I love discovering something new and today I have seen 2 new artists that Im excited to find out more about…..
The first is not an artist but an anthropologist F.E. Williams who studied village societies in Papua in the 20s and 30s, He compiles a huge amount of photographs from his studies. I was asked to scan some images from an awesome book “An Anthropologist in Papua” for an academic for research and I thank him for showing me this fantastic work which was listed on the UNESCO Asia/Pacific Memory of the World Register in 2012…
The other artist new to me is Swiss artist Ursus Wehrli’s who really wants to just organize the world, His work organizing everyday objects as well as famous artworks are really interesting and comical… I love his book “The Art of Clean Up“
I totally love Audrey Kawasaki s work, it is beautiful and feminine, erotic and strange and her use of the wood grain throughout the images gives then a soft natural feel that she continues with the soft colours.
I was in borders one day last year and came across a book, it jumped out at me from the table and although it was covered in plastic and only had a very brief discription I had to have it. It turned out to be the story of Florence Broadhurst. Florence designed beautiful bold wallpaper and had a totally facinating life story. Not long after I bought the book the Melbourne Design Festival had talks by the books author and by the director of a movie about Florences life “Unfolding Florence” which was about to come out… I was totally surrounded by Florence Broadhurst and I love it, I love the gold and silver foiled wallpapers, I love the bold asian inspired designs and the 60’s phycidelic swirls.
My friend Andrea Innocent does Awsome illustration inspired by her time in Japan.