Vol. 07.16.2020 | Lines

The quality of the line is in itself a fundamental visual language, to an extent that cannot be claimed for any other single element. Its use is so universal that we are all profoundly sensitive to it. Even without an artist’s training, we can extract considerable meaning from the kind of line used in a drawing.

Vol. 07.09.2020 | Modern Botanical Influence

Botanical design is influenced by nature. Rather than stopping at simple nature-inspired themes, botanical and organic design aims to be holistic in the sense that it seeks to harmoniously integrate both human and natural motifs. Taelor Fisher,  Fabio Modica, Jeri Eisenberg, Bill Claps, and others take their views of nature and plant life and transform that into artwork.  Bring their reflections on nature into your space to create an organic feel. 

 

 

Vol. 7.28.2020 | Artist Spotlight Jamie Kirkland + Objects

Jamie Kirkland seeks to evoke a sense of limitless space, of expansiveness, stillness and calm in her paintings. Her work has been described as “minimalist abstract landscape.” Kirkland desires to speak to the viewer through simplicity and by reducing the landscape to shapes and forms, much the same way a poet expresses an idea in three lines of haiku. And just as traditional haiku contains a kigo, or season reference, her paintings reference seasonality with an economy of expression that is almost always atmospheric.

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Vol. 7.14.2020 | Artist Spotlight Kellie Lawler + Objects

I am inspired by structured design, patterns and textiles and mixing that with the freedom of a Picasso style continuous line technique to create a graphic perspective on human figures, nature and other subjects. This process offers me both the recklessness in creating a subject in one continuous line with no worry over proportion or perfection and then the controlled hard edge painting. In the end, with its imperfect form one of my paintings may be seen differently in the viewer’s eyes than it did in mine when I created it.

 

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