Small Talk Tag: Nature

Miniature Masterworks: Miyuki Kobayashi

Miyuki Kobayashi began making miniature food and flowers 25 years ago. Now, she creates miniature aquariums complete with tropical and seawater fish, plants, and coral. Kobayashi pays special attention to expressing the vivid movement of her subjects, portraying them as naturally as possible.

Kobayashi is one of more than sixty artists participating in Miniature Masterworks, September 15-17, 2017.

Miniature Masterworks: Elizabeth McInnis

Elizabeth McInnis’s animal figures are carved from wood with inset glass or acrylic eyes. She brings them to life with fur, feathers, and other materials as needed to complete the illusion of reality. McInnis’s work reflects her childhood love of art and animals.

McInnis is one of more than sixty artists participating in Miniature Masterworks, September 15-17, 2017. She will be giving a gallery talk about her work in the T/m collection and the inspiration behind it on Saturday, September 16 at 12:30 pm.

 

Miniature Masterworks: Hiroyuki and Kyoko Kimura

Hiroyuki and Kyoko Kimura create miniature plants and animals. They work to instill a sense of life into their miniatures by selecting and using materials such as polymer clay to create the realistic leaves, stems, trunk, and roots.

Hiroyuki and Kyoko Kimura are among the more than sixty artists participating in Miniature Masterworks, September 15-17, 2017.

Miniature Masterworks: Kerri Pajutee

Kerri Pajutee is motivated by the desire to replicate the beauty and energy of animals in 1:12 scale. She developed a technique to combine polymer clay with layers of natural fibers: wool, alpaca, cashmere, and silk. This combination allows Pajutee to infuse her art with character and expression.

Pajutee is one of more than sixty artists participating in Miniature Masterworks, September 15-17, 2017.

Miniature Masterworks: Peter Gabel

Peter Gabel creates 1:12 scale botanically correct paper plants and flowers. He works with artist-grade acrylic paints and acid-free paper so his pieces will continue to make a big statement on a small scale for decades to come. Recently, he added seashell work to his repertoire, taking inspiration from nineteenth-century sailor’s valentines and shell floral arrangments under glass domes.

Gabel is one of more than sixty artists participating in Miniature Masterworks, September 15-17, 2017.

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