SWEET ART August 15, 2021 9:02 PM   Subscribe

You guys BLEW MY MIND with the Weird Science theme from last week; this week, I want you to BLOW MY MIND AGAIN with your super-sweet art! Tag it #sweetart and let me revel in your super-cool and super-sweet art!

Anything that is vaguely arty! My definition of art is very broad! Also fundraise some shit!
posted by Eyebrows McGee (staff) to MetaFilter-Related at 9:02 PM (18 comments total) 5 users marked this as a favorite

My partner celebrated his 40th in lockdown and wished for a double decker pizza. This is what I made him instead. #sweetart
posted by iamkimiam at 5:51 AM on August 17, 2021 [10 favorites]

I just finished a bas relief of an American bullfrog floating on the surface of a pond.
posted by vegartanipla at 4:11 PM on August 17, 2021 [25 favorites]

vegartanipla, your art is beautiful.
posted by gwint at 11:50 AM on August 18, 2021 [1 favorite]

gwint, thank you for taking a look!
posted by vegartanipla at 1:52 PM on August 18, 2021

vegartanipla, another hat tip to the beautiful bullfrog art.

Also, very small world, my family rented the Oak Ridge Farmhouse at White Rock Conservatory, where you did this work, last summer. I have no idea if this is what you were going for, but I thought your bullfrog piece was evocative of something I always think of when visiting Iowa-- a beautiful landscape so deeply affected by mass agriculture, in this case the eutrophication of rivers/streams/lakes. I really liked the sustainable agriculture mission of White Rock, and hope your art furthers that mission.
posted by mcstayinskool at 2:37 PM on August 18, 2021 [1 favorite]

mcstayinskool, how neat that you have been to Whiterock Conservancy as well! It's a compelling place. Yes, my artwork is very much about the human/nature balance (imbalance) and I'm so glad you got both beauty as well as loss from Surface. I've gathered from speaking with various audiences that the darkness in much of my artwork often isn't as evident to viewers as it is to me; on the other hand, I do try to make pieces that leave room for viewer interpretation and narratives so it's natural that those will differ from my own.

If you're interested, I've thus far completed one other representative artwork (another bas relief of another species of frog) from my Whiterock residency, and I also completed a bunch of abstract chromatograms that are literal landscapes of the conservancy printed from environmental samples. I additionally harvested some of the "blue" clay from deposits in the river cliffside, and plan to make ceramics with it (there's a whole process to figuring out the firing temperatures involved, so I doubt I'll have finished Whiterock ceramics until at minimum spring).

Speaking of the beautiful landscape being deeply affected by mass agriculture, have you been to Sioux Falls? The falls churn up a foam in the spring due to agricultural runoff that in concert with insufficient park safety features (the latter now hopefully addressed) has led to quite a few people drowning.
posted by vegartanipla at 8:34 PM on August 18, 2021 [8 favorites]

Thanks for sharing more of your residency artwork!

The last time I was in Sioux Falls was summer 1994 for a free concert in the park put on by Gateway Computing (remember them? cow-themed computer company, almost as big as Dell at that time?). The concert was Santana, and I was there trying to woo a girl I was very sweet on at the time. A much better memory than foam churn drownings :(

I am (really really) no artist, but last summer during the pandemic we had a backyard "It's Not Fair" to replace the canceled Minnesota State Fair. In State Fair tradition, we had a seed art competition, and I tried to recreate Magritte's The Son of Man.
posted by mcstayinskool at 6:12 AM on August 19, 2021 [3 favorites]

I make robots draw things. Tumblr (just art), same on Twitter (with regular tweets), for sale at my store, or Patreon. Over 800 posted thus far...
posted by seanmpuckett at 9:03 AM on August 19, 2021 [10 favorites]

I love that frog so much.
posted by seanmpuckett at 9:05 AM on August 19, 2021 [3 favorites]

I've just started a mini business making custom clothes! Basically I was jealous of all the super-fun prints my baby got on her clothes, and have learned to make my own XD You can see them on my twitter!
posted by Cheerwell Maker at 10:19 AM on August 19, 2021 [6 favorites]

Cheerwell Maker those outfits are lovely, so vibrant and colourful! AND POCKETS you rock
posted by seanmpuckett at 12:25 PM on August 19, 2021 [1 favorite]

Here's a square I made for a quilt at my UU church:
posted by hypnogogue at 6:25 PM on August 19, 2021 [4 favorites]

I’ve got a whole #sweetart free weekly emailed comic series on creativity, coaching and self-actualization!

Sign up and enjoy and tell your friends and neighbors!

I’m trying to build my audience and would love to be able to cartoon for cash money someday but also just love doing it!
posted by floweredfish at 8:21 AM on August 20, 2021 [2 favorites]

I tiled a custom pot for my favorite cactus.
posted by Tuba Toothpaste at 3:56 PM on August 20, 2021 [13 favorites]

Mr Fuzzy looks so happy in his pot! :D
posted by Cheerwell Maker at 6:16 PM on August 20, 2021 [4 favorites]

Here's a page I made for a local collaborative screen printed calendar for this past March. Two colors, including glow-in-the-dark green. Sharp-eyed viewers may notice that the calendar is readable both upside-down and right-side up.

My friends have started calling it the "sexy lamb" calendar.

I don't have next year's design finished and printed yet, but suffice to say it does not feature a sexy lamb.
posted by 40 Watt at 12:37 PM on August 26, 2021 [3 favorites]

I sometimes make photo art stuff from the sky & surroundings of Austin, TX (I use the Circular app if you are curious : )
posted by bitterkitten at 5:05 PM on September 1, 2021

This is MsGoweler’s Art.... it always blows my mind aileenspaintings
posted by mrgroweler at 5:52 PM on September 1, 2021

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