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Beth Cavener Stichter & Alessandro Gallo Collaborate on Ornate Sculpture:‘Tangled Up in You’
Beth Cavener Stichter’s sculptures have an intensely-visceral quality. The ceramic animals she hand-builds demonstrate an human-like sense of understanding with their sensitive gazes and anthropomorphic eyes. But despite their thoughtful countenances, these characters are also perfectly at home in their animal skins. Cavener Stichter’s work does not shy away from the brutality of the animal world, from its untamed sexuality to its endless cycle of predator and prey.
She recently collaborated with Italian artist Alessandro Gallo , who embellished her latest sculpture, Tangled Up in You, with painted tattoos reminiscent of traditional Japanese tattoo art. The 65-inch-tall sculpture (15 feet total, from the top knot of the rope to the floor) shows a lanky rabbit intertwined with a snake in mid-air. It is unclear whether the two figures are caught in a struggle to the death or a passionate embrace. Tangled Up in You is currently on view at the Milwaukee Museum of Art. Take a look at some detail shots of the elaborate piece as well as some photos of Cavener Stichter in her studio.
‘Tangled Up in You‘ is currently on view at the Milwaukee Museum of Art
Illuminated Cut Paper Light Boxes by Hari & Deepti
Deepti Nair and Harikrishnan Panicker (known collectively as Hari & Deepti) are an artist couple who create paper cut light boxes. Each diorama is made from layers of cut watercolor paper placed inside a shadow box and is lit from behind with flexible LED light strips. The small visual narratives depicted in each work often play off aspects of light including stars, flames, fireflies, and planets.
The Sexiest Silhouettes -Kareem Iliya
Just how gorgeous are these silhouettes? Using just watercolor and ink, artist Kareem Iliya creates simple and elegant illustrations. Some day I’d like to grow up and be one of these very fashionable girls…
Kareem Iliya was born in Beirut, Lebanon, in 1967. He moved to Texas in 1976 and studied fashion design at the University of Texas, Austin, USA. Then, he continued his studies at the Institute of Fashion Technology, in New York. He graduated in 1990. Kareem is now living in New York, USA. He started his fashion career working with Giorgio Armani and his work has been featured in Mademoiselle, Metropolitan Home, The New Yorker, W Magazine and Harper’s Bazaar.
Kvällsteckning på mitt favoritpapper för skisser: vanligt skrivarpapper, tecknat med min just nu favoritpenna: en bläckpenna som skapar tunna men fylliga blå linjer.
So far so good. Nu saknas bara ett lock som ska göras som en slags dragsko. Och så ska jag få till ett par mindre handtag. Sen är den lilla superportabla kamerapåsen klar! Ska sen försöka göra en i modell större för när något stort zoomobjektiv sitter på. Men just nu är jag mest glad över att inte ha behövt sprätta en enda gång! 😊
Lite stolt är jag allt över dagens hälsosamma - och roliga! - insats. Lite jobbigt med all motvind på tillbakavägen men det gick ju! 😊