Art by Sara Edge

Each wearable art piece is hand-carved in metal (brass, copper, sterling silver), detail etched and hand-painted. I find my passion working with metal, wood
 and glass, which are tied to the earth and composed of natural elements. I specialize in small sculpture art and wearable art, as well as woodworking and paintings. My work reflects a love of ocean life, nature and fantasy. I strongly advocate for protecting the environment and have studied (professionally) ocean health for over 15 years. I am currently based in Oakland, CA and my work has been featured at several galleries and studios across California. I am also 100% self-taught in my art work. 
 TRUE FACT:
 Although I have been diving to over 2800 feet in a submarine… Sadly, I have yet to meet the Kraken or Cthulhu.

See more at: SedgeArt

 

The Art of Audrey Kawasaki

Audrey Kawasaki is an Los Angeles, California based artist whose works are contradictions within themselves. Her pieces are both innocent and erotic; attractive yet disturbing. Audrey’s precise technical style is at once influenced by both manga comics and Art Nouveau. Her sharp graphic imagery is combined with the natural grain of the wood panels she paints on, bringing an unexpected warmth to enigmatic subject matter.

The figures she paints are seductive and contain an air of melancholy. They exist in their own sensually esoteric realm, yet at the same time present a sense of accessibility that draws the observer to them. These mysterious young women captivate with the direct stare of seductive eyes.

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It Was You
oil, graphite, and ink on wood panel 24″x24″ (2014)

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Manic
oil, graphite, and ink on wood panel 20″x36″ (2014)

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Maybe Tomorrow
oil, graphite, and ink on wood panel 24″x24″ (2014)

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Her Way
oil, graphite, and ink on wood panel 18″x30″ (2013)

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Time Will Tell
oil, ink, and graphite on wood 24″x18″ (2013)

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You Come First
oil, acrylic, and graphite on wood panel 16″x16″ (2012)

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Mizuki
oil, graphite, and ink on wood panel 35″x35″ (2014)

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Enrapture
oil and graphite on wood panel 24″x24″ (2011)

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Deeper
oil and graphite on wood panel 24″x18″ (2011)

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“Hyakki Yakou” 百鬼夜行 night parade (inspired by Hyakki Yako scroll)
oil and graphite on wood 25.5″x15.5″ (2009)

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Here For Now
graphite and ink on paper 12″x16″ (2013)

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Affecting Art on Vintage Book Pages by Loui Jover

Australian based artist Loui Jover creates works that embody emotions and meaning. His compositions illustrate a range of ideas and feelings, but I am mostly drawn to his melancholic and intellectual pieces. He creates images using ink on vintage book pages resulting in a sense of fragility and an ephemeral quality. Stark black lines, dripping with emotion, are set against intricately printed words on delicate pages. The combination of pages and images are improvised and formed as chance permits. The resulting combinations offer a complex fusion of depth and meaning that feel as if an entire novel is contained in one image. The observer takes away his or her own meaning from the thoughts an feelings provoked by Jover’s pieces.

Holocene

Holocene

Lotus

Lotus

This is just a small representation of Jover’s work. He has an amazing collection. Check more out at these links:  Facebook and pieces for sale at Saatchi Art

Darkly Seductive Creations

Photo-manipulation / Digital Painting by Marcela Bolivar

Savage Temple (2014)

Gorgona (2012)

The Lake (2012)

Marcela is a digital artist who has used photo-manipulation since 2004 to visualize her inspirations. She has developed her unique style, combining multiple techniques such as painting, drawing and even sculpture as part of the execution of her work. Her compositions are all based in photographs and undergo complex transformations, assembly and detailing that brings them closer to a visual expression. (more here)

Alessandra Maria’s Mystical Muses

Sofia (2013)

Ophelia (2013)

Sisters II (2014)

Alessandra Maria is making waves with her mysterious, mixed-media art since graduating from Pratt Institute in 2012. Her work depicts long-haired, nymph-like figures adorned with gold leaf-laden flower petals and butterflies. The monotone color of each piece enhances the slightly menacing or melancholy air of the figures whose gazes range between timid, apprehensive and sinister.