mar hernandez graphic design

love love LOVE this illustration work from the very talented multimedia designer mar hernandez, aka malotaprojects.

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see more right here, and purchase select giclee prints by mar at her shop.


jay kelly paintings and sculpture

i need order, some defined sense of balance and neutrality today and what better way to get it than through looking at these mixed media sculpture and oil works on vellum from artist jay kelly?

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 see more at roy boyd and jim kempner.


adrienne vita illustrations

portland artist adrienne vita’s latest series of drawings called time let me be and play is filled with casual playfulness. and lots and lots of hair. these pieces are made with watercolor, marker and ink.

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pretty darn fun.

purchase these pieces at adrienne’s etsy shop, say hi on her blog and see more at her website, arcane arts.


one of a kind chicago: 2008 highlights, pt. 3

installment number 3 of 3 of beautiful things available at the 2008 one of a kind show in chicago, continuing through this weekend only…

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futuro-organic jewelry by melissa finelli

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photography from jessie eisner-kleyle

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mixed media work and handpainted floorcloths from faith wilson

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handpulled screenprints from hiroshi ariyama

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obsessive-in-a-good-way mixed media work from kris jones

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jewelry by alison mackey made of resin and photographs

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 ceramics you can count on from circa


plate ink paper monotypes and etchings

What is up with these cool and mysterious etchings, limited edition linocuts and monotypes (one-off prints) from Portland artist Carol Berryhill for her PlateInkPaper shop? I don’t know, but in this work is the beautiful sadness. There’s a lot of tension in these pieces, forlorn people, dignified resignation and themes of distress, and I like it. Those types of qualities are what (I think) make a collection memorable.

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See more of Carol’s work on her website and Etsy shop.


louchelab paintings and illustrations

I am starting out the week today looking at the thought-provoking watercolor and ink pieces in the Etsy shop of Brooklyn’s Aya Rosen, half of the LoucheLab team. The other half is her photographer husband Ned.

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I like these animal pieces a lot and also their 2009 calendar, even though much of Aya’s work focuses on womanhood (and is more erotically inclined). No matter the subject though I will say I find it all to be quite eye-popping.

See more at the LoucheLab Etsy shop, on Aya’s website and also her blog. If you are local, she is showing select works at Vespine from November 7th – 29th, 2008.


regin igloria works on paper

Look at these energetic works on paper by Regin Igloria here. Regin focuses on nature themes and his relationship – both positive and negative – with the great outdoors, using, ink, graphite, gouache and acrylic to convey his stories. Having been an urban dweller most of my life, I can completely relate to the kind of mystique and reverence he has for bucolic surroundings, as well as the telltale signs of urban life that coexist within them, that I am seeing in these pieces.

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See more works on his website and be sure to stop by his solo show at the Zg gallery from October 17th – November 22nd, 2008 if you are local.


stas orlovski mixed media paintings

Beautiful, poetic work by Moldovan born, Los Angeles-based artist Stas Orlovski up now at Mixed Greens in New York, now through November 8th, 2008. I love the mysterious moody color selections and motifs, which leave me cold in a good way.

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See more work from Stas and other talented artists at the gallery website right here. They’ve got a good art blog too.


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