These paintings by California-based artist Andrew Patterson-Tutschka have so much life. They jump around with their busy, assertive lines and colors! Wonderful!
– via Boooooooom
Something like Block Shop’s Soleri Scarf seems so simple, so easy to execute, its tempting to figure anyone could do it, that just an afternoon in the garage could make this happen. Click through to educate yourself, because it takes a whole lot more work than you’d think to make something beautiful.
– via Design Milk
This opinion column by Nigerian poet Ben Okri raises an interesting point: through a social expectation that writers of color should write about oppression, slavery, or injustice, are they being pigeonholed away from a space to be creative? This is obvious and easiest to understand when talking about writers of color, but the problem applied to artists of any group. The greatest art comes from complete freedom of expression, and while that expression may, at times, be influenced by the history of the artist, expecting their art to directly address that history at every moment limits the artist’s voice, and their potential.
– via The Guardian