this man puts us all to shame. ok just me.
it's baffling to me how someone is so creative and productive in what is seemingly and simply his spare time. portland's joel henriques is continuously inventing little bits and big bits of what range from dark room experiments to latchhook rugs to charming animals put together with leftover materials. i'm always inspired. and envious. he's like, "oh, i just found some vintage dominoes and leftover wire from some framing, so i threw together an exact replica of the eiffel tower while i was waiting for my coffee..."
does having kids instantly increase your art+crafts-itude? it must.
either way, i'm ten times the slacker now, just for having looked at this again.
i love his paper city.
i was thrilled to be introduced to cut paper artist, jill sylvia, last month. her installations are precise and delicate and beautiful and almost-unbelievable (as in how does she DO that?).
if you were fortunate enough to catch her, she's been in two recent shows in new york: she was part of scope in march and is still showing through april 18 at christina ray.
nb: click on the photos -- they look even better bigger.