Matt Wedel, Ceramic Artist, Long Beach, CA
This week ceramic artist Matt Wedel’s botanical, human and animal forms caught our eye. His pieces are large and fluid with simple but powerfully saturated color. What we found most unique about Wedel’s works are the dynamic crystalline structure that his floral and fauna, humans and animals are built atop of. These structures create a very dramatic and bold statement for his pieces.
We also loved the resemblance of the California (or Arizona and Texas) Desert his blooming cactus-like organic structures and crystalline rock bases create.
For more on Wedel’s work visit him on the web.
Penguin Books’ Great Food series brings together twenty of the greatest writings on food from the past four hundred years and features a spectacular group of cover designs from Coralie Bickford-Smith.
Happy Thanksgiving everyone! We’re thankful for you – your likes, comments, TWEETS and especially, your visits to the studio! How are you celebrating the holiday?
Poteet Architects, from San Antonio, Texas, have created and erected truly inspiring spaces, which include this fun porch and container guest house.
The Loft Porch:
The perfect place to pass the afternoon away with a good book and/or good company.
The Container Guest House:
For more on Poteet Architects visit them on the web.
We at the Studio have just finished a fun project for Z-Tejas in Phoenix and we would like to share some pictures with our followers, readers, friends and family.
The Boss of the Road is a billboard that we made in our shop. It is a wood slat structure.
For more on our projects (past and present) visit us on the web.
Heather Harvey, Installation and Sculpture Artist, Chestertown, MD
Heather Harvey creates site-specific installations and sculptural paintings that straddle traditional boundaries between painting, drawing and sculpture. She is interested in hidden infrastructures and invisible ordering mechanisms — things like gravity, quantum physics, and radio waves, but also the human body, memory, and contradictory emotions like aversion and affection. Her work is suggestive of mental and emotional landscapes and internal, private, unfolding thought processes. Harvey exploits materials’ inherent qualities to see what they are physically capable of doing and what metaphors they can carry.
For more on Harvey’s installation work visit her on the web.
The use of wind power is increasing worldwide. Despite their incredible production of renewable energy, windmills have often been viewed as a bit of an eyesore along an otherwise untouched landscape. With his latest project, Aero Art, German artist Horst Glasker had decided to not just acknowledge the windmill’s environmental contribution but celebrate it by painting the ho-hum white turbines fantastical colors and patterns that are impossible to ignore.
Read more: Horst Glasker Transforms Drab Wind Turbines Into Inspiring Works of Art | Inhabitat – Green Design Will Save the World