by Jay Zuck, ornaments by Ann Storer, drawings by Ainara Del Valle and crafts by Belle.
The first entry for this months Art showcase
is from Jay Zuck’s blog “Sketch of the day”.
He submitted this beautiful impression of someone At the Precipice.
Looking at the rest of his work I found this funny looking Automaton.
I am a little late writing
this month Art Showcase. Usually I do it on Sunday, hence the Sunday morning deadline. But because of the holidays I have a little more time then usual, so I decide to write it on Monday.
As a result I can add an entry that actually came in to late for this edition. But this artist makes art in a way that completely new for me. So I wanted to include it.
Ann Storer uses vector graphics to make beautiful icons and ornaments.
Looking back through her older work I came across a beautiful fiery rendering of an eye.
It’s been said that the job of art
is not to be liked but to get people thinking. I don’t know whether that’s true in general but it is surely true in this next entry.
Looking over the drawings of Ainara Del Valle I must say that I don’t like them. But they do make you think. Some of her drawings have a very clear message. With other I don’t see it.
Looking over the rest of her work I found some advice as to how we should deal with nature.
This next blog isn’t so much an art blog
as it is an crafts blog. But I did enjoy reading it so I will include it in this months Art showcase.
Belle submitted a small article about hair pins that I didn’t like. But looking over the rest of her blog I found one of the strangest recipes I’ve ever seen. I didn’t even know it was possible to make Homemade Laudry Soap.
NB This blog has some problems with the Firefox browser.
Andrew Amelinckx submitted
an other article. This time he uses his beautiful language to describe the Hudson River School of painting.
Describing the art by Edmund Harriss, Adam, Andrew Amelinckx, Annette Berlin and “Indian woman”.
For this second edition of the Art Showcase I’ve received 5 entries. That is including the entry of last month that I couldn’t publish because the artist had server problems.
Last month with only two entries it seemed logical to write about them in the order I received them. But this time I’m going to try a little more balanced approach.
Maxwell’s Demon vain attempts to construct order
For the first entry I’m going for a kind of art you don’t get to see very much. Art by an mathematician showing the kind of order you sometimes find in this world.
In this blog carnival I not only want to show what artist are doing right now. I also want to know where they are coming from. Looking into the articles on “Maxwell’s Demon vain attempts to construct order” I found an article that conveys something that I find very important about artists.
Artists are not necessarily people who have something to say. They are people who have something to show.
Looking over the work of artist who submit work I sometimes wonder why this article.
That is especially true for the next artist. “Burning Windmill” is a blog that shows all kinds of lovely and funny stories and pictures of artworks. They submitted a funny story about a giant yellow duck. But looking at the rest of the blog I wonder why they didn’t submit their article about postal art.
Look read listen
One of the things of which I’m truly envious are people who can use words to paint a picture. Andrew Amelinckx uses words in that manner.
In his article The fantistic in the work of JMW Turner he paints a picture of Turners work. Although I actually don’t like Turners paintings, I do like the way Amelinckx describes them.
Looking at the rest of his blog I find an article entitled The longest suicide note in the world: The music of Scott Andrew Poole which is a rather cynical way to describe life.
This time Amelinckx uses his beautiful language to describe the music of Scott Andrew Poole. He also links to his music and it’s actually quite nice.
“Unfortunately, I can’t draw. How do I deal with my lack of talent? By taking public domain graphics and changing them till they suit my needs and my taste.”
This is the comment with which Annette Berlin introduced her self. For me that goes to show that being an artist is not so much a skill as it is a mind set.
In her article 7 ways to make public domain graphics personal she shows how she deals with her lack of skill. And although I’m not sure that I like this particular work it’s certainly different. What is art about if it’s not about being different.
Looking back in her blog I find an article where she shows both her creativity and her willingness to help people Crafty Dollar Store Gifts For Kids
World of the Indian woman
The last entry of this month Art Showcase is not really about art but more about culture. But then again, culture is also about art so I’m mentioning it. Mainly because it’s different and as I said earlier I like art and sites that are different.
I didn’t like the article that was submitted by “Indian woman” so I’m substituting it with this one.
Madhubani paintings: The art of women painters shows how contemporary women use a painting style that’s thousands of years old to create their own work.
NB This article links to a site where you can buy the work. I haven’t researched it so I don’t know if this site is trustworthy or not.
Here’s the first edition of the new Art showcase. For this first edition I’ve received three submission (plus a few from people trying to sell me something 🙂 ).
From A.Decker I got a article about a nice drawing he made last year for his his blog Resonant Enigma. He talks about his way of finding inspiration for his drawings.
Looking over his blog I found that I had made a serious omission when I started this blog carnival. Although I haven’t done many reviews about them the in the last year, photography is also a very important form of art.
On mister Deckers blog I found an other nice article about finding inspiration for photographs.
Todays second entry is a nice art review from the blog The Intellectual Hooligan. The review consists of a few very nice picture of something you might call sculptures by Tara Donovan. Especially the first object made from styrofoam cups is brilliant.
Looking through his older posts I found an article with a very long title: It’s The End! Lexicographers and Linguistics Professors Alike Fall Upon Their Swords! Anarchy! Chaos! Terror Stalks The Land!.
The article is about the problems faced by, among others, the modern artist who wants to show his work on the Internet.
I will be holding the third review in reserve because her server is giving an internal error at this moment.
Hopefully this is a temporary problem. If so I will be reviewing this site next month.
Update: The second edition of the Art showcase will be November 26e, 2008.