Saturday, August 29, 2015

David Axelbank & Stephen Eichhorn: Plant Aesthetics

Both of these artists were found in the amazing book Strange Plants |

Wild / Wilderness (Interiors)

I'm hoping some of these images that fall outside of the typical realm of "fine art" may spark some additional ideas for the current project theme of Wild / Wilderness.

Chalet de Ferrieres

Humid Tropics Biome | Cornwall, England

Moshe Safdie | Jewel Changi Airport Biodome (Concept Renderings)

Piero Castellini Baldissera

Johann Bergl | Garden Room, Schonbrunn Palace, Vienna

Helene Schmitz

Pavilion of Ferdinand de Medici, Rome. (Left) | Leonardo da Vinci, Sala della Asse, Milan

Some of the images above came from a great feature on the NYTimes T Magazine:

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Bored & Brilliant

From the podcast New Tech City comes the Bored and Brilliant series. It's not the most scientific study out there but it's relevant to the way we as artists think creatively.

Here is one of their Bored and Brilliant Challenges (designed to help us as a society cut down on some of our phone time). How exactly are we expected to be creative thinkers when we are constantly staring at the screen? What's the difference between a consumer (consuming content all the time) and the active role of a maker? Here's the instructions for their "Delete That App" challenge:

Flurry Analytics defines a “mobile addict” as someone who launches apps more than 60 times a day. The average consumer launches apps 10 times a day, so to qualify as having an app dependency, you have to be pretty app crazy. 

And the people most likely to be addicted? According to Flurry, teens, college students (skewing female) and middle-aged parents. 

Even if you aren’t at 60 times a day, just about everyone has that one app — that one damn app — that steals away too much time. 

Your instructions for today: delete it. Delete that app. Think about which app you use too much, one that is the bad kind of phone time. You pick what that means. Delete said time-wasting, bad habit app. Uninstall it.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Gilberto Giovagnoli @ Scaramouche

Note: Bottom right image is not from current exhibition. Top image source here. Other images from here.

Gilberto Giovagnoli: "The Worst" (works: 1983 - 2015) 

Exhibition dates: May 16 - August 8, 2015 
Gallery: Scaramouche Gallery / 52 Orchard St, New York, NY 10002

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Dan McCarthy / Sunset & Beyond

 Some of the strongest and most interesting prints of Dan McCarthy's deal with the subtle and beautiful colors of twilight, sunset or the middle of the night. More here:

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Geometric Depth

Above: Victor Vaserly

Above: Al Loving

Above: Roger Brown

Above: Sol LeWitt