Archive for May 4th, 2009
Blaine Fontana is one of those artists who just makes me want to go paint something immediately. His work, which he describes as ‘urban-contemporary’ is full of organic forms and themes from nature, and many of his paintings depict beings called Templings – neither male nor female, neither happy nor sad – who they are and what they mean is open to interpretation. He draws inspiration from his childhood backdrop of acres of Seattle forest, and his roots as a grafitti artist.
How much visualising would I have to do to manifest one of these babies in the driveway of my (future) eco-house…? Sleek, sexy, silent, carbon fibre body, all electric so no emissions… one day, it will be mine. Oh yes.
Well, a girl can dream… 🙂
Santa Monica based craftsman, Michael Yonke aka Upcycler has created his range of exquisitely handcrafted furniture, art and interiors by repurposing and upcycling wood, metal and glass. He uses 90 – 99% reclaimed locally sourced deconstruction materials, which he transforms into ” objects with higher end use value that will endure and inspire for centuries”.