Alexa Meade. No formal training in painting or photography. Paints clothing, then puts the painted clothing on people. Then she paints the people white, and re-paints features onto their faces. Then they pose in painted scenes and the scenarios get photographed. Painting, photography, performance, and installation, all rolled into one. A new art concept she’s created: “pop-out art” as opposed to “pop-up”. Video above.
Terry Border started out making wire sculptures out of wire and objects lying around, in 2006. The blog, Bent Objects, evolved into creating clever little scenarios, with the objects being more of the main focus than the wire. He tends to stick to pictures that tell an elaborate, twisted story. What started out as a side project ended up with publishing two books. Bent Objects: The Secret Life of Everyday Things (2009), and Bent Object of My Affection (2011). Click the photos to get a closer look!
Boxsal has the read-it-two-ways tagline “pretty. fun. picnic.” Their picnic boxes include a Color By Number set for a fun, creative date, a faux-briefcase set for a refreshing office lunch, and an old school boombox design for an urban outdoor meal. They’re $25 for the box, 8 recycled napkins and compostable dining ware (8 bowls, 4 utensil sets, 4 cups, a tray, and a trash bag). It’s a little pricey, but cute and proof that you can market a simple idea. Check out their website here.