoe, courtesy of Roberts Projects Gallery, shared with permission Ghanaian artist Otis Kwame Kye Quaicoe has a proclivity for contrast. In his striking portraits of Black people, he gravitates toward shades of gray to render the skin tone of single figures or small groups, who sport patterned garments, hats of textured fabrics, and generally vibrant fashions that are in direct opposition to their…

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A Montage of 64 Portraits Reveals the Wildly Diverse Characteristics of Foxes

 Photography #animals #foxes #nature #portraits December 21, 2021 Grace Ebert All images © Roeselien Raimond, shared with permission Back in 2009, Dutch wildlife photographer Roeselien Raimond snapped a portrait of a fox that always seemed to be squinting her eyes in contemplation. That first image sparked a fascination with the creatures and their idiosyncratic expressions, an interest that’s culminated in a decades-long project and now montage documenting the fantastically diverse animals. “Foxes’ characters may differ as much as human characters,” she writes. “Shy and arrogant, from wallflower to cocky,…

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