I am just loving Joanna Neborsky’s ‘Tumbling Women’ series. It makes me think of traditional Easter European folk art mashed together with colours from the tropics, no? Perfect for springtime, if it ever makes it to Northern Alberta…
Posted by Vikki on April 22nd at 8:35am
I just spent a magical 10 minutes clicking through Finnish illustrator Riikka Sormunen’s portfolio. These are mysterious images - obviously I love them due to their expert use of pattern and art nouveau colour palettes but there’s something very complex going on here to boot. I mean, that bear under the bed? The hair-horned swimming lady crying her mascara off amongst the bamboo? It’s worth a trip over to her site, I feel like I just read a moody, surrealist mystery novel. Also, I want that cardigan.
Posted by Vikki on March 15th at 7:51am
Fun times: Papirmasse, the Montreal-based art subscription, has published my Folk Flowers poster design for their final issue to 2011! The edition is printed on a risograph, which is a neat Japanese technique that approximates silkscreening. There’s also a piece by Jacob Wren for you to read on the flipside.
Oh, and also: happy holidays, everyone! 2011 has been a whirlwind year - I got married in the summer, hung my first solo show, taught myself two entirely new craft techniques for ceramics and fabric…and that was only from August onwards. In addition to more textile goods, next year I’m planning to roll out a brand new set of wedding invitations as well as a commercially available textile pattern or two. I’ll also hopefully have the letterpress going for realsies. So thanks for following along, all of you. Warmest wishes! -Vikki
Posted by Vikki on December 22nd at 11:57am