It is amazing to think that through a masterful play of colors, shapes, and arrangements that an artist can turn a plain canvas into an immersive piece and stir our imagination and conversation. The unspoken impact of an artist’s work is what sparked our creation of the MOVArt line, a collection of one-of-a-kind custom globes made in collaboration with talented artists and creative makers. Because it’s American Artist Appreciation Month this month, we’d like to share with you how the MOVArt™ collection started, how we discover new artists, and why we strive to infuse their visionary artwork with our patented motion.
The Termesphere MOVA Globes have a special place in the MOVA collection. Dick Termes – the creative mind behind the Termesphere designs – is the first artist we collaborated with to expand the creative potential of our MOVA Creations. Inspired by the works of M.C. Escher and Buckminster Fuller, Dick develops striking multi-dimensional worlds that challenge the way we see our surroundings while taking us headfirst into another world. With an ambitious vision, diverse collection of artwork, and international acclaim to boot, there’s no question why we were drawn to the work of this compelling American Artist. Just in time for American Artist Appreciation Month, we sat down with Dick to talk about his inspirations, his thoughts on our collaboration, and his upcoming projects.
We collaborated with artist Wendy Gold on the all-new Butterfly MOVA Globe. Wendy launched her company, ImagineNations™, in 2010 and has seen great success making one-of-a-kind decoupage globe designs and gaining popularity with people looking for creative upcycled items. When we first saw her amazing decoupage artwork, we knew it would be the perfect addition to our MOVArt line. We asked Wendy to tell us more about her design inspirations and how she started making her beautiful artwork.
We met artist Andy Russell a few years ago at an art show and we were instantly mesmerized by the vibrant colors and intricate details of his paintings. When we decided to create our first holiday themed MOVA Globe, we immediately thought Andy was the right person for the job, commissioning him to make a winter village globe. The finished product, Home for the Holidays, is our first original piece in our MOVArt Collection. We spoke with Andy about his journey to becoming a professional artist, the challenges of making spherical art and the origins of his inspiration.