Art to Inspiration: Jill Ricci

6 Jun

I’ve been having so much fun with the Art to Inspiration project!  The first month I participated, the inspiration work was by Pakayla Biehn, an artist whose work I’d already fallen in love with when I featured her on Artsy Forager a while back.  The next month gave me an opportunity to fall head over heads for Jo Howe’s organically inspired work.  So I was thrilled when my suggested artist, Jill Ricci was chosen as the inspiration for June!

Jill is one of those artists whose work I never tire of and I hope you don’t either, because I have a tendency to want to feature her work every chance I get!  One of my favorite elements running through Jill’s work is the urban, graffiti-like graphics.  So for this Art to Inspiration, I’ve put together a Ricci-inspired gallery of street art!

The inspiration-

Float by Jill Ricci, mixed media on canvas, 40×40

The gallery-

NeSpoon ( via Recyclart )

By Sainer from Etam Crew, on Urban Forms Foundation in Lodz, Poland ( via Street Art Utopia )

Artist unknown, ( via Street Art Utopia )

By Speto, Sao Paulo, Brazil ( via Wooster Collective )

Obey by Shepard Fairey ( via My Modern Metropolis )

Be sure to click the photos above for more of each artist’s work and to see more inspiring street art.  You can also check out Artsy Forager’s Artsy On the Streets Pinterest board to keep up with all the street art I’m finding!

You can find more information on Art to Inspiration here and if you would like to participate in the next Art to Inspiration, just fill out this form! Follow me and all the other Art to Inspiration bloggers on Twitter by subscribing here.  Let the inspiring begin! 

21 Responses to “Art to Inspiration: Jill Ricci”

  1. The Wanderlust Gene June 6, 2012 at 1:27 pm #

    Thanks for that. I do love real street art, it always thrills and surprises.

  2. Nicole June 6, 2012 at 1:56 pm #

    I love street art! It brings beauty and a sense of peace to the hustle and bustle of city life.

  3. Hogger & Co. (@hoggerandco) June 6, 2012 at 3:13 pm #

    How neat, thanks for introducing us to so much great work!

  4. patience June 6, 2012 at 7:01 pm #

    this is some of the most beautiful “graffiti” i have ever seen!!!

    and i’m loving the new white cube gallery that is artsy forager🙂

    • Lesley June 7, 2012 at 9:18 am #

      Thanks, Kaitlyn! Not nearly done with the redesign yet ( and it will eventually move to its own domain ). The lack of reliable internet at home is really wearing on me!

  5. Impower You June 7, 2012 at 8:59 am #

    I LOVE every single one of these. Thank you. Your choice of art to share brightens my day so I am giving you the Beautiful Blogger award. http://writewhatuknow.wordpress.com/2012/06/07/beautiful-bloggers/

    (passing it along is up to you)

    • Lesley June 7, 2012 at 9:14 am #

      Thanks so much, Leah! I am humbled and honored that you enjoy the blog so much.

      Cheers!
      Lesley

  6. Clare Wilkinson (@clarewilk) June 9, 2012 at 8:08 am #

    I’m so glad I found your blog through Art to Inspiration, I so look forward to see your posts in the group roundup each month. This post is just as awesome as usual! I love all the vibrant street art you shared! I especially love the dramatic piece by Speto, and the colorful piece filled with overlapping organic shapes by the unknown artist – wow! Your blog makes me want to get back into creating. Thanks for sharing🙂

    • Lesley June 9, 2012 at 10:34 am #

      I’m thrilled you are enjoying the blog, Clare! Art to Inspiration has been such an inspiring exercise. Hope to see you around again!

  7. brynn June 12, 2012 at 6:54 am #

    Like Clare I just found your blog through the art to inspiration collaboration. I love what you did with Ricci’s piece and adore the street art pieces you paired. Nice to have you in the group!

    • Lesley June 12, 2012 at 5:09 pm #

      Thanks so much, Brynn! I’m loving the Art to Inspiration project– such fun to see everyone’s takes on the chosen artwork each month!

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