April 5th, 2011

The Vermont Blogosphere Gets Gorgeous

by Philip Baruth

Longtime VDB-reader Jim Kelso is hands down one of the most talented artists working in Vermont in the early 21st century. Partially trained in Japan, Kelso works in wood and metal, and espouses a return to what he calls “ecstatic naturalism.” What does that mean? Fortunately, he’s just launched one of the most gorgeous websites I’ve seen in a long while, called Tatters’ Realm, the purpose of which is to answer that very question. If you love fabulous objects that blur the line between nature and craft, click “portfolio” at the top of the page. This work is the stuff of dreams.