Sunday, August 3, 2008

It's a Small World After All...


By now you have all seen this...


And you may remember some of these...



It occurs to me though that if that simply isn't your style, you may find Jen Renninger's other pieces as wonderful as I do. It was this piece that originally drew me to her work awhile ago, and now I am totally in love with the absolute femininity of her 'Painted Ladies' series, especially this one titled Birdcage.


I think it takes great talent in any medium to find the ability to show so many different facets and moods as we all tend to find "what works" and go with it. Not only are Jen's subject matters incredibly diverse, but the styles that she uses to depict them would almost make you believe they are different artists altogether. In fact, I visit her blog every so often, but have always 'discovered' her work through another means, sometimes just flipping through etsy shops, and always think I've 'discovered' a completely new artist before I put two and two together and realize it is her work. Everything IS connected.

2 comments:

Cartolina said...

I like the flash cards - they appeal to my design taste the most. Very cool.

Jen said...

Andrea..WOW.. I can't thank you enough for the post and for letting me know about your lovely blog!

You picked up on something that is such a tough thing for me: Being creatively scattered! I'd love to have a distinct style ...But somehow I just always end up going where the mood strikes, using whatever way I can to express it. Creative battles, right?

I love the other work you've picked out on your blog! Those photos by Tim Walker are down right incredible. Can't wait to see more of your findings!

ps-I'm so glad the video didn't scare your little boy! They showed it on the Today show last week and actually had the 2 men on for a interview. One of them runs a refuge in Africa now.. Amazing, right?