No pay but, for this project, name your sandwich because it’s on me.
No pay but each actor will receive a t-shirt.
Telling (Nature’s) Stories Through Fabric
The works by textile artist Mister Finch resemble classical illustrations of flora and fauna come to life. There is also an element of fantasy; fabric spiders having a tea party, bees the size of a human head, or over-sized fungi. The artist takes images from nature, and in the cases of some of his moths and fungi, categorizes the pieces as if they were specimens found in the wild.
Mister Finch’s inspiration mainly comes from British folklore and the natural world around him. What makes this artist unique, other than the work itself, is that the majority of the materials used are found or recycled. To the artist, it is a way of sewing in the story of the reinvented material with the final story of the finished pieces.
Storytelling, fabric arts and nature come together to create works that bring to life fantasy worlds one would only find in storybooks. Anatomically correct flora and fauna, and woodland creatures similar to the ones found in storybook illustrations are consistent in his work, truly bringing the fantasy world to life in a tangible form. The appeal of his work is nostalgic; not only does the artist use found materials with their own stories, but builds with these materials onto existing stories that can be paired with those from our childhoods, while also bringing to life scientific illustrations of particular species of moths and plants.
A Form of Happiness: Dopamine
We have all felt the rush and experienced the feeling of happiness, and Speculative Design artist Jessica Charlesworth, along with her husband, Product Designer Tim Parsons, has made it tangible. The couples’ A Form of Happiness project has masterfully resulted in their creation of a wood and magnetic representation of the neurotransmitter responsible for releasing the chemical that fuels our desire for happiness. The effects of the organic chemical, dopamine, are likened to the euphoric feeling and pleasurable physical reaction to things such as searching through sale racks while shopping, enjoying a delicious meal, or the pleasure received from engaging in sexual activity.
A Form of Happiness, displayed as the physical model of dopamine, is part of a kit that allows user to assemble the wooden pieces into the chemical compound strand. Each part is held together by embedded neodymium magnets. The kit includes examples of the various roles that the physical piece could take on and provides a more vivid display of what occurs during moments when dopamine is released. Charlesworth and Parsons pose the question, ‘What makes you happy?’ and while the answers will vary by person, as their model and kit prove, the feeling is the same for everyone. Happiness is a simple chemical reaction we seek it throughout life; a chemical bit of magic.
- Lee Jones
Is This Your Chard Burger
Season 4, Episode 10: Presto-Tina-o
An all beef patty topped with wilted Swiss red chard , carmelized onions and creamy chevre cheese, on a french roll. Served with sweet onion sticks and a royal flush.
Some more sketches! If you like these, check out my self-published graphic novel By Chance Or Providence, up for pre-orders until the end of March! :3 The books will be shipped in late April.
Oh, a lot of people are asking if I will have these at conventions- chances are I won’t have many, if any at all! If you for some reason can’t order the books online (no credit card, international shipping too expensive, etc) then ask your local comic store to get in touch with me! Stores in the US, Canada, the UK and Ireland will be stocking these books, I’ll be sure to post a full list after the final orders come in :) The books will be limited, so I’m only printing as many as I get pre-orders for. I am psyched, I hope you guys are too!! :D
sorry for a semi-repost, but! it’s print-making season again, so i reworked/cleaned up that old yyh fanart since i still love this ol’ grandpa anime