Shinny Dumplings- “Hikaru Dorodango”

  Artist Bruce Gardner one day read about a Japanese art from called ‘Hikaru Dorodango’ and ever since he immediately decided to pursue to perfect this art form. Dorodango is sphere made out of  simple water and mud ball that the artist tries to  mold into a perfect  circular object.

Beasts and Bones

In 2004 the William D. Cannon Art Gallery in San Diego, California featured Beasts and Bones: The Cartonería of the Linares Family.   The exhibit was over 70 papier-mâché  (or cartonería) figures either inspired by Mexican Day of the Dead Figurines (calavera) and companioned with (alebrije), mythical dragon-like, griffin, and gargoyle like creatures that look like…