Arts

Pis Saro is a tattoo artist from Crimea who specializes in exquisite, realistic botanical tattoos, inspired by specimens that she sees while strolling through gardens and parks during her travels. Her work is remarkably almost identical to the plants she is replicating, a taste that is far from easy when putting a needle to skin. Her unique work has put her in high demand worldwide, and her work has taken her to Turkey, Lebanon, Germany, Holland, the Czech Republic, and Switzerland. You can find more of her work on her Instagram.
  Illustrated Women in History is a project highlighting influential women from around the world. Artist Julie Gough creates digital illustrations honoring between four to five women each week, complete with a summarized biography of their life and achievements. Since she began in August 2015, she has highlighted the importance of over 200 women. Gough created the project after learning about the opening of the Jack the Ripper museum in London, which, in a cruel twist, had been presented as a museum to honor women.
Recently, you may have seen some of your favorite artists and musicians rocking merch that loudly states “GENDER IS OVER” in bold white letters against a black mesh jersey. And, as I was, you might be wondering what the deal is with that. Where are these jerseys coming from? Who made them? What are they for? And most importantly…where can I get one??? So, I decided to do some intense research – AKA, I Googled it – in order to find out what all of the fuss was about. It turns out, the jerseys are repping a project called Gender is Over (If You Want It).
Get educated about our favorite female artists with these six books:  1. Women Street Artists of Latin America: Art Without Fear |Grafiteras y Muralistas en America Latina: Arte Sin Miedo by Rachel Cassandra and Lauren Gucik  Few books go into the work of female artists specifically, and even fewer into the work of Latin American artists. With a badass title and even more badass subjects, Women Street Artists of Latin America: Art Without Fear follows the work of female street artists in Peru, Panama, Colombia, Mexico and more.
  Sometimes imitation is NOT the finest form of flattery. It's just stealing. Zara, better known as overpriced basicland for hipster yuppies, has just added itself to the list of brands that rip off independent artists and mass produce their work. This time, the victim is Tuesday Bassen, an LA-based graphic designer who creates these incredible images. Here are some of her awesome pieces: Erase You patch, $10 Girls Pennant pin, $10 Heart Lolli patch, $12 Keep Out pin, $10 They're pretty adorable, right? Well, it seems like Zara thought so, too.
As an art form, public art is all about scale: the larger the wall, the better. In transforming huge walls into canvases, street artists have found a way to transform the visual aesthetic, but also function, of a given space. Walls become not just surfaces for painting but areas for social commentary. Since starting this blog, I’ve been interested in the ways that street art can create an experience — not only aesthetically, but through its ability to spark dialogue.
Did The Baby-Sitters Club get you through those tough moments as a kid or pre-teen? Then you'll love how relatable The Jaded Quitters Club is to 21st century adult life! In these illustrations, Siobhán Gallagher reimagines all the BSC  gals as 20-somethings in the age of social media and hip cultural flux. I think I relate most to "Kristy and the Cancelled Plans," but "Mallory and the Sassy Online Persona" also has me groaning about my cynical, technology-filled existence (in a good way).
Photographer Giselle Noelle Morgan's "Written On The Body" collection explores hysteria and chronic illness in women. Giselle's artist statement is below: In the protracted course of hysteria — a disease akin to the waste basket of medicine —there lives a vexing intersection between this medical marvel and masculine artists from the expressionist, dadaist, and surrealist movements who created a commodification out of this sexualized illness which continuously suppresses women and still stigmatizes female emotions.
Éva Szombat is a photographer from Budapest, Hungary. She released a “practical guide to happiness” in 2014 and has since decided to document actual people and the ways they find happiness in their own lives. Her new book, Practitioners, highlights people and the ways they welcome happiness into their lives. The book focuses on five categories: togetherness, hobbies, pets, self-realization, and home.   Check out some photos from the project below and learn more on her website.
Carra Sykes is a Houston-based designer and photographer, who, in November 2012, started a photo series with her mother. The series, entitled "mother + daughter," showcases the similarities between the two women. "This is a continuing photo series with my mom and me," Carra writes on her website. "It is inspired by my uncle always joking with my mom and asking her if she is wearing my clothes." In the photos, Carra and her mother, Marti, wear the same clothes and strike the same pose in the same spot. We love the quirkiness of the project and hope to see more soon.
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