beneath the surface blog

  1. Thursday Salute to the Originals: Chrome Meets Oil

    We often see genius works of art created with mixed media, some of which we have even featured in the past like Freya Jobbin’s anthropomorphism and Matthew Albanese‘s miniature worlds. However, what we don’t typically tend to see is one work of art created in a specific medium just to serve as the model and inspiration for another piece […]

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  2. Thursday Salute to Originals: Spider Embroideries

    Spiders… Just the word can make someone’s skin crawl! Finding one in your home can be surprising to say the least, but finding one elegantly embroidered in art has the potential to be perception changing! Artist, Adam Pritchett, works out of England’s Lake District – a popular countryside – embroidering items like plants and insects, which are […]

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  3. Thursday Salute to Originals: Guerilla Floral Street Art

    Looking back through 2016, we have seen many awesomely strange guerilla street art installations such as extensive yarn bombing, surprising sidewalk gum paintings, and stunning spray painted tiles. But none have been quite as ‘blooming’ or comical as florist Geoffroy Mottart’s floral arrangements around Brussels, Belgium. This artist hilariously, yet beautifully, targets public monuments with […]

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  4. Thursday Salute to Originals: These Aren’t Your Average Christmas Trees

    The Christmas tree. It doesn’t matter whether you pick out the perfect living tree with your family or help drag out the giant box containing the faux from the attic each year, the tradition of the infamous Christmas tree is always good family fun and really quite… standard. Regardless of what color garland you choose […]

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  5. Meet the Makers: Media Designer Miguel Chevalier

    In this Meet the Makers blog series, we will feature an artist that, quite simply, makes something. Drawing inspiration from custom works handcrafted in various media, we travel beyond the pieces by diving into the minds of the creative makers themselves. Today for our last blog of the series, we feature our interview with Miguel Chevalier, the […]

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  6. Thursday Salute to Originals: Spraypainted Tiles

    Tiles, at least the kind stocked in piles at big box home improvement stores, really aren’t all that thrilling. The initial excitement comes when you’re picking out tile designs and textures and, of course, the first month or so after the installation… then the appeal wears off, and the tiles become normalized within a space, just […]

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  7. Thursday Salute to Originals: 3-D Glass Collages

    As kids, we can all remember making collages at some point in our life – whether it was in a grade school art class or just for fun. We would sit there destroying our parent’s Better Homes and Gardens, Good House Keeping, and Sports Illustrated magazines. Some of us even moved on to create more meticulous, visionary and inspirational […]

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  8. Meet the Makers: Product Designer Mariko Kusumoto

    In this Meet the Makers blog series, we will feature an artist that, quite simply, makes something. Drawing inspiration from custom works handcrafted in various media, we travel beyond the pieces by diving into the minds of the creative makers themselves. Today, we feature our interview with Mariko Kusumoto, the creative designer of a fiber product line […]

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  9. Thursday Salute to Originals: A New Era of Ceramics

    The art of ceramics has existed for centuries – even before it was considered art – and has largely served functional and modestly decorative purposes. From early civilizations discovering how to craft ceramic bowls, cups, and vases, over time, these simple items have transitioned from purely practical into more intricate, decadent works of art. But even […]

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  10. Thursday Salute to Originals: A Thanksgiving Feast for Your Eyes

    Thanksgiving is tomorrow, and we’re ready to please our pallets with savory gravy, tender turkey, tart cranberry sauce, fluffy mashed potatoes, and so much more. It’s easy to catch ourselves drooling just thinking about all of the different foods and their tastes, but what about the way they look? Their colors, shapes, and sizes? Yes, Thanksgiving […]

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