Artwork

How to Make a Comic

by Kate on July 7, 2015

anthologymag-blog-illustration-cartoon3d-1When I came across this project by Soon, a design firm based in Belgium, the child in me shrieked with delight. I didn’t read a lot of comics when I was younger, but I did love making homes out of paper and tape and inventing my own worlds. As an adult, this kind of magical immersive environment is hard to come by.

It’s great to see what can be made with very simple everyday materials, and I think this 3D comic universe is genius. I really appreciate that they’ve used color so sparingly. The result is that these domestic scenes are humorous and childlike, but also sophisticated; like a pop-art Lichtenstein universe. According to their site, this is for an upcoming project—I’m on the edge of my seat to see where this ends up!

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Sabine Finkenauer

by Kate on July 2, 2015

anthologymag-blog-artwork-sabinefinkenauer-1I’m usually immersed in the world of objects and spaces, so it’s really pleasant to step out of that world occasionally and stare at paintings. Some of you may be familiar with that feeling when you come across a s good painting, and you simply want to stare at it all day long? I feel this way about Sabine Fineknauer’s work.

Don’t get wrong: Her sculptural pieces are equally delightful, and it’s clear to see from many of her graphic collages, drawings, and paintings why she would be compelled to translate some of them into three dimensions. Her work offers a particularly romantic blend of visual treats: childlike colors and gestures, floral motifs, simple geometry, and decorative motifs. I’m hooked! Before you head out for the day, definitely take a look at her impressive body of work—I think it will put you in the right mood as we head into the long weekend.

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anthologymag-blog-artwork-becoming-aerosolar-1I’ve been following Tomas Saraceno’s work for some time, yet sadly have yet to see it in person. His futuristic environments allow viewers to walk in the sky, wander inside an opalescent inflated dome, and tumble around on a continuously morphing plastic ground. In short, they are magical.

One of his most recent projects, entitled Becoming Aerosolar, is a continuation of his exploration into humanity’s environmental impact on the planet, and imagining more sustainable models for the future. These ethereal, airborne “vehicles” are created from recycled plastic bags, which are heated by the sun to a certain point. They then begin to float upwards. Becoming Aerosolar is currently on view at 21er Haus in Vienna until the end of the summer. If you ever get the chance to view his work in person, do not miss out! 

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Liz Robb at West Coast Craft

by Nancy on June 23, 2015

AnthologyMag-Blog-LizRobb1Seeing a weaver work is like watching a musician perform with a tactile outcome: The repetitive movements become rhythmic and the weaver creates a piece with patterns, motifs, and color. The imagery above caught my eye immediately when I walked the West Coast Craft show a couple Sundays ago, and was pleased to find a mini-exhibit of Liz Robb’s work.

Robb started her career as a fashion designer in NYC, but then switched gears and after obtaining her master’s degree in fibers. She wasn’t in her booth when I walked in, and I was so drawn and tempted to touch her artwork. I had to refrain myself and instead, I peered closely at the details of her work; the indigo, copper, paint, and what looked to be hundreds of wood beads. I love that her pieces have dimension, and are subtle with beautiful textures. I can’t wait to see more of her work in the future.

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Linda Linko

by Kate on June 18, 2015

anthologymag-blog-artwork-lindlinko-1I’m a bit of an old-schooler when it comes to materials, and there’s a special place in my heart for people who work with the tangible stuff. Helsinki-based multimedia artist Linda Linko is known for creating all of her works by hand, primarily using the traditional methods of painting, drawing, and cutting. 

In Linda’s mind, a piece needs a bit of imperfection and incompleteness, in order to provide space for the imagination. I agree wholeheartedly, and I love the open and loose feeling of her collages; so full of movement and energy. You can check out more of here work here. And if you find yourself needing a midday pick-me-up or a creative jolt, consider going back to basics like Linda, putting pen or brush to paper and exploring what comes.

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