Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Reclaim public space

fishing wire

More after the jump.

Good photography = good observation

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Consumption kills.

Art for the paralyzed

World cup: stop motion with legos

I am a Country Mouse

Monday, June 21, 2010

Digital marketer by day. Artist by night. Hand model at lunch?

Corporate professional photography at its best. I am still trying to determine where it was used, but regardless, the photo was taken. Yupp. 23 and already famous.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

The future is now. Interactivity.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

French electro: a melting pot

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Decanter chandelier

Now all I have to do is figure out how to take the bottom off vintage decanters....

Mo Munny Mo problems

I dare you... just click the link:

Monday, June 7, 2010

Edward Lear, you're the coolest

Take that Audubon!

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Food for thought

If there is a case to be made, it can be had in the food industry: where it comes from, how it was grown - and sometimes processed - and the subsequent changes to our eating habbits. The majority of the population shops at giant supermarkets where the food we consume is often better traveled than the consumer. More calories (energy and fossil fuels) go into creating 'cheap' food than we nutritionally get out of it. Fiscally, it makes sense to spend your dollars at Safeway or Kroger than it does to shop at the local market, but the draw backs of supporting this system are just now being realized. By consuming food out of season, such as asparagus in the winter, we must import the food, contributing to air pollution. Also, the nitrogen and phosphorus used by factory farms run off and deposit into the gulf of Mexico, now a dead zone. The organisms that spend their life in a factory farm are unhappy, unnatural, and often pumped full of antibiotics and growth hormones. These growth hormones are attributed to children entering puberty at a young and unnatural age. The use of antibiotics can also lead to resistant bacteria, meaning that our main line of defense to infection could be rendered useless. Fine artists are also making their case, journalist Michael Pollen outlines the facts in The Omnivores Dilemma and Food Inc is a film worth watching. Clearly, this is not a problem to ignore.

"The latest body of work by Parisian photographer Denis Darzacq is called Hyper, in reference to the "hypermarché" or supermarkets and global retail chains that have ousted small groceries. Street dancers from Paris and Rouen perform in the aisles of these stores as a contrast between being and having. Darzacq's work hinges around the idea of the individual and the environment, and these bodies that are suspended through art reflect an alternative to mindless consumerism." -sabin7,

Artist James Reynold created an "Alternative packaging for supermarket produce, highlighting the distances that some foods travel from and the resultant carbon dioxide released during the journey. The receipt features a boarding card style tear-off strip."

Last suppers

Food for thought: what would you eat if it was your last meal on earth?

A plate of fruit? A hamburger? A bowl of ice cream or perhaps just a pack of smokes? I personally would want froi gras pate, champagne and oysters, but I doubt that would be served in the penitentiary.

Artist James Reynolds gives us a peek into what prisoners on death row request as their last supper in the thought evoking photos below. Check out more of his work here.

Algorithms, google weather, paint and canvas. Science and art! They do co-exist.

Since the beginning of my artistic journey, I have been a firm believer that art and science should not be separate schools of thought, that one inspires another. Davinci was one of the first, and one of the greatest examples of this. Artists and scientists are more alike than we think... its nice to see an artist really exemplify this relationship:

"The latest body of work by Ottawa artist Eric Sze-Lang Chan is reminiscent of the action painting of the 1960s, as these paintings are a performance based on the relationship between computer algorithms and the movement of the paint on canvas. Chan takes real-time data from Google's weather feed to put into a computer program that translates this meteorological data into audio and visual formats. The weather conditions are colour coded and set to an ambient sound, resulting in an installation of canvases that can be taken as aesthetically exciting weather maps set to a soothing, yet ever-changing soundtrack. On a simpler level, the colour and movement are gorgeous: the forecast never looked so good." - by sabine7 / June 1, 2010