Monday, August 29, 2011

Pinup Photo Shoot

I have always been enamored by 50's vintage clothes/style/fashion. I like to think my wardrobe directly reflects my artistic aesthetic- colorful, whimsical, and fun patterns. This past weekend I had the fabulous opportunity to be a modern day pinup model for Jenn Kelly at Studio Betties Photography in Northeast Minneapolis. She did an incredible job with my hair, makeup, lighting and photography. These images are some of my favorites from the shoot.

The Work of YaYa Chou

A giant bear rug made out of gummy bears? Yes! It does not get much better than this. Color, sugar, thousands of little edible cartoon bears. YaYa Chou gets my vote!

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Tattoos by Amanda Wachob

As an admirer of tattoo culture and owner of some of my very own, I have to say that Amanda Wachob's ink work stands above the rest. Far from the common black-outlined image, Wachob uses a painterly approach by creating the illusion of brush strokes and watercolor with a needle. Maybe one day I can own my very own piece of Amanda Wachob's work.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Giant Sing Along

I spent the last few days helping to paint the giant hot pink text on the Giant Sing Along, a new art piece featured at this year's Minnesota State Fair. Think 31 person karaoke with a giant screen. Stop by throughout the next week and a half to check it out!

Thursday, August 18, 2011

The Work of Ana Serrano

Today, whilst browsing through the art section at a local bookstore, I discovered the work of LA-based artist, Ana Serrano. I am in love with the use and combination of materials, color, texture, drawing and photographs on her miniature buildings. It reminds me of little animation sets. Super inspiring, and she is so young!

Thursday, August 11, 2011

The Work of Hans Hemmert

Yes, yes, I know that I have featured this notion of balloon art in the past, via the work of Jason Hackenwerth. However Hans Hemmert uses balloons in a slightly different manner. Instead of creating large, organic creatures, Hemmert builds us utilitarian forms, such as this church or tank. A transformation occurs when a piece of religious architecture or an army vehicle is rebuilt with hundreds of colorful, playful balloons. I like it, a lot.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Scenes from the Movie Big Fish

Tim Burton's Big Fish has always been one of my favorite movies to watch. Not so much for the story line, but purely for its magically inspiring visuals. These stills are from some of the best scenes of the movie.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Troll Bridge for Sale!

Due to lack of storage space and my upcoming move, I am selling the troll bridge from my thesis show! You can see the full ad here on Craigslist.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

The Work of Heidi Kenney

I've always been a sucker for anthropomorphic is just so cute! Heidi Kenney is the master of adorable food plush toys and such, along with many other crafty endeavors. You can see the full spectrum of her work at her blog, My Paper Crane.