27.02.09 by Jeff

Esther Pearl Watson

I love these paintings by Esther Pearl Watson! Growing up, her father liked to build huge flying saucers out of scrap metal and car engines, and now her father’s hobby lives on in her work. I have always loved the idea of Calvin and Hobbes in that, Calvin is the only one who sees Hobbes as a living tiger. These paintings capture that same kind of thing – giant scraps of metal from one point of view, and yet hovering all around town from another.

esther pearl watson painter painting illustration

esther pearl watson painter painting illustration

esther pearl watson painter painting illustration

esther pearl watson painter painting illustration

esther pearl watson painter painting illustration

esther pearl watson painter painting illustration

esther pearl watson painter painting illustration













Jeff
Jeff Hamada is the Founder and Editor of Booooooom. He lives and works in Vancouver.



  • is she from texas? I love these

  • I love these so much. <3
    There’s something about the last one in particular that makes me so so happy.

  • Esther’s work is so fantastic! There are so little intricate fun details to look at and such a great story behind each piece. Her “Unlovables” comic is really great too!

  • These are really lovely! So fun to look at with all of their little details.

  • one of my favorite painter

  • Tiny_Jumbo_Jet

    I’ve just discovered her work: immediately obsessed.





27.04.17 by Staff

Illustrator Spotlight: Keith Rankin

Another batch of surreal illustrations by Keith Rankin (previously featured here). See more images below.

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27.04.17 by Staff

Photographer Spotlight: Ki Choquette

Photos by Massachusetts-based photographer Ki Choquette. More images from “42°19’25.3″N 72°20’52.7″W” below.

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27.04.17 by Staff

Artist Spotlight: Seth Armstrong

New paintings by Los Angeles-based artist Seth Armstrong. Click here for previous posts. His new show “Pretty Deep Shit” opens at Thinkspace Gallery on Saturday! Definitely go check this one out if you live out that way. More images below!

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27.04.17 by Jeff

Photographer Spotlight: Mark Kushimi

Here’s a selection of photos by Honolulu, Hawaii-based photographer, Mark Kushimi, who happens to be the editor-in-chief/co-founder of one of my favourite publications, Contrast Magazine. The image above is from a beautiful series where he turns his Hasselblad on a tripod during the exposure. Have a look at more of his work below.

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26.04.17 by Jeff

Sculptures by Jaime Pitarch Strip Everyday Objects of Their Functionality

Subject, Object, Abject (2006) – Chair, wooden shavings from chair legs

 

I’m obsessed with these sculptures by artist Jaime Pitarch that I came across on the Spencer Brownstone Gallery website. The Barcelona-based artist explores our relationship to household objects by making subtle and not-so-subtle alterations rendering them completely useless. He says the works have “to do with the human being’s inability to identify with the structures he himself has created”.

Have a look at more images below.

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