Category: Art

ArtKinetic Jewelry by Dukno Yoon

 
Originally from Seoul, Korea, metalsmith Dukno Yoon currently lives and works in the U.S., creating his elegant kinetic rings and sculptures. With a mix of fabricated metal and natural feathers, the mechanical actions triggered by a simple flick of the wrist (or finger) offer a wonderful and mesmerizing lightness. 

 
 

 
 

ArtAmazing Bonsai Treehouse Sculptures by Takanori Aiba

 

“Bonsai reflects the Japanese traditional aesthetic sense of expressing the magnificence of nature in a small potted plant. However, the density of decoration and the rich stories of my works contain extraordinary times and spaces which differ from the bonsai world determined by plants physiology.”-Takanori Aiba
Takanori Aiba, Japanese artist, former architect, and maze illustrator crafts beautiful life-like bonsai sculptures that look as if they’ve been inhabited by very very tiny people!  He’s made a modern bonsai that portrays “the beauty of spiritual accordance between human and nature in miniature.”
Using materials that include stone clay, epoxy putty, copper line, plastic, and resin; Aiba creates magical worlds we wish we could live in! 
If only we could pack our bags for a vacation getaway at this pint-sized resort!
Be sure to check out more of Takanori Aiba’s amazing work! Like The Rock Island or Hôtel de Michelin!
(All photos courtesy of TokyoGoodIdea.com)

ArtIn Your Face: Watercolor Artist Marion Bolognesi

Watch out art class, there’s a new pastel in town. Marion Bolognesi, an illustrative artist in New York city, blends portraiture with rainbow paints and some serious soul-searching to create the incredible artwork you see below. Her trademark “tears” or drips of paint effect a definite minor chord throughout her work, while the intense clarity of the eyes is unshakeably unnerving. 
In the end, though, the combination of sadness and beauty creates works that are so personal and raw, you can’t help but be entranced.



Want to see more of Marion’s work? Check out her Facebook page or head over to her site, where you can view her collaborations with other artists, read her blog, or even purchase a surfboard like the one she’s holding below!

 
(All pics courtesy of Marion Bolognesi.)

ArtFashion Illustration by Lili Lu

What a great way to start the week; with the magnificent illustration-eye-candy of French artist Lili Lu!!! At only 22 years old, this exciting young artist has a talent well beyond her years. Her soft line work is richly varied, while her sweet feminine designs offer a contemporary twist wrapped among wavy locks of hair and floral patterning.
 
(images courtesy of lililuillu.blogspot.com and trendland)
 
Attention Readers! Do you draw or illustrate? We would love to see your work and possibly feature it on our blog! Email sienna@lulus.com with images or a link to your work!

ArtJerry Wayne Downs: Life After Disney

 

What happens when you quit your day job after 10 years as an animator for Disney? Jerry Wayne Downs worked on classics like Sleeping Beauty, Mary Poppins, The Sword in the Stone, and The Jungle Book before leaving it behind to focus on his painting. I’m sure his whimsical work would put a big smile on ol’ Walt’s face.

(Images courtesy of Glass Garage Fine Art Gallery and Booooooom!)