Martha Pachón Rodriguez


Recently viewed a post on This is Colossal about ceramic artist, Martha Pachón Rodriguez.  We loved her sculpted pieces that we also had to share.  The artist was born in Santa Fé de Bogotá, Colombia, graduated in fine arts in Neiva, Columbia and continued her education in Faenza, Italy.  On First Drops she shares her dedication to ceramics as follows:

“I was born in a land where we experience the use of ceramic in daily life. As a girl, I loved clay, my parents knew that a box of coloured clay to shape was more important to me than a toy. At University, my thesis in the Fine Arts Faculty was completely focused on ceramics. My inclinations have always come natural to me, they were never imposed and this represents my way of communicating with the world.”  

More of her work can be viewed on her website, Instagram and Facebook.  

Images:  Courtesy of Martha Pachón Rodriguez.

Andy Westface


Andy Westface was born and raised in Hong Kong.  He majored in graphic design in a design school and was art director of a local graphic design company.  He is currently  a freelance graphic designer and illustrator.  We love his work for the reasons he describes:

“I am a big fan of simplicity in vector art. I love the simple but clear and strong feeling so much.”
“The simplicity of vector art gives people a strong sense of space. I always try to use the simplest design of character, composition, and color that can show my feeling to deliver a message. “Less is more” is true, I really agree with this.” 

“I always want to create a world that is full of positive power. In that world, humans and animals can have their own personality and they can pursue their own dreams.”

More of his work can be viewed on his website, Instagram and Facebook.

Images:  Courtesy of Andy Westface.

Ran Hwang


You have to really get up close to fully appreciate the detailed work in these large scale installations, sculptures and wall art,
the creations of New York-based artist, Ran Hwang.  Originally trained as a realist artist, Hwang uses thousands of colorful threads, buttons, beads and crystals attached with long pins to create her incredible pieces. She describes the process as a form of meditation with the repetitive action and concentration evoking a Zen-like discipline.

You can view more of her work on her website.

Images:  Courtesy of Ran Hwang.