Sunday, July 19, 2009

Ray Becoskie

Minneapolis based artist, Ray Becoskie doesn't reveal much about himself on his shared website 8blockrule. However, he does leave this quote by Michel Thevoz that I thought I would share with you.
Michel Thevoz, Curator of the Collection de l'Art Brut in Lausanne has written the following:
"Art Brut", or "outsider art", consists of works produced by people who for various reasons have not been culturally indoctrinated or socially conditioned. They are all kinds of dwellers on the fringes of society. Working outside the fine art "system" (schools, galleries, museums and so on), these people have produced, from the depths of their own personalities and for themselves and no one else, works of outstanding originality in concept, subject and techniques. They are works which owe nothing to tradition or fashion...
...often with new means and materials they create their works for their own use, as a kind of private theatre. They choose subjects which are often enigmatic and they do not care about the good opinion of others, even keeping their work secret.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Oiseaux Noir

Shelley Kommers has some pretty cute work. Wouldn't you say? The first two images are from her etsy store Oiseaux Noir and the second set of images are from her etsy store Oiseaux. The second set up images are vintage images of children's books, and personalized to your liking. If you like her work, youll enjoy her website, Oiseaux, too.