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Fleeting Beauty

Artist Jim Denevan travels the world to create gorgeous massive-scale installations by drawing simple patterns and shapes within our natural landscape. These beautiful and magically temporary drawings are at the whim of wind, rain and snow. Brochure from Peter Hinson on Vimeo. Denevan is also responsible for a traveling restaurant without walls called Outstanding in...

American Families via California

I have long admired the work of California-based fine art photographer Roxann Arwen Mills. I know quite a bit about her creative process after being friends for nearly eight years, and never tire of checking out what she’s working on.  Mills manages to give the viewer a close-but-not-too-close glimpse at each of her subjects, especially...

Illustrated in LA

Beautiful, disturbing, dreamlike work by Los Angeles-based Illustrator Shannon Keller.

Raw in NYC via CA

I recently came upon the work of Tobin Yelland, a northern California-born, New York based photographer. His work is rough around the edges in the best way, covering everything from skaters to gang members. He started off early-on shooting for Thrasher as a teenager, and since his work has been exhibited The Luggage Store, Deitch...

Beautiful Loser Thomas Campbell

Thomas Campbell is a renowned artist, filmmaker, surfer and general craftsman of super cool creations that I personally love.  He is best known as “one of the Beautiful Losers, the bicoastal movement of street-smart artists who take their cues from underground culture — skateboarding, graffiti, hip-hop, you know, low-brow art. The school of art that...

Eating and Thanking

Americans are happily celebrating Thanksgiving today, a non-religious holiday focused on eating, drinking and napping as much as possible. In honor of gluttony and friendship, I am featuring my friend Liz’s blog: Food, She Thought. She primarily focuses on her culinary adventures in Los Angeles, but it should not deter you from reading if you’re...

“till my hands were swollen shut”

I’ve been drawn to illustration in its varied styles and types over the past month or so.  And so.  And so I’m going with it. Check out the work by California-based Danny Roberts, or Igor and Andre. According to his site, he “would draw some days for 15 hours straight till my hands were swollen...