Dreaming of Joy installation by Ran Hwang: Made of thousands of red buttons each secured by a pin to a wooden panel, the artist's painstaking execution is akin to a monk practicing Zen. The piece was only complete when the bird was surrounded by a 'cage'.
I found this watercolor painting a long long time ago and for some reason it hit me like a ton of bricks. It's a very empowering painting for me and I would love to have this tattoo. Barb at chroma here I come
Charley Harper Cardinal /Official online home of the Charley Harper art studio.(Charley Harper was a Cincinnati-based American Modernist artist. He was best known for his highly stylized wildlife prints, posters and book illustrations)
"Vertical Landscape" by Eiko Ojala. It looks like a paper landscape but the artist actually works digitally and hand-draws all the elements to look like they're cut out of people. (Hint: the shadows help!