Monday, August 29, 2011
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.
Posted by Robin Schwartzman at 10:26 PM
Saturday, August 27, 2011
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.
Posted by Robin Schwartzman at 10:32 AM
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
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!
Posted by Robin Schwartzman at 9:52 PM
Thursday, August 18, 2011
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!
Posted by Robin Schwartzman at 10:48 PM
Thursday, August 11, 2011
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.
Posted by Robin Schwartzman at 5:36 PM
Tuesday, August 9, 2011
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Tuesday, August 2, 2011
I've always been a sucker for anthropomorphic food...it 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.
Posted by Robin Schwartzman at 7:50 PM