. Canadian author and illustrator Jon Klassen won the prestigious Caldecott Medal from the American Library Association this week, the latest in a run of awards that honor his contemporary style.
Los Angeles-based emerging artist Jolene Lai is getting attention for Allegory, her meticulous oil series of female characters from Chinese mythology and literature. Born in Singapore, and inspired by her traditional Asian upbringing, she puts a contemporary face on folk tales to help explain Chinese characteristics today. Click […]
You might mistake Amy Swartz for an entomologist, a scientist who pins insects onto boards for categorization and display. But she’s a trickster, an artist with a wicked sense of humour who fuses tiny toy heads and bodies onto flies, beetles, butterflies and bees.
Halifax-based freelance photographer Shaun Lowe’s brilliant color shots help lift the winter blues. This field of lush canola stretches to the sea. Below, a favorite subject: an isolated, crumbling farmhouse.
What an eye this Moscow-based illustrator and designer has with Moleskine in hand (Watercolour Notebook CM 13×21). The talented Anna Karmazina catches all manner of everyday vignettes in these engaging pages.
It’s easy to see why Mengnan Qu’s vibrant jewellery designs are featured this month by the Ontario Craft Council. This recent grad of the Nova Scotia College of Art & Design amalgamates traditional Chinese elements with contemporary metalsmithing. These pieces tell ancient stories. (Above: Borrow Tiger’s Fierceness)