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.
Scott Radke is a Cleveland-based artist who’s work can be found from London to Los Angeles in major galleries, studios and private art collections. His work and designs have made appearances in such films as Walt Disney’s Academy award winning Alice in Wonderland Directed by Tim Burton. Radke’s sculptures stem from subconscious imagery. He uses mixed media in his puppet-like sculptures and explores a fairy-tale like mixture of animal human hybrids. His work is highly influenced by nature.
Anna Dittmann is a young illustrator from San Francisco with a talent for creating enigmatic portraits. She has been artistic from a young age, but became serious about her art when she discovered Photoshop at the age of 13. Anna’s love of nature and biology is a recurring theme in her work. Her pieces evoke a sense of mystery through her delicate and ethereal style. She creates soft pieces that emit organic natural elements, mythology and movement.
This is my personal favorite. I am partial to anything octopus!
Bruno Torf created one of Australia’s’ most beautiful sculpture gardens, a rain forest filled with amazing art work blended with the natural surroundings. Torf was born in South America and moved to Europe at the age of 15. An adventurous spirit and a passion for traveling took him on many trips around the world. After spending several years traveling, Bruno and his family moved to Australia. He had formulated a vision in the sculpture garden and found the perfect place to bring it to life. The location in Maryville, a small Victorian village near Melbourne, offered the ideal location with luscious, sub-alpine forests and large patches of rain forests. In these forests, Bruno created an inspiring and beautiful fantasy world influenced by his travels.
Disaster struck in February 2009 when the Black Saturday bushfires overtook the area. The result was one of Australia’s most devastating wildfires ever recorded. Despite authorities prohibiting locals to enter the town, Bruno was convinced that his artworks were destroyed. Surprisingly, a large number of his sculptures survived the fire, so the artist decided to rebuild his beloved garden.
Mister Finch, from Yorkshire, has no formal training. After years of attempting different medium, he found a love of sewing. His main inspirations come from nature, such as flowers, insects and birds. He draws from the wealth of fabulous and beautiful British folklore rich with morals and warnings, such as “shape shifting witches, moon gazing hares and a smartly dressed devil ready to invite you to stray from the path.” His ability to humanize animals, adding shoes and clothes, makes them come alive. Finch uses recycled materials, not only as an ethical statement, but to add more authenticity and charm to his work. “Velvet curtains from an old hotel, a threadbare wedding dress and a vintage apron become birds and beasts looking for new adventures. A story sewn in is a story woven.”
Textile Moths in Courtship Dance
Moth Pulling a Tiny Coach
Textile Moth and Table
Yellow Textile Bird
Masked Fox Textile Art
Flying Owl Made from Fabric
Soft Sculpture Snails
Textile Mushrooms On Vintage Metal Bases
Large Velvet Spider
Soft Sculpture Fish Made From Textiles and Translucent Plastic