No performing art is quite as fascinating as puppetry. Blending all kinds of crafts—from acting and animating to design and doll-making—this unique practice holds a special role in the theater tradition. Since making their grand debut thousands of years ago, puppet productions have popped up in art and culture scenes around the world, making them among the oldest—and most widely celebrated—theatrical renditions in history. Want to learn all about puppetry’s story?
In his series of abstract paintings, artist Philip Barlow translates the fleeting moments often seen through out-of-focus camera lenses.
Artist James Bullough disrupts conventional portraiture and lettering in his latest series of dynamic paintings.
Iranian artist Shirin Abedinirad installs mirrors in unexpected places to explore our relationship with nature. Her imaginative exhibitions have sprouted around the world—from Italy to Australia to Iran—in various and exciting forms, like an open door trapped in the sand or reflective stepping stones leading a path across the desert. “For me, the use of mirrors is integral to creating a paradise,” Abedinirad explains on her website.
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Artist Soey Milk crafts beautiful portraits of women that contain elements of calm alongside calamity.
In 2017, Spanish artist Alicia Aradilla decided to embrace a nomadic lifestyle and travel the world. Instead of keeping a diary of her journeys, however, Aradilla began documenting the architecture, nature, and other memorable sites she saw—and continues to experience—in sketchbooks. The loose and expressive style of her miniature watercolor paintings capture the ephemeral feeling of seeing a site for the very first time. Aradilla’s annotated artwork provides engaging imagery for her large Instagram following.
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Becca Saladin’s unique talents for breathing life back into famous historical figures from around the world has made her famed...
Floral designer Lewis Miller crafts massive pop-up flower arrangements that occupy New York City streets. Calling each iteration a “Flower Flash,” the stunning collection of roses, lilies, cherry blossoms, and more are an unexpected and welcome sight to the gritty backdrop of the urban environment. He’s previously dressed phone booths and trash cans with the tumbling flowers, and more recently, he’s concentrated on the area in which his abundance of blooms appear.
Artist Chris Wood considers light in her artwork the same way that a painter would pigment.
Russian graphic designer and watercolor painter Eleanor Mill has a knack for capturing the spirit of place.