Like I said in my previous post about Stella Im Hultberg, I had already heard about Audrey Kawasaki through a friend’s facebook post. I immediately fell in love. She draws these haunting and ethereal (sometimes disturbing) images of young girls/women on wood! I poured over her site to see how she got the grain and the images so crisp and clear, it was fascinating. As one artist to another I was truly impressed by her rendering, fine detail, and style.
I was also so excited about the lingerie she drew in, the colors and the fit were so sweet, sultry, and sexy! It’s like an easter egg hunt for me to find images that open up my mind to new ideas. Hers will definitely do that. I think I also found it heartening that someone else was also working from their tiny apartment to create beautiful things… see her workspace below.
I just want to end with the collaboration between Audrey and Stella because I think this captures the amazing reach that the internet and social networking and the art world have created. The opportunities and possibilities are endless. I love the result of these two artist’s styles in one piece!
So when thinking of something to write about, to share I took a look at something right in front of me. I have a 17″ macbook pro (which is a pretty inspirational piece of equipment) but that’s beside the point, the inspiration is ON my macbook:
I fell in love with this image when looking for a skin for my laptop on Gelaskins.com. I had seen this kid on the train with a colorful ipod and thought it would be a cool way to protect and be inspired every day not only by the tools that let me do what I do, but by what’s on them! I came to the site and was surprised to find another of my favorite artists Audrey Kawasaki also had her artwork featured, however the image above caught my eye. As a lingerie designer those silently seductive moments call to me and I felt like she had taken this image or snapshot of a girl lying down and captured it so beautifully. The way the ink blots fall on the page are so inspiring, I love when you can see a little glimpse of the artist’s hand in a piece of art.
More of her artwork below, and you can click on her name or the art to visit her site.