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Hello, this an art blog consisting of both historical and contemporary artworks with a dark edge. I do not own any of the images I post.


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New Sculptures by Jessica Dalva Come to Life

The last time we featured sculptor Jessica Laurel Louise, aka Jessica Dalva, she was exploring a ritualistic narrative with her feminine works. In the two years since, her art has developed to reflect a multitude of personal interests and skills; her hand-painted sculptures, shadow boxes, drawings, and recently, clay animation, collectively exhibit a cinematic taste. Communicating movement has become an important focus for Dalva. She keeps a diary of her excursions at her blog, from her travels to studying animal anatomy at Natural History Museum, and drying scarves in the wind. These have had a noticeable effect on her artwork.


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NeSpoon Polska: Lace Street Art
  on Behance
Warsaw-based artist NeSpoon uses ornate lace patterns in her unique brand of street art that translates into ceramics, stencils, paintings, and crocheted webbing installed in public spaces. NeSpoon refers to her art as “public jewelry,” specifically as an act of beautification by turning abandoned and unadorned spaces into something aesthetically pleasing. You can see much more over Warsaw-based artist NeSpoon uses ornate lace patterns in her unique brand of street art that translates into ceramics, stencils, paintings, and crocheted webbing installed in public spaces. NeSpoon refers to her art as “public jewelry,” specifically as an act of beautification by turning abandoned and unadorned spaces into something aesthetically pleasing.

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 ”Restless Violence”, 2011
 ”In God we Trust”, 2011
"You gently ripped me to shreds",  2013
"Praying for time", 2012
"We Fit Together like Fingers Making a Fist," 2013
"Tolerance", 2013 White Bronze
"I want to shelter you", 2013
I left to remain incomplete” ,2010
"Do you love me",  2013  White Bronze
Flag #10,  2008

Reworking traditional materials into contemporary textiles, Sara Rahbar mines her Iranian-American cultural heritage to explore issues of memory, identity, and dislocation. Born in Tehran, Rahbar and her family were forced to leave during the upheaval in the country following the Iranian revolution. Rahbar’s flag series (2005–11)—collaged textile incarnations of American and Iranian flags that include fragments of fabrics, carpets, and fringes—has gained her international recognition. “I began as a painter,” she has said, “and I still feel like a painter—only now it’s with textiles.” For her “War Series” (2008–10), she created collages with military paraphernalia such as holsters, bullets, and water canteens. Rahbar has also produced sculpture and photography.


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Ghostly installation for St George’s church by artist Jakub Hadrava in the Czech village of Lukova


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"An artist is a creature driven by demons"

William Faulkner, during an interview with Jean Stein (1956)




 SIBYLLE PERETTI 

Snowchild, top, a young girl lies sleeping as hawks gather around her, and here the child is inseparable from the wild world. Both works are crafted from white kiln-forged glass that looks almost like Carrera marble, giving them a classical aura that contrasts with their psychological vibe. In the wall pieces, children often appear connected to each other by sinuous magenta vines or silver branches, visual effects that reach their most elaborate fruition in her magical bell jar series. In White Hawk 3, two hawks appear under a grape -like cluster of icy clear glass, and only from certain oblique angles can a child’s face be seen in the dome’s mirrored rear surfaces. In these and other works, Peretti’s children suggest near-mythical creatures whose profound silences enable connections with wild nature and its equivalents in the deep recesses of the poetic imagination.


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Sophie Kahn


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Creative Sculptures by Hedi Xandt

Hedi Xandt imagines impressive sculptures. Mixing styles and materials with talent, the artist invites us to discover his dark and intense universe.




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"Coming Out of the Medicine Cabinet" by Judith G. Klausner


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Georgia Russell: ‘yann ‘ art created with a scalpel

is a Scottish artist who slashes, cuts and dissects printed matter, transforming books, music scores, maps, newspapers and photographs into patterned abstractions that leave a resemblance of the original but transport it to another time and place where everything is fragmented, and always in flux.



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