Nathalie Lete: Meat Rug

Posted in craft, dolls, home, meat with tags , , , on September 19, 2014 by shewalkssoftly

Here we have an eye catching rug by Nathalie Lete for the discriminating carnivore (the roses are a nice touch, no?):

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She has more unique rugs in her multimedia portfolio, such as this doll head (which I think I’d feel a bit guilty walking on).
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All types of art can be found on her site.

Winnie Truong

Posted in art, skulls and skeletons with tags , on September 18, 2014 by shewalkssoftly

It’s just occurring to me now, while looking at Winnie Truong’s work…I really should have had a “skulls and skeletons” tag on this blog (I originally lumped any bony treats under “anatomy”). I wonder if I should start one now, six years late. Yes. I will.

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Winnie weaves these skeletal impressions into a palette of wispy pastel strokes (where’s the curling iron that would make my hair do this?). Most of her works involve these elegant masses of braids, knots and flowing tresses that take on a life of their own.
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Winnie Truong

Naomi Kizhner: Energy Addicts

Posted in design, jewelry, macabre with tags , , on September 17, 2014 by shewalkssoftly

Naomi Kizhner has designed a parasitic series of jewelry. These creatures of metal and glass (in theory) feed off the energy of those who wear them via pincers that reach through the body into the spine where they draw upon electrical nerve conductivity.

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The line will not be going into actual production (I’d say this is fairly obvious, but one never knows in this society. Most of us already encounter plenty of welcome parasitism from mass produced objects).
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See more here.
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Līga Kļaviņa

Posted in art, illustration with tags , on September 16, 2014 by shewalkssoftly

I was instantly drawn into Līga Kļaviņa’s work by this piece entitled Cold Hands.

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Even when faces are obscured, there is (e)motion in the composition.
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The frailty and gentle nature of her subjects, combined with an ethereal sense of lightness and movement make for lovely illustrative work.
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Līga Kļaviņa

Ruth Oosterman

Posted in art, kids with tags , on September 15, 2014 by shewalkssoftly

I felt my heart well up when I saw these paintings, in which Ruth Oosterman builds upon the art of her tiny toddler.

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Parents out there, I encourage you to try your own variation of this collaborative effort. You don’t have to be a professional artist to create something truly memorable with a child. How beautiful that both people, in their own widely distant stages of life, contribute a life force to a single image.

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Ruth Oosterman

Mike Bombon

Posted in art with tags on September 14, 2014 by shewalkssoftly

I love this painting, The Dead Cello, by Mike Bombon.

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Have you ever seen a dapper mosquito? He’s all dressed up to be one of the most annoying creatures on earth.
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Do you trust her to reveal your future?
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I’d like the think the cat made this decoration himself.
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Mike Bombon

Call For Halloween Submissions!

Posted in announcement, art, halloween with tags , , on September 13, 2014 by shewalkssoftly

It’s a little early, I know. But I want to make a quick request: if you fellow admirers of the strange and unusual come across memorable Halloween art, decorations, products, costumes, clothing, food…or anything else that deserves a spot on SWS over the next month and a half, please comment or send links via the contact form on the right. I happily credit those who share articles with links to their personal pages/projects.

TREEEEEEEEEATS!
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I already have some goodies I’m excited to share and can’t wait to see what we come up with as a community!

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