Month: March 2016

Interview: Owen Duggan | Unique Lighting Co

Those who know me know I have a penchant for lights, particularly those that are different, unique and not run of the mill. So when I discovered Owen Duggan on Etsy I was fascinated by his range of upcycled and created lights which he makes in the beautiful environs of the historic town of Melle in western France. A barn renovation was all it took for his love of making things to turn into a business, The Unique Lighting Company. Please introduce yourself and tell us a bit about your background and how you’ve ended up where you are today. My name is Owen and I have always had to do something practical and with my hands. I would not last at a desk job for a day! About 5 years ago I decided to make the move from hectic London to very quiet rural France. After renovating an old barn in a new home the one thing that was missing was some suitable lights. I looked everywhere for something a little bit ‘different’ and unusual and was shocked at …

Alice Bridget Art

Interview: Alice Nelson| Artist

Alice Nelson does amazing things with resin. Her paintings swirl and flow with colour and depth reminiscent of the sea, the sky and the universe. You can loose yourself in their frozen liquidity, which is exactly what she wants you to do. Her works pop on Instagram which is where I found her. Not only does she make art but she is also studying for a fine arts degree and has two young children! Please introduce yourself and tell us a bit about your background and how you’ve ended up where you are today. My name is Alice. I’m 27 years old, am a mother to two incredible girls and in my final year of studying a Bachelor of Fine Arts. I have always had a passion for art and a strong need to create. I have been lucky to have such supportive family who always encouraged me to do what makes me happy, so the decision to study fine arts came easy. Aside from my children, and uni, I manage to make time to paint and …

'The Waiting Room' by Dana Lundmark

Interview: Dana Lundmark | Sculptor

From befriending the daughter of Picasso’s surgeon to studying with a Polish icon restorer in Krakow, sculptor Dana Lundmark has had some fascinating experiences to make most artists and travellers truly envious. I discovered Dana when I purchased one of her ceramic seagulls at a small gallery in Mosman which now resides, eating its chip, in a planter on my balcony! Curious to find out about its maker, I got in touch with Dana and here’s what I found out about her travels and creative life … Please introduce yourself and tell us a bit about your background and how you’ve ended up where you are today. My name is Dana Lundmark. I live on the Northern beaches in Sydney. I have always been interested in art and can remember being very envious of my brother who was and probably still is a better draftsperson than I was, but I never gave up the pursuit of art. I knew that I would follow that path eventually. I have gone from being passionate about painting to being …

Art to make you go wow

From surrealism in everyday objects to staying in a painting, today my four finds test the imagination … From top left to right: Russian artist Asya Kozina’s fascination with historical wigs has turned into a festival of Baroque hairstyles all made from paper. See more at Lost at E Minor and read about the artist here. Her work is extraordinary! Want to know what it feels like to stay in a painting of a great master? Airbnb is letting you do just that having recreated Van Gogh’s iconic painting The Bedroom for Airbnb guests to stay in. The installation coincides with an exhibition at the Art Institute of Chicago featuring three versions of Van Gogh’s bedroom at his home in Arles, France. Check it out here. See Istanbul as a drone does (with a bit of tweaking involved)! Turkish photographer Aydın Büyüktaş has used a drone to produce a series of digital artworks called ‘Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions’. After months of technical problems (i.e birds), bad weather and issues with permissions, his persistence has paid off. See more photos here and on his Facebook page. Oh …