I first learned about the intricate work of artist Lucas Risé when writing about a house in Nairobi, Kenya. The homeowner used one of his cabinets (pictured above) to bridge the gap between the modern accessories they brought with them from New York and their home’s rustic-style architecture. Ever since then, I’ve longed to learn more about Lucas and his detailed process.
Don’t worry — we are currently working on a home tour with him, so fingers crossed it works out. Until then, here is a further look at his intricate work and five paint-inspired DIYs you can tackle before Monday. Just like Lucas’ work, each proves just how far a paint job can go. Have a great weekend, and enjoy! —Garrett
Image above: “Africa” by Lucas Risé. His work is inspired by how birds view the world, from great heights. While flying, birds see shapes and colors in precise patterns, just like the viewer does when they see Lucas’ work.
Image above: “African Whimsical” by Lucas Risé.
Image above: Lucas doesn’t just paint cabinets. He also creates mirrors and even shot glasses. You can snag the latter here.