Niki Zarrabi

Delicacy and strength coalesce in Atlanta artist Niki Zarrabi’s floral paintings

Painter Niki Zarrabi is not the first artist to draw inspiration from the femininity, fertility, and mortality of flowers, but her surrealist series on the subject, Femme Petale, feels fresh and modern.
Atlantic Fine Woods

Atlantic Fine Woods recycles downed city trees into fine lumber

When siblings Laura and Joe Sissoko decided to start milling wood in 2012, it wasn’t for furniture, but rather for fine guitars and other musical instruments.
Eric Mack creating paper cutouts for his highly architectural paintings

For Eric Mack, nature is both canvas and muse

Mack uses acrylic and spray paint, handmade paper, and cutouts of white copy paper to create pieces that resemble an architect’s blueprints or a city grid.
Zipporah Camille Thompson

Zipporah Camille Thompson uses textiles to create cosmic connections

“I find embracing so-called women’s work to be very cathartic and meditative,” says Zipporah Camille Thompson. “I’m creating my own narrative, while embracing the narrative of those matriarchs who came before and used their hands to create things.”

How Photoshop—and technology—has influenced Darien Arikoski-Johnson’s ceramics

Darien Arikoski-Johnson adds other forms of media into his porcelain creations—wire, steel, and his signature “glitch” photography: distorted digital images he derives by painting a watercolor, scanning it into Photoshop, altering it, printing it, and layering it onto porcelain molds.
TILA Studios Daisy Chain

TILA Studios exhibition Daisy Chain is a “homecoming” of black women artists

“I want the patrons to witness the power of collaboration that is fostered through elevating and empowering the creative economy in Atlanta,” says TILA Studios founder Tiffany Latrice. “These are Atlanta artists that deserved to be celebrated, recognized and embraced. This exhibition is more than just a display of their work and craftsmanship, it's a celebration, homecoming, and induction of a community of working artists that may be otherwise been overlooked.”
Laura Bell

Paper artist Laura Bell calls attention to vulnerable species

Laura Bell is fascinated by the fraught interactions between humans and other species. A cross-country road trip three years ago ignited Bell’s penchant for drawing and painting vulnerable species. Now she creates detailed, black-and-white drawings of animals, with a pop of paint to define their natural habitats.

Atlanta interior designer Tim Hobby’s tips for exploring Miami’s famed winter art fairs

Miami is rife with winter art fairs, which draw hundreds of galleries and nearly 80,000 visitors each December to Art Basel, Context, Pulse, Design Miami, and Scope. Interior designer Tim Hobby of Hobby Astrop Modern attends as many as he can—here, he shares what’s on his radar this year.
Daniel Zimmerman

Atlanta artist to know: Daniel Zimmerman, ceramicist and founder of Drawing Room

Formerly a designer with Musso Design Group, Daniel Zimmerman (an Atlanta artist and interior designer) and another former Musso colleague, Seth van den Bergh, recently launched their own design firm, the Drawing Room.
Erica Elle

Flame thrower: Lawrenceville artist Erica Elle uses a blowtorch to create her vibrant paintings

Forget paintbrushes. Artist Erica Doggett-Alphin, who goes by Erica Elle, wields a blowtorch to create her kaleidoscopic paintings. “I’m a scientist in a lab,” says the Memphis native. “I started playing around with resin and alcohol-based paints, and when I mixed in fire, it made a flame. When the flames went down, I noticed that it created really cool textures.”

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