Passion for Paper

The art of quilling, a technique that involves rolling, shaping and gluing strips of paper to form decorative designs, has been around for literally hundreds of years. Russian-born, UK-based designer and artist Yulia Brodskaya has a masterful handle on the time-honored art form, and brings it into the twenty first century through use in advertising,…

Read More

Superb Russian Folk Art Skulls

Los Angeles-based Russian artist/designer Sasha Vinogradova is wicked talented. While his portfolio is filled with outstanding design work for TV and movies, we are particularly taken with his venture into a more fine art direction. Vinogradova created a series of prints that demonstrates a marriage between Russian and Mexican artwork by way of ornately decorated…

Read More

If it’s small enough he’ll stick it down…

Though these photos probably don’t do them justice, British contemporary artist Joe Black’s large-scale compositions are stunning. Composed of thousands of small objects, such as Lego bricks, ball bearings, plastic toy soldiers, buttons and badges, these pieces are not simply visually stimulating, but also thought provoking. The Captain America likeness of Black’s piece titled “Carry…

Read More

Eye Like It

Irish artist Eoin O’Connor (best known as simply Eoin) has a few passions that inspire his art. Surf culture references dominate his large scale work, but he has recently also been experimenting with these visually stunning eyes. Eoin describes his ongoing quest to establish his own unique style: “I mainly paint ocean inspired scenes in…

Read More

Not Your Grandmother's Handiwork

Portland artist Jo Hamilton makes a fine art out of crocheting with these crazy elaborate portraits using layers of just yarn in a wide variety of colors. Be sure to check out the short stop-motion video. Pretty awesome Via johamiltonart.com

Read More