Collaborating with both nature and time, Andy Goldsworthy creates amazing spectacles of natural expression that are by nature disposable at some point in their own existence. In his words he takes each of his works "to the very edge of its own collapse." Photography hardcovers and a movie (Rivers & Tides) on his work can be purchased at Amazon.
South Africa-born artist Freya Jobbins collects discarded children’s dolls and toys to create bizarre humanoid assemblages of faces, heads and larger busts.
Hari & Deepti are an artist couple currently based out of Denver, Colorado. What amazes them "about the paper cut light boxes is the dichotomy of the piece in its lit and unlit state, the contrast is so stark that it has this mystical effect on the viewers.” You can find more of their Mystical work here at the blackbook gallery. Cool names, cool craft.
Will the signature be in yellow??? All jokes aside, Shelley Jackson has a very unique story telling style. Even if it is a bit hard to follow (read backwards on her Instagram feed), her creativity and dedication is unquestionable. Her first piece was via tattooing words on skin, this edition is written in snow, we are probably following her to follow her storytelling techniques (what's next?) than we are following her actually stories.
Allan Teger is one of those artists that starts with a beautiful backdrop, and let's his imagination run from there. His "bodyscapes" series is a re invention of one of the most depicted subjects throughout the history of art: and that is the female form. We are just glad he stuck to females…no offense guys but a jungle scene on a man's body just might not strike us as art. You can buy Allan's discussion starting coffee table book here on Amazon.
The Canadian Olympic Skeleton team is leading the way with artistic expression of individuality within a very traditional arena. Adding a little "cool" to less popular olympic sports really should be a trend that would help the exposure of the athletes (and the ratings). There might be a valid debate here against the progression of olympics away from traditional country colors, but on Indie Street, we love when art pops its head up in unexpected places. And let's face it, the sport of "skeleton" should thank the Canadians, because I know I wouldn't be writing about or watching it if it weren't for these dope helmets. I personally can't wait til 2018…I am really looking forward to the custom design brooms on display during the Curling competition.
photos by Getty Images (in order, RICHARD HEATHCOTE, JOHN MACDOUGALL, TODD KOROL(2))