On the back end of my recent and very fabulous cruise to Alaska (!) I spent two days seeing the sites in beautiful Vancouver BC. It was at the wildly impressive Vancouver Aquarium that I spotted this Shark Attack Mug in their extremely well-appointed gift shop! Fierce! Continue reading Shark Attack Mugs!→
Anyone who knows me knows that I love Pigs. The above photo shows just a small section of a wall sculpture called Piggies #69 from artist Seunghwui-Koo, which I spotted in the both for Paris-based Singulart Gallery at the recent Affordable Art Fair. According to the artist, the little pig figurines are symbolic of all people, with the bright colors and tiny patterns on each representing the many different kinds of people. Continue reading Piggies #69 By Seunghwui-Koo→
Florencio Lennox Campello is a prolific American artist, critic and blogger. I’ve noticed his work at the NY edition of the Affordable Art Fair since it returned post-Covid, where he exhibits unique monochromatic works painted on shards of pottery. At the most recent fair, held in September, I was completely charmed by this fun depiction of President Barack Obama as “the Batman.” I’m sure it sold right away.
David Bielander is an award-winning jewelry designer who translates simple, everyday objects into exceptional pieces of art. Here, he has transformed a set of baby pink ceramic plates and bowls into the petals of a stunning Pink Rose Sculpture, which I spotted at the 2021 Salon Art + Design!
Here’s what the full sculpture looks like alongside two similar rose plate sculptures. So gorgeous!
Patti Warashina’s Kilns series subversively undermined the macho “cult of the kiln:” a phrase used to coin the sexist culture that surrounded kiln-building during the mid-twentieth century. As a ceramics student at the University of Washington, Warashina observed that kiln-building lessons were directed towards men, while surface decoration was the jurisdiction of women. Continue reading Modern Art Monday Presents: Patti Warashina, Gold Finger→