medium /// wood




i’m jealous of erin wilbur

Jack. Pot.

I’ve never played poker before, but I’m assuming that a bunch of diamonds might be a good thing? In any case, when these little gems showed up in my inbox yesterday I was thrilled! I love these old school portraits, on hand cut wood, by Tucson based artist Erin Wilbur… and let’s just say, if I did know anything at all about gambling, I’d bet it all on ‘Diamond Green Hair Woman’. Love.





i’m jealous of ron van der ende

So, I’m sure most of you are thinking… ‘Diamonds? Mix Tapes? Big juicy steak? More diamonds? Wait, I thought Valentine’s Day was last Monday?!’, and of course you’d be right. However, that doesn’t change the fact that I’m still totally in love with these salvaged wood bas-relief sculptures by Rotterdam based artist Ron van der Ende. And let’s be honest, I’d be quite happy with either one of those giant diamonds whether it was Valentine’s Day or not… am I right ladies?





i’m jealous of hema upadhyay

Now, just to be clear, I’m not a pyromaniac, nor would I normally ever suggest setting someone’s art on fire, but… Loco-Foco-Motto is the title of a series of breathtaking chandeliers made from thousands of wooden matchsticks {150,000 matchsticks per chandelier to be exact}, and artist Hema Upadhyay has never set one ablaze. I don’t know if I could control myself if I was her? Ok, I can understand that after all of the intense work, that clearly goes into each piece, she wouldn’t want to watch it all go up in a matter of seconds… but it would certainly be something to see! {Really, I’m not a pyromanic… right!?}





i’m jealous of erin o’keefe

That’s it… I’m packing everything I own into a bunch of tiny little pink and yellow suitcases, and then moving myself into this series of still life photographs {titled Our Home My Home} by New York based artist Erin O’Keefe. When I first saw these images, I couldn’t decide if she was trying to convey a sense of emptiness, or the promise of something new. Turns out, the answer is ‘yes’. Here, in Erin’s words, is what this project is about:

The photographs in this series are still life set ups that include images of various empty rooms that were part of a year of transition. I emptied my childhood home after the death of my father, and moved to a new home with my husband and children. I am interested in the tension between the space of the still life in my studio, and the spaces depicted in the photographs.





i’m jealous of aaron moran

Teepee/mountain-ish/geometric assemblages by Vancouver based artist Aaron Moran. Yep, a little found wood and some insanely well-chosen house paint, and I’m completely sold. Now, how to wrap this for Christmas morning… hm, maybe just a really big bow.

{via Junkculture}





i’m jealous of allison diaz

Weaved photographs? Nope. Vintage photographs chopped up into perfect little diamonds, mixed up with each other,  and then rearranged into new dizzying images. Whoa. Today’s lovely touch of vertigo is brought to you by Californian artist Allison Diaz.

{via crisaris}





i’m jealous of mary alyssa block

This ain’t no regular library. Nope, this library is actually a series titled Every Book Ever, by Mary Alyssa Block. It consists of over 70 books whose covers she’s meticulously recreated onto the appropriate sized pieces of found wood. Love, love, love! Granted, with this collection of books I might never be able to identify a bird in California, and there’s a very good chance that I’ll over-water my cactus… but hey, that’s the price I’m willing to pay for beautiful art!

{via Junkculture}

ps. I think I’ve found the perfect place to stack these books ~ the house that jealousy built of course! pop over to sfgirlbybay and have a look at my latest room… the library!





i’m jealous of genevieve dionne

Boys in cardigans, holding pigeons. Yep… I’m jealous. I love these drawings {the added colour is oil paint} by Canadian artist Genevieve Dionne. And I’m even more impressed because she didn’t even need a pencil! All of these pieces are done with a very hot little wood burning tool leaving no room for error. I don’t know about you, but I need a little room for error! I’d hate to see what might happen to that boy’s pigeon with a wood burning tool in my hand! Ouch.





i’m jealous of elisa strozyk

Sigh. Oh my word. I love these intricate, amazingly beautiful wooden textiles… wait… what?! Yep, that’s right, wooden textiles. German artist/designer Elisa Strozyk has figured out a way to make wooden fabric, and I could not be more jealous. So smart, and so stunningly beautiful. Um, Santa, if you’re reading this, I really, really want that lamp for Christmas. Thank you!





i’m jealous of heather benning

Um, can you say every little girl’s dream?! Yes, it’s a real-life dollhouse. I really, really, really want to live in this amazing on-site installation by Canadian artist Heather Benning. Granted, that huge plexiglass wall might leave me a little exposed to the local farmers and the odd cow, but that’s a sacrifice I’m willing to make for art! Below are images of the transformation… from an old abandoned farmhouse in Manitoba, into, well, my new home:

Sigh… amazing. And, it even comes with a rainbow! Throw in a unicorn grazing on the grass and you’re lookin’ at my childhood dream!