Thursday, June 14, 2012

Man Man

Kristin Skees, Artist, American

Cozy Portraits
More to see on website. 

My work combines portraiture, knitting, and a love of the unexpected and absurd. Like an ill-fitting handmade sweater, the cozies are about the claustrophobia of relationships. They represent the ways in which our closest relationships can often walk the fine line between loving and smothering. In the Cozy Portrait series I create a custom cozy for each person in the project – often my close friends and family, identified by the portrait title. Some of the portraits take a week to complete, and some take a year. From beginning to end, the piece is defined by my relationship, dialog, and collaboration with the person being cozied. The process and the resulting portraits are very specific to each person. But by covering the majority of a person’s identifiable features, they also become abstract and universal. While the final form is a photographic portrait, for me, the piece begins with the first conversation, and the first question: “Can I cozy you?”

You Can Eat This Cookbook

The first and only Cookbook you can actually read, cook and eat. Made out of 100% fresh pasta it can be opened, filled with ingredients and finally be cooked. Packaged as classic lasagna. The Cookbook was designed as a special project for a large publishing house.

From Korefe.  Link here to see more pics and other designs.

Monday, June 11, 2012

Artist, Scott Fife


Alex McNutt, Student Work

Chris McMachen, Student Work

Alex Jackman, Student Work

 "When introduced into new surroundings nothing is familiar. You are a complete stranger in a dark room only to figure out where the light is. The form of the mask I created represents being a stranger in a new place. The triangle in the middle of the top side of the square represents me and the darkness around it represents the new surroundings. The light comes from within to illuminate new images." -Alex Jackman

Kelly Austin, Student Work

Wire, tracing paper, gel medium.