Archive for February, 2018
These amazing animals are created by using colored Fimo clay. Every color in each design is actually a different piece of clay. There is absolutely no paint used whatsoever!
Using a technique based on the ancient Millefiore method of glassmaking, Jon combines different colored canes of clay to create an illustration roughly the size and shape of a loaf of bread. The central design is repeatedly stretched and cut as other designs are added.
Just as in nature, this process is replicated over and over until the finished organism becomes quite complex. The composite image is finally reduced by further stretching to the size of a small coin, and then cut and applied much like mosaic tiles to the animal’s form. Every stage of the arduous process is done completely by hand. The entire piece is then fired and finished.
Because each piece is completely handmade, no two are ever exactly alike. Once the design tiles are all used, that image is gone forever. This renders each piece unique and collectible.
About the Artist
Jon Anderson is the most accomplished polymer artist in the world today – an exceptional combination of artist, botanist, mathematician, zoologist and engineer. Jon is inspires by the wonders of nature and art. He has been refining these amazing sculptures for more that 25 years and continues to create new and beautiful images by his own hand every day in his studio, hidden deep in the paradise of Bali.
It’s a new year, new color for 2018. Pantone, the organization that predicts color trends for brands and products, named Ultra Violet as its “Color of the Year.” According to Pantone, shades of purple are known to display artistic brilliance, which is the perfect way to describe the amazing crafts found at the Bazaar del Mundo Shops.
You’d be hard pressed to find anyone in San Diego who loves vibrant color more than Diane Powers. That love is reflected throughout her Bazaar del Mundo Shops and Restaurants, home and personal style.
At the Shops, you’ll find items for your home, wardrobe and more in this year’s hot purple hue, all supporting artisans from Guatemala, Mexico, India and beyond.
Pieces for the home include hand-woven napkins and table cloths from Guatemala, embroidered table décor from India and hand-painted Mexican crosses. Hand-woven napkins come in colorful striped prints with hints of purple as well as solid purple for those who want to fully embrace the color of the year. Beautiful embroidered table runners from India with hints of gold achieve a royal finish, and the beautiful selection of hand-painted Mexican crosses add pops of color to the wall in all sorts of purple hues.
Liven up your wardrobe with the addition of purple MyWalits, vibrant, two-tone leather wallets from Italy, handwoven backpacks from Guatemala, embroidered Mexican tops for girls and women and hand-painted silk scarves from locally based Dan Dee Silks. Dan Dee Silk’s scarves come in several hues of purple and pair perfectly with simple tops or dresses to make a bold statement.
Ready to embrace 2018’s “Color of the Year?” Come find new inspiration for your home, wardrobe and beyond at Bazaar del Mundo!