‘Enclosures’- an installation by French artist Charles Matton.
From 1985 until his death in 2008, Charles Matton created mixed media works which defy easy classification. Theatrical, atmospheric, meticulously constructed, his small scale interiors are housed in see through boxes with glass fronts.
The miniature spaces represent real world interiors and revisited memories from Matton’s own life, as well as other recognizable places such as Francis Bacon’s studio, or the library of his close friend Jean Baudrillard.
Pretty watercolors by illustrator Bernadette Pascua.
Comic artist Sarah Glidden recently caught my eye…. She’s a member of the Pizza Island enclave of artists in Brooklyn, and a friend of mine had recommended to me her book, How to Understand Israel in 60 Days or Less because I had mentioned wanting to immerse myself in some more non-fiction graphic novels (it’s a great book, btw).
She’s apparently selling some prints of her work on her Etsy shop. Take a look, will you?
And stop by her blog; I find her updates most interesting. :)
So, I’m gonna do this thing… I’m using my insomnia and free time (the family is asleep— jet lag!) to post here about it. So, I’m going to do an actual weekly feature on specific etsy sellers… you know, the whole shebang! It being Christmas this week, I certainly won’t be expecting to have any takers… OR time to pursue them. But just an fyi!
For now, to get yourself even more firmly into the Christmas spirit, check out the art over at ArtJumble! They’ve got some awesome ‘A Christmas Carol’ character designs up this week.
by robert islas
So here we go… like I said, I was gonna do a holiday wishlist. Finally got around to it…. it’s a lengthy one!
deadworry.etsy.com’s Octo-Owl Tote
Are you kidding me? This is amazing. I love it. It’s a perfect mix of bizarre and AWESOME.
lotusjewelrystudio.etsy.com’s Kendal Ring
It’s so elegant and ecclectic. I love the stud set into the wood; it gives it such an unusual look.
7seventeengallery.etsy.com’s Hi, There
I really like this artist’s style; I actually bought an ACEO from her etsy shop and I think I’d like to go ~original~. I love the frame it comes in.
I really like the brown background; it provides a nice contrast with the whiter areas of this drawing. I really like this artist’s big-eyed style; it’s very whimsical.
rubyanndesigns.etsy.com’ STEAMPUNK OX CUFF BRACELET
Quite frankly, if someone doesn’t get me some form of steampunk jewelry this Christmas, I will blow my top. I have dropped enough hints, dammit. I love how complex this cuff is.
Matter’s Phonophone II
Guys, this is fantastic. Number one, it looks like a piece of art, number two, it’s an ipod speaker, number three, it uses no external power source. It’s sculptural, beautiful design. It’s also… $500.
Matter’s Mr and Mrs Jones
The most darling juicers around.
Castle In The Air’s Deco Red Indian Stationary
I’m not sure exactly what it is about the colors that I love so very much, but I do. I also need stationary!
Amazon.com’s Sex & the City Complete Series Giftset
Um, I kind of need this. I should not have to explain myself. I just need it.
I need to discover a new illustrator.
What is this need of mine? Perhaps to live vicariously through those who can do what I cannot. I just love poring over individual drawings and picking their brain about it. At least I’m a visual person; I can appreciate stuff even if I can’t, ya know, DO it…. Anyone else like that?
PS I am still sick! What is my deal??