You may remember the beautiful deer by Kimberly Witham from On Ripeness and Rot at Last Rites Gallery that I posted for a Gallery Mondays last fall.
Since winter is coming, I’ve decided to feature another one of her creations, this time, a squirrel. She features squirrel’s in quite a few of her pieces.
Squirrels are such random animals. One second they’re running up a tree, and the next they’re stopped in the middle of the street waiting for a car to get just close enough to almost run them over.
I love that this squirrel is calm, in a sleepy state. I really want to believe he’s not dead.
Also, why a lemon wedge and not a nut?
Seem more of Kimberly Witham’s work here.
Last week I got invited to one of the preview dates for the new National Geographic Encounter: Ocean Odyssey in Times Square and it was amazing.
I love animals, and this experience just made me appreciate marine life so much more!
My favorite parts of the experience were the kelp forest exhibits. After the maze, there’s a really cool room of CGI sea lions that move around as you walk passed them. I took a few photos of them and Google Photos made a neat little GIF of it for me!
If you haven’t already gone to see National Geographic Encounter: Ocean Odyssey, I totally recommend it. It’s a really fun and interactive experience filled with 3D, CGI, and visual art elements.
Learn more about National Geographic Encounter: Ocean Odyssey.
If you’ve seen my accessories collection, you’d know that I LOVE owls. I have an owl ring, several owl necklaces, an owl phone case…
The owl obsession is real.
So you can imagine back in fall 2015 while I was visiting the Getty Museum in Los Angeles how excited I got when I saw this adorable owl, part of the In Focus: Animalia exhibit.
A dye imbibition print, called “Jeweled Toad” is by Los Angeles based artist Hiro. The toad brooch was created by David Webb. I wasn’t able to take a photo of the original piece because there was no photography allowed in that particular exhibit, so the above photo is of promo poster outside of the hall. I have my ways.
Is it just me, or is this owl extra fluffy?! I just wanna reach out and ruffle its feathers!
I’d buy that toad brooch in a heartbeat (if it were affordable, and I doubt it is lol).
I just hope that brooch isn’t attached to the owl. That would be cruel.
Learn more about In Focus: Animalia here.
I walked passed Shindo USA in the Garment District of NYC today, and I came across this amazing fox by Ribbonesia made out of ribbon.
I can’t imagine how much patience it takes to make something like this, but it’s gorgeous!
I’m not sure if Shindo USA added the green tie to this fox, but it surely is a nice touch.
Ribbonesia is an artist duo that specializes in making cool ribbon art. See more of their work on Instagram!
Since the Easter bunny is taking over this weekend, I thought it might be nice to give a different rabbit, or should I say Rabbids, some attention before then.
Rabbids are the French alien-rabbit stars of Nickelodeon’s Rabbids Invasion. They’re super weird and they get into all sorts of trouble, making them hilarious to watch.
Enjoy this fun piece of fan art by bschulze of a seemingly confused Rabbid staring down at a rabbit. Found on Deviant Art, I love how simple and witty this piece is!
Check out one of my fave scenes from Rabbids Invasion:
We had our first official snow day of 2017 this weekend.
On my way to the N train last week, I walked by Chase bank on West 39th between Fashion Ave. and Broadway when I saw this cute winter rabbit on the window.
I just love how innocent and vulnerable he looks! The colors are so winter wonderland-ish, and the muscle texture of the rabbit makes him look super agile.
Did you guys enjoy the snow day? Let me know in the comments!
Is it still hunting season?
I saw this rather interesting piece of art last month at Last Rites Gallery in Midtown. The piece is part of Kimberly Witham’s On Ripeness and Rot series, which contrasts fresh fruits with dead animal carcasses.
How’s that for morbid?
It’s crazy how she combines the two so gracefully, almost as they appear in nature. Take away the bowl and you have an innocent deer against a white background with berries dangling from a branch above her.
See more of Witham’s work at www.kimberlywitham.com.
If you passed by or entered a TD Bank during December 2015, you might have seen these adorable wooden crafted animals sporting the bank’s green accessories.
This little deer was sitting on a ledge at the TD Bank near 9th Ave in Midtown, NYC. He’s got a green striped scarf on with a little TD Bank pin and a snowy pine tree behind him.
The little tiny pieces of wood that were used to make this deer couldn’t have been an easy task to complete. But the finished product is one to gush over.
I just wish they would have kept these little guys around all winter!
Earlier this month I went to the NJEA conference in Atlantic City for work. At the conference, there was a small exhibit of student artwork. This piece by an 11th grader named Kiomary Espichan was the first I laid eyes on.
I love how the tiger looks like a kaleidoscope as it’s turning into shape. I’m also a huge fan of the purple and fluorescent yellow colors she chose for the tiger.
If this were a puzzle, I don’t think I’d be able to put it together. It looks too hard!
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I’ve been missing California lately, so for today’s Gallery Mondays, I picked a piece of art I saw while visiting Hammer Museum in Los Angeles—French artist Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec’s Touc, Seated on a Table.
I love how the table isn’t really the first thing you see when you look at this painting, yet it’s in the title. The dog has this “get away from me” kind of look about him, which makes it kind of humorous.
I’m guessing this dog was at one of the cabarets Toulouse-Lautrec hung out at while he was alive. I’ve tried to find out if the name Touc has a meaning, but Google was of no help. And I can’t for the life of me tell what breed this dog is.
A part of me wants to rename the dog. Or at least give him an alternate name.
He shall be nicknamed Garion. It means “guard” in French, and I think he’d be a pretty ferocious guard dog.
I hope Toulouse-Lautrec isn’t turning over in his grave over my decision to give this dog another name…
Check out this article from the LA Times about the painting.