Artwork

Rebecca Chaperon

by Joanna on May 11, 2015

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Vancouver-based artist Rebecca Chaperon is seriously talented. She uses her art as a means of storytelling—”as landscapes meet flat geometry and emotive undercurrents.” I’m especially in love with some of her latest works, including a series of pastel-hued faceted crystals. They remind me of a magical world of sea-glass shards and sunsets.

Originally from England, Chaperon studied fine arts in Vancouver. Her work has gained much exposure through exhibitions in Vancouver, Los Angeles, and San Francisco. In 2012 she had the honor of receiving the Canada Council Project Grant for Visual Artists. If you’re interested in adding a piece by Chaperon to your home, I suggest taking a look at her book Eerie Dearies, published in 2014.

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{ Images via Rebecca Chaperon, found on The Jealous Curator }

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Eric Blum

by Joanna on May 8, 2015

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Hailing from California, but based in New York City now, Eric Blum creates truly gorgeous abstract paintings. His pieces remind me of fractured panels of colored glass, all laid together forming layers of differing opacities and hues. They also seem to have a certain vibrancy, almost like the works are actually sheer, with light streaming through.

Blum’s background includes studying at both UCLA and Central St. Martin’s College of Art and Design. Recently, his work was exhibited in New York at Kathryn Markel Fine Art and in San Francisco at K. Imperial Fine Art. Hopefully, I’ll be able to appreciate his art in person some day!

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{ Images via Eric Blum }

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Sarah Hayes

by Joanna on May 4, 2015

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The internet is such a funny place. For example, illustrator, and pattern designer Sarah Hayes emailed me about something unrelated to her work, but then I clicked her email signature, found her portfolio, and was immediately blown away. Her art feels fresh and loose with perfectly expressive elements. I love the scratchiness of her pencil line work, but also the fluidity of her color fields and shapes. The result are works that are a bit modern and a bit retro, not to mention super fun and quirky.

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{ images via Sarah Hayes }

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Daily Spoon

by Kate on April 29, 2015

anthology-mag-blog-imagery-kneip-spoons-6On top of my usual and somewhat tedious daily routines, like making the bed or washing the dishes, I’ve been trying to add activities that challenge me a bit, like meditation and a few pages of journaling. I can’t think of a more beautiful example of a rewarding daily practice than these carved wooden spoons by designer Stian Korntved Ruud.

Ruud’s intention with this project was to re-examine the different aesthetic and functional qualities of the spoon, an object most of us probably don’t give much thought to, even though we use it every day. Following the progression of his spoons is delightful; you can see the forms shift from simple variations on a classic spoon shape, to exaggerated paddles and miniature buckets, to even stranger and more abstracted forms.

You can see the full year of spoons here. I hope you enjoy these lovingly crafted objects as much as I do—together they make a beautiful collection, but each spoon taken on its own is equally lovely, sculptural, and full of charm.

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{ All images by Stian Korntved Ruud }

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Mia Christopher

by Joanna on April 27, 2015

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Typically, a main reason that I’m drawn to a particular artist is their use of color. And this is especially true when it comes to the expressive work of Mia Christopher. I love her use of unexpected palettes, varying texture, and mixed scale of elements.

Christopher’s background includes a BFA in painting from California College of the Arts and a recent solo exhibition at Little Big Space in Albany, California. Currently based in San Francisco, she describes herself as “an enthusiastic viewer of landscapes who never tires of shifting perspectives.”

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