Chris Wild (AKA Retronaut) has been scouring the photographic collection of the Woodhorn Museum and Northumberland Archives for mostly Victorian photos, which are being exhibiting until February 22nd 2015.
The show is designed to change our perception of the past, such as this unusual set of portraits.
Found via BBC News.
Dan Witz has created a series of paintings showing people in the light of their mobile phone screens. They are both beautiful and a little unsettling - the subjects appear to be completely engrossed in the devices, making them appear almost hypnotised.
Yes. I would definitely like this tiger rug please. Thank you.
Available from the V&A shop, this rug is made by hand using traditional felting methods of Nepal.
I saw this print entitled ‘Stocking Wood’ by Eleanor Long earlier this week and bought it immediately. The original piece was created as a drypoint etching.
I love how she has created so much atmosphere using just black and white. I also appreciate how the marks could be interpreted as abstract on initial viewing - there’s a beautiful balance between the representational and impressionistic.
Found via Wolf & Badger.
I like how the moon appears like a beam of light in this piece, entitled ‘Moon Rise LA Part II’.
Found via booooooom.com.
Found via Howkapow.
Katherina Manolessou's illustrations are joyful and energetic. I particularly like this piece entitled 'Peek a Boo', in which you can spot piranhas hiding between the underwater plants.
You can buy this limited edition screenprint from her Etsy shop.
For her degree show, artist Nicola Freeman created a project featuring giant confectionery, using plaster and resin (sadly inedible).
Found via The Jealous Curator.
Website update time!
I have updated my portfolio website and decided to make some changes to the layout at the same time.
I am now using a design which focuses on individual images instead of entire projects. The thumbnails show the entire image rather than a square crop - this means that visitors are able to view my work more efficiently.
You can see it here: http://www.zaraillustrates.com
Thought it might be nice to share some of my illustration work with you lovely Hovering Cat readers. Enjoy my shiny new portfolio site!
Their ambition was “to work sculpturally – without any specific function other than the purely decorative.”