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All Creatures Great and Small

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Canadian artist Jennifer Angus creates installations using thousands of often vibrantly colored bugs and insects. For her site-specific works, she arranges them in intricate patterns and kaleidoscopic mandalas on walls. Over the years, she has collected more than 30.000 different insects, mostly from Malaysia, Thailand, and Papua New Guinea that she reuses for her different projects. “Part of my work is the rehabilitation of the image of insects — that insects are so vitally important. […]

Tiny Paper Flowers

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Sometimes a great idea is inspired by simply seeing things differently. Japanese artist Haruka Misawa looked at the shavings of her sharpened pencil and was reminded of flower petals: “I thought I could reproduce that stunning impression in a more crystallized way using layers of paper, so that a flower blossoms when a pencil-shaped cylindrical scroll of paper is sharpened… These “pencil” shavings are only about 15mm-40mm in diameter, but a close look reveals individual […]

May my heart always be open to little birds*

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These playful collages and water colours of little birds and vintage household items by Vivienne Strauss remind me of an e.e. cummings poem. You can almost hear their twittering as they are being mixed, cooked & toasted, or as they travel in style. *may my heart always be open to little birds who are the secrets of living whatever they sing is better than to know and if men should not hear them men are […]

Cool Dude 2

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Georges Méliès (1861-1938) was the man who created a world of wonder never seen before. As a young boy he fabricated cardboard puppet theaters and marionettes. Later as a trained illusionist he created his own magic tricks and special effects for performances at his own theater. He was also the director, producer, writer, set and costume designer.  After seeing a demonstration of the Lumière brothers’ cinematograph he was blown away. Fascinated with this new technology […]

It Hangs upon a Silken Thread

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Chilean artist Juana Gomez uses embroidery to create delicate anatomical works of art. With a needle and thread she carefully traces our bodies on faded black and white photographs. Fabricating intricate lines and patterns that follow our veins, nervous system and the organic shapes of our muscles and organs. In her own words: “These embroideries are based on the repetition of a structure that is fundamental for the organic and inorganic world, which explains the […]

Birds of a Feather

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Sometimes you find these beautiful, lost feathers on the sidewalk or while out walking in the woods. I always bring them home with me. If only I could collect enough of them then I might just be able to fly one day. American  artist Chris Maynard also has a thing for feathers, but he uses them to craft beautiful images. By employing tiny scissors and very sharp surgical tools he cuts delicate patterns of silhouetted […]

Tactile & Tasty

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Jessica Dance is a London based art-director, model-maker & prop-stylist. Her specialty is creating handmade objects and sets for a wide variety of projects. For this series she used a domestic knitting machine to create a tasty tactile menu. The photographs are by David Sykes. ᔥthejealouscurator.com Song for today: Amadou & Miriam – Sénégal Fast Food