experimenting with pattern + artist crush: Jennifer Davis

Inspiration, Process

In my recent work, I have been experimenting with the use of pattern to create interesting spaces within found reproductions of landscapes.  I think of this work as a type of collaboration with the art that is already made.  I collect the landscapes from used calendars, thrift-store art, and other forgotten sources.  I use my decorative painting techniques to highlight interesting aspects of the landscapes, and breathe new life into the space.  I want to create a new appreciation for the art that is no longer being valued.

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artist crush: Mary Blair

Inspiration

If you’ve never heard of Mary Blair, you’re missing out.  And you have been missing out for a long time.  Let me tell you a little bit about one of my favorite artists of all time…

for the bees

Exploration, Homeadow Song Farm, Inspiration

In a previous post I talked about the beginnings of my wonderful internship at Homeadow Song Farm.  I had worked on making tamales the first few weeks, and talked about new things that I learned about the nixtamalization of corn and the in-depth processes of truly slow food.  I have also been getting much more in touch with other aspects of the farm, including getting to better know the helpful farm assistants, the bees.

exploring seeded paper and hyperaccumulators

Inspiration

If you’re as obsessed with Pinterest as I am, I’m sure you’ve seen the new trends in seeded paper.  It is used for wedding invitations, greeting cards, and even business cards, to name a few.  I started thinking about making my own seeded paper and researched the process, which seemed easy enough.