Midmonth Muse – Katie Scott

Katie Scott is an illustrator from London who specializes in scientific and anatomical inspired art. Her works are reminiscent of antique naturalist illustrations, yet have a brilliantly colorful and modern flair that is uniquely her own. You know when an artist is just so good, it makes you hate yourself? That’s what Katie’s work does to me… in the best way possible.

Feast your eyes on more of her incredible works at katie-scott.com.

Midmonth Muse – Juz Kitson

Juz Kitson, a ceramicist from Australia, creates beautifully grotesque arrangements of porcelain, hair, latex, and other materials. Her sculptures are incredibly intricate, albeit freakish. They bulge and overflow with intestines, bones, teeth, botanicals, sexual organs, horse hair, and sheep’s wool, forming provocative alien-like hybrids of human and nature.

I’m obsessed with Kitson’s work, and there’s something so disturbingly satisfying about scanning over every fleshy pink bump, milky fold, and hairy tendril. Be sure to check out her Instagram feed because the behind-the-scenes work and unfired porcelain are equally fascinating.

See more work at greenaway.com.au

Midweek Muse – Kimberly Witham

Kimberly Witham is currently exhibiting her latest series On Ripeness and Rot at Gallery Kayafas. I’m thrilled to see new work coming from Kimberly after previously featuring her here on my blog.

This new series is reminiscent of classical Dutch still life paintings, with their dark backgrounds and rich symbolism. Dead animals are arranged amongst florals, fruits, and tablewares. Some plants are ripe and vibrant while others, like the creatures, are beginning to wilt and decay – flowers fall limp and lose their color; an eggplant and pomegranate shrivel up in a bowl; squirrels, birds, and other beasts lie lifeless on the surface. In classic vanitas style, the artist states, “These paintings serve as both a celebration of beauty and a reminder of the inevitability of death.”

If you’re in the Boston area, you can see her work on display from now until July 26th.

See more at kimberlywitham.com

Midweek Muse – Dara Scully

Dara Scully is a young photographer from Spain. Over the last couple years, her style has evolved from the childlike fantasies of her early “Little Dreamers” series into the mature poetic storytelling she creates today. Her images are beautifully black and white, emotive and intimate, ghostly and melancholic.

View more of Dara’s work at cargocollective.com/darascully.