Artwork

Eugenia Loli

by Kate on January 25, 2016

anthologymag-blog-artwork-eugenia-loli-1Collage is one my favorite 2D art forms, not the least because it seems easy to pick up, but quite difficult to master. Since there are so many disparate elements and styles that can go into a collage, I’ve noticed that it doesn’t take long for it to become a big chaotic mess. That’s why I really enjoy collage artists who can embrace this maximalism but keep it well composed and conceptually sharp— which is something I see in the work of Eugenia Loli.

Loli blends vintage images from various sources to create these marvelously surrealistic settings. They are mystical and absurd, with a clever mix of humor and beauty. I think they work well as prints, but I also love that she’s taken some of the collages onto textiles, pillows, and other three-dimensional objects. To see more of Loli’s work (and to get your hands on that awesome tote bag below), click here.

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Helena Emmans

by Nancy on December 29, 2015

anthologymag-blog-HelenaEmmans-1It seems to be unusually cold around San Francisco lately, and I’ve been having to warm myself up with blankets and hot tea every night. As a result, I’ve been drawn to designs that remind me of warmth and comfort during these chilly months; and for me, these lovely spoons by Helena Emmans evoke those two things.

Emmans is an artist who studied embroidery and woven textiles at the Glasgow School of Art. She grew up in Edinburgh, but now lives on the Isle of Skye in Scotland. Each one of her handmade spoons is labor-intensive and unique, and her work is inspired by the natural landscapes surrounding her home. Her collection of silver spoons are made for light use (for sugar or tea), or seen as decorative objects. I love how their organic shapes create a homey feeling, while still looking delicate and pretty.

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Lyndie Dourthe

by Kate on November 24, 2015

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It’s been a bit cold and dreary here the past few days, and I have been craving some bright, rich color to lift my spirits. I went hunting for some super-saturated artwork, and I discovered the beautiful paper botanical creations of Lyndie Dourthe.

Dourthe has a keen eye for detail and texture, and uses a combination of watercolor painting and paper cutting to create some truly incredible pieces. You can see more of her work, including some of her commissioned work for print publications here. If you’re lucky, you may be able to snag one of her works, which she occasionally offers for sale.

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Lorena Marañon

by Kate on October 26, 2015

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I have always been a very tactile person, and I am drawn to art I can touch much more than I am to purely visual work. Embroidery is such a deliciously sensory medium, with many thousands of threads coming together to make shapes and textures. I discovered an extremely talented embroidery artist the other day: Lorena Marañon. Her use of color is joyous, as is her ability to craft precise, intricate and truly unique designs. 

Born in Cuba, Marañon is inspired by the landscapes she saw growing up: ocean, rivers and lush plants. She founded her textile line in 2009 and continues to collaborate with other textile artists and explore new materials and techniques. You can learn more about Marañon and find more of her beautiful pillows, embroidered jewelry and other textiles here. 

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Heather Levine

by Nancy on October 21, 2015

anthologymag-blog-heatherlevine-ojairanchoinn1With a background in photography and ceramics, Heather Levine knows how to work with and manipulate light. She operates out of her studio in Los Angeles, and is inspired by the California landscape, vintage jewelry, and ceramics. It takes her an average of four hours to carve each of her lamps, and she changes the texture with a light sanding afterwards. Levine also employs ceramics to create one-of-a-kind wall hangings; my favorites are the ones strung on branches, yielding a balance between modern and rustic.

Whether functional or decorative or both, her handmade designs will stand out in any room as statement pieces.

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