|ROB RYAN set of 4 ceramic plates 'Four Trees. Four Seasons'|
I thought I would share with you an artist who I find to be beautifully romantic (even though he believes he is not).
I want them.
Rob Ryan is a UK based artist who specialises in detailed paper cuts. These paper designs are then either used as screen-prints, or transferred onto a number of different mediums including ceramics, fabric, jewellery and paper.
He says he is not a romantic... In a recent article with the Guardian he said:
"When people ask my wife if I'm romantic, she just sort of smiles this forced polite smile as if she's saying 'Hmm, if only you knew the half of it,'" he laughed. "But then every piece isn't all about her or me; they're just stories. The words I come up with are just words, not poetry. Some of it's happy, some of it's sad, some of it's mysterious."
Either way, I like the stories he tells.
|'I miss being a small girl'|
"All of the thoughts that I have held inside me ever since I was very small, silly fancies, grandiose ideas and embarrassing and happy and silly dreams that were always just mine and mine alone.
Could I share with you, and you alone, everything that lives inside my heart and my head that I have never shared with anyone but myself all of the years I have lived so far until now"
|"All we can do is live from day to day"|
|"Believe in Goodness"|
|Something to put your Valentine's Day flowers in?|
The full Guardian article with Rob Ryan can be found here.
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You can buy his works from Etsy