Atelier Mori

We know very little about this artisan but we do know that he creates traditional silk embroideries on kimonos and that he is also an embroidery writer and teacher. His web sites are labeled under the name, Atelier Mori and this modern stitching series is called ‘crossing’.

You can see more of his work on his website, Facebook and Instagram.

Images: Courtesy of Atelier Mori.

Chris Maynard

Washington-based artist Chris Maynard carves feathers into amazing art, using molted feathers that are all legal to have and sell in the United States. He creates his intricate art with tiny eye surgery scissors, forceps, scalpels and magnifiers. The artist has a background in biology and ecology and is a long-time member of the Audubon often contributing his art to conservation causes both local, national and international. To gain an insight into the artist we garnered a few quotes from his blog:

“An artist’s job is to create bridges between how the world actually is and how we experience it. An artist help us to see and experience the world from a different angle—whether it is emotional, conceptual, or just seeing things differently from how our brains are used to—like M.C. Escher does so well. It helps us not get too stuck in one way of seeing things. It allows us to be more flexible and adaptable.”

“Feathers are perfect by themselves so why make art with them? I do it to add meaning: to direct the viewer to ideas they can relate to. Giving meaning abstracts from the thing viewed.  The meaning is not the actual object seen. It involves assumptions which can be wrong.”

“Many people say my art is completely original but it is not. I mean I developed a technique using technologies already created, I use common accepted design practices, and I am influenced by other artist.”

The artist can be followed on his website, Facebook and Instagram.

Images: Courtesy of Chris Maynard.

Takashi Nakamura

Admiring the incredible work of Japanese artist Takashi Nakamura. The freelance illustrator graduated from the Design Academy of Omiya and is currently residing in Saitama prefecture, part of the Greater Tokyo Area. He depicts scenes and details of ordinary life in a style influenced by reading manga, hence the precise line work and light applications of color. The illustrations are all handmade starting with a faint draft and then patiently painting textures and colors with gel ink pens.

You can see follow the artist on his his website and on Tumblr.

Images: Courtesy of Takashi Nakamura.