Shoplifter, aka Hrafnhildur Arnardottir is an artist from Iceland who works and explores the use and symbolic nature of hair. Vanity in a comical, silly, romantic, beautiful way is the main theme of her art. Her artwork makes me think and sheds light on how we use our hair as an essential feature to decorate and beautify ourselves, as well as our horses and pets (though they could care less about it).
These photo projects by Turkish artist Sakir Gökçebag are fantastic! He skillfully arranges and manipulates fruit into these visually dynamic geometric shapes and patterns. My favorite are his apple pieces but his other fruits are equally great. His other works include installations using umbrellas, toilet paper, shoes and various other materials. My horse and I would love to go to one of his exhibits.
Admiring Italy based The Good Machinery‘s Strange Planet series of imaginatively hand painted animal figurines – looking at the little treasures simply cheer and brighten my day.
The designs play with shapes and colors including polka dots, neon, golden, striped and my favorite, the black ombré horse with a bright neon pink muzzle… or maybe the pink horse with the golden legs?
Sayaka Ganz is a Japanese, Indiana-based artist. Her materials consist of reclaimed plastic and household items. She uses these materials to create sculptures of animals and capture their movements. They look windswept and as if they were emerging from the walls, slowly materializing.
Adorable and whimsical hand-painted illustrations and lettering created by the boutique stationery brand and design studio based in Winter Park, Florida. All of their products are printed using environmentally friendly papers and assembled in-house by hand. I’m very much wanting one of each!
Anna-Wili is a Sydney-based artist that primarily uses archival cotton paper and copper pipes in her artwork. The paper is painted, cut and sewn into forms. The copper pipes are bent into contour drawing-like figures. Her sculptures consist of a variety of different animals and have quite a whimsical feel.
These sculptures were created by a group of three Beijing-based artists called Unmask. The intriguing horse and human figures appear to be melting and dissolving away right before our eyes. Stainless steel sculptures suddenly seem very light.