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The Uncommon Familiar: Shaun Kardinal

3 Oct

While Mr. Forager & I are on the road, making our way to California, we’re rerunning Artsy Forager’s most popular posts.  This post originally published on April 23, 2012 and got a huge bump thanks to being featured on the Freshly Pressed WordPress feature.  Enjoy!

Do you have any idea how bummed I was to miss out on Shaun Kardinal’s show, Connotations, while we were in Seattle?  So very very bummed.  But time was not my friend on this trip.  Two half-days and only one full day just isn’t enough to fit in time with friends, every gallery show I wanted to see and one on one time with the hubby.  But I know I’ll be back and I have a feeling Shaun’s work is going to continue gaining ground while I’m gone.

Connotation No. 18, hand-embroidered paper collage, 9.75×6.5

Kardinal increases the complexity of his collages with this new series.  Beginning with a foundation of vintage ephemera, he embroiders each piece with a geometrically intricate design carefully placed to compliment the retro imagery.

Connotation No. 25, hand-embroidered paper collage, 9×6

Kardinal’s work feels like sophisticated folk art and I mean that in the best possible way!  It is approachable, yet thoughtful.  Highly designed using common materials.  Love.

Connotation No. 24, hand-embroidered paper collage, 11.75×11.75

Connotation No. 19, hand-embroidered paper collage, 9.25×8.25

To see more of Shaun Kardinal’s work, please visit his website.  If you’re in Seattle, do what I couldn’t– go see his Connotations show at Joe Bar Cafe.

Featured image is Connotation No. 2, hand-embroidered paper collage, 11×11.  All images are via the artist’s website.

Friday Faves: String Theory

1 Jun

You may remember the fabulous work of Shaun Kardinal, featured a few months ago.  I was completely smitten by his technique of combining found materials and embroidered elements in such an artistic way.  Along with Shaun, there are other artists putting their own spin on this way of working.  Here are a few of my faves!

British Vogue Cover, Deconstructed by Inge Jacobsen

Paula by Stacey Page

Dance 8 by Romussi

Lucky Jackson

Work on Paper #14 by Hinke Schreuders

Inge Jacobsen | Stacey Page | Jose Romussi | Lucky Jackson | Hinke Schreuders 

Have a fantastic weekend, Artsies!  Will have a few fabulous guest posts for you next week!

Jose Romussi found via The Jealous Curator, Lucky Jackson found via Lost at E Minor.  Thanks to Shaun Kardinal for the introduction to Inge Jacobsen, Stacey Page and Hinke Schreuders!

Featured image is Dance 11 by Jose Romussi.  All images are via the artist’s websites, linked above.

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