Hundreds of Tiny Patchwork Bubbles Form a Colorful Geometric Quilt

 Craft #fabric #quilts #textiles January 19, 2022 Grace Ebert “Tiny Bubbles,” hand and machine pieced, hand and machine quilted, 44 x 44 inches. All images © Marla Varner, shared with permission What began as an early pandemic project designed to use up scrap fabric has resulted in an ingeniously designed field of color and geometries. “Tiny Bubbles” is a kaleidoscopic work by Marla Varner of Penny Lane Quilts in Sequim, Washington, that’s comprised of hundreds of curved pieces stitched into an abstract, variegated pattern of tiny rounds nestling into…

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Helena Margrét Jónsdóttir – BOOOOOOOM! – CREATE * INSPIRE * COMMUNITY * ART * DESIGN * MUSIC * FILM * PHOTO * PROJECTS

Helena Margrét Jónsdóttir is a painter based in Reykjavík, Iceland. Referencing the visual language of the screen, her paintings contrast hyper-realistic, mundane objects with flat, monochromatic backgrounds. They often feature what she describes as “a pathetic protagonist who is trying to have a good time but failing miserably. Sometimes she gets liquified, other times she is haunted by scary ghosts and spiders who have a plan of their own.” See more from Helena Margrét Jónsdóttir below! Source link

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Sculptural Kinetic Lifeforms by Choe U-Ram Sway and Flutter in Hypnotic Motion

 Art #kinetic #LED lights #metal #sculpture #video January 20, 2022 Grace Ebert With assistance from embedded CPU motors, Seoul-based artist Choe U-Ram (previously) mimics the lithe movements of animals and plants with his mesmerizing kinetic sculptures. The large-scale pieces are often suspended from the ceiling and illuminated by LED lights that cast glimmering reflections on the metallic components. Included in his most recent works is the frayed, Tyvek-coated sculpture titled “One,” which imitates the lifecycle of a flower as it opens to a bright, full bloom before retreating to…

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Contemplative Works by Ali Cavanaugh Consider Vulnerability and the Sublime Through Watercolor

 Art #painting #portraits #watercolor January 20, 2022 Grace Ebert “Steep” (2017), 16 x 20 inches. All images © Ali Cavanaugh, shared with permission Through delicate washes of peach, aqua, and smoky gray, St. Louis-based artist Ali Cavanaugh (previously) renders watercolor portraits that lay her subjects’ spirits bare. “I’m continually searching for something complex in human expression,” she tells Colossal. “Curiosity, sadness, wonder, hesitation, peace, and acceptance all in one glance.” Cavanaugh paints her dreamlike works on wet clay panels, allowing the bright backdrops to illuminate the translucent pigments. The…

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