"I wanted to express this emotion, and show that I was ready to do battle, in a self portrait"
What even is this?
The quaint, oddball, charming, fantastical, playful, thoughtful, quirky, kooky, funny, silly, absurd and the imaginative.
Unicorns, materiality and mythical legends.
"Ultimate relaxation to me is being out in the woods and soaking it all in with my camera."
This POW is a testament to the beauty in prioritising simplicity.
"I like to imagine them as real beings as I draw."
A weird and majestic work
It's weird and you're welcome.
"...work hard and never stop improving your skills."
Expand your mind until it explodes.
How do we come to value and remember what we do?
Let's talk notebooks.
"Even if some people hate your art, please understand that ultimately, your art is not for them at all, so their opinion of it does not matter."
"Are you gonna eat that?"
"Hang out at a coffee shop or the mall or something and just draw the people walking around."
Welcome to the bizarre land of the everyday.
Calderon explains how a childhood illness led to a brilliant art career.
"I don't really expect anyone else to find my work funny, but it feels really good when I get messages from customers who get it!"
This piece of the week is the first we've featured to be made from hand-cut collage materials.