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September 12, 2012


Filed under: maria nepomuceno — Tags: — admin @ 3:21 pm

I am so excited to bring you this artist! How fantastic that art has so many mediums in which emotions and stories may be expressed!  Maria Nepomuceno’s work is stunning!

I hope you enjoy this post!

Love, Jamie



Maria Nepomuceno’s woven and beaded sculptures feel entirely self-sufficient. They’re at once charming and mysterious, relaxed and vivacious, like the never-entirely-gentle Rio environment that produced them.

Holland Cotter, The New York Times


Maria Nepomuceno is an emerging Brazilian artist.


Maria Nepomuceno’s seductive sculptures and installations made of brightly coloured rope, straw and beads spread throughout the spaces they inhabit: they varyingly hang in hammock-like forms, drape down walls, sprawl across floors, or group together as constellations in a new and curious cosmos.


Maria Nepomuceno allows her materials to obey their own organisational logic, weaving them together in a process that presents seemingly infinite possibilities for the spiraling, circling and multiplying of forms. Inspired by ancient traditions and complex indigenous craft techniques, Nepomuceno pushes these into a wholly contemporary engagement with space and structure, form and concept.


That the sculptures appear anthropomorphic and organic is essential to a reading of her work: the spiraling central to her process relates to the spirals occurring naturally throughout the universe, giving shape to entire galaxies as well as the blueprint for existence, DNA.


The sculptures bear a direct relationship to the human body, at times seeming familiar and almost functional, as though they are to be utilized for some as yet unlearned task, and at others appearing entirely alien, like unidentified microbes occupying new anatomical terrain. Nepomuceno’s work draws on the modern history of Brazilian art. 

September 5, 2012


Filed under: Magna Art — Tags: — admin @ 4:35 pm

In my office, we have different people that work on the different aspects that all comprise interior design.   One of the people who work on the renderings and CAD drawings, loves to draw Magna Art-I always thought these were a bit strange and I thought, that  the figures really were created for the computer games.

I was totally incorrect!   So I delved into understanding this art form and I thought I would share it with you!

Enjoy! Love, Jamie

We know manga today as embodied by Japanese comic books, drawn in a particular style, the characters presented with large eyes, small mouths, exuberant hairstyles and sometimes fantastical powers and often



expressing exaggerated emotion. The roots of manga go back a long way though and it developed out of the ancient Japanese narrative art of story-telling through sequential images as practised by Toba Sojo, a painter and priest working in the 11th century and possessing a well-developed sense of whimsy. Such was his influence on the development of manga – which means ‘humorous pictures’ – that 18th century concertina-style books of humorous pictures were known as ‘Toba-e’ or ‘Toba pictures’.

Escapism is easy and digital environments and technologies make it so real. Our social interaction is as much, if not more, online and more and more people experience difficulty in distinguishing between the two. Witness recent court cases concerning the destruction of online avatars and love affairs between online personae causing real-world misery and divorce. The boundaries are so blurred in some cases that people cannot tell the difference anymore.

Historically, youth culture in the East has looked westwards for the inspiration and assimilation of ideas, music, clothes and identity but Manga Dreams shows us that this is a very different process – youth cultures in both the East and West are, for the first time, drawing on Eastern culture. This is Asian youth power manifesting itself through manga.



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