Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Mel Kadel


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Mel Kadel, Skeletal Heart, 2008, 15.5 x 17 inches, pen, ink and coffee on paper


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Mel Kadel, While Saving Yourself, 2007, 20 x 27 inches, ink on paper


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Mel Kadel, Uplift, 2008, 13.5 x 22 inches, pen, ink and coffee on paper


Mel_Kadel_Unearthing_2008_1057_97
Mel Kadel, Unearthing, 2008, 22 x 30 inches, ink and collage on paper


Mel_Kadel_Trip_Sit_2008_1359_97
Mel Kadel, Trip Sit, 2008, 7.25 x 10.75 inches, ink on paper


Mel_Kadel_Secret_Sea_2008_1355_97
Mel Kadel, Secret Sea, 2008, 22 x 30 inches, ink and collage on paper


Mel_Kadel_Scary_Water_2006_777_42
Mel Kadel, Scary Water, 2006, 15 x 20 inches, ink and collage on paper


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Mel Kadel, Long Last Thread, 2008, 28.5 x 22 inches, pen, ink and collage on paper


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Mel Kadel, Little Stumps, 2007, 14.5 x 18.5 inches, ink on paper


Mel_Kadel_Life_Jacket_2006_779_42
Mel Kadel, Life Jacket, 2006, 14.5 x 14.5 inches, ink and collage on paper


Mel_Kadel_Human_Snowball_2008_1086_97
Mel Kadel, Human Snowball, 2008, 13 x 22 inches, pen, ink and coffee on paper


Mel_Kadel_Help_2007_972_97
Mel Kadel, Help, 2007, 15 x 8.5 inches, ink on paper


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Mel Kadel, Hearts Don't Break, 2006, 45 x 36 inches, ink and collage on paper


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Mel Kadel, Grounding, 2008, 10 x 10 inches, pen, ink and coffee on paper


Mel_Kadel_Grand_Ole_Fort_2006_781_42
Mel Kadel, Grand Ole Fort, 2006, 22.5 x 30 inches, ink and collage on paper


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Mel Kadel, Fabric, 2008, 22 x 30 inches, pen, ink and collage on paper


Mel_Kadel_Escort_2008_1249_97
Mel Kadel, Escort, 2008, 10 x 10 inches, pen, ink and coffee on paper


Mel_Kadel_Daily_Exercise_2008_1090_97
Mel Kadel, Daily Exercise, 2008, 10 x 10 inches, pen, ink and coffee


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Mel Kadel, Backed, 2008, 22 x 30 inches, ink on paper


Mel_Kadel_A_Little_Time_Alone_2006_776_42
Mel Kadel, A Little Time Alone, 2006, 13 x 18 inches, ink and collage on paper

46 comments:

Iva said...

stunning!! GORGEOUS!! I love it all. I see that "Skeletal Heart" is printed on a shirt ;) aka will soon be in my closet :) yup. love it. I think there are so many ways to look at these. I love how to me it speaks we are all one, and we together can do so much more then alone. The "fabric" piece is FAB! I'd love the 'help' one for my little man, right now he is huge on "teamwork" and I think that print would make him smile. Thank YOU drollgirl for always making me smile!! Have an awesome day!

Alisa said...

Love the heart. He has a really interesting style, love the detail!

LENORENEVERMORE said...

Hauntingly beautiful & quirky too!
what a combo~

Tia said...

Those are great! I love the Scary Water one.

Melanie's Randomness said...

I adore avant garde art!! These are kickass!!

Just Another Momma said...

I love these! My favorite is Hearts Don't Break.

jennifer from pittsburgh said...

He likes a bit of danger with his whimsy, doesn't he? ;)

Rita/Fighting Off Frumpy said...

Love these! Weird and wonderful at the same time. Best combo ever. :)

Christiejolu said...

very cool! I love the art you find!

Oh yeah my daughter has been bugging me to buy her that luggage you posted last week. She thinks she can use it for school!

Sher said...

really unique that she uses coffee and distresses the paper before starting.

Cheryl said...

Is her work autobiographical? Really interesting images.

5thsister said...

You have such an eclectic blog, my dear. Never a dull moment.

Is it just me or does Secret Sea appear phallic?

These are all very whimsical but deep.

Alicia said...

ohhh these are awesome! for some reason they remind me of characters you would see in a shell silverstein book...

Gary Heller said...

I like the works. Interesting style and love the textures about them.
thanks for the heads up on another great artist!
All the Best

diane said...

Cool, these remind me of the 70's. Uplift is my favorite.

bananas. said...

Alicia read my mind! I was just thinking that except i couldn't remember the author's name.

The skeletal heart one is awesome.

Happy tuesday!

Bathwater said...

Very interesting!

Jill said...

Secret Sea is my favorite...and my day is like Life Jacket...I think I need a life jacket!

blueviolet said...

Those are incredibly cool!

Kellie said...

I love these! I especially love the Unearthing one!

Karls said...

That is very cool! I particularly like the 'Unearthing' one! Rad!

Karls said...

That is very cool! I particularly like the 'Unearthing' one! Rad!

Karls said...

That is very cool! I particularly like the 'Unearthing' one! Rad!

Karls said...

That is very cool! I particularly like the 'Unearthing' one! Rad!

Sabine said...

Great, great pictures! Impossible to pick a favourite...

Hanako66 said...

totally enchanting!

sherri said...

wow. love every one.

TERI REES WANG said...

I feel like that "Sit Trip" every day.
Just stuck there that way.

fadetoblack said...

i really like the one of the pile of blankets! so delicate !

Heather Taylor said...

Secret Sea blew my mind just now. Sweet concept!

Candice said...

Love them!

Hearts dont break is my fav though.

Candice said...

Love them!

Hearts dont break is my fav though.

Lindsay said...

The last one would be perfect above my desk. I've never heard of Kadel before so thanks for posting these.

Char said...

love these and like Lindsay above, i've never heard of this artist before. great discovery

Big Red said...

LOVE! Love them everyday!!!!

Elizabeth Marie said...

Hiiiii sexy!

I love Hearts Don't Break. WANT WANT WANT.

the spectator said...

These are great. They have a certain Escher quality to them.

Haute World said...

I love how these seem cute, but are dark at the same time. At first glance you'll probably smile, then when you take a closer look and think about what you're seeing, you end up noticing the surreal qualities and the thought process behind it.

Chessa! said...

these are amazing. so evocative.

Clorivak said...

Ya, these are super sweet. I love the stains on them and I love the look of the main character..something sneaky about her..heehee. They are dreamy and quirky...love, love.

Pretty Little World said...

I would love to have any of these, but it would be the most wonderful to have "Unearthing." It's just magical!!

Anna said...

These are amazing!! I love these! Thanks for sharing lady :)

Sam said...

Far out! I always feel like such an under achiever when I see your posts on artists! Amazing stuff here.

battlingthedinosaurs said...

wow these are so amazing
thanks for sharing

Diana said...

Coffee?? Amazing! You have access to the coolest art!

web designer said...

I love it, this pictures are unbelievable. Some of them remind me of old Scandinavian legends.