Estudio Guardabosques

Estudio Guardabosques is a Buenos Aires-based design and illustration studio consisting of Carolina Silvero and Juan Nicolás Elizalde. They like to draw and make things with paper using the ancient art of paper folding.  Their main focus is on nature crafting not only the birds shown above but also various geometric mammals.  They create a wide range of paper projects for publishing, fashion, advertising, cinema and other artistic branches.

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

Images:  Courtesy of Studio Guardabosques.

Alex Katz

We had previously posted other works by Alex Katz but this time we have focused on his floral paintings. Alex Katz trained in modern art theories and techniques at The Cooper Union in Manhattan.  He was encouraged to paint from life and the practice remained a staple of his process. His works has been the subject of numerous solo and group exhibitions internationally.  The following quotes give you an insight into the artist:  

“Sometimes it takes me days or weeks to get something clear in my head on what I want to do. Everything is in steps. One thing leads to another.” 

“Realist painting has to do with leaving out a lot of detail. I think my painting can be a little shocking in all that it leaves out. But what happens is that the mind fills in what’s missing… Painting is a way of making you see what I saw.”

“I like to make an image that is so simple you can’t avoid it, and so complicated you can’t figure it out.”


You can follow the artist here on his website.

Images:  Courtesy of Alex Katz.

Lindsey Thomas

Admiring these felted whimsical animals created by London-based textile artist, Lindsey Thomas.  She excels in the art of needle felting, poking and stabbing fiber with a needle until a desired shape is created.  In 2012 she acquired a degree in illustration from Middlesex University and in her spare time dabbled with mix media and fiber. On her bio she says this about her art:

“I find joy in the way a pile of fluff can be magically transformed into whatever animal might be summoned from my mind. Once the face is there with eyes to peer at me as I stab life into the creatures, I fall a little bit in love with them.”

You can follow the artist on her website, Behance, Facebook and Instagram.  Some of her pieces can be purchased on her online shop.

Images:  Courtesy of Lindsey Thomas