All Blog Posts Tagged 'humor' (13)

Matthew Cox - Embroidered X-Rays

"Waterproof watches"

Matthew Cox is a Philadelphia-based artist who embraces and joins a variety of media to produce several thematic series of work.…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on September 10, 2014 at 11:30am — No Comments

Nathan Prouty: Ceramicist/Stand-up comedian who doesn't want the attention

Sammiches: Kyle & His Dagwood, Black & White Giclée Print with color acetate overlay, Commission for Star Gods Press

I am overwhelmed.

The incessant input of stimulation - ideas,…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on April 30, 2014 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Caught in the time warp of Art Versus Craft

We participate in a creative exercise related to EtsyMetal, a group of metalsmiths organized around Etsy. The exercise is called "Blog Carnival". Each month a topic is chosen and a variety of members from this international group each provide their individual perspectives on the subject. We thought (mistakenly) that we had scraped the subject of Art Versus Craft off our shoes for good. Thanks to Blog Carnival we have stepped in it again. It appears that it is the topic that will not…

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Added by 2Roses on March 31, 2014 at 2:28am — No Comments

Jay Watson, UK: Re-Inventions

'Linger a little longer'

Colours:  Black on solid European Oak.

Other colours & timbers available on…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on February 18, 2014 at 7:00am — No Comments

Freya Jobbins - Toy Parts

Freya creates her original and detailed assemblage by using a non traditional sculptural material - plastic doll parts and toys. She utilizes miscellaneous pieces of dolls and toys to create remarkable humanoid assemblages of faces, heads and larger busts. Each…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on February 18, 2014 at 6:30am — 1 Comment

Absurd Inventions - Dominic Wilcox

Flying Taxi…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on January 25, 2014 at 11:30am — No Comments

Present for a Giraffe - MAI YAMASHITA + NAOTO KOBAYASHI

Present (for a Giraffe)

2004, Wool, life-size for a giraffe (approx. 3 x 2 m)

Knitting is a warm-hearted activity aiming to express love for a friend or family members. The artists knitted a life-sized sweater for a 4-meter-tall giraffe in a zoo. They…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on January 16, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments

"Andy Warhol meets Sid Vicious" - Line Jorddal Jewelry

Line Jorddal Jewelry, made from recycled odds and ends consisting of a combination of precious material and garbage, old toys, jewellery donated by friends and strangers, dirty plastic, silver chains, Swarovski crystals and stuff found on the floor in a bar, Jorddal creates wearable art…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on December 10, 2013 at 12:48pm — 2 Comments

Sad ETSY Boyfriends

Hilarious blog dedicated to the wretched creatures abused for economic gains by their Etsy girlfriends. You are invited to make submissions!

"This has to be a common phenomenon, right? A free-spirited crochet queen forcing her boyfriend to…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on October 22, 2013 at 11:00am — 2 Comments

To the Needlepoint: Frédérique Morrel

{Frédérique Morrell / Aaron Levin}



Frédérique Morrel is the marriage (in both the proper and the figurative sense) between two artists who met while jumping on neighboring beds…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on April 18, 2013 at 8:55am — No Comments

Lawrence Northey's New Comic Strip features his very own Metal Sculptures!



It is probably an open secret that I am a huge fan of Lawrence Northey's metal figures. I just can't get enough of the humorous characters he creates. When I found out that…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on April 16, 2012 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Extreme Needlepoint: Frederique Morrel

Frederique Morrel Needlework Sculptures

Life-size trophy sculptures covered with vintage found needlework





French company Frédérique Morrel exhibited 'the slice of life' - 'passe murailles' collection

at Paris 2010 Maison et Objet.



All pieces are hand made - giving each animal their own character. The husband and wife team says: 'our products have been carefully re-made using vintage needlework saved from…
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Added by Brigitte Martin on February 3, 2010 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

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A modern metalsmith/metal artist can be found working in traditional metals as well as in nontraditional materials. The designs can range from the classic to the extravagant, and the techniques can either be centuries old or decidedly current.

The wide range of expression preferences, design options, materials, and processes has lead within our field to unfavorable misconceptions, misunderstandings and in some cases even outright disdain between artists. Can the metal and jewelry field overcome its division and send out a much-needed signal?

We appreciate and respect our historical past and acknowledge that current materials have a rightful place in jewelry/object making!

Arriving at this message is the goal of this traveling exhibition opening at the SNAG conference in Boston 2015, Velvet da Vinci, San Francisco, CA - Aug 19 - Sept 20, 2015, Equinox Gallery, San Antonio, TX - Oct 16 - Nov 15, 2015, Baltimore Jewelry Center, Baltimore, MD - Dec 11, 2015 - Jan 08, 2016, Brooklyn Metal Works, Brooklyn, NY - Feb 5 - Mar 4, 2016.

DETAILS on exhibition premise, call for artists, submission guidelines.....

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Brigitte Martin commented on Jivan Astfalck's group Instill - Material Matters 2014
"Thank you, Ann. I cannot take credit for this show though. Professor Astfalck and her students put this up, not me. I'm sure they're happy to hear you find the work interesting! Thanks."
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Ann Davis commented on Jivan Astfalck's group Instill - Material Matters 2014
"Wow, that was a fun show, so diverse!  I'm going to have to come back when I have more time and read all the words, the ones I did read were so thoughtful! Thanks for putting this up and making us aware of it Brigitte!!"
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London and the South/Dundee and the North

Since my last post, I've been on the south coast of England, variously in London, Folkestone and Brighton. What should have been a very relaxing weekend proved to be anything but, albeit in a good way. Very good, in fact, as it kicked off with seeing Kate Bush perform her "Before The Dawn" concert at the Hammersmith Apollo.…See More
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Instill - Material Matters 2014

  INSTILL-material matters “The year’s end is neither an end nor a beginning, but a going on, with all the wisdom that experience can instill in us.”  Hal Borland The School of Jewellery at Birmingham City University presents the thesis work by students of the MA in Jewellery, Silversmithing and Related Products course. The show celebrates the achievements of a group of exceptionally diverse individuals, with each piece on display offering an unexpected adventure through material that…See More
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Brigitte Martin commented on Jivan Astfalck's group Instill - Material Matters 2014
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Lieta Marziali commented on Jivan Astfalck's group Instill - Material Matters 2014
"Thanks for the invitation Brigitte! A very interesting show. My gut reaction was to first respond to the work of Tsai Chia-Ju (Sora). I started learning English from the age of 4 while growing up in Italy, and I was fully bilingual by the time…"
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Co:Operation GARNISH

Can the metal and jewelry field overcome its division and send out a much-needed signal?We appreciate and respect our historical past and acknowledge that current materials have a rightful place in jewelry/object making! Arriving at this message is the goal of this exhibition cooperatively arranged by Rachel Timmins and Brigitte Martin.Please join this group to stay informed !! This is the official exhibition blog.See More
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Meredith Woolnough - Embroidery

Embroidery art often seeks to mimic nature, but Australian visual artist Meredith Woolnough has a special technique we’ve never seen before. By using water-soluble fabric, her beautiful embroidery, which is inspired by nature’s most graceful forms, gains a…See More
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