Fierce Fashion: Zac Posen
Fashion designer Zac Posen stepped it up a quite few notches with his incredible Cinderella ball gown. He created it for Claire Danes to wear to the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala 2016, last night.
We Get Our Foto Fix: Marco Castelli
Marco Castelli is a fine art photographer living in Florence, Italy. His otherworldly studies of the growths in petri dishes are like little planets floating against a starry sky. Aptly titled – “A Micro Odyssey” – they are gorgeous and enchanting galaxies in black and white.
AJ Frena’s art is a wild kingdom of animals and humanity, a tumultuous and invigorating realm. Detailed and concisely rendered in both tooth and nail, his imagery is composed with a keen sense of design, empathy and admiration of the animal in us all.
Myoung Ho Lee photographs solitary trees framed against white canvas backdrops in the middle of natural landscapes. Like stage settings in nature - they beautifully isolate and highlight the shape of the tree. To install the large canvases, which span approximately 60 by 45 feet, the artist enlists a production crew and heavy cranes.
Featured Artist: Dan Hillier
Dan works in mixed media using collage, Photoshop and his own pen and ink drawings – producing screen prints of the final image. He takes much of his inspiration from old Gothic Victorian etchings. The ink paintings are done “using lots of water, lots of Daler-Rowney Calli ink and lots of delicate scratching with a dip nib pen.”
Art On The Web
It’s not often that I go to a Tumblr site and just can’t pull away. However, the well curated site - The Villa of Ormen - did just that, pulled me in for an extended darkly fantastic voyage. If you like otherworldly, surreal, mysterious imagery with haunted overtones, this is the bomb. Bits of words of wisdom, philosophical quotes and symbolism also sprinkle this site, in between the stunningly gorgeous images.