Iris Scott was painting inside one hot summer day in Taiwan and was overcome with inertia–she didn’t want to go in to clean her brushes and fetch new ones.
That inertia changed her style of painting forever. She reached into her paints with her fingers and touched the fingers to the canvas, putting down multiple colors at the same time.
Her impressionistic paintings launched fingerpainting into fine art.
Scott is based in New York and was classically trained in Florence Italy. You can see a video of Scott discussing her art on her website.
Bob Morehead is an artist who works in Virginia Beach, VA. His medium is toothpicks. Yep, wood toothpicks. He identifies as a deviantArtist (also known as outsider artist or Raw Artist).
Néle Azevedo wanted art to make a difference. So in 2009, Azevedo created 1,000 small human figures–in ice.
The installation (called Minimum Monument) took place outside, and the art occurred as the figures melted. It was art calling attention to climate change.
Have a creative weekend!
––Quinn McDonald loves exploring artists who are working in new ways.