Environmentally-conscious artist Victoria Wagner uses reclaimed wood to create colorful sculptures. Cleverly called Woodrocks, the striking series features wooden works that are cut and painted to look like glistening gemstones. Using wood salvaged from downed trees (including coast live oak, redwood, Douglas fir, and Gravenstein apple) found in local forests, Wagner hand-carves the asymmetrical, geometric sculptures. She then decorates each piece with oil paints, tracing the wood’s natural patterns and accentuating its organic aesthetic.
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Minneapolis-based artist Leslie Barlow creates oil paintings with a purpose.
Every day for 3 years, Ginger Sprouse, a resident of Clear Lake, Texas, noticed a homeless man sitting on the same...
As a yoga teacher, Ja Soon Kim incorporates elements of the meditative practice into her creative work. In her series of botanical arrangements, Kim neatly organizes colorful vegetation into beautifully balanced compositions. Simply set against either a black or white background, the creations capture the unique shapes, hues, and textures of different species of plants. The botanical elements featured in the series span leaves, flowers, succulents, fruits, vegetables, and even sticks.
In her enchanting Floral Tea Story series, Russian artist and tea lover Marina Malinovaya arranges flowers and leaves in a whimsical way.
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