Most of Anna Garforth’s artwork is created from materials not usually selected for making art. Food, moss, trash, etc. are used to bring her projects to life. The first work that caught my eye was the moss works, but I also enjoy her other art as well.
Johan Rijpma breathes life into ordinary rolls of packing tape by sticking them to the ceiling in various patterns and allowing gravity to take over. He does also lean on some clever video work to add some appeal to the whole thing. This video of the work is fantastic and well worth watching.
It has been a while since I last looked at the artwork of Brian Dettmer. Dettmer is still breathing new life into old, antiquated books and transforming them into new works of art.
Kate MacDowell uses her artwork to comment on the beauty of our world and how we as humans appreciate and desire this beauty. Contrasting to this is our desire for a convenient and easy lifestyle which impacts the beauty of the world around us. MacDowell crafts these beautifully and intricately detailed works in porcelain.