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Guest curator: Brandi Strickland

December 21, 2011

Brandi Strickland is a collage and mixed-media artist based out of Floyd, VA. She grew up in North Carolina and graduated with a BA in Studio Art in 2007 from Queens University of Charlotte. She creates small-scale works of art using techniques of hand-cut collage, painting, and drawing. She also enjoys music, cooking, gardening, reading, and learning new things.

Find more of her work at Paper Whistle and follow on twitter @paperwhistle.

What Brandi thinks is Super…


Plantpod
by Perch! Modern Ceramics

This hanging planter is super functional (no drips), and it’s very easy on the eyes. I’d like a few, there’s no such thing as too many house plants.

Rainbow Stripes
by Hmstrjam

This little print by Jamie Shelman has real charisma. Plus, it makes me want to paint.

Apparatus Flake Lamp
by TaiDesign

Warm lighting is nice, especially during winter. And the softened geometric shape of this lamp is quite graceful.

Normanville RED
by Little Houses

Just the thought of someone lovingly hand constructing your warm winter coat makes it all the more cozy, doesn’t it?

The Simple Grid Locking Shelves
by El Dot

A very elegant shelf to frame your pretty things.

Necklush – black and blue
by Necklush

I love this Necklush…it looks like it would keep you warm without too much bulk.

Helmet Hair – screenprint
by Kate Banazi

Kate Banazi is one of my favorite artists working today. And, it’s a statistical fact that examining the careful color separations and layers in a hand pulled screen print will improve your life.

Guiding Light – Toy Camera Photo Print
by sMacVision

This photograph reminds me of early morning train rides.

The Porter (in provincial blue)
by Moop

Moop bags are utilitarian, yet beautiful. I’ll take two.

As Good As It Gets – archival print
by Leah Giberson

Leah Giberson is an artist that I’ve long admired for her unique way of combining painting, collage, and photography (sometimes even embroidery!). Her subject matter is equally intriguing, always suggesting a human presence, but never showing the form. The hedges in this one make me smile.

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