Friday, August 29, 2008

Kim Beck











Using images of architecture and landscape, Kim Beck makes drawings, prints, paintings and installations that survey peripheral and suburban spaces. Her work urges a reconsideration of the built environment - the peculiar street signs, gas station banners, overgrown weeded lots, and self-storage buildings — bringing the banal and everyday into focus.


Kim Beck is my new favourite artist, times one hundred! The descriptions of her work on her website are gorgeous and now I feel totally inspired, after a bit of a grumpy start to my day.

I am starting my new job on Monday, wish me luck, and forgive me if you don't hear from me for a few days while I settle in. I'll be back with news about how I'm getting on and, i expect, with some lighting design deliciousities!

Have a fabulous weekend, everyone!

9 comments:

please sir said...

Amazing artist - really quite inspiring!

Krissy said...

Gorgeous!! I think I already told you this week, but you find the BEST stuff :)

Sarah said...

LOVE !!

Sarah said...

A friend bought me a copy of that weed book for my birthday, it's lovely! I love that cut out buildings piece, I wish I could have one of those too :)

Good luck in your new job!

Art Sleuth said...

Hi there, Hope you do enter the Homeless Gallery comp, let me know if you do, I am planning to go down on the Friday night so if you're around give me shout before hand. It would be nice to meet you!
Beautifully fabulous blog as always,
Art

jackie said...

Hope the job goes well. Enjoying your blog and links.

con said...

I love her work! They're awesome! Such inspiring and great artist.

jackie said...

Looks as if you are too tired to post with the new job. I just wanted to say that I used your idea on your banner for one of my photos, and hoped that you don't mind. I will link to you.

Sarah said...

Just wanted to tell you that I saw your cut paper book on the front page of etsy today, its looking good!

Hope the jobs going well :)