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The extraordinary art of autistic ‘five-year-old Monet’

The extraordinary art of autistic ‘five-year-old Monet’ At first glance, they could almost pass for masterpieces by Monet or Renoir. But these impressionist-style paintings — which are changing hands for thousands of dollars — were painted by a five-year-old girl who is unable to speak. Meet Iris Halmshaw, an autistic child from Leicestershire, UK, who has been producing these striking artworks since she was three. She has autism, a condition that has made her unable to communicate Read more [...]

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Replicating nature using embroidery art

Replicating nature using embroidery art Embroidery art often seeks to mimic nature, but Australian visual artist Meredith Woolnough has a special technique we’ve never seen before. By using water-soluble fabric, her beautiful embroidery, which is inspired by nature’s most graceful forms, gains a new dimension of lightness and delicacy. First, she traces a natural form onto her water-soluble fabric. Then, once she has embroidered her art onto the fabric and dissolved it, she mounts the Read more [...]

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Everyday Items Turned into Playful Characters by Gilbert Legrand

Everyday Items Turned into Playful Characters by Gilbert Legrand French artist and designer Gilbert Legrand uses familiar to all of us everyday items to create—mostly  by painting them—some  really interesting characters. It is a usual thing for artists to see in common objects something else. The feature of Gilbert Legrand is the fact that he offers everything he sees to his viewer. Scissors, brushes, zippers, cutlery; everything has a life of its own. Gilbert was born and Read more [...]

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Eliza Bennett creates visual narratives with her pieces

Eliza Bennett creates visual narratives with her pieces ELiza Bennett is a London based artist who recieved a BTEC National Diploma in art, focusing on textiles. She then continued to pursue a BA in Fashion Design at Middlesex University.  Eliza creates visual narratives with her pieces. Using her hand as a canvas, ” A Woman’s Work is Never Done” is a self-inflicted sculpture. These worn looking hands are a representation of how hard a women’s work truly is. Using thread and needle, Read more [...]

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Textile Moth and Butterfly Sculptures by Yumi Okita

Textile Moth and Butterfly Sculptures by Yumi Okita North Carolina-based artist Yumi Okita creates beautiful textile sculptures of months, butterflies, and other insects with various textiles and embroidery techniques. The pieces are quite large, measuring nearly a foot wide and contain other flourishes including painting, feathers, and artificial fur. You can many of her most recent pieces here. (via the Jealous Curator) Read more [...]

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