“A true artist is not one who is inspired, but one who inspires others.” ― Salvador Dalí
Ana Teresa Barboza mixes embroidery and drawing within her collected works. Great part of her work concentrates around the human body and the relation between humans and animals, which is often shown as aggressive and disturbing. While animals and vegetation are richly detailed in her works, the Peruvian artist chooses to display her human subject matter as basic stitched figures or graphite drawing.
Michelle Jader is a figurative painter from San Francisco. Her paintings are filled with movement and explore those moments when we willingly and unwillingly dive into the next phase of our life. Whether it’s moving to a new city, starting or ending a relationship, having a baby, or quitting a job.
New Jersey artist Mike Doyle completed one of the most amazing MOC (MOC = My Own Creation; i.e. a piece not from a Lego kit) you have ever seen. This massive creation is titled Contact 1: The Millennial Celebration of the Eternal Choir at K’al Yne, Odan and is the culmination of some 600 hours of work using 200,000+ individual bricks and stands nearly 5 feet high by six feet wide. It is the first in a series of grand scale LEGO works “celebrating extra terrestrial contact events, spiritual beings and unique worlds.” Simply incredible!
British artist Tim Knowles has created a series to highlight not his artistic abilities but the hidden talent of trees. In “Tree Drawings,” he whimsically sets up a white surface within reach of a tree’s branches and then affixes a writing utensil to the trees. To exhibit the series, he pairs the resulting sketch with a photograph of the set-up that created it.
Knowles’ website states: “A series of drawings produced using drawing implements attached to the tips of tree branches, the wind’s effects on the tree, recorded on paper. Like signatures each drawing reveals the different qualities and characteristics of each tree.”
Another year has gone by. At ARTFLAKES we’re looking back at a successful 2016 with our re-design, and we hope you do too! So many new artists have joined our little world we call ARTFLAKES. It is great to see that you all enjoy our community. We couldn’t do it without you and our great customers of course.
We’re always working hard on making ARTFLAKES the best possible experience for our artists as well as customers. This year we’ve added some great new features and possibilities to cater your needs.
We are excited to see what 2017 has in store for us and we can’t wait to welcome even more artists to ARTFLAKES. We wish you all a Happy New Year and much success for 2017!
MERRY CHRISTMAS !
For our last Advent calendar we found something special for you: These portrait shots by Danish photographer Morten Koldby capture our furry and feathered friends in much the same way you’d snap a particularly photogenic human. Koldby wants us to realize that humans and animals really aren’t that different, the animals’ facial expressions often resembling those of humans. With his ongoing series Koldby hopes to make it possible for people to relate to these animals, and see the beauty in this part of nature.
So beautiful, especially for Christmas…
Enjoy and have a great time with family and friends.