“I use a combination of old photos, patterns, and textures in my art. I keep working on it until I am happy with the results. There have been several times when I’ve left a half-finished design that I was not completely happy with and picked it up a year later to complete it. Sometimes it just takes time to see something in a different light.” – Kevin Lucius
Archive for September, 2012
Style is just one thing to keep in mind for your new ceiling fan. Size and efficiency have their say, too. An undersized fan will fail to make the room comfortable and have to be run more often, using more energy in the process. An oversized fan will also use more energy and cut into the efficiency an Energy Star rating brings to the table.
The founder of Perch! Design Studio, Amy Adams, is integral to every piece that leaves the shop, whether she is crafting it herself or putting the finishing touches on the glaze. With an art background and a love of actualizing the many ideas in her notebook, she produces home accents of a different feather. Ceramic vases, candles, pendant lights, and more are adorned with cheery colors and bird-inspired patterns.
Screen printing is an art and craft that has evolved with popular culture. Although the basic techniques are hundreds of years old, emulsions and graphics software continue to advance the applications of screen printing. In the afterglow of artists like Andy Warhol, many screen printers use the technique to produce original art pieces based on iconic cultural imagery. Print Mafia and Dark Cycle Clothing are two East Coast print shops that produce edgy, compelling screen prints worthy of being called art.