Tag: Quick Hits

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 […]

Quick Hits: Understory

Kelowna artist Jane Everett explores the intersection of the natural and man-made worlds in Understory, an installation that evokes the experience of standing among the forests of the British Columbia interior.

Quick Hits: Hand Coloured Flowers

The always interesting Public Domain Review features these stunning floral images by Ogawa Kazumasa, a Japanese photographer, printer, and publisher known for his pioneering work in photomechanical printing in the 1890s. The exquisite hand-coloured flower collotypes were featured in the 1896 book Some Japanese Flowers (a 2013 reprint […]

Quick Hits: Trinkets

Chloe French creates these beaded necklaces from her village of Kake, in southeast Alaska.  “My grandmother is Tlingit and I am named after her: Sk.wein,” French says.  “We are of the Eagle Moiety, Tsaagweidi Clan (Killer Whale Seal Clan) and Yaax Aan Kowtl Tsexi Hit (The House that Anchors the Village).”