Either a genius or just stoned. Thought leader expressing ideas through creativity.
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GUMMY BEAR ART
Pieces that have not yet sold are available here. Custom gummy bear art also available.
In 2010 I started creating images out of gummi bears, both originals and recreations of famous pieces.
Humor, curiosity and childlike exploration play crucial roles in my work. I want viewers to feel welcome to experience it, invited, and appreciated. I don’t want them to feel shut out as if they are missing out on an inside joke. However, I also aim for depth and complexity, allowing the viewer to find deeper meaning beneath their first impression.
Children and adults alike connect with the simple joy of realizing my creations are made out of real gummy bears. This alone, the delight visible in their bodies when that spark ignites is worth the world to me. And should the viewer choose to explore deeper, they might find the connection to current struggles. For example, Gummy Obama is melted. America is in dire straits at the moment, and I think many of us feel deflated, melted, down in the current political atmosphere. I hope it may inspire people to take action.
My gummi bear art has been exhibited by Urban Outfitters and at Sweet As One in Hong Kong by the same people who put a giant rubber duck and thousands of pandas in traveling shows across the globe. It has also been featured on the Etsy blog.
Stockists include 70+ retailers in the U.S. and internationally.
120+ designs to choose from and growing.
Email wholesale inquiries and orders to firstname.lastname@example.org
My cards are inspired by late night jokes shared with friends, pop culture, hip hop, the internet, animals, the outdoors, and the incredible community of Portland creatives I am lucky enough to be part of. Few things make me happier than knowing someone’s face lit up after receiving one of my cards.
Line: Melissa Rachel Black
All cards are blank inside. | Size A2
Paper: 100lb Cougar Digital Choice Cover: Forest Stewardship Council certified & 10% post-consumer recycled content
Envelope: Bright Blue with Cello Sleeves • 60 lb. Text envelopes • FSC Certified • Acid-free for archival quality • 30% Recycled materials • 30% Post-consumer waste • Sustainable Forestry Initiative Certified
Designer: Melissa Rachel Black
Made in & ships from: Portland, OR within 3 days direct to consumer, and 1-2 weeks wholesale.
Art Outlines is a collection of handmade vector illustrations by designer Melissa Rachel Black. Art Outlines: Vol 1 includes over 500 high-quality, easily accessible, royalty-free outline vector graphics for professional designers and DIY, available for immediate, instant download. Individual Art Outlines sets are also available. With an art outlines collection, you will never again waste time searching through pages of low-resolution, disorganized, or poor quality vectors. Art Outlines is clipart redefined.