Artist Erika Sanada Imaginary Creatures

Canine Culture

 

Creepy or pawsitively adorable? CEO Olivia here to share the intriguing sculptures created by Japanese artist Erika Sanada.  Sanada grew up filled with fear & anxiety.  She learned to channel those fears & anxiety into her art.  Erika’s pawsome sculptures on one paw have a sinister quality to them but one can’t help but find them pawsitively irresistible.

In Sanada’s artist statement she writes, ” I’m using the ceramic medium to create my bizarre creatures. Clay allows me to create what’s in my head.  These animals with their small deformities help me express my sensitive side.  Beautiful & disturbing are terms I hear when people talk about my work & I love that these 2 terms are not often used together.  Life: beautiful & disturbing.

Let’s have a sniff at what I dug up for you.

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

Want to see more of Erika’s work? You can, follow her on Instagram or check out her website.

Have a pawsome weekend. Remember to be gnawsome, be kind & stay safe.

CEO Olivia, Dot & Jerry Underfoot 🐾💜🐾

 

The Naturally Surreal Work of Artist Tiffany Bozic

Canine Culture

 

For us good dogs it’s all about the nose & we love the details of a good stink but I notice huMom gets lost in the details of her visual world. Hi, CEO Olivia & today I want to share with you the furbulous & surreal work of self-taught artist Tiffany Bozic. Currently she lives in San Francisco, CA but has spent most of her life living with & observing nature. Although her illustrations can feel traditional there is a emotional range of surreal symbolic /metaphorical themes & this is the stuff I know huMom loves.

Bozic developed a dog gone complex pawcess of masking & staining the maple panels in which she paints on, resulting in the natural grain working pawfectly with each composition using multiple layers of watered down acrylic paint. It’s pawsitively beautiful.

Tiffany’s pawsome subjects are inspired both from her extensive travels to wild places, & the research specimens at the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco, California.

Let’s have a sniff at what I dug up for you.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Want to see more of Tiffany’s work? You can, follow her on Instagram or check out her website.

Have a pawsome weekend. Remember to be gnawsome, be kind & stay safe.

CEO Olivia, Dot & Jerry Underfoot 🐾💜🐾

 

The Delicate Metal Sculptures of Artist Taiichiro Yoshida

Canine Culture

 

CEO Olivia here today to share the wooftastic work of Japanese Artist Taiichiro Yoshida who creates pawtacular animal sculptures shaped from flowers made of colored bronze, copper & silver. They are simply wagnificent.

Decorative metalworking has a long history in Japan.   Yoshida follows century old traditions in his hot-metal treated sculptures of flower-encrusted animals. His metal carving handiwork is pawfected by his color techniques, pawduced by super-cooling the heated metal at pawcise stages which he views to be one of the most impawtant aspects of his art. There are 4 feature colors in his pieces: white, pink, pinkish brown, & copper patina. He has said the work can be difficult & tedious to pawduce, but it earned him the 2015 Taro Okamoto Contemporary Award.

Let’s take a sniff.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Want to see more of Yoshida’s work? You can, follow him on Instagram or check out his website.

Have a pawsome weekend. Remember to be gnawsome, be kind & stay safe.

CEO Olivia, Dot & Jerry Underfoot 🐾💜🐾