The aggregate of art that we adore says something about us. It creates a visual narrative of our subconscious, and a peek inside parts of ourselves that can’t otherwise be articulated unless we’re very lucky. Here are some of my favorite pieces by my favorite artists.
There are no words to describe how deeply Jackie Morris‘ artwork resonates. She pulls magic and metaphor from the collective subconscious and glues it in place with paint and gold.
One of my personal metrics of “success” will be when I have a Jackie Morris print on my wall. (With bears, of course. It’s no surprise that bear snorgling images fill me with squee.)
Here’s a video of her fairy tale, The Ice Bear
Sure, it’s for kids, but we never grow out of metaphors and stories and beauty.
I can’t remember when I first came across Susan’s work, but her pieces have been a warm, fuzzy, non-ordinary-reality accompaniment across many times and places. I remember various ones being around on calendars and on the wall pretty much my entire childhood.
Her work is almost like a secret spacecake handshake. When you see it in someone’s space you can be pretty sure they’ve checked their astrological chart at least once, and are unlikely to call you names for letting a bit of your woo woo show.
Marta Orlowska‘s work is deliciously surreal. There’s something about the strength and ferocity of her elegant and somewhat mystical women that I deeply dig.
I didn’t know Christian Schloe’s name until recently, but for years I’ve adored his work and had some of his images as desktop and phone screens for ages.
Catrin Welz Stein