Monday, October 31, 2011

mysterious book sculptures

Stunning book sculptures such as the one shown below have been appearing mysteriously and anonymously in libraries across the UK.  Read more about these beautiful and most precious of gifts.

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Sunday, October 30, 2011

I love these Galactik Trading Cards.  Wonderful idea, masterfully executed.

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Acid Drops - Episode 1 - Jason Dill from matt box on Vimeo.
The first in a series of hand painted studies that aim to psychedelically capture the individual styles of influential skateboarders.

This is another incredible animation.  I love the way the artist has used water colour, often only making the suggestion of a form thereby inviting the eye to fill in the missing information as it follows the fluid lines.  Just beautiful. Pin It
One of the most moving and beautiful things I have seen on the internet this week is the astounding Mound by Allison Schulnik.

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Thursday, October 20, 2011

You are Standing in my Light

This is the first in my new series "Heaven and Earth".  Titled, "You are Standing in my Light" it is my interpretation of a solar eclipse

Worked on dupioni silk fabric using dupioni silk thread.

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Friday, October 14, 2011

Crop Circle Series

This series of 9 works was inspired by the phenomenon of crop circles.  Each work is approximately 22 cm x 22 cm.  The ground fabrics are antique and new Japanese fabrics, some silk, some synthetic.  Threads used were commercial cotton threads and hand dyed silk.

Crop Circle 1:  It Starts and Ends at the Beginning.

Crop Circle 2:  Fraction of a Fractal
A single unit of the lovely and complex Julia Set Fractal

Crop Circle 3:  Duality
A reinterpretation of Yin-Yang

Crop Circle 4:  You are Me, I am You
This piece explores the inextricable relationship between the circle and the triangle.
Detail shows the use of tiny seed stitches

Crop Circle 5:  From this Place Arise All Things Eternal

Crop Circle 6:  Chasing Twisters with Whirligigs

Crop Circle 7:  Eclipse
Thousands of tiny, tiny seed stitches link the various stages of the eclipse
The previous photo is more true to the colour, however here you can see the detail of the seed stitches.

Crop Circle 8:  Three into One into Three

Crop Circle 9:  Moondance
A whimsical end to the crop circle journey.

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Saturday, October 8, 2011

MONA - cement truck

Gorgeous filigree cement truck.  The ultimate garden ornament!

Gorgeous view over the Derwent Estuary

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MONA continued

There was too much at MONA for just one blog entry.  The adventure continues here....

 Don't know who the artist is but I absolutely adore this work composed of 69 separate sculptures either ceramic or textile.

Exquisitely made tiny porcelain whorls.

Red velvety felt contrasts with the smooth, almost wet looking porcelain pieces.

The divine work of Australian artist Fiona Hall

As the name MONA suggests there are lots of antiquities interspersed with the contemporary artworks, creating a pleasing variety and juxtaposition.  This is a Beaded Shroud from 1550 - 1295 BCE.

This unusual Egyptian bowl depicts an aquatic theme.

Detail of the strangely asexual portrait "Grandma" by Miki Carmi

After all that seriousness "Fat Car" by Erwin Wurm is sure to amuse.  

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