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Artist of the day: Gretchen Wagoner

October 2nd, 2009 · No Comments

Double Sailor's KnotGretchen Wagoner is a NYC-based artist originally from the Midwest. The frequent subjects of her recent work are ropes and knots and butterflies, juxtaposing symbols of strength and ephemera. I enjoy the precision and detail in Gretchen’s work, as well as the significant role of negative space. Her work is delicate yet deliberate. Gretchen’s work is available through Etsy, Nahcotta and Beholder.

Artist of the day: Sophia Brueckner

September 21st, 2009 · 4 Comments

Today I’m profiling artist Sophia Brueckner whose work I would describe as organic-psychodelic-pop, with Japanese influences. Brueckner, who is based in California, also keeps a blog of her current projects and inspirations, including Anna Fidler and Jane Schouten.

I love Brueckner’s style and her use of antique frames, such as in the Round Series below. The frames add a layer of history to her work, and the outcome is a mix of art and found objects that is very accessible… who wouldn’t love one of these in their home?