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Look at this Little Thing!

All kinds of awesome miniature and tiny things to look at!
Apr 1 '14

amandashirlow:

Modern Art from Filipe Pinto Soares Floating Dreams Series (2009)

Apr 1 '14
booksofadam:

Maxwell is way into steampunk. JK he’s a cat lol.

booksofadam:

Maxwell is way into steampunk. JK he’s a cat lol.

Mar 31 '14
Mar 31 '14
papersighted:

smaller and smaller
crane has 1cm wingspan, cat is 2.2cm tall. january 2011.

papersighted:

smaller and smaller

crane has 1cm wingspan, cat is 2.2cm tall. january 2011.

Mar 30 '14

A Note about Patronage and Exhbitions!

Hey everyone!  As you can see, I made two posts today featuring artists making miniature art: Dalton Ghetti and Kevin B. Chen. Dalton Ghetti’s work has been on my radar since the beginning of this blog, but I just learned about Kevin Chen’s work earlier this week.

I wanted to highlight each of these artists because they both are part of an exhibition at the Palo Alto Art Center in Palo Alto, CA called “Pencils Down.” I was able to attend an in-person lecture there by Dalton Ghetti earlier this week and it was fascinating! For instance, the alphabet pencils? Those took him a year and a half to complete. He can only work about an hour to an hour and a half per day because his eyes get tired and he can lose focus.  

It was at this lecture that I got to see his work up close, and it gives a whole new perspective on how awesome the work is. The exhibition is also where I learned about Kevin B. Chen and saw some of his drawings, which are so powerful in person.  The Palo Alto Art Center has the work of these artists in their own room, and plenty of magnifying glasses for visitors to get an up close look at the works.

The exhibition goes on through April 13th, so if you’re in the Bay Area, I hope you can get out and take a look! The whole exhibition is really lovely.

If any of you know of art exhibitions local to you featuring miniature art, please submit them using the ask or submit boxes! I really like featuring art for all of you to enjoy, and I hope you all will check out exhibitions in person when you can!

All artists need patrons, and bringing your love of miniatures into the real world is a great way to be a patron of the arts!

Mar 30 '14

Including a repeating motif of fictional cityscapes, Kevin Chen’s drawings feature intricately detailed minarets, towers and capitals which he has called “fictional cities,” inspired by a combination of archetypes and styles. This series of work, “The View from There” was prompted by the artist’s shifting perspective of urban vistas and skylines after relocating from New York to Oakland. “Out here in California, there is a lot more space and vistas where you can see the urban fabric from a distance,” he said in an interview with KQED. “I became entranced trying to capture the feeling you can get from seeing the city from afar.” Both familiar and foreign, city skylines instigate reflection upon the feeling of anticipation, whether towards a return to home and familiar place, or the allure and excitement of reaching foreign lands and travelling. The gallery also provides magnifying lenses to view the exacting detail of Chen’s miniature drawings, a tool that the artist himself uses when drawing in order to, he says “…create a series of work that rewards the viewer with each subsequent deeper look.”

Mar 30 '14

showslow:

The intricate magic of pencil lead sculptor Dalton Ghetti.

Mar 29 '14
vicdeleon:

Shooting the cover of The Stranger’s Brunch Guide!

vicdeleon:

Shooting the cover of The Stranger’s Brunch Guide!