Archive for May, 2010

Artist of the Day… Found Paper Artist Peter Clark…

This artist is amazing. He uses found paper as his medium and gets papers with different textures to give the pieces a real 3 d look.  As you can see by his work he loves dogs.  I also enjoy his dresses. They are so fun !

Mr. Clark was born in England and attended college in Machester College of Art and Design. He began his professional career as an illustrator and animator. He enjoys using found paper as his medium, perfect for this green recycled era we are all a part of. He uses stamps, old love letters, maps, cards, buttons, dress patterns and textiles.

He has been published and shown in the U.K. where he lives and also in the U. S.

As the English would say, WELL DONE! Excellent creative mind at work here!

Keep creating and striving to get better!

regards,
Dan

Artist Lalla Essaydi…

today I wanted to talk about contemporary artist Lalla Essaydi. She is a contemporary artist from Morocco born in 1956.

I love her use of the figure and calligraphy in her photos. She is a real rebel because in her part of the world only males take on the challenge of  mastery of penmenship. It takes many days and sometimes weeks for her to come up with poses. Once the models are in place she writes on the image with henna ink. Its like body paint, but with more meaning to the viewer than just WOW!

In the work entitled the Fumee  d’Ambre girl the viewer is reminded of a very similar picture painted by John Singer Sargent. So similar, but with the addition of text the picture takes a greater meaning. And the scene showing the evolution of muslim women, from covered ghost to showing their face, the younger the generation, the freer the woman/ girl seemed to be.

good to be back online!

Its a great day to CREATE, so start a project right away!

regards,

Dan