Life is arty
This is great. The web site, the working proof offers affordable art and then gives 15% of the proceeds to a charity of the artist choosing. It also conducts interviews with cute artist pics and tells you all about the artist, their work and their inspirations.
Maybe they can say it a little better
The Magician and the Owl, by Sergio Membrillas
Forest Lady, by Karolin Schnoor
I made art today…
I know that toilet paper rolls and art don’t seem to go together but I promise the project is easy and the results are great.
*Take your tp rolls and cut each one into about five strips.
*Then lie them out in a design you like
*Glue the pieces together
*Hold them together with clothing pins
*Hang on the wall
This is your brain…..this is your brain on art……
This is so exciting and the projects that people are doing are sometimes strange, a little silly and quite often, revolutionary. The exhibit housed at The Museum of Modern Art, MOMA, is done and gone by, fittingly, thanks to technology it can still be explored and enjoyed at the MoMA Interactives web exhibit. The New York Times speaks about Design and the Elastic Mind as the most “uplifting show MoMA’s architecture and design department has presented since the museum reopened in 2004.” That is a stark contrast to the bleak worlds, allowed for due to science and technology, depicted in 1984 or Brave New World. Design and the Elastic Mind has relied on the power of societies perception of a dichotomy between science and art to merge the two, to create a sensually stimulating exhibit, that expands our understanding of them both. I don’t think I am making a leap in saying, science and art work to meet the same objective. They reach to explore the limits of our knowledge, and ourselves, as science dives into the depths of our understanding, using tools and technology, it is ushered along by everything we know,up to this point. Just as art is fueled by the combination of information, sensations, and perceptions, art combines and then is born in the synergy of everything prior. It dives into the depths of self and explores the limits. Kurt Vonnegut said in his book, A man without a Country “…what you respond to in any work of art is the artist’s struggle against his or her limitations.” They are two little peas in a pod embarking on the unknown.
here are some pictures from Design and the Elastic Mind…
So I will stop belaboring this with- Werner Herzog, Cormac McCarthy, and a physicts named Lawrence Krauss as they discuss, science as an inspiration for art, on Science Friday. I just think that Werner Herzog has the greatest voice.
ok so one more thing Werner Herzog as a plastic bag produced by futurestates.
Things that make me smile…..
This video Tall Painting is the art of Holton Rower. He is the grandson of Alexander Calder, who did the eagle sculpture in Seattle and also INVENTED the mobile. The film itself was directed by Dave Kaufman, who is the voice of Marty Mcfly in the Back to the Future the Animated Series. So it is awesome-all around, up and down.