Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Embarking to a new year

First day of 2013, a year I intend to keep this blog afloat and bring to its followers lots of art news and artwork! May the wind blow into our sails!



Sunday, September 12, 2010

Talisman

"Talisman", hand made necklace and earrings by Natassa Fokianidou-Theodoridou

Natassa, who is also known as Pharaona, lives and works as a fiber artist in Thessaloniki, Greece.
She says about her work:"Yarns are a very seductive adventure for me. Whenever I see any sort of weaving it always attracts my attention. A silk shawl or a cotton blouse make me instantly observe their way of construction and how they are weaved or knit, whether they are hand made or machine made. I begin immediately to make a story. How it would look in another color, with what other fabric it would go on well, where it comes from… and all this happens in a fraction of time, many years now. As a result of this craze with yarns and weavings I keep on experimenting with combining them with other materials. Wood, stones, beads, bones, dried flowers, shells, silver and gold, brass, wire, glass, leather, papier mache. What I really enjoy is when materials have a completely opposite texture, and the color combinations are daring and unusual. But what satisfies me the most and feel it deep in my heart is that: part of me is concentrated right on my work bench and my other half flies untamed on top of the sea, on mountains, volcanoes, woodlands, lakes, rivers, waterfalls that are full of the daylight, the dusk and the dawn, living alone with a rhythm full of mystery.
There, along with all these, I love, and I keep being creative." 


http://www.pharaona1.blogspot.com
http://www.flickr.com/photos/natasa22455

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Istanbul, Cultural capital of Europe



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Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Waterless Slip



"Waterless Slip", mixed media print by Amy Firestone Rosen.
11''x14'', Edition of 30, 2010




Thursday, July 29, 2010

Studio Escargot-photography

Nancy Exarhu, Mesta, digital print, 2010

Max Holtz, Athens, digital print, 2010

Studio Escargot is based in St. Louis, MO and promotes art prints and photography.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

ex-plate...



Manolis Yannadakis, ex-plate.../prints- monoprints-installation
Greek print maker extraordinaire.

Lives in Thessaloniki and works at the School of Fine Arts of the Aristotle University
where he teaches Drawing and Printmaking.
His work has been shown localy and internationally and is represented by Artis Causa Gallery in Thessaloniki.
www.artcau.gr


Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Tom Huck-Evil Prints


"The transformation of Brandy Baghead", by Tom Huck. Woodcut on paper, 82''x24'', 82''x45'', 82''x24''. 2007-2009. Edition of 40.
Tom Huck lives and works in St. Louis where he owns and operates Evil Prints Studio.
He says about his work:
"My work deals with personal observations about the experiences of living in a small town in south west Missouri. The often strange and humorous occurences, places, and people in these towns offer a never-ending source of inspiration for my prints. I call this work "rural satire". My work has been influenced by an array of artists, among them the woodcuts of Albrecht Durer, the etchings of Warrington Colescott, nearly all of the German Expressionists, and the late great Frank Zappa. My chosen media is printmaking, specifically woodcut. The combination of dark humor with the inherently expressive medium of the woodcut heightens the complexity of my images. Fot the past few years I have been engaged in the creation of a folio of prints entitled "2 weeks in August: 14 Rural Absurdities". Each image depicts a single day's occurence, while all the images together describe a period of two weeks. The images come from either personal accounts or local folklore from my hometown of Potosi, Missouri."
More about Toms amazing prints and activities at: www.evilprints.com