Jessica Harrison

JessicaHarrisonLove these tattooed ladies of refinement created by Edinburgh-based sculptor, Jessica Harrison. The artist uses found ceramics and paints traditional tattoo images of skulls, hearts and daggers on these demure, feminine figures. She explains the juxtaposing as follows:

“Moving beyond a bi-directional model, Harrison proposes a multi-directional and pervasive model of skin as a space in which body and world mingle. Working with this moving space between artist/maker and viewer, she draws on the active body in both making and interpreting sculpture to unravel imaginative touch and proprioceptive sensation in sculptural practice. In this way, Harrison re-describes the body in sculpture through the skin, offering an alternative way of thinking about the body beyond a binary tradition of inside and outside.”

Images: Courtesy of Jessica Harrison

Kokeshi Matches

KokeshiMatchesIf you’ve been following Cari Mateo for awhile, you know that we have a deep respect and fascination for Japanese art and culture. Stumbled on to this collection of matchsticks designed by Japanese artist, Hiromi Hirasaka, and knew we had to post it. The artist began by drawing match faces by hand then decided to hand stamp the faces for mass production. Would love to get some of these Kokeshi Matches but unfortunately like many Japanese products they are available only in Japan.

Images: Courtesy of Hiromi Hirasaka.

Gunna Ydri

GunnaYdriDiscovered these great screen print designs on Etsy. They are the creations of Danish textile designer, Gunna Ydri. The London-based designer is a graduate of Chelsea College of Art & Design as well as the Royal College of Art where she specialized in printed textiles and illustrations. You can purchase the printed products here on her Etsy shop.

Images: Courtesy of Gunna Ydri.