Thursday, February 18, 2010

Naoshi :: Thursday Finds

Naoshi is a Japanese artist whose Etsy shop I happened upon back in March 2009 when I was searching for colorful items to put in my Color Celebration Treasury. At the time her shop only had a few items in it but today it is filled to the brim with new prints, postcards and greeting cards featuring her playful sand art.

Naoshi creates surreal little worlds using a glittery and colorful sand called Sunae. Sunae is a medium typically found at playtime in Japanese elementary schools. The use of this sand in her art instantly adds an element of joy and nostalgia to her work. Here is a short video of her process:

Naoshi's work is available in her Etsy store:

Check out her website for more info, press and pics:

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