i’m jealous of aya kakeda

I’m not sure if this is my dream, or my nightmare? Yowza, Brooklyn based artist Aya Kakeda has some crazy images floating around in her head… and I love them! I love them all! Oompa Loompas, strange little mouse girls, flowery candy as far as the eye can see… and she can embroider?! Love.

I found this work through a very cool project, that is part of a Masters thesis by Sara Barnes {of Brown Paper Bag fame}. She has created an online gallery, called eyra to:

“…celebrate illustration as a popular art that helps us to understand and interpret the world at large. It strives to showcase not only beautiful and thought-provoking illustration, but to add to the greater cultural dialogue. With each exhibition, eyra has original illustration, high-quality prints, and limited-edition projects that correspond to the theme and spirit of the show.”

Fantastic, all’round.

comments (4)

  1. Blue Eyed Night Owl /// 01.03.2013 /// 9:30am

    That is adorable! And you’re right about the dream/nightmare.

    I think those embroideries are my favorite.

  2. Ana /// 01.03.2013 /// 9:30am

    That. Embroidery. :O

  3. Zia Daugherty /// 01.03.2013 /// 6:06pm

    Yeah, definitely between cute and creepy. But very awesome nonetheless!

  4. Sandra /// 01.04.2013 /// 2:24am

    Oh, I love love the embroideries! Always exciting to find such a rare kind of artwork.