Ornitograhpies by Xavi Bou are shapes created by flying birds, captured with single time frame photographs. Stunning.
I used to love live model drawing at university. Frédéric Forest’s Instagram feed makes me want to pick it back up.
Basic House by Martin Azua is a basic habitable volume; foldable, inflatable and reversible. Is it art? Is it architecture? I don’t care, it gives me joy.
Created as a collaboration between photographers Isabelle Chapuis and Alexis Pichot, ‘The Blossom Project’ depicts colourful clouds of smoke emerging from evocative landscapes all around the globe.
This art installation made me look. I wouldn’t mind doing this in my apartment, painting half way and over my art. (Obviously, I would first go to the thrift store to replace my current art)
Jonathan Whitfill is the force behind this book rainbow. Really wonderful. Made me look.
HeyHeydeHass makes beautiful art object machines.
When they started working on this project they had just two requirements: the automata they were about to produce had to perform a sensual act when being handled – in a safe for work way. They also needed to be simple, beautiful objects when in rest, made from high quality materials. Sexy alternatives to all those Executive Ball Clickers.
Team HeyHeydeHaas does the majority of the work on the Autoeromatons in house and by hand. From figuring out the mechanics of the automata and casting bronze at a local foundry, to polishing till you drop. They are a thing of beauty.
There is something intriguing about this piece by Anne Buckwalter. I’d hang it on my walls.
Paris’s Musée du Louvre played host to the latest installation of prolific French artist, JR, who made its iconic pyramid disappear in an illusory outdoor collage.
It is my personal dream to one day own a dipped painting by Oliver Jeffers.
Loving this abstract print by Kristina Sostarko. It would look mighty fine on my living room walls.
Nic A. Miller just launched these stunning European Starlings. They are woodcut printed onto mulberry paper and individually hand-dusted with green iridescent pigment, then adhered onto 3/4″ thick plywood. The exact image is then scroll sawed out and sanded. Absolutely stunning. We have one of her large bears in our office, and everyone comments on it. What a talent!
You can buy a set of 7 starlings for $385. (It’s a limited edition of 100!)
On the weekends May 7 through June 12, Creative Time and the Brooklyn Navy Yard will present the public artwork Fly by Night by artist Duke Riley. Thousands of pigeons will be released from a converted historic boat in an orchestrated performance. Leg bands on the pigeons, used historically to carry messages, will be replaced by LED lights controlled by remote control. This will be stunning to whitness!
Hoping the pigeons aren’t suffering though. Seems though as Duke knows what he is doing as he has been raising pigeons most of his adult life and is working with pigeon experts and animal welfare groups on this.
12 days ago Ecuador experienced a devastating 7.8 magnitude earthquake, killing over 500 people and leaving thousands of families without a home.
Portoviejo, where my friend Juan Miguel is from, was one of the towns most heavily affected by the earthquake. Marin’s family survived but sadly, some of his friends lost their lives, a family member, or their homes.
One of Marin’s way of helping with the reconstruction efforts is through the sale of his drawing of the map of Ecuador, part of his “Under The Influence” series. The earthquake’s epicenter, near the coastal town of Muisne, is shown in the top left. The date and magnitude of the earthquake appear at the bottom of the lithograph. Hemlock Printers in Vancouver, Canada, generously donated 300 lithographs of Marin’s print and all proceeds from this sale will go help the children of Portoviejo.
Each 18″ x 24″ lithograph, printed on 130lb Coronado stock, is signed, numbered, and shipped (this May) in reinforced tubes.