Tag Archives: #mixedmedia

Molly Burgess

Admiring these soft sculptures created by Grand Rapids native, Molly Burgess.  This fiber artist’s love of nature and science led her to making insects, arachnid and especially moths.  She incorporates hand embroidery, machine stitching, painting, dying and wire work to form her creations.  In her bio she writes this about the moth:

“Many types of moths—including my favorite the luna moth—only live a couple of weeks after they emerge. I found it interesting that the part of their lives where they are the most beautiful is also the most fleeting. My work is definitely influenced by a desire to create a lasting representation of that beauty.”

You can follow the artist on her website, Facebook and Instagram.  She has an Etsy shop but currently has no listing.

Images:  Courtesy of Molly Burgess.

James Lincke

James Lincke is an illustrator, designer & storyteller who works traditionally with pencils, pastels, watercolor, oils, mixed media objects and Photoshop. The award-winning visual artist has been showcased worldwide through competitions and galleries. His work often manages visually craft a narrative. On an interview with Apex Magazine he says this about his work:

“I enjoy being playful and trying to make people laugh, but I also like making people feel uncomfortable and awkward. Creating artwork is very much like exercising the body. Some days, you should jog and eat light, whereas other days you should hit the weights and really challenge yourself.”

“I go back and study my work often in an attempt to better understand my journey with art, and I’d say there’s a definite twisted humor behind a lot of the artwork I’ve created.”


More of his artwork can be viewed on his website, Facebook and Instagram. You can purchase some of his pieces in the Etsy shop, James Lincke Creations.

Images:  Courtesy of James Lincke. 

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.