Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Connected

Starting to feel more alive after viewing the amazing work by Jacob Magraw. His paintings remind me of a three dimensional topographic map...each colorful layer building onto one another. They also have a "everything is connected" type of feeling. The natural and bodily formations seem familiar and somehow connected. Like the similar characteristics between tree roots and blood veins...such an interesting correlation. Do you get the same feelings - or am I still cracked out from the weekend?

36 comments:

quaint handmade said...

i couldn't have said it better ;)! i really love the color palette, the cream paper really brings it all together beautifully.

That Girl Designs said...

Very interesting. The colors are really beautiful and the shapes so organic. Nice find.

josephine said...

i don't think you're cracked out from the long weekend. when i look at these paintings, the word "harmony" comes to mind.

Richiesliv DÅ och NU said...

Hi there!

I agree what "josephine" said... harmony is the word. I love the soft color mixtures. It really fits to our fall season.

Just look at the mushroom, feels am in the woods picking them up.

Enjoy your day ahead!

greetings from sunny Stockholm,
//chie

mary said...

I also see almost human-like qualities in them. Arms, hands, etc. Very cool!

karey m. said...

you may be cracked out from the weekend {i may steal this phrase, by the way! it's apropos.}...

but your taste is nothing short of perfect, as always. these are dreamy.

glad you had a nice time. i am so addicted to that pollen art thingie you posted last week. grrr.

aimee said...

wow!! these remind me of those cool multi-color koh-i-noor magic pencils, melted down and resculptured. they're the exact same colors.

erin@designcrisis said...

Love your selections! I totally see the topographic connection.

please sir said...

Aimee - YES - I totally see that!

Jan said...

Really pretty colors.

Wayfaring Wanderer said...

I'm thinking ligaments and tissues.....hmmmm

MIMILEE said...

What interesting artwork!


I like it!....very different.

Best Regards,
MIMILEE.....<><

a little bird said...

I see it... although I don't like the colors he uses... but I still appreciate the beauty!

Claire, said...

Wonderful post, I love "connected". I do get the feeling from these still life, I like the second one, looks like ears, listening.

Julia said...

I totally get it! It's amazing isn't it? I love these prints!

Mrs.French said...

beautiful? yes...cracked out? no.

Hey Harriet said...

hehe...yeah I get the same feelings. So you're not all cracked out from your weekend (what a funny little expression!)

jess gonacha said...

ooooooooooh........ love the color combos! it's always so interesting to me the way that different people combine colors!

Hila said...

this is amazing Diana, thanks for sharing.

naphtali said...

very interesting. i don't have a keen eye...so didn't see "that", but after reading your comment I think you were spot on.

kate said...

Yes, I totally see it. Especially in the middle painting. I see roots, exotic florals, veins and arteries, lungs... Quite exquisite.

M.Kate said...

Interesting pictures, I'll be honest..i starred at it for a long time..but still no connection, must be the holiday-hangover I had, brain's not functioning so well. It happens to me at times, holiday or not hahaha..

Ann said...

They are so nice.I love the colors. Just what I'm currently feeling right now, a little floating, bright, alive, and happy.

Songy said...

remind me more of Dali's dream scapes. That tells something doesn't it? I haven't quite recovered from my crazy weekend of nothing exciting.

porter hovey said...

Yes, totally lovely!

jae said...

I see it, but to me, the one with the mushroom speaks loudest.

Stephanie Ryan said...

You are too funny. I love these, especially the colors.

Elizabeth said...

I love the bottom painting of the mushroom. Looking at it I can almost feel it growing in front of me!

blazedanielle said...

LOVE! So beautiful!

MR style said...

so nice ! i love it

Abbey Goes Design Scouting said...

These are lovely!

Crave said...

so organic and lovely! digging the colors as well!

Victoria said...

Wonderful description! Such beautiful colors in these works!

Camille said...

I adore anything with, as I called as a child, "swirly colors." These are beautiful..love the mushroom.

fly tie said...

yep. i completely see what you mean about connectedness. those are pretty neat...the color, concept, and all.

SimplyGrove said...

The colors in these images are so lovely! Come over and enter in my SG giveaway. You will love the prize!!!

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