Meditative Faces Emerge from the Staggered Wooden Sticks Forming Artist Gil Bruvel’s Sculptures

 Art #faces #gradients #meditation #sculptures #wood September 17, 2020 Grace Ebert “Breathe” (2020). All images © Gil Bruvel, shared with permission Gil Bruvel (previously) has spent 40 years practicing vipassanā meditation, an introspective practice that invites judgment-free observation of the mind. The Australia-born artist infuses the philosophies of this decades-long ritual into his variegated sculptures as he forms a series of faces in deep thought. With eyes and mouths closed, the figures project serenity and calmness, serving as “a reminder of what it looks like to be centered and…

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“Balancing Act” by Artist Martine Johanna

A collection of new paintings and drawings by artist Martine Johanna (previously featured here). Vibrant and unsettled, the works in Balancing Act continue Martine’s exploration of the female psyche as they place women in uncanny situations, highlighting their internal landscapes: “Her heroines visibly grapple with the weight and tension of the expectations that society has placed on them. The figures’ internal dilemmas, made visible through concentrated facial expressions and calculated postures, spill into their surroundings, manifesting in rainbows, fractured and hemorrhaging