Archive for the nature Category

Meredith Woolnough Embroidery

Posted in craft, nature, sea with tags , , , on July 2, 2016 by shewalkssoftly

Yes, this is embroidery!

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Meredith Woolnough sews intricate leaves, coral and other forms found in nature on her sewing machine with a special fabric that dissolves in water, leaving only the gorgeously fragile skeleton of the design.

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I love the way she mounts them on a crisp white background to show the subtle shadows.

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Meredith Woolnough

Redd Walitzki

Posted in art, nature, surreal with tags , , , , , on June 30, 2016 by shewalkssoftly

I’ve been following Redd Walitzki’s work for years and was under the impression that I had already posted about her (oops!).

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Her portraits are ethereal, fluid and sensual, yet somehow wild…unbridled.

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Each piece is done on an intricately designed laser cut frame which, unlike traditional frames, serves as an actual part of the image itself. I love the unique uncontained effect this technique creates!

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These pieces are even more lovely in person. Definitely check out her work if you get a chance.

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Travis Bedel

Posted in anatomy, art, collage, craft, nature, paper with tags , , , , , , , on June 24, 2016 by shewalkssoftly

Travis Bedel makes some of the most breathtaking nature and anatomical mashup collages I’ve ever seen.

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These decadent, colorful explosions of life actually lift my mood when I look at them!
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Travis Bedel
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Katie Scott

Posted in alchemy, anatomy, art, nature with tags , , , on June 15, 2016 by shewalkssoftly

Katie Scott is a wonderful illustrator of the natural world. Her commissioned work has graced books, written publications and various other media. Her personal work is brimming with fantastical bio-imagination.

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She’s clearly inspired by not only the natural world, but magic, myth and alchemy (all fine sources of inspiration!).

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Nicomi Nix Turner

Posted in art, nature with tags , on June 8, 2016 by shewalkssoftly

You know I love a nice piece of “nature fusion” art (I coined a clever term for this months ago here on the blog, but I can’t for the life of me remember it, which is quite frustrating). It needs to be its own genre, don’t you think?

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Nicomi Nix Turner does nature-fusion right! Her pieces are complex, delicate yet raw compositions that focus predominantly on the natural world but also include subtle depictions of alchemical and occult themes.
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Zoe Keller

Posted in art, nature with tags , on May 21, 2016 by shewalkssoftly

Take a look at Zoe Keller’s lush illustrations, inspired by animals, natural sciences, landscapes and field guides.

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We feel a loose sense of narrative in these drawings, even if it’s difficult to articulate what the narrative actually is (though the natural coexistence of life and death is certainly a prominent theme).
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Beautifully done!
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Zoe Keller

Stephanie Law

Posted in art, creatures, nature with tags , , on April 6, 2016 by shewalkssoftly

Stephanie Law paints gorgeous, lush nature scapes.
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From the artist bio:
Stephanie Law’s work is an exploration of mythology mixed with her personal symbolism. Her art journeys through surreal otherworlds, populated by dreamlike figures, masked creatures, and winged shadows.

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The fantastical permeates through the visions, and you get a sense that this is a world that underlies our own, when viewed with a desire for beauty and a shifted perception.

Archetypes, the basis for the universal appeal of mythological concepts, are one of the defining inspirations for her imagery. This is mingled with the movement of dance.

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Stephanie has been a dancer for almost two decades, and she uses that experience of how the human body moves and emotes to create a bridge into her artwork so that not only do the humans dance across the page, but the very branches of her trees seem to move with a sinuous grace, and the arrangement of inanimate elements has a choreographed rhythm and flow.

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