Imaginary Friend Tootles made from my daughter’s outgrown clothing, baby blanket, dyed nursery curtains, baby rattle, hand cut dots, fiberfill, thread. I’ll be including some soft sculptures from the Imaginary Friends series in an exhibition this summer! About the Imaginary Friends series: I started this body of work three years ago when my husband, daughter and I moved to Manchester, NH. I was a stay at home mom with a young toddler in a new city and felt extremely isolated. I joined other mothers in The #artistresidencyinmotherhood and found my groove in the studio again. The soft sculptures explore my experience in motherhood feeling lonely but never being alone. I use discarded domestic textiles to build these pieces because textiles inherently hold memory, physically and metaphorically. I am aesthetically attracted to miss matched pattern and color and choose to embellish the pieces with dots to cohesively bring the patterns together while still creating a visual dissonance. We have moved back to our home state of Wisconsin, closer to friends and family. I'm still a stay at home mom and am finding different loneliness with my daughter's recent medical diagnosis. I think most moms must feel lonely at times, even when surrounded by their children and family. Motherhood is so complex and I look forward to the continued inspiration it provides for me in my studio. #lifeofasculptress#softsculpture#sculpture#mothermaker#artistmom#motherhood#womanartist#fiberart#textileartist#fineart#art#motherartist#artaboutmotherhood#mixedmediafiberart
Manolo Valdés "Head in Blue" 2016 (painted bronze) (83x88x60cm)
Manolo Valdés is a Spanish artist, born on March 8, 1942 in Valencia, Spain. He is a painter, sculptor and a printmaker, best known for his association with the artistic group known as Equipo Crónica.
As vezes as pessoas me perguntam .... Porque não postas fotos suas❓👀 OK, aqui vai uma, porém isso não mudará nada rs, vão me ver de preto ❤️ e FOCADO do mesmo jeito rs! 📸🙂 Sometimes people ask me ... Why you never post selfies❓👀 OK, here's one, but it doesn't change anything, they will see me in black ❤️ and FOCUS anyway rs! 📸🙂
You will lose yourself once in a while. Stumble into places not meant for you. We all get lost at some point. You know it isn’t right, you can feel it. So don’t try to make a home there. It’s ok, really it is. It happens to us all. Though you must come back my darling. No matter how long it takes, you can always find your way back. To the place your heart and mind want you to be. You are never too lost. Come back. .
Please continue to follow @nathanspiteri and I on a visual journey as we raise awareness for domestic violence and child abuse through our project Paper Boat Days. A story of two survivors. We share these stories not to attention seek, but in an attempt to help others. So they may feel less alone.
Supported by Australian of the Year and fierce domestic violence advocate Rosie Batty.
I had a previously poured panel lying around, that I wanted to redo, so did this sea foam pour on it. This is just a short clip of a much longer process, but look at those cells and that marbling!! 💙 Waiting for this to dry looking as beautiful as it is coz with fluid art, you never know 😂 Hope to share final piece soon. Have a good night/ good day folks 😘
Modeled the cherry blossom branch with paste and now coloring with shades of brown and payne gray (my current fav color). And then come the delicate cherry blossoms 🌸 Almost there, but not all done, this one!
Behind the scenes stuff always intrigues me most when watching art being created. The final step of any Geode are these lines drawn on top. I used two different golds (with different thicknesses), a white and a silver marker. It’s almost like meditation 🌀✨ @posca_pens
Abstract Ocean Art: While I’m still working on the beachscape from @annupton.art and @counterculturediy Aloha kit, this is what I did with the second panel provided. A resin pour. Looks beautiful in person.. somehow the emerald green which looks so pretty doesn’t photograph, I tried so much. I also drew some golden free flowing lines on top of the gold fluid as highlights. Resin isn’t easy to work with, but the results are beautiful. 💙💚
•Paths of Life Series•
Acrylics in resin on Wood.
Love the colors on this one (and it’s my son’s favorite too.) It’s such a satisfying process to create patterns in resin. And while resin isn’t an easy medium to work with, the results are 😍