Every day at sunrise and sunset, the sky transforms into a gradient of beautiful colors. Los Angeles-based textile artist Jen Smith (also known as Jen Ann Handmade) captures this kaleidoscopic phenomenon in her distinctive nature-inspired embroidery art. She stitches various landscapes and seascapes in jigsaw-like sections using a variety of vibrant threads. “I was raised in a creative household—my mom was a maker, and my dad was a photographer,” Smith tells My Modern Met.
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Pandas are some of the most beloved animals on the planet, and it's easy to understand why.
Have you ever come across discarded objects on your otherwise scenic hike?
Self-taught artist Josie Morway immortalizes different species of birds in hyper-realistic portraits. She uses traditional oil painting techniques and dramatic iconography to envelope each creature in a mystical setting that borders on the surreal. Based in Boston, Morway's practice explores the vulnerability and resilience of nature—especially as it relates to people and industrialization.
A simple flick of the switch can transform a home from dark and asleep to bright and full of life.
There's a myriad of unique creatures living deep underwater and between blades of grass.
Cape Town-based artist Sasha Hartslief doesn't have to travel far to find creative inspiration. Her series of atmospheric oil paintings reveal the understated beauty of routine, ordinary objects, and days spent in the home. The key to setting the mood in her paintings lies in the light.
Slovakia-based artist Maria Svarbova captures the hypnotic symmetry of swimming in her series of fine art photographs.
Have you always wanted to learn how to draw cartoon people but weren't sure where to start?
Seoul-based tattoo artist Hen creates vibrant body art inspired by the animal kingdom. These minimalistic renderings capture the cute side of creatures both large and small by using bold linework, simplified shapes, and whimsical colors. From rainbow sheep to long-lashed hedgehogs to funny-faced kittens, each of these gleeful critters looks like the star of their own comic book.
A reliable pencil is a must-have tool for every creative.
In a time when many museums are still shuttered due to the COVID-19 pandemic, public art has become even more...