Magic & realism – the two don’t really match, do they? But Rob Gonsalves, a Canadian painter of magic realism, demonstrates great skills in merging the two different worlds in his unique and surrealistic optical illusion artworks. Inspired by such great artists as Dali, Tanguy, Magritte and Escher, Gonsalves developed his own unique style by combining his architectural knowledge with the love for painting.
Famous artists self-portraits http://www.google.ca/imgres?imgurl=http://library.reynolds.edu/images/libguides/art125-portraits.jpg=http://libguides.reynolds.edu/art125=__o2qBStqrLiu_7G19UDDkPWi5yi4==454=454=66=fr=2=1=x8TqF5fqZXHeSM:=128=128=OkuxTr2wOajH0AGwuOHPAQ=/search%253Fq%253Dfamous%252Bartists%2526um%253D1%2526hl%253Dfr%2526sa%253DN%2526tbm%253Disch=1=1
Fashion Knitwear Sketchbook exploring micro-art influenced structure & colour of knitted fabrics // Floating in The Great Ether, Laura Collier. This is a good example of how i could develop my project, and the artist gives examples of using knitting to recreate the cells or bacteria.