On my desktop this week… ‘The Golden Hours’ by Saddo

'Golden hours' by Saddo
‘Golden hours’ by Saddo

‘The Golden Hours’ is a show about two different visions on time, memories and death by artists Aitch and Saddo.

This is a piece (or a group of pieces) from that show. I love the mish-mash mythological styles, especially the colouring, in Saddo’s work.

Check out the rest of the pieces from the show on Saddo’s Flickr page. And here’s a write up.

On my desktop this week… ‘Untitled #20’ by Filip Dujardin

'Untitled #20' by Filip Dujardin
'Untitled #20' by Filip Dujardin

This is my favourite from a series called ‘Fictions’ by digital artist, Filip Dujardin.

His architectural creations are from a parallel dystopia. Unemcumbered by the laws of architecture, he has constructed completely original building dimensions and layouts, which are nonetheless distrurbingly familiar.

You can tour the rest of ‘Fictions’ at www.filipdujardin.be.

On my desktop this week… ‘Misty Trees’ by Hannah Skoonberg

'Misty Trees' by Hannah Skoonberg
'Misty Trees' by Hannah Skoonberg

I am trying to get better at identifying tree species. I am also trying to get better at photographing trees; I never seen to be able to catch their character.

An artist who I think does capture trees beautiful is the printmaker, Hannah Skoonberg. Her portfolio is at www.skoonberg.com.

The example I’ve drawn on here reminds me of the forests I used to walk in as a kid. I could stare into it for ages.

On my desktop this week… ‘Disassembly’ by Todd McLellan

'Disassembly' by Todd McLellan
'Disassembly' by Todd McLellan

In his ‘Disassembly’ series, Todd McLellan takes apart everyday technology, lays the bits out, then chucks them up in the air. He takes photos at each stage and each photo is very simple yet captivating.

This shot of the typewriter caught my eye. Typewriters look complex from the outside for a piece of technology with one straight function, and just look at the parts and the engineering involved!

This work made me think of my Grandfather. He loves to take technology apart and see what makes it work. PCs are his favourite disassemble.

On my desktop this week… ‘Gatecrasher’ by Rob Johnson

'Gatecrasher' by Rob Johnson
'Gatecrasher' by Rob Johnson

Rob Johnson is one of the most talented creatives I’ve worked with. I had the pleasure of sitting next to him and his desk of stuff for 6 months at Dog Digital.

I remember he decided to have a go at Lomography and bought a crazy looking camera. Oh how we laughed at Rob and his giant red camera.

But look at him now, producing top quality photography and in the final 10 of the LoBlography Challenge. With efforts like the one above, he should win. He needs a less in-yo-face camera.

Rob blogs at BitsofBobs.

On my desktop this week… ‘t is for tomato’ from ‘AlphaDeath’ series by Philip Tseng

't is for tomato' by Philip Tseng
't is for tomato' by Philip Tseng

Got a bambino on the way, so I’m getting interested in alphabets and numbers.

It was in searching for some leftfield alphabets to put up in Baby’s room, that I found the ‘AlphaDeath‘ series on the Minicubby portfolio site of one Philip Tseng.

The premise of ‘AlphaDeath‘ is a fruit for each letter being killed. Probably not appropriate for the use I originally had in mind but neat nonetheless.

On my desktop this week… ‘New York Red Horse’ by Stacey Rozich

'New York Red Horse' by Stacey Rozich
'New York Red Horse' by Stacey Rozich

Stacey’s a multimedia illustrator who has been blogging at Mystery Meats but is soon to start up on Staceyrozich.com.

She’s from Seattle (a city I am deeply in awe of ). But more importantly she’s a talented user of watercolours, a medium most of us associate with whimsical landscapes. Stacey is at the other end of the spectrum; I loved the movement in this character, the textures, colours and the combination of Japanese and African mythology. Very eye-catching.

There’s a good interview with the artist on the My Love For You blog.