In grade one I was in awe of the little girl who sat at the desk next to mine.
She drew beautiful horses.
Real horses! Not just the stick figure variety.
I couldn't wait to tell my mom when she fetched me from school. "There is a REAL artist in my class!"
From as far back as I can remember, I have perceived artists to be the most amazing, luckiest, magical people.
"With the word creative we stand under a mystery. And from time to time that mystery, as if it were the sun, sends down upon one head or another, a sudden shaft of light.... "
-- Pamela Travers, Creators on Creativity
Choreographic Drawings by Tony Orrico. See Tony's website here.
Self portrait by South African artist William Kentridge. See more here.
Anselm Kiefer putting the finishing touches to his painting, Journey to the End of Night. Click here
April Zanne Johnson working in her studio. See more here
Abstracts by Conny Niehoff. See website here.
Isabella Ducrot. See website here.
Nnenna Okore. See website here
Neckpiece by fiber artist and sculptor, Jennifer Moss. See website here
Woodfire Ceramic Artist, Ashwini Bhat. See website here
"I gather shapes from the world around me, from travel, and from my journeys through books. I also look inside myself for forms that arise from my experience as a dancer, seeking to rephrase that understanding of the body through a new medium of expression, the body of clay."
-- Ashwini Bhat
Wood Sculpture by Pilar Ovalle. Photographer Silvio Lacerda, click here
Joshua Vogel (Photo by Rose Callahan). See website here
Ariele Alasko makes eye catching furniture from reclaimed wood. See Ariele's website here.
Wood sculpture by Bruno Walpoth. See website here.
Patrick Dougherty. See Patrick's amazing sculpture here.
"Life is so ridiculously gorgeous,
strange, heartbreaking, horrific, etc.,
that we are compelled to describe it
to ourselves, but we can't!
We cannot do it!
And so we make art."
-- Miranda July