In the artist’s words, “I begin by collecting ferns and other organic materials, transforming them through drawing and the printmaking process, creating images that marry the ferns with images of the body. These images reflect the uniqueness of individual hands, as well as reveal the tracing of the spirit." Valerie Hammond
I have always loved cutting out paper snowflakes, any time of year actually! So when I discovered these 'Paper Cutouts' by Carol Menninga I was truly in love... Aren't they just amazing? They make me want to run and get some scissors and cut away, care to join me?
"Cristina Lei Rodriguez's installations and sculptures are elaborate ornamentations comprised of liquid plastic, pigments, foams, and mass produced consumer objects to create garish and fantastical scapes. Her multi-layered combination of man-made and faux natural objects is spun with elements of fantasy to produce fecund environments that are brash and beautiful. Both collected into pedestal-top sculptures and overtaking an entire room or outdoor space, Rodriguez's colorful pieces brilliantly mimic an organic developmental process that is both chilling and alluring." Of Cuban and Japanese-American Descent, her grandmothers 'elaborate personal alters' continue to inspire her work. Interview HERE (at bottom of page).
Andrei Dorokhin was born in Russia in 1963 and lives in Minsk, Belarus. A member of the Soviet Union's "New Romantic" movement in the 1980s, Dorokhin uses an intensive multi-layering technique to create his paintings and collages, many of which are inspired by mystical and mythological themes. Don't miss his Introduction on his websight - Its Delightful!