Category Archives: Mixed Media

Tetsuhiro Wakabayashi

Admiring this botanical calendar created by Japanese painter, Tetsuhiro Wakabayashi, a graduate of Kanazawa College of Art and Commerce Design.  He created this calendar with the thought that “the beginning of an unforgettable day should be somewhat gentle”.  There are 365 images none of which are the same. 

You can view more of his work on his website, Tumblr, Facebook and Behance.  Some of his original paintings are available in his Etsy shop.

Images:  Courtesy of Tesuhiro Wakabayashi.

 

Justyna Wołodkiewicz

Justyna Wołodkiewicz from Szczecin, Poland is a self-taught embroiderer, polymer clay and mixed media artist.  Her work is made with a mix of traditional embroidery techniques plus 3D polymer clay shapes.  She utilizes vibrant colors and takes inspiration from her surroundings resulting in sculptural embroideries that are technically complicated and definitely unique.

You can see more of her designs on Instagram and Behance. A few of her patterns are available on Etsy.

Images:  Courtesy of Justyna Wołodkiewicz.

 

Rhian Swierat

Rhian Swierat is an artist and graphic designer living in Brooklyn who uses stitches
to record her memories and experiences of different places. Her abstract work are impressions from a specific time and place recorded on watercolor paper with paint and with silk and rayon thread. She describes her process as follows:

“Each piece starts with an idea, a place or time and I make small stitch sketches of each layer which become the palette of styles and forms to make the final piece. The sketches serve as a guide to my process since they are the singular recording of each memory. I see myself as a painter who uses thread. The colors are pure and unmixed and the layering of stitches gives shade variation. Each layer is highly detailed and tactile so the repeating of patterns serve as the non-verbal storytelling of my memories. This layering and abstraction allows for a viewer to search for my story in each composition and formulate their own understanding of each space.”

Images: Courtesy of Rhian Swierat.