Miso (Stanislava Pinchuk) first caught my attention with her simple and lovely home-made tattoos created for friends in exchange for various things (the above creations were traded for a houseplant and necklace, and dinner, respectively). I love the idea of doing work in exchange for simple favors, kind gestures, and small gifts over monetary compensation; it makes the work so much more personal. Oh and what I wouldn't give to do a trade for one of these beauties!
But then after following Miso's tattoo work for awhile, I also discovered this:
Minimal, barely there drawings made of holes in paper. They look like beautiful constellations, but are actually maps recording places the artist has traveled, paths she has walked, distances between friends' homes, etc. And that video showing her process - pretty amazing stuff, right?