Friday Faves: You Spin Me Right Round, Baby, Right Round

11 May

Note: The title of this post is a reference to the original Dead or Alive song, not more recent versions featuring people who are possibly young enough to be my children.  Children of the 80s unite!

I love art of all shapes and sizes.  Large scale, small, square, rectangle, ROUND.  Artists who take on the circular composition get extra kudos.  Check out some examples I’m loving this week!

Andy Says by Jill Ricci, mixed media on wood, 24″ diameter

National Soil Destruction Leading to Self Implosion by Steve Williams, mixed media, 48″ diameter

Emily by Ben Hughes, oil on canvas, 22″ diameter

No. 555 by Nicholas Bodde, oil and acrylic on aluminum, 80cm diameter

 Jill Ricci Steve Williams | Ben Hughes | Nicholas Bodde 

Any other orb-obsessed artists I should know about?  Tell me about ’em in the comments!

Featured image is Andy Says by Jill Ricci.  Be sure to head over to the Artsy Forager Facebook page where Jill Ricci is this month’s featured artist!  All images are via the artists’ websites, linked above.  Special thanks to The Jealous Curator for introducing me to Ben Hughes’ work!

11 Responses to “Friday Faves: You Spin Me Right Round, Baby, Right Round”

  1. ephemeralgecko May 11, 2012 at 10:49 am #

    great pics 🙂 I remember that song like it was yesterday and now got it spinning (right) round in my head – happy teenage memories reignited – thank you!! 😀

    • Lesley May 11, 2012 at 11:38 am #

      Haha, love it!


  2. patience May 12, 2012 at 1:04 pm #

    and you know for me…while i respect the circular canvas, for some strange reason it aggravates me! i don’t mind strange shapes but prefer that it’s kept geometric with lines (triangles, rectangles etc)

    • Lesley May 12, 2012 at 1:39 pm #

      Interesting.. I applaud any artist who takes on the challenge of painting on a round surface! I think it makes it that much more difficult to complete a successful composition. But to each her own, my friend! 😉

  3. Porque ser normal. No vale la pena. May 13, 2012 at 9:27 am #

    Reblogged this on leenrguez and commented:
    Porque NUNCA el arte está de más

    • Lesley May 13, 2012 at 9:35 am #

      Thanks for reblogging!


      • Porque ser normal. No vale la pena. May 13, 2012 at 9:43 am #

        you’re so talented!
        i’m from DR and i love your blog

        • Lesley May 13, 2012 at 10:18 am #

          Aww, thank you! Great to hear from you and I’m so happy you enjoy the blog!

          • Porque ser normal. No vale la pena. May 13, 2012 at 10:22 am #

            I love photography and art. And it’s my pleassure to be talking to you about it

  4. exploring art in the city May 14, 2012 at 5:11 am #

    Particularly love the Ben Hughes one, although they’re all great! Great blog 🙂

    • Lesley May 14, 2012 at 10:57 am #

      Thanks so much! Glad you enjoy the blog and hope to see you again!


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