Are you guys familiar with the art work of our co-editor, Cassandra Smith? She repurposes found and vintage objects to give them awesome new life! And she could use your help in a contest!

The Martha Stewart American Made contest is a great way for up-and-coming artists/designers to get some recognition. Cassandra is competing in the contest and needs to get as many vote as possible. Please visit HER PAGE & VOTE!

http://www.marthastewart.com/americanmade/nominee/79876

PS. You can vote 6 times in a row! And vote again every 24 hours between now and Sept 13th if you have time. :) Thanks!

HUBERT DUPRAT
These photos are the result of a collaboration between French artist Hubert Duprat and a group of caddis fly larvae. To make these beautiful creations Duprat simple provided the materials and let the caddis fly larvae do what they do naturally. Cabinet Magazine did a nice article on this collaboration, in which they said, “A small winged insect belonging to the order Trichoptera and closely related to the butterfly, caddis flies live near streams and ponds and produce aquatic larvae that protect their developing bodies by manufacturing shea­ths, or cases, spun from silk and incorporating substances—grains of sand, particles of mineral or plant material, bits of fish bone or crustacean shell—readily available in their benthic ecosystem. The larvae are remarkably adaptable: if other suitable materials are introduced into their environment, they will often incorporate those as well.”

HUBERT DUPRAT

These photos are the result of a collaboration between French artist Hubert Duprat and a group of caddis fly larvae. To make these beautiful creations Duprat simple provided the materials and let the caddis fly larvae do what they do naturally. Cabinet Magazine did a nice article on this collaboration, in which they said, “A small winged insect belonging to the order Trichoptera and closely related to the butterfly, caddis flies live near streams and ponds and produce aquatic larvae that protect their developing bodies by manufacturing shea­ths, or cases, spun from silk and incorporating substances—grains of sand, particles of mineral or plant material, bits of fish bone or crustacean shell—readily available in their benthic ecosystem. The larvae are remarkably adaptable: if other suitable materials are introduced into their environment, they will often incorporate those as well.”

CHRISTOPHER DEREK BRUNO

We are loving these “Lenticular Compositions” by Atlanta, GA artist Christopher Derek Bruno. Each piece is comprised of geometric paintings on wood panels that change as you view them from different angles. From Christopher’s artist statement, “Employing basic shape and composition along with a high level of craft, the work is created to physically engage the viewer as three-dimensional aspects manipulate the painted forms.”
(Found via Booooooom)