Eric Sloane, March Sunset
Eric Sloane, March Sunset
i love drawings that use negative spaces
i love how the paper looks a little crunched instead of not having the texture of the cloth
Let’s say you wanted to glue fabric to wood, but what do you use? What about glass to paper? This to That lets you choose two things you want to glue and lists what types of glue is best. (Because people have a need to glue things to other things!)
THE OLD MAN IN THE SECOND ONE IS SO HIP
I agree with this sentiment and vagina paintings can be incredibly lazy and boring and blahblahblah
However, there are completely different responses to paintings (etc) including penises than those including vaginas. They can be blatantly pictured with a neutral response to their inclusion and are often used as formal elements with no shock value. They’re so engrained into visual culture that people have to go to great lengths to avoid something being phallic accidentally. But vaginas or vaginal symbols are frowned upon and deemed dated because of a very specific, brief (and yes, reductionist) movement during the 70s.
I understand that the OP is talking about a very specific kind of vagina art, but there’s a lot of work out there dealing with genitalia that isn’t even acknowledged.
I have nothing to add or respond to re: this response. I totally agree with you. And Carlos Enriquez-Gonzalez is one of my favorite artists! Thank you for bringing him up.
if the one defining characteristic of your feminist art practice is praising the vagina — any vagina — all vaginas — and calling it resistance (throw sum glitter on that too, because #femme) find you incredibly boring as a person and also reductive
women are not vaginas some women don’t have vaginas also glitter as the over arching symbol of femininity in art is also kind of boring to me. like i think it can be cool in the idea of feminist terror (it will go everywhere and heaven knows what it will become, sarte living thru glitter particles, i get it) but it’s mostly just
lazy and the easiest metaphor to make
people are more than their genitalia a political movement and identity is more than yr genitalia can we move on
tellin it like it is
here are some tips on what to do when the person you love is unhappy!!
Telling (Nature’s) Stories Through Fabric
The works by textile artist Mister Finch resemble classical illustrations of flora and fauna come to life. There is also an element of fantasy; fabric spiders having a tea party, bees the size of a human head, or over-sized fungi. The artist takes images from nature, and in the cases of some of his moths and fungi, categorizes the pieces as if they were specimens found in the wild.
Mister Finch’s inspiration mainly comes from British folklore and the natural world around him. What makes this artist unique, other than the work itself, is that the majority of the materials used are found or recycled. To the artist, it is a way of sewing in the story of the reinvented material with the final story of the finished pieces.
Storytelling, fabric arts and nature come together to create works that bring to life fantasy worlds one would only find in storybooks. Anatomically correct flora and fauna, and woodland creatures similar to the ones found in storybook illustrations are consistent in his work, truly bringing the fantasy world to life in a tangible form. The appeal of his work is nostalgic; not only does the artist use found materials with their own stories, but builds with these materials onto existing stories that can be paired with those from our childhoods, while also bringing to life scientific illustrations of particular species of moths and plants.