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West African Masquerade Photos.

These photos are quite old, but they’re new to me. Photographer Phyllis Galembo takes colorful portraits of individuals in developing countries and captures the richness and beauty in their everyday dress and surroundings. These photos are large-scale color images capturing ritual adornment in Nigeria, Benin and Burkina Faso. Here are my favorites, but you can...Read...
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Stefanie Fiore‘s A New Home Series

Stefanie Fiore has a stunning 10-photograph series that captures homes of Italian-Canadian families in their everyday garishness. Decorative wallpapers sandwich ornate furniture, gaudy photographs, and miscellaneous trinkets. Inanimate objects serve as subtle storytellers of history and social change. Posh or gaudy? Regal or cluttered? It honestly becomes hard to decide, but these photographs certainly capture...Read...
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three cheers for Travis Louie.

I’ve always been intrigued with the mystery of the Victorian era, where our understanding is generally limited to sepia-toned photographs and phonographs playing old-fashioned tunes. Imagine the local saloon, packed with the neighborhood characters, clinking cups overfilling with beer. Now fast forward to the present time, where we can raise our glasses to Travis Louie, the artist who has brought historical magic...Read...
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Fiber Optic Wallpaper By Camilla Diedrich? What’s Next?

Camilla Diedrich is a Swedish designer who does all sorts of installation and textiles works, including some pieces for IKEA (what any good Swede should do)! Wallpapers, in their current common incarnations, haven’t quite lived up to their previous glories during the Renaissance and Victorian eras, but Diedrich’s newest “Nature Ray Charles Wallpaper” is bringing...Read...
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Myong Kurily Brings The World To Chicago

Myong Kurily has a whole lot of the world inside her, and it translates into her art. She’s an equal-opportunity artist who loves to paint on sheets of acrylic as much as she likes to paint on canvases. She likes incorporating Eastern-influenced animals as much as she likes using Victorian-styled female characters. Kurily might have...Read...
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Theo Ellsworth and Alec Neal Create Ornate Art

At Portland’s First Thursday Art Walk earlier this week, I came upon two artists who reminded me of one another. While Theo Ellsworth‘s pieces seem more tribally-influenced and Alec Neal‘s seem more abstract, both artists combine a level of ornamentation and shape exploration to create intricate, moving pieces. Alec Neal’s Sejour Vacation Theo Ellsworth’s The...Read...
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Erica Steiner Artist Interview

"Whether this impulse is made manifest in the form of an everyday act like putting on jewelry, or in an overt act of ritual, such as the adornment of a religious icon with flower garlands, we as humans are ubiquitously driven to decorate our world, to sanctify it, and to beautify it with ornament."
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