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Margriet Smulders (b.1955, Netherlands) - Siren Ink / Siren Milk (2010)

“Endless garlands of flowers curled around the borders of my note pads when I was a school girl. And thousands of roses were cut out from my mother’s gardening books. At the Academy of Arts, flowers as large as life were painted on my canvasses. There were always flowers. They flourished in the self-portraits of the eighties and grew bigger in the flower wallpapers made in the nineties.” Margriet Smulders is a Dutch photographer of floral still lifes. She attended the Radboud University Nijmegen from 1974 to 1983 and the Academy of Arts in Arnhem from 1979 to 1985. Many thanks to arpeggia for introducing us Margriet Smulders on the first Monday of 2013 :)

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“Writers fish for the right words like fishermen fish for, um, whatever those aquatic creatures with fins and gills are called."
-Jarod Kintz

#knitteapolis #yarnbomb #installationart #randomactofkindness #minneapolis #knittersofinstagram #urbanknitting #streetart #urbanartist #mnnice #publicart #twincities #minnstagramers #fiberartist #knit #MN #ExploreMN #knitbomb #yarnbombing #graffiti #knitting #onlyinMN #IGERSMINNESOTA #mplsart #minnesotaontap #support_MN_artist #mnartist (at YOGA Garden)

Photo taken at my #AlienCampsite #yarnbomb installation on the #DavyBrown #Trail in #LosPadresNationalForest above #LosOlivos #California back in February by Susan Bell Photography (@sbaquaholic) before Mother Nature ripped through the canyon with high winds later that night. 7 months of preparation for 36 hours on exhibit. Such is life.

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#fiberart #installationart #streetart #SantaBarbara #art #alien #mountains #outdoors #outsideplay #solvang #goleta #805 #hiking #nature (at Davy Brown Trailhead)


Anne Lindberg (USA)

Anne Lindberg’s recent work essentially redefines space using thread. Bordering the definintion of architecture and sculpture, Lindberg allows color and light to manipulate the hundreds of millimeter-thick strands to create a web – a three-dimensional volume affixed to the architecture. Each of her pieces is specific to the place in which it is situated, no two identical based on the architecture, its lighting conditions and the space’s use. The pieces are architectural in so far as they are “contextual and integral to the space”, she says. (src. ArchDaily) © All images courtesy of the artist

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The highly secretive @Knitteapolis comes out from the shadows to share stories about drunken knitting night and the monsters that come from it. Discover what her dream project is and how she delivers smiles to the citizens of the twin cities.
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#yarn #crochet #knit #knitting #fiberart #installationart #yarnbombing #streetart #minneapolis (at Yarnbombing HQ)


Isabelle & Alexis (France) - Blossom

The series entitled Blossom is a collaboration between two artists Isabelle & Alexis: Isabelle Chapuis combines art and fashion (cf. previous posts), Alexis Pichot is a light painter artist. Blossom evokes a journey of fantasy; for it they set off colored smoke bombs in emotionally-charged backdrops found throughout their travels:

“The project originates from our participation in the Speak Focus photographic competition themed, Paris, I love you. We chose to depict love by using a red smoke bomb in the streets of Paris, and were awarded second prize. From that day on, we continue to perform as we move onwards. We read in the smoke, as we guess in the clouds, forms of the imagination; ghostly presence that has been or will be: everyone is free to see what they like.”

© All images courtesy of the artist

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