I am so excited about today's collection. I have three completely different bodies of work to share with you. Generally I sway quite considerably in my taste. I like the soft femininity of Judi Tavill's porcelain work (shown last), and I also enjoy the harder more masculine work of Stuart Kolakovic (shown first). And then there's beautiful craft, like the felting work of Reya Veltman.
So today's collection is a celebration of the expanse and diversity of the things that I enjoy, the things that bring pleasure to my life and the things that inspire me - yay! I hope you enjoy it too...
Stuart's work focuses heavily on heritage and family history. His love for narrative and the insight that "you really can do anything with words and pictures" has lead to a fantastic collection of comics and artworks.
Researching the life of his Serbian Grandfather, ended up as Stuart's first 'real attempt' at a graphic novel -
"This process of remembering and researching all ended up in Milorad... As I've read more and more about the history of Yugoslavia, about the different Slav nations and traditions, I've become more and more obsessed with the Eastern European aesthetic.
This has started to become the backbone of everything I do. To me it all seems to overlap, my interest in Eastern Europe, narrative and illustration, and I've become increasingly attracted to old Slav fairy and folk tales, which again has proven to be a strong influence in my work."
A love of different mediums - painting, photography, ceramics, knitting (to name a few!), hasReya Veltman's portfolio brimming with a beautiful body of work.
Judi Tavill'swork has been in my catalogue for a while now. I have been waiting for the right time to share it with you. I think today is perfect.
"Bringing function and art together is a wonderful balance. My hope is that each piece can bring joy to the collector by its presence or by its use. If my work can cause one to notice form or color a little differently that day, this completes the creative process for me."
Have a lovely day everyone,