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i’m jealous of ellen greene

I’ve always wanted a tattoo, but I’ve never had the guts to do it… this might be my work-around! These vintage gloves, covered in elaborate painted tattoos, are kinda crazy… and I kinda love them! Chicago based artist Ellen Greene is clearly inspired by objects, and symbols from another time. Here’s a little snippet, in her words, about this series. It is titled, quite appropriately, Gloves:

… traditional American tattoo is a symbol of masculine adventure, rebellion and sexual exploits. At the same time gloves were a staple of “good” American women, tattoos were only for sailors bikers and criminals. No proper woman also had tattoos – especially not on her hands.

Yep, I’m going to need a pair of these. Gorgeous tattoos, no pain… and I can still keep my “good” girl reputation! Maybe.

danielle clough

“What a Racket” … yes! This is a series by South African artist Danielle Clough. I love the work, but I think the statement that she’s posted along side these flower-covered tennis rackets might be the best thing ever:

“WHAT A RACKET – Does this count as being interested in sport?” ~ Danielle Clough

HA! Hilarious and beautiful… a perfect combination. Some of Danielle’s work is part of group show that opens TOMORROW NIGHT in Philadelphia. Paradigm Gallery and HAHA Magazine bring you “Deemed A Canvas”. The show opens Friday January 26th, 5:30 – 10pm at Paradigm {746 S. 4th Street, 1st Floor – Philadelphia, PA} *Other participating artists: Kaplan Bunce, Danielle Clough, Ellen Greene, My Dog Sighs, Bunnie Reiss, Brooks Salzwedel, Suzanna Scott, Ruby Silvious, and Jasjyot Singh Hans.