My introduction to Manjula Selvam’s work came in the form of chaos on the front porch, where I found her folding fan after meticulous paper fan from old magazine pages.
A day or two later, I glimpsed her daughter prancing through her living room in a gorgeous silver ballgown sewn from old refrigerator insulation.
Most people don’t see mint tins, clothing patterns, and calculators as art supplies, but Elaine Luther does. Everyday items are prominent in her work. There’s a reason.
An education in the arts might teach you how to make things, but it probably won’t teach you how to sell them. Ania Witwitzka learned how, and now, so can you. Featured Image: “The Sun in My Eyes” by Ania Witwitzka.
Near the end of her time as an art student in the United Kingdom, Ania Witwitzka had an emotional collapse that sent her to back the deep woods of her native Sweden to reevaluate her life. It was the culmination of a creative struggle that began when she was 10, painting wooden jewellery at an after-school centre. Featured image: Painting by Ania Witwitzka.