Japanese artist Kiyomi specializes in meticulously handcrafting miniature replicas of antique furniture. This ancient art of miniaturization in Japan, seen in bonsai trees and compact mobile phones, finds new expression in Kiyomi’s work. Continue reading »
Digitally Altered Portraits Superimposed With Flowers, Antique Patterns, And Wildlife Illustrations By Tawny Chatmon
Maryland-based artist Tawny Chatmon combines traditional portraiture with digital collage, layering elements of antique patterns, vintage botanicals, and wildlife illustrations onto images of her children and other relatives. Once printed, Chatmon often revisits the digital textures she has superimposed, physically adding layers of gold ornamental elements or paint. Continue reading »
Alex Chinneck’s (previously) latest artwork, ‘Growing up gets me down’, transforms an antique grandfather clock into a contemporary sculpture.
The unique piece, which is on display and available to purchase at Liberty London, achieves the seemingly impossible task of tying the body of a longcase oak clock into a knot. The result is an inventive and witty twist on a traditional aesthetic, breathing new life and eccentricity into an antique object. Continue reading »
Nine years ago, Canadian-Trinidadian artist Curtis Talwst Santiago was given an old ring box by a Parisian street vendor, who told him: “I want to see what you make with this.” Continue reading »
Steve Mead, of Kent City, Mich., looks at tractors that belonged to the late Sherwood “Red” Casterline in Ensley, Mich. Arlene Culver beamed as she surveyed the farmyard lined with 72 antique tractors, old engines and other rusted farm equipment collected by her late father, Sherwood “Red” Casterline. On Saturday, hundreds of antique farm equipment buffs from as far away as Texas will gather for an auction to sell off the rare tractors and engines Culver’s father dragged home one by one over 50 years of collecting. (Cory Morse / AP) Continue reading »