Tag Archives: Art

Contextual Categories: Art and Craft

Art vs Craft As someone who studied Fine Art, and now employing material processes which many consider to be ‘Crafts’, I have increasingly found myself giving more thought to issues which relate to this debate. The boundaries between Art and Craft have been contested for long time now with Craft often coming off worse – […]

England’s Unicorns Sketches

England’s Unicorns Sketches These are just a couple of quick sketches I roughed up as I worked through an idea for a new art project. They’re drawn on paper with cotton thread and black ink. You can find more of my unicorn studies on my other website: www.unicorn-porn.com

The Hobby Horse (1884 – 1894)

The Hobby Horse Periodical I stumbled across this publication entitled The Hobby Horse which was published by the Century Guild of Artists between 1884 and 1894. I haven’t come across it before but apparently it’s credited with being the first high quality magazine committed soley to the visual arts. Some view it as being the […]

Nick Cave – HEARD•NY

Nick Cave – HEARD•NY This performative textile art installation in New York’s Grand central train station looks absolutely magical. I’ve come across Nick’s work before and it never fails to inspire. For HEARD•NY, artist Nick Cave will transform Grand Central Terminal’s Vanderbilt Hall with a herd of thirty colorful life-size horses that will peacefully “graze” […]

Retro Computer Game Needlecraft

Retro Computer Game Needlecraft Per Fahger’s choice of retro computer games as inspiration for his needlecraft is a perfect match. The pixelated imagery of these long fogotten computer games of the 80s and 90s maps easily onto the grip based systems that are used to create needlecraft patterns. Per´s choice of material, technique and color […]

Embroidery Artist Roanna Wells

Embroidery Artist Rosanna Wells These embroidered drawing by Rosanna Wells are wonderfully delicate. These images are taken from a series entitled ‘Interpersonal Spacial Arrangements‘. Each image has been created from an aerial view of a significant gathering/event. The main image above for example was created in response to an election protest, in Bolotnaya Square, Moscow […]

Leigh Martin’s Knitted Forms of Funghi

Leigh Martin’s Knitted Forms of Funghi These knitted forms of funghi by Leigh Martin are rather beautiful. She is pursuing a project entitled ’52 Forms of Funghi’ throughout 2013 whilst challenging herself to knit new structures based upon the organisms that can be found all around us. The main image above is take from Leigh’s […]