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Don Fisher

These handmade fish bags are the creations of graphic designer Julia Castaño. The Barcelona-based artist sells her fun wares under the brand, Don Fisher. The bags are made with the highest quality materials. The insides are fleshy and full of bones and sometimes teeth.

You can follow the artist on her website, Facebook and Instagram. Some of her items can be purchased on Etsy.

Images: Courtesy of Don Fisher

Karen O’Neil

Woodstock-based painter Karen O’Neil grew up in an artistic family learning to paint light from her brother James. Her still life paintings of glassware, china and fruits has an airy quality showing an artist fascinated by transparency and reflection. She says this about still life on ASLinea.org:

“My fascination with still life began in art school.  It’s about the pure joy of seeing – the monumental and profound in our everyday visual experiences.”

The artist can be found on her website and on Facebook.

Images: Courtesy of Karen O’Neil.

Zemer Peled

Admiring the intricate work of ceramist Zemer Peled. The Israeli artist examines the beauty and brutality of the natural world and uses slivers of porcelain to mirror their shapes and forms. On an interview with Cfile.org. she gives us an insight into her work:

“The sculptures I make are formed of ceramic shards, constructing them into large-scale/small-scale sculptures and installations. I am producing the shards myself using the slab roller; I make sheets of clay, fire them, and smash them into pieces with a hammer. I love playing with the idea of the texture and the form can look airy, delicate, light and fluffy and to give a sense of flutter, as if my breath would break it. Yet, the hard and sharp shards can be seen as round and moving, and give a sense of softness.”

“Process is crucial to my sculptural ideas. They are consistent with the Kabbalah concepts of Shevirah (breaking) and Tikkun (mending) that can also be considered as renewal. I make, then break, then make again. Chaos, destruction, and decay are intense and necessary creative process for me to create each of my sculptures.”

You can purchase a few of her work on her website and you can follow her also on Facebook and Instagram.

Images: Courtesy of Zemer Peled.