There are two really good reasons why you should buy artwork from Retro Whale...
Giving back is cool.
(images and quote from Retro Whale)
I thought I had written about the work of Olivia Jeffries from Restless Things before, but I can't find it anywhere in my archives - and any way - would it really matter if I had? It's good to have a re-cap every now and then : )
Have you visited Olivia's store lately? Oh my! I am loving her use of salvaged paper and books!
Olivia graduated from Norwich School of Art and Design in 2000 with a BA in Printmaking and Photomedia. Her fascination with used paper and her enthusiasm for working on a surface that "has already been given a sense of purpose in a previous incarnation that has become visibly worn over time", means we are treated to a gorgeous collection of mixed media drawings.
My favourite print is shown last below. Her store is chock full of other works, jump over and check it out.
(images from Olivia Jeffries)
I've been over at Justin Richel's website, reading about the different category's of works he creates. I like it when someone goes into detail about the reasons and ideas behind their work, each category is well worth the read. For example - The Big Wigs series;
"These men sit ridged and firm in their positions of power and deeply entrenched in their glory, so much so that they essentially become “monuments” of their own making. As a result birds move into their hair and natural events such as fire take their toll, all the while the big wigs struggle to save face and maintain their proud and victorious posture, ignoring their surroundings and the ensuing predicaments."
A perfect explanation of some wonderful pieces of work. Pop over to Justin's website to read more!
(images and quote from Justin Richel)
Can you believe it is the middle of the week tomorrow - already?! Where is the time flying? Thanks for joining me today...
See you tomorrow for S! xxoo