While I was in Los Angles last summer, I stayed with my friend Jess. Jess has a lot of neat/interesting things in her apartment, one of them being a framed picture of a woman sewing up tigers. I really enjoyed the delicacy of the work as well as the fantastical-yet-grounded imagery.
It wasn’t until recently that I found out that the artist in question was named Amy Cutler. I looked up her other work, and it all has totally blown me away. I find it very compelling and so masterfully done – it’s very luscious with rich pattens and line work. The style is confident and very matter-of-fact, making anything that happens in her world seem grounded in normalcy.
I think I respond so positively to Amy because she has in her work what I want in my own – her associations with dreams, surrealism and fairy tales.
She is an internationally know artist and has many solo and group exhibitions. She doesn’t have a website, but is represented by Leslie Tonkonow in New York City.
All images via Image Google (yes, for real why does it feel like I’m using Wikipedia to write a research paper?).
I came upon this tumblr site today called Fairy-tale. It’s number of contributing artist that illustrate different parts of fairy tales. I enjoy reading fairy tales and think the illustrations that these artists have done are really superb.
They vary depending on the artist and technique, but they all have a certain senstivity and surrealism to them that is prominent in the sort of writing that they are illustrating.
all images via Fairy -tale
Andrea Wan – andreawan.com
Sarah McNeil – sarahmcneil.blogspot.com
Jack Hudson – jackhudsonillustration.blogspot.com