Thursday, March 27, 2014

Artist spotlight: Jesse Thompson

From the artist's website: "Originally from New Jersey, Jesse Thompson has made his home in Providence, RI.  After graduating from the Rhode Island School of Design’s Masters in Sculpture Program in 2007, Jesse established a studio on Providence’s west side where he makes sculptures, paintings, drawings and friends with stray cats. He teaches drawing, illustration, anatomy and animation at The Rhode Island School of Design, Monserrat College of Art, and Bristol Community College".

To find out more about the artist go to his website below.

all images are copyright of the artist and may not be used without permission.

Check out his dress up series below!!

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Artist spotlight: Mister Finch

Self- taught textile artist, Mister Finch lives in Leeds, Yorkshire. He states that his main inspiration for his work comes from nature. He is fascinated by flowers, birds, insects and their life cycles. From his artist statement, “British folklore is also so beautifully rich in fabulous stories and warnings and never ceases to be at the heart of what I make. Shape shifting witches, moon gazing hares and a smartly dressed devil ready to invite you to stray from the path. Humanizing animals with shoes and clothes is something I’ve always done and I imagine them to come alive at night. Getting dressed and helping an elderly shoemaker or the tired housewife”.
Most of his work is made from recycled materials, not only as an ethical statement, but he believes they add more authenticity and charm.

You may learn more about his work by visiting his website here.
Have a look at his wonderful, mysterious work below. We can’t get enough of it! 

(All images are copyright of Mr. Finch and cannot be reproduced without his consent)