Meet Elisabeth Anisimow, Child Prodigy Artist. It’s about time I had the next installment of our Angle on Artists Series. and here she is. Elisabeth is an 9 year old child prodigy artist from Los Angeles,CA of Russian descent. She started painting at the age of 2. Art is her passion and she paints everything she sees and if you watch her video on her site, she is quite a dramatic character in her own right! She won 3rd place in a recent LA art contest where she was the only child there,competing with adults.
Elisabeth takes a sketch book with her everywhere and takes photos on her phone to remember for later. Her parents limit her TV time for her to be able to have the time to create all her paintings and not not only does she paint, but designs clothes!
In the last 3 months Elisabeth has had two personal art shows in LA She signs her name as E.V.A which stands as her first middle and last name. You can see her work currently on display at the Child Art Museum in Oslo,Norway.
And take her a look at the video below of her living art. Ok. I’m impressed!
Here is my latest visual obsession and our Angle on Artist in our series – Mr. Finch, a completely original textile artist who has imagined a fantastic reality, populated with birds, insects, flora and fauna. There is an inebriating quality to his work that draws you into this eccentricity that reminds me of the world of H.G. Wells.
This what he says of himself:
“My name is Finch – it’s actually my surname… everyone calls me it and I like it.
I’ve called my business Mister Finch so its clear from the start that I’m a man and one that sews. Continue reading →
Now for some art! Here is the next in our series of Angle on Artists and we are featuring the Soft Sculptures of Carlie Trosclair who is an installation artist based in St. Louis, Missouri. Trosclair earned an MFA from the Sam Fox School of Design and Visual Arts at Washington University in St. Louis, a BFA from Loyola University New Orleans, and is a Fellow of the Community Arts Training Institute (MO).
Approached through a lens of reordering and rediscovery, Trosclair’s site sensitive installations create new topographies and narratives that highlight structural and decorative shifts that evolve over a building’s lifespan.
I’m a particular fan of her Soft Sculptures as they are reminiscent of the draping on a designer’s mannequin. Take a look at her impressive body of work on her site, www.carlietrosclair.com Continue reading →
Here’s our next installment of Angle on Artists. And today we focus on British artist, Jennifer Collier.
It’s no secret that I’m completely crazy about paper and cardboard art. And also about up cycling. And there is something irresistible about these objects which are replicas, yet in a completely non-functioning way.
And Jennifer Collier has led the way in the upcycling revolution in art and craft; a veteran maker of vintage material, investigating the re-used and recycled since 1999. “Giving new life to things that would otherwise go unloved or be thrown away,” is central to her practice.
Welcome to her fantastical world, where every exquisite detail is made, folded and manipulated from paper. Once books, maps, envelopes, wallpaper or scrap, the paper is transformed into textural forms. Like cloth it is stitched to construct two or three dimensional objects, decorative and functional: lampshades, cameras, tools and furniture. The origin of the paper often provides a starting point for the artwork: the narrative of the books and papers suggesting idea and form. Continue reading →
Every now and then, I come across an illustrator who blows my socks right off, and Art Deco era illustrator, Jennie Harbour is one of these. The beauty and emotion and finesse of these illustrations moves me so much. I get lost in them.
Between 1917 and 1936 she captivated the public with her art, not only in the United Kingdom but also the United States, Argentina, Canada, Germany, France, Australia, Portugal and Spain. Despite her rise to fame, today there is virtually no record of her life before and after these dates. Due to a recent revival in popularity, her work is becoming more highly sought.
Karen Stahlecker is an environmental artist who lives and works in Poulsbo, Washington. She was born in Chicago, Illinois in 1954 and received an M.F.A. from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 1982. Over the last twenty years, she has exhibited paper sculptures in Canada, Europe, and the United States. Her artwork often takes the form of books and shaped sculpture and investigates relationships between humans and their natural environment. Continue reading →
Here is the next in our series, Angle on Artists. I only found out about this amazing micro-sculptor Willard Wigan recently because one of the girls had to research him for an art museum trip! And his art just blows me away. And this person is an inspiration to us all. As a schoolboy growing up in 1960’s Birmingham, England, he was ridiculed by teachers and peers alike for not being able to read. No one talked about dyslexia in those days, and so young Willard’s learning problems went undiagnosed, and his teachers told him that he was stupid and would never amount to anything.
“It began when I was five years old. I started making houses for ants because I thought they needed somewhere to live. Then I made them shoes and hats. It was a fantasy world I escaped to where my dyslexia didn’t hold me back and my teachers couldn’t criticize me. That’s how my career as a micro-sculptor began.”
And here is our next installment of our series: Angle on Artists. And we are featuring Australian Artist, Nicola Moss. Nicola bases her work on observations of ecological relationships within the natural environment. She develops her research through numerous site visits. Moss’ interest lies in how people connect, shape and interact with the natural environment, through development, conservation and culture.
I grew up in Australia and I could really recognize the unmistakeable feeling and form of the Australian flora and fauna in these wonderful paper cut landscapes. I am partial to paper cuts and particularly love Nicola’s work. Continue reading →
This time a wonderful photographer. Melanie Rodriguez‘ gorgeous children photography is like entering a world of magic. The ethereal and forlorn atmosphere captures the innocent and whimsical essence of childhood. The composition, lighting, and subject is just simply enthralling; we could picture fairies sprouting out of the screen at any moment! We’d definitely recommend perusing the hundreds of photos on her website for more of this magic!