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The Wonderful, Whimsical Art of Abigail Larson

Abigail Larson is an artist from Virginia with a fondness for all things creepy.

Larson uses a combination of traditional media (watercolor, inks, and pencils), and digital media to create dark and exquisitely detailed illustrations. Her artwork is reminiscent of artists like Edward Gorey and Arthur Rackham, and is inspired by Victorian fashion, Gothic literature, fairy tales, and the macabre. She has based illustrations on stories by Edgar Allan Poe, H.P. Lovecraft, Lewis Carroll, Bram Stoker, and even J.K. Rowling. She often explores sinister topics like grief, terror, and the unknown, somehow managing to add a whimsical touch. Common subjects found in her work are monsters, demons, skeletons and other creepy critters, along with beautiful, ghostly women with wild eyes, tattered gowns, and untamed tresses.

Andy Goldsworthy and Works of Natural Art

Andy Goldsworthy is an English sculptor and photographer.

After studying Fine Arts at Bradford College and Preston Polytechnic, he dedicated his talent to what is known as 'Land Art'. Such practice includes artists that combine nature with its more artistic side, evaluating the power of art outside the urban landscapes.
Goldsworthy works with harmony in nature, creating temporary sculptures that remain alive forever only thanks to photography. The materials utilized are all natural elements that the artist picks up from the surrounding environment: bright colored flowers, leaves, mud and branches of trees. He became one of the pioneers of rock balancing (movements that expresses itself with incredible assemblies of rocks).

Whitney Museum of American Art's 2014 Biennial is Now Open

The Whitney Museum of American Art kicked off its 2014 Biennial exhibition yesterday in NYC.

This marks the last year that the Biennial will take place in the 945 Madison Avenue building, as the Whitney will be relocating to downtown Manhattan in spring 2015. This year's exhibition was curated by Stuart Comer of MoMA, Anthony Elms of the Institute of Contemporary Art in Philadelphia, and Michelle Grabner, an artist and professor at the School of the Art Institute in Chicago. It features the talent of 103 artists and spans a whopping three floors, with work spilling out into the museum's lobby, sculpture court, and even the elevator. Together, these works set out to portray the American identity and what it means to live in United States today. They are an exploration of America's rich diversity--the clashing of various cultures and ideas--its radically shifting economic and political climate, as well as its often conflicting perceptions of notions like gender and sexuality. This is expressed through a broad range of mediums, from simple oil on canvas to sculpture, video, and sound installations. The result is overwhelming, to say the least.