If we are not thinking about the macabre aspect of a sword penetrating the body of a bird, we may actually appreciate Alexander Grimâ€™s tattoo art. There is beauty in the way he composes an engraving-style bird upside down on an arm, or a snake swaying up a clientâ€™s stomach. There is an Asian art […]
There are a lot of people fascinated with owlsâ€”collecting them in all sorts of ways from crystal figurines to wood sculptures. And then there are many of us who just like birds in general and would love to strap on some wings and fly somewhere cool. The closest we can get is sitting in an […]
Note: Contains nudity. Inside the Gulbenkian museum you start off viewing a round meteorite hanging from the ceiling (titled “Teoria“/Theory byÂ Eduardo T. Basualdo). You can almost touch it, but probably decide not to stay under the heavy rock in case it breaks loose over you. The artworkâ€™s label states it is made from aluminum foil, […]
The sublime illustrations published here are the works of artist Alejandro GarcĂa Restrepo. He manages to render surreal visions in nothing but simple pencil. These include caskets being whisked away by hundreds of balloons andÂ flamingos tied up in knots like something from “Aliceâ€™s Adventures in Wonderland.” He achieves a great level of contrast and shading […]
When looking at David Haleâ€™s tattoos, it looks like he grabbed a thin marker and began drawing on his clients. His work resembles ink on paper (with fluid lines and pen-type fill), and it is quite impressive how tattooing has evolved over the years. Haleâ€™s art themes revolve around nature from organic patterns to animals, […]
I have featured a number of artwork by Malaysian artist Hong Yi, such as coffee and sock portraits, food art, and more. She is internationally known for making art using daily objects and kitchen ingredientsâ€”and her latest project includes the use of flower petals to create various birds. You can view more images from this […]
Continuing the series of reflection photos (e.g.Â Cityscapes and Natural Landscapes), this time I have included birds. From flamingos lining up for a picture in India, to pelicans beautifully reflecting in Lake Nakuru in Kenya. No image was digitally composed, these are the real snapshots.
Birds and roses are predominant themes in Tiny Miss Beccaâ€™s tattoos. Her style is neo-traditional with influences of vintage portraiture and childrenâ€™s books. And if you are interested in getting inked by her, she is owner of Janye Doe studio in Hornchurch, northeast London, England. See also: “Stick a Finger in Heart.”
Working from her home in Norfolk, England, Amanda Colville passionately cuts linoleum sheets to make colorful patterns and other designs. From artwork to be displayed on walls to greeting cards, she ink impresses by hand, but Colville is also known for using an old washing mangle as a printing press. The latter connecting to her […]
This chest tattoo (at top) is a beautiful design that hints a bit of Rorschach test cards. The mirrored effect looks really cool, and artist Rafel Delalande essentially uses black ink with a combination of pointillism and line art.