Sunday, January 29, 2012

Work in Progress this week

A few pieces I'm fleshing-out.

Both relate to cells within the human body. They are intended to be fantasy. 

The first is about a harmonic cell life.
The second piece is about how bad cells might attach themselves to hemoglobin.

I will most likely continue to stitch on the first, but I think the 2nd piece is done.

Thoughts appreciated. 


Friday, January 27, 2012

Natural world in Paper Cuts

Claire Brewster
London, UK
We likey the sky - it always looks like birds are having fun when it's really windy and they get blown by the wind 

You Can See My Heart

When Do We Stop Counting, 2011
Cut UK population map, pins, foam board, box frame

Claire is takes here inspiration from her surroundings where she lives in London. Using old maps, atlases and other found papers, she creates divinely detailed paper cuts of flowers, birds and insects.

See more here.

and her blog here.

Friday, January 20, 2012

Low Commitment Projects

Tae Kitakata (Hawaii) and Brittany Powell (Oregon)

Sandwich Artist

O'Keeffe Sandwich
Johns Sandwich
Mondrian Sandwich
images via low commitment projects

One project each and every Monday morning of 2012. 

Tae and Brittany met each other in art school. Now that they are back in their home states, they are sharing ideas and concepts via these simple sketches.

I find it fresh, exciting and fun. 

Brava ladies! These two young women have a great deal of creative juice to extract for years to come. They are on my 'must watch' list. 

See more here.

p.s. I just adore a project they did together at art school where they created a roaming art gallery space

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Black and Blue Lines

Lucas Grogan
Melbourne AU

X Disarm X
X Disarm X #1
Ink, watercolor, and acrylic on matt board, 2011
31.5 x 22.5 cm

X Disarm X #3
Ink, watercolor, and acrylic on matt board, 2011
32 x 24 cm

In this series called Black and Blue, Grogan has appropriated Aboriginal Australian techniques to focus on the inclusion of Aboriginal art practices by non-indigenous Australians to work with the Aboriginal community on sharing techniques to bring a better understanding and appreciation of the culture as a whole.

Lucas Grogan is a Melbourne based artist who uses needlepoint, installation, painting and drawing to explore themes of isolation, inclusion and cultural collisions, through an autobiographical lens.

So many lines...

See more here.

Monday, January 2, 2012

new stitches - Update

Happy New Year dear reader, 

It seems I always have energy for many new stitches at the start of the new year. 
I hope you do as well.
One of my friends gave me a few pieces of lovely old linen, I thought I'd put some marks on it.

Here's a little drawing and a few stitches for your eyes. 

Let's see where this goes. 
C.Mauersberger, new stitches- more progress

C. Mauersberger line drawing, 2012

C. Mauersberger, work in progress, 2012

Where will you go this year?