Curiosities: Olivia Knapp

Curiosities: Olivia Knapp

DESIGN CURIOSITIES IS NOW CURIOSITY AND CURIOSITIES

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Although I’ve chosen to share previous works of a more simple variety, Olivia Knapp’s crosshatch style is delightfully intricate. She has a new series completed called Prehensility, and it is on view at the Hellion Gallery in Portland. Her drawing style is influenced by European line engravings from the 16th to the 18th centuries, and she utilizes methods called “line to dot” and “dot and lozenge.” The result is extraordinary, and the subject matter surreal. Personally, hands and eyes are my two favorite objects that she draws. Her portfolio and blog are both worth a look. She shares many up-close images which show you the incredible detail if you aren’t able to view it in person.

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