Category: Artisans

Pie Art – One More Time

I could not resist doing an update on a food artist I have followed since she first took hold of our imaginations. Her colorful geometric style made all hell bake loose on the frontier of contemporary pie art, and her iconic signature spoke design has been dubbed the […]

Quick Hits – Wicked Costumes

This fabulous video shows the work of world-renowned costume and set designer Susan Hilferty. She has designed more than 300 productions around the world, including for Broadway (Wicked, Funny Girl, Present Laughter, Spring Awakening, Lestat, Into the Woods, and August Wilson’s Radio Golf). She has also done more […]

Julia deVille: Ghoulish or Genius?

Your instant reaction to the works of Australian artist Julia deVille may be that her be-jewelled taxidermy animals are deeply unsettling and macabre. Or, you may think her work is so freakishly beautiful it deserves the numerous contemporary art awards she receives.

Lion King: Art of the Costume

There’s no end to the popularity of The Lion King, which broke box office records on the weekend in its latest movie version. It’s a good time to appreciate the original stage show, especially the costumes, designed by Broadway producer and director Julie Taymor.