kelly newcomber art

posted by the scholar on December 17th, 2007
filed under: art, clay, for kids, illustration

i am enjoying the happy colors and stories told in minnesota artist kelly newcomber’s art. kelly is inspired by a multitude of things electronic, and expresses their usefulness and collected poise in paintings, prints and lively little stoneware sculptures painted with acrylics. i am enjoying the everyday objects interconnected with larger human ideas, and the randomness that all seems to make sense in these pieces. there’s science and technology and astronomy – and love – all bundled up here into irresistible, vivid packages.

kelly_newcomber_happy_majesty

kelly_newcomber_orange_dreamsicle_satellitekelly_newcomber_yellow_fishnet_satellite

kelly_newcomber_helicopter_baby

kelly_newcomber_cupcake_system

kelly_newcomber_striped_robot_with_babykelly_newcomber_striped_robot_with_baby_2

kelly_newcomber_hello_i_love_you_robot_with_ledskelly_newcomber_hello_i_love_you_robot_with_leds_2

kelly_newcomber_chocolate_keypad_of_happinesskelly_newcomber_chocolate_keypad_of_happiness_2

i love the idea of these prints in a kid’s room (and wish for those sculptures on the sideboard in my living room!). there is something so very appealing about those little sculpture guys. that chocolate keypad reminds me of a blackberry device (or something else of that ilk) to keep track of yourself on.

now, if those pdas would appeal like these pieces do in real life, we’d really be cooking with crisco!

if you’re passing through new mexico, be sure to stop by the roswell museum and art center to see the artist-in-residence alumni show that kelly is participating in, now through january 13, 2008. if you can’t make it to the desert southwest, see kelly’s website for her portfolio and visit her etsy shop to purchase these lovely items and more!


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