beneath the surface blog

  1. Thursday Salute to Originals: Wood Sculptures and Metal Armatures

    You know us… We love a good fusion of media, and today is no exception! Allow us to introduce you to carving artist, Phil  Young. Young has been toying with (and perfecting) wooden sculptures within metal armatures. What’s cool about his work is that this isn’t your typical fusing of media. Young’s finished sculptures appear […]

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  2. Thursday Salute to Originals: Threaded Tiny Homes

    Is it paint or is it thread? This question is hard to answer when you’re staring into the work of artist Stephanie Clark. Clark does in fact consider herself a painter; however, thread is her medium when creating her works of tiny homes and landscapes. With a needle as her paintbrush, Clark does an incredible […]

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  3. Thursday Salute to Originals: Recycled Renaissance Costumes

    The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away. These words were spoken by William Shakespeare, and now artist Suzanne Jongmans embraces this ideology on a daily basis. She is a gifted artist that finds normal in an abnormal aesthetic! Jongmans is an interdisciplinary artist that […]

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  4. Thursday Salute to Originals: Geometric Pressed Cans

    According to Albert Einstein, “Play is the highest form of research.” Contemporary Artist Noah Deledda does exactly that with aluminum cans. How? Deledda transforms the everyday aluminum can into an astonishing work of art! Deledda is a native of  Michigan and has mastered other disciplines such as graffiti, graphic design, and painting. His most recent […]

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  5. Thursday Salute to Originals: British Houseboats

    Recycling is the process of converting wasted materials into new materials and objects. Now, allow us to introduce you to artist Hamish McKenzie, a contemporary artist that resides in the historical community of River Adur in the English coastal Sussex town of Shoreham-on-Sea. A unique fact about this artist is that his work is his […]

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  6. Thursday Salute to Originals: Suspended Items

    Meet Artist Thomas Jackson, whose work is quite literally confusing! His series Emergent Behavior is a visual statement as to how opposites attract and form an ongoing relationship. Jackson’s work combines man-made objects with natural landscapes. He prefers that the objects that he uses are iconic, something that is easily recognizable, and gaudy or cheap […]

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  7. Thursday Salute to Originals: Expanded Eye

    Take a moment to open up your eyes and observe the world around you…is the philosophy of art duo Expanded Eye (artists Jade Tomlinson and Kevin James). The pair studies our world and tells an intimate story with each piece of artwork they create. Their style has an unmistakable quality that is well-known in the […]

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  8. Thursday Salute to Originals: History Dissected

    Preservation is the process of keeping something of value intact, and free from damage or decay. Meet artist John Peralta, who has a forward-thinking aesthetic that is prominent throughout his work.  His point of view is nostalgic, inspiring an emotional connection with the viewer and the object. Peralta’s exploded diagrams focus on classic historical objects […]

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  9. Thursday Salute to Originals: Dancing Office Chairs

    A composition is a sequence of steps and movements in a staged dance. A dance between reality and the imagination is the collaboration between Urs Fischer and Madeline Hollander. The pair has teamed up to produce the art installation PLAY. The show requires extensive computer programming with a series of sensors that puts on a visual […]

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  10. Thursday Salute to Originals: Carved Ceramics

    Contemporary art is the art of today, that reflects on contemporary society and is relevant to the world around us. Meet ceramist Sean Forest Roberts. Ceramics have existed for a long time, and Roberts has invented a new methodology to its traditional concept! Roberts has a background in chemistry and believes in experimenting with his […]

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