Inspired by Nature

March 26, 2010

It's interesting to see how other artists are inspired by the natural world, especially when they work in mediums completely different from one's own. ELINtm from Bristol, UK makes objects inspired by lichens and mold. Yes, I said mold. ELINtm is Elin Thomas, an artist and jewelry maker. Thomas creates extraordinary objects that are decorated with tiny, exquisite crocheted lichens and molds. As someone that crochets, and as someone that has a lichen obsession, I am astounded by the beauty and detail in her work. Last year I was fortunate enough to snag a sale piece of hers. It currently hangs (grows out of) above the fireplace mantel (third photo). Visit Elin's shop on etsy here. Her blog is here. Have a great weekend. More etching updatery next week.


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