My favorite French blogger and dear friend Florizel tells me that the beloved Miss Clara has started a BLOG! Now we can indulge ourselves in the magic that Miss Clara creates on a regular basis! ENJOY!!!
'silk flowers, wax cast statuary, taxidermy animals, taxidermy birds, thread, silk/rayon velvet, felt, tree branches, tree bark, driftwood, specially formulated wax, pearl-headed hat pins, black spray paint, pigment, plywood, wood, metal hardware, chicken wire fencing, wire, and cable'
Part gothic, part romantic and completely original, the materials list above reads like modern poetry! New York artist PETAH COYNE currently has an exhibit called VERMILION FOG at theGalerie Lelong in NYC. Her 'girls' as she affectionately refers to her sculptures, remind me of enchanted forests gone wild, baroque brides caught in a windstorm and ancient castle chandeliers that have collected memories and debris of time...
Jason deCaires Taylor creates unique and stunningly beautiful Underwater Sculptures. Highlighting ecological processes his art creates artificial reefs located near the island of Grenada. Understanding and protecting the natural world has become Jason's plea with these eerie and truly evocative sculptures.
artist’s interventions promote hope and recovery, and underline our need to understand and protect the natural world.
There is something otherworldly and moody about good polaroid photography. Sarah Moon is truly an “Impressionist photographer” of the highest caliber! Her photos invite us to look within ourselves and discover what she shows us... a phantasmagoric vision of the world that makes me think of fairy tales...! (suggested via Dans le grenier de ma vie...)
While browsing Flickr I found these wonderful photos by Kate Phillips. I especially love her 'evidence of fairies' series with a tiny skull, crown and baby dragon! She has a wonderful sensitivity to small things that is endearing... Be sure and see her other wonderful work, including encaustic paintings and essence vessels HERE!
I love the work of Karen Halt, and actually did a post on her earlier HERE. She not only creates lovely textile pieces that are painted and then coated with beeswax, but then paints her art in new settings... I am particularly drawn to her 'Collars with Torso's'. Three dimensional little paintings that have a figural base. And the colors and illustrations of her 'Gown by da Vinci' positively sing!!!