Friday, February 6, 2009

Jim Shore and Disney

I have a new favorite artist. I can't believe I've never heard of him before, let alone seen his work. His name is Jim Shore and it's really his Disney stuff that I'm so in love with, to tell the truth.

I am not a big American Folk Art fan, but this guy's style on classics like
BAMBIALICE IN WONDERLAND'S
CHESHIRE CAT
and my favorite villians,
LADY AND THE TRAMP'S
SI AND AMand SLEEPING BEAUTY'S
MALEFICENT

are beyond inspiring for me.

I have always loved drawing paisleys and designing funky, psychedelic patterns that have hidden pictures within them, but this is some of the most charming work I've seen in a long time.

One of the best parts about his Disney creations (other than the fact that they are the coolest hand-carved, wooden, 3-Dimensional sculptures) is that they are relatively inexpensive. Si and Am can be found on eBay for around $17.00 + shipping or $25.00 retail. I found Bambi for $7.00 (even if I didn't buy it). I've never been able to afford Lenox or Armani or WDCC sculptures of my favorite characters, so this opens up a whole new world of Christmas lists for me.

I love it when I discover new artists and realize I can like genre's of art that I never gave much attention to before.

Move over Gentle Giant.

2 comments:

Just g said...

Congratulations on your discovery of the beautiful art work of Jim Shore. Warning: It's addicting! I have been addicted for about 5 years.

David & Blair said...

His santa clause sculptures are awesome too!!... i got one for our wedding!