From woodcutter Antoni Frasconi’s recent New York Times obituary:
“Some of Mr. Frasconi’s work was devilishly playful. His 1952 book, “The World Upside Down,” pictured a bull butchering a human, a man in a bird cage while a bird cavorts outside, and a sheep herding a flock of humans. A dog sleeps in bed, while a man slumbers in a doghouse on the floor. A fire hydrant is nearby, apparently in case the man needs it.”
(Thank to you Regular Wildcat)
For a limited time only, the eclectic collective and online book shop, Book Stand launched a special collection of artists’ books about plants. Titles include: haute-couture florists in Japan, gardens and the process of aging, plant life in Mexico City, fake flowers, trees like stones, trees at night, weeds in Sweden, supermarket flowers, Robert Mapplethorpe’s flowers, unpretentious herbs and much more from artists working in and around the natural world.
Get ‘em here.
Yuko Someya is a printmaker and artist living in Tokyo.
“I move my pencil as if I was spelling a word,” Someya says of her works, intricately drawing and coloring motifs such as flowers, birds, plants, and animals.