Art

August 18, 2022

Stunning Oil Painting of the Sea Inside a Real Porthole Offers an Infinite Oceanview

When you're on a ship, a porthole will show you spectacular views of life at sea. So, it's only fitting that a painting of the stormy ocean is framed inside one of these nautical items. North Carolina-based artist Adam Stevens mounted his oil seascape inside a genuine porthole, adding to the maritime aesthetic of the piece. As a self-taught artist, Stevens learned how to paint through YouTube videos, including tutorials by Bob Ross.

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August 15, 2022

Hypnotic Ceramic Sculptures Juggle Soothing Circles in Nested Shells

When looking at the sculptural ceramic art of Matthew Chambers, there is a lot to unpack. Using a potter's wheel and clay he produces mesmerizing tactile vessels that are actually multiple pieces merged into one round form. Underneath the external “shell” is several smaller bowls that are arranged like concentric circles. Based on the Isle of Wight in the UK, Chambers is inspired by the purity of circles as a shape.

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August 12, 2022

Every Year a Vintage Steamroller Creates Massive Prints on San Francisco Streets

Since its founding in 1996, The San Francisco Center for the Book (SFCB) has been promoting and celebrating books and bookmaking in the Bay Area. In addition to offering a range of in-person and online workshops, it also hosts community events that demonstrate some of the incredible artistry that goes into producing publications. On September 25, 2022, they will be hosting their 19th annual Steamroller Printing Festival in the Potrero Hill Arts District.

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August 10, 2022

Artist Connects With Family History by Building Cardboard Sculptures That Look Like Wood

Artist Warren King reimagines the possibilities of cardboard in his series of figurative sculptures. Although they resemble the texture and sheen of wood from afar, these three-dimensional works of art are actually carefully constructed from cardboard that has been cut and folded to create mesmerizing planes and angles. The inspiration for these striking statues comes from King's Chinese heritage.

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