Hi everyone! I have a wonderful artist featured for you this week, The works of Betsy Youngquist. She creates beautiful beaded mosaic art works with beads, doll parts, jewelry, and more. If you haven’t seen this artist’s works before you are in for a treat!
Beaded Mosaic Art Sculptures
Betsy’s pieces are so inspiring to me, the way she incorporates mixed media in her pieces with such detail, and anthropomorphism with vintage doll parts, vintage jewelry parts, eyes, and beads embellished onto an odd mixture of human, animal, mythological sculptures. They are absolutely stunning! She as an artist has evolved from paintings to animals to these wonderful doll faced creatures and jewelry too. Betsy hails from Rockford, Illinois and has had her embellished works displayed in galleries, a University alumni show, and museums. Her works are also featured in this months magazine publication “Where Women Create” by the Stampington Company. I picked one up at Publix yesterday, wow! What wonderful inspiring gorgeous studio spaces grace the pages! So glad I picked up a copy and discovered her works!
*All photos and artworks featured in this round up are to be credited to the featured artists with their web links respectfully posted and may be subject to copyright.
Betsy Collaborates with Scott Long who creates some of the base sculptures which she embellishes upon.
Here we have Otto the Blue Ringed Octopus, which won the Jurors Choice Award from Mosaic Arts International 2010.
I love how Betsy grabs you with the detailed mosaic bead art work, adorable animal shapes then strikes you with the placement of the mismatched eyes, and anthropomorphism with the addition of doll parts, as with these next three examples for feature two – KOOKY EYES
For feature number three – FLOWERS. I chose the flowers to brighten the day for those northerners experiencing the greyer skies of fall. Isn’t the detail of her work sublime?
Feature four -TEETH. she incorporates teeth in some of her works
and for Feature five – OWLS for the Fall season and for my owl loving readers!
Betsy has created so many jaw dropping gorgeous pieces of beaded mosaic art, It was just to incredibly difficult to only choose five for the features, so I included a few extra in five categories this week, I love them all so much! For her most current pieces check out her Gallery Website or Etsy to purchase. Her Facebook page has shots of her creation process.
And as every week my favorite for last, the bonus feature, I just have to share the special project piece she created in collaboration with Scott Long for the Racine Art Museum Collection in 2010.”Eccentric Insects” in Racine, WI.
The Hine’s Emerald Dragonfly Project
|Lily with Lily pads by Betsy and Scott|
Well folks I hope you enjoyed this weeks featured artists
celebration and that it has inspired you to create as much as it has me!
Here you can find Betsy on the Web:
…..”Make Everyday Your Masterpiece!”