Natalie Ciccoricco is a Dutch collage artist, living in California.After moving to the United States in 2012, Natalie started making mixed media collages and illustrations inspired by her new surroundings.Ciccoricco went viral last spring for her iconic Nesting series, a collection that celebrates reconnecting with nature and your inner self while sheltering at home.While being under quarantine at home, she started creating embroidery artworks using materials found in her yard, her deck, or on nature walks.Exploring the juxtaposition between geometric shapes and organic elements, the series is an ongoing exercise to find beauty and hope in challenging times.Stitching lengthy, varicolored rows around found twigs, Ciccoricco juxtaposed the organic forms of nature with her meticulous embroideries.The California-based artist crafts her Nesting series on white, handmade paper with unfinished edges.The stark backdrop complements the precisely laid thread that seems to suspend each twig, while the natural borders offer an additional organic element.More of Natalie Ciccoricco‘s amazing fiber art can be found at https://www.mrsciccoricco.com/ and https://www.novel-b.com/blog/mrs-cicoricco.
Living on the shore of Lake Ontario, just east of Toronto, 29-year-old photographer Matt Molloy has daily encounters with brilliant sunsets and cloudscapes that he’s been photographing for over three years.
One day he began experimenting with time-lapse sequences by taking hundreds of images as the sun set and the clouds moved through the sky.
Molloy had always loved “star trail” photos. They’re most commonly made from multiple photos of stars shot from a fixed position and later merged into one image.
Applying this technique to his own photography, Molloy then digitally took and and stacked numerous photos to reveal shifts in color and shape reminiscent of painterly brush strokes that smeared the sky.
There is something about Molloy’s timelapse photography that makes you feel as if you were watching time spread and stop at the same time.
It’s a point of view that is as colorful and transient as life itself.
More of Matt Molloy‘s amazing photography can be found at https://matt-molloy.pixels.com/ and https://www.dpmag.com/how-to/shooting/the-art-of-time-lapse-photography/.
Susanna Bauer uses the beauty of nature around her to express what is universal and enduring in our world.
She works with the everyday, inconspicuous details of our natural surroundings, fallen leaves, tiny branches, often edged with amazing cotton yarn.
Intimate marks add detail to small patches or the complete outline of browned leaves, drawing our attention the natural growth patterns found in their interior.
The artist tries to pay homage to nature as well as showing the detail and beauty of the world that surrounds us.
“As you can imagine, working with fragile leaves requires a lot of patience and a steady hand, but the focus of my work for me lies on the effect it has on the viewer, on the ideas that flow into the compositions and the thoughts the pieces can evoke,” she noted.
More of Susanna Bauer’s delicate, amazing work can be found at www.susannabauer.com.
Vesna Krasnec is a self-taught artist living in Vienna.
Each of her pictures is a window to a world of relationships: between man and animal, between man and plant, between mother earth and her children.
The viewer finds a world in which man, as a seeker, has found his destination in the Garden of Eden. In this garden we rediscover our lost innocence.Through her distinctive talent for drawing and her strong compositions, Krasnec is able to convey her image idea with conviction and in a forceful way to the people. She keeps away from today’s common attitudes to want to be modern in the art scene, knowing that all contemporary and current are short lived.
She believes that it is only important that her work retains the authenticity which is the characteristic of an art that originated in the middle of the person.More of Vesna Krasnec‘s work can be found at http://vesna-krasnec.com.