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J Walters

I curate visual arts under The Art Junkie banner

Oaxacan Animal Carvings

Whether friendly or fierce, sublime or surreal, animals have captivated the imagination of artists in every place and time. But the style inaugurated by Manuel Jimenez in Mexico’s Oaxaca region is a particularly compelling combination of wooden carved fantasy creatures and strong, painted designs. Oaxacan folk art is […]

Quick Hits: Fabergé for Easter

A Fabergé egg is an exquisite jewel made by the Russian House of Fabergé from 1885 to 1917.  Most were miniature eggs popular as gifts at Easter, worn on a neck chain (above).  The most famous eggs were larger, made for Alexander III and Nicholas II, often referred […]

The Art of Plating

What artistry, with plates. It’s Easter Week, a time when tables for many people groan with family. Exquisite plating technique is not something most of us will concentrate upon. But there are many on Instagram and elsewhere whose duty it is to show us how.  Artisans, every one […]