Saturday, April 3, 2010

THE ART OF ELFI CELLA



Elfi Cella is a wonderful artist from Switzerland. I don't know who found who's blog first but from the first day of discovery I have been enchanted with her work. She incorporates buckles and zippers, buttons and lace and all sorts of other bits and pieces into her exquisite paintings. These mundane objects take on a new life, surprising all who view them.



Love the shirtscape! 



.... and this piece below, using old lace and paintbrushes? It is one of my favourites!





Take a wander over to her blog, here . I guarantee you will come away smiling.




65 comments:

  1. I love these! Creativity will never cease to amaze and delight me! Thanks Robyn!

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  2. These are absolutely charming, thank you for the information, I will go straight to her blog to see more of her work.

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  3. Her paintings are beautiful and the way she incorporates textiles is quirky and clever. I wouldn't have noticed those paint brushes had u not pointed them out. Once again thanks Robyn for showing us someones work we might not have otherwise meet. ;)

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  4. Just exquisite! Thank you for the introduction.

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  5. Elfi Cella rocks...her work is the delight of the day...
    I so look forward to visiting her site.
    Thanks Robyn!

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  6. Oh these are just wonderful. I especially like the chickens/roosters, omg.

    I've only recently found your blog and what a delight it is to come here and be treated to such visual delights.

    Thanks so much for the time and effort you bring to your blogging, I for one am most appreciative.

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  7. these are so cool! What a creative artist!

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  8. This is highly original work. Captivating...

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  9. oh my, that is pure, pure magic... thank you robyn... xo

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  10. Wow, so different, it is amazing what some people can do.... thanks for sharing.

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  11. Thanks for your lovely comment! The above post's work is quite Daliesque,strange but wonderful.

    Your last post was great, too, I will spend more time looking at the 10min collage, I've not tried a square with a mag before, but I'm not sure if I'll achieve the squares speaking to me! (I'll try) Can definately relate to the 2 personalities in one, the difference between 'should' & 'I am'.

    Happy Easter to you & yours!

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  12. unique and beautiful melding of paint and cloth

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  13. ps on her miniatures blog there is a translator button in the right hand column but i coulnt find one on her regular blog

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  14. Truly original and wonderful. What a find, Robyn!

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  15. Amazing! Thank you so much for introducing us to Elfi and her unique and incredible art! xxoo

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  16. oh my. Wouldn't my home ec teacher be surprised to see zippers as art. Love it. Thanks once again for sharing all your interesting art spaces. I SO appreciate that you do this for all of us!

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  17. delightful! love the red vest! thank you for another good find! lyle

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  18. it is refreshing to see something different in a painting...more texture and life...cool find!

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  19. That shirtscape is beyond cool!

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  20. What a delightful artist. I don't think it is easy to incorporate such diverse materials and make the compositions believable. I thoroughly enjoyed seeing these works.

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  21. amazing discovery! thanks!

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  22. YES, i do LOVE this ELFI CELLA's combo speicial VERY MUCH...DEEELIGHTFULLLL!

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  23. Wonderful work....so enchanting and unexpected....thank you for blogging about this fabulous artist! Wish I understood French!

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  24. These are incredible! Why didn't I think of this?? It is great to come over to your site because I find something new and exciting every time I do. Thank you so much for searching them out and sharing.

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  25. merci pour le clin d'oeil..
    je suis honorée..mais sans prétention,
    mon travail m'amuse..
    et merci pour tous ces gentils commentaires..
    (j'ai appris l'anglais à l'école..il y a fort longtemps , il ne me reste pas assez pour vous remercier en anglais )

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  26. I'm so thrilled everyone is enjoying Elfi's work. If anyone can translate Elfi's comment for me I would really appreciate it.

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  27. I think these are absolutely wonderful and so beautifully executed. i will have to add a link on my blog!

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  28. I am beyond enchanted !! Thanks for posting this amazing ariist!!

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  29. This work is amazing. I am always intrigued as to where an artistic mind can journey. This journey is one I would love to follow

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  30. Robyn, I am so smiling over this artists work...love the belt tree beauty!
    By chance did you leave me a comment recently...I have very slippery fingers when pressing keys?! ha

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  31. These are marvelous. I like the chicken looking at the zipper the best. No, I don't think I can choose just one. Marvelous.

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  32. two things: first of all finding your blog was a real treat! today is a rainy, gloomy day in northern california, and i decided to take a day away from the studio and just "hang out", and see what other artists are up to, and i came across your terrific blog. what a delight!

    second: Elfi Cella too? thank you for telling about her. she does some creative stuff.

    i will visit again soon!

