Friday, April 22, 2011

Art, everywhere, on everything!

   Art is for me the best tool for self expression and freedom of the self. I am addicted to it, every form of it, from poetry to sculptures, from paintings to modeling!
           On Facebook, i got to learn about the work of an artist called James Cadet or JIKA.

            I feel like i should talk about him in my blog because he does have an unusual way of doing art.

About the Artist

He was born on December 4th, 1961 in Jacmel Haiti. He only started really working on his talent a couple of years ago. I like his work because first of all it is gorgeous, second of all, he paints on EVERYTHING he can find which i find very interesting.

Nice Shoes!!!

Nice Jacket

For The Ladies :)

What i like about the type of paintings he does is that it is unique, it is "a mixture of Maya, Egyptian and African" art, and he does it like no one else. He paints directly on bags, shoes pillows an more, making each art work irreplaceable and unique. It is what some of us call limited edition.

           For those of us who like to cook! 

Sleepy Much? 

                  The Art in the making!


                  The Way he works simply reminds me of when we were kids, when we had no stress, no obligation, just pure and raw pleasure. It reminds me of a time when we were all artists, drawing on every wall of the house, stealing our moms lipsticks and drawing on her sheets. For me, JIKA cultivated that innocence and that fearless expression  of our soul and managed to create gorgeous works of art. I wish him the best of luck.

Art From Fingernail, INTERESTING!!


      I like going to the nail salon like twice a month. I've always tried to have long nails with not much success. Some people, like my dad, have the chance of having strong nails that grow very quickly. When he cuts his nails i'm always annoying him by covering my face, because it basically jumps in any unpredictable direction. 

               I was always fascinated by nails. The only "Nail Art" that i knew was those nice designs that people do on their nails in the nail salon. I never really  gave any importance to nails until i got across what is called human ivory art. believe it or not, in this type of art, the artist uses human ivory, fancy name for art made from fingernails, to do all types of work, art like sculptures, pendants and more. 

The pictures in this blog are from the work of Rachel Betty Case. she was born in New Jersey, in a family that supported her and  her talent. she went to Delaware college of Art and Design. She then transfered to the Maryland Institute College of Art where she got her bachelor degree. She then went to MICA to get her masters. Her work is sold at the Mutter Museum situated in Philadelphia. 

 I think that women has talent, and i am happy to see her as many other artist dare to be different and follow their passion.