I'll be down at the @zhoubartcenter (Studio B301) for the third Friday event tomorrow! It's a beautiful art maze over there ...so come up to the third floor (from the elevator or the stairs) and immediately hang a left to find B301.
Bellflower and Dragonfly (1833)
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A red dragonfly flies towards a Chinese bell-flower bush that sways to the right in a gentle breeze. Each element is drawn in exquisite detail and placed against an abstract yellow background, which gives the beautifully rendered flora and fauna space to breathe.
The dragonfly is considered an emblem of Japan, given the similarity in shape between the insect and the island nation, which is sometimes called the Island of the Dragonfly.
This woodblock print is from the series "The Large Flowers". The collection was produced around Hokusai's creative peak (1832), just two years after the Great Wave and in the same period in which he produced more designs for the landmark series: 36 Views of Mount Fuji and A Tour of the Waterfalls of the Provinces.
The Large Flowers are remarkable in their detail and realism, and use of abstract monochrome backgrounds, akin to Western still-life. That said, in Hokusai's prints we can see some dynamic movement. Plants sway in the wind and insects fly to and from the flowers.
The series doesn't appear to have been popular at the time, perhaps because of it's unusual style. Copies are rare, and there is little evidence that the series was reprinted after its initial publication. (Popular series were often re-released to the public in larger and larger print runs, which can be seen by variations in the exact print details and seals).
Since then, Hokusai has been vindicated, and these beautiful close-up views of natural life are held up as yet another artistic highlight from his oeuvre.
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Flashback Friday! BLUE SHADOWS was One of my personal favorites from this years solo exhibition “the birdcage” - now in the private archives of one my most loyal collectors. Every time we call on them it’s like a REKtrospective of my work over the last decade 🖼👨🏻🎨
Don't judge my first attempt at Hapa Zome. My son and I thought this looked really cool when we saw it on the @earlyyearsoutdoor page. We found some random material, an old hammer, and some foliage around the house. Note to self: do not hammer on the concrete, it will tear up your material. I think with some different material and better surface I'd have more success. Will attempt again and again, until I feel confident to do it with a class of PreKers.
🌿🌻Magic potion scavenger hunt🌻🌿 So much fun and easy to do. We filled the tray with water and a drop of blue food colouring. Then we went around the garden and got leaves and flowers (we dont have the greatest selection) and then we made a pattern in the water. I told them it was magic 😀
Once they started to lose interest. We added some toy frogs and insects and they played with them in the leaves.
We are totally obsessed with the colourful and adorable work of @moon.and.co.art! 💟🎨 Laur is a mega talented watercolour and mixed media artist who creates art prints, greeting cards, sticker packs, and more. All pieces are created with her love of animals and nature in mind 💕🌿🐰🦋🐘 We hope Laur’s illustrations bring you as much joy as they brings us when you see her beautiful work in person at our summer market on August 3rd and 4th! ☀️
Sea turtles’ bodies are hypotonic (have a lower salt concentration) to the ocean. This means they must constantly get rid of excess salt ions. To do this, they use a special tear gland which produces super salty #tears 😢 Sea turtles may live to be 80-90 years old, and some species take up to 30 years to become sexually mature. Amazingly, a female will return to the same beach where she was born to lay her eggs, even if it is 30 years later and the beach’s appearance has changed, a phenomenon called natal philopatry.
My small paintings and prints at the Diminutive exhibition in @theoldauctionhouse until 29th of July. I’m hoping to visit the exhibition in person this weekend and see all the wonderful works on display.
A few smaller florals in the works for the summer florals release coming in August!
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Stuðlagil Canyon is probably one of the most beautiful basalt column attraction on the planet. The cathedral-like cliff formation around the turquoise blue river is breathtaking. When you are down in the canyon, it feels like one of the places where you have entered another world or another dimension. The many forms of the basalt column are simply unique and a feast for photographers and those who enjoy the spectacular handwork of mother nature. Have you heard about this canyon before? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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An emerald green smaller floral. I always think there should be an emoji for everything...like a thought there’d definitely be an emerald. Sometimes I wish there was an app where I could just quickly whip up a little emoji of my own. Meaning like it’d take one minute max. Maybe there is? Let me know if you know of one!
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💕🌸🌙Hello Friends!! I've been a little MIA due to feeling a bit under the weather. I'm feeling much better and and happy to say 98% of all orders from my much loved MYTHOS COLLECTION have been packed and shipped and are now on their way to their forever homes!!💕🙏💖
Thank you guys all so much! #grateful#thankful#blessed 🌟
I have had so many of you asking when my next update will be and I promise it wont be long, I have a replenishment of supplies coming and cannot wait to get making again!
🌟🐍🌙🌿💫MYTHOS II COMING SOON!!
Have a beautiful and Magical day and keep cool, its freaking hot out there!🌡🌡🌡☀️🔥