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Raku Inoue

Admiring this series of handmade insect collages created by Montrial-based illustrator, artist and designer, Raku Inoue.  The artist created his “Natura Insects” series with seasonal materials influenced by one of the principles of Ikebana to use materials that are abundant and at hand. On Treehugger he explains his work as follows: 

“But especially for this type of work, the goal is to not overthink, to try to create in a very natural way. When I work with different publicity agencies, they often have a specific direction that they want me to take. So I just came up with this exercise to make me to be more apt to create in a more spontaneous way. Often the best work is done when going with the flow.”

More of his work can be seen on Behance and Instagram.

Images:  Courtesy of Raku Inoue.

Amber Cowan

Philadelphia-based artist and educator Amber Cowan is the creator of these extraordinary sculptures made out of recycled pressed glass. The glass used is generally sought through thrift stores, flea markets and post-production factory runs. She frameworks, blows and hot sculpts the glass into folkloric scenes of leaves, flowers, animals and human figures. 

More of her work can be seen on her website and Instagram.

Images:  Courtesy of Amber Cowan.

Stewart Francis Easton

Sorry for the lack of posts of late.  If you have ever had a frozen shoulder you will know how excrutiating the pain in your arm and back can be.  To date still not 100%.

Stewart Francis Easton is a British artist whose work focuses on craft, illustration and fine art.  His approach to embroidery is abstract modern based on tradition and rituals applying folk song, story and social history.  He has received an MA in illustration and animation and has had a number of solo and group shows in the UK and USA.  He writes this about himself:

” I draw. I sew. I ride a push bike and I like Clarks shoes.”

You can view more of his work on his website and on Instagram.

Images:  Courtesy of Stewart Francis Easton.