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  33. gorgeous, tactile, unique..just love her work.. she really takes it to the next level!

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  34. the zippers belts and such remind me alot of a friend's work. Nice use of feminine stitchery and domestic animals ...

    you have fun tomorrow!
    Thanda.

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  35. How do you keep doing it??? Another wonderful artist. What fantastic mixed media art! Love her use of fabric and notions (being a bit of a sew myself).
    I'm going back for another visit.

    Thanks again Robyn and I hope you had a most beautiful Easter.

    Jacky xox

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  36. Oh! The shirtscape,,,yes,,,and the zipper, and the snaps,,,,and, and,
    belt,,excellent, excellent, unique work! What an imagination!
    Thank you Robyn,,you never disappoint.

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  37. Amazing how she's managed to make those incongruous elements seem so integral to the work and yet still wonderfully surprising - love them!!

    I've just enjoyed catching up on your most recent couple of posts Robyn and am very excited to see that you're taking some play time - BRAVA!!! I hope you're having a ball and that it opens newly joyful and satisfying creative avenues! Can't wait to see what unfolds... x

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  38. I'm fascinated by the way she incorporates ordinary items that we pretty much all encounter in our daily life, bringing them into her exquisite art - I am enthralled! thanks Robyn :)

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  39. Such great usage of disparate elements!

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  40. Wow, what a find Robyn. I can't wait to go to see her blog. The textures are amazing and I love the cockerels.

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  41. Robyn, once again.. the magic. You sift through the net and art collections and discover out of the heaps of sand nuggets of gold.Joan T

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  42. As nearly as I can tell from dimly remembered, even more dimly learned high school French (and some help from Google translator) she says:

    thank you for the [wink].
    I am honored, but unpretentious
    My work amuses me [or: my work is fun]
    And thank you for all these kind comments.
    I learned English at school, a long time ago, I just have not enough to thank you in English.

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  43. OMG do I believe in that serendipity stuff! She left a comment on my blog this morning so I went over to hers to check her out and loved her work-- so creative-- and then I come here to your blog and find you have already discovered her work-- yes, very creative and whimsical

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  44. Absolutely fabulous Robyn, so glad you posted this link! The shirtscape is fabulous!

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  45. The shirt is my favorite also, but coming in close second is the pants with rivets.

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  46. This is the coolest mixed media I've seen in a long time ... perhaps because I'm a sewer?

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  47. Robyn - I've got you nearly hyperventilating on my Barter Circle blog? Ha ha. I think I can categorically say, hands down, that this is one of the most exciting artists you have brought to the fore since you've been profiling artists! I'm the one hyperventialting now! Thank you so much for introducing her to us!

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  48. I'm delighted that everyone is delighted!

    Margaret hit the nail on the head saying that its not easy to incorporate such diverse materials and still make the composition believable. Elfi has certainly managed to do so.


    Thanks to Melanie for translating Elfi's comment for me.

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  49. this is absolutely fabulous!! how difficult is this? and what a great syle, I am just amazed!! thanks Robyn!

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  50. Wonderful..I shall go and have a look now....

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  51. Wonderful - like looking at scenes from dreams.

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  52. This Elfi art is wonderful!! I am going to check out her blog - thanks for showing us!!!

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  53. What an excellent post...rich in textures and interest. Thank you for sharing, Robyn. The rust post is also fabulous. I love rust and its effects...for some reason I couldn't leave a comment there.

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  54. oh, wow! I am head over heels! What great art! what an artist! Oh, she is first on my list of artists to visit tomorrow. Thankyou for finding her and sharing...I am so inspired!

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  55. These creations are absolutely stunning!

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  56. these are amazing... the shirt-scape delights, and I just love those chickens!

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  57. I can only echo the others and say thanks for finding & sharing so many images and quotes and always linking to them. Elfie´s art is truly something else!
    Robyn I am so pleased for you that you are able to make time to play inbetween commissions. Look forward to seeing what you do with it!
    Heidi

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  58. Fantastic pieces. Thanks for sharing.

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  59. Excellent post, Robyn...nothing left to say for me. Fabulous work, I'm amazed!

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  60. Mmmm, lovely textures! I'm off to explore more!

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  61. OMG OMG OMG OMG..... How beautiful is this work. Its been ages since I came over to your blog & I was quickly scrolling down to see the many posts I had missed and then this completely stopped me in my tracks. How lyrical is this work! Mid comment i have gone to check her website and what a treat. Thank you for bringing these amazingly talented artists to our view.

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  62. başarılı bir çalışma teşekkürler

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  63. I had the chance to meet Elfi. This is an exceptional artist, but also a lovely lady.

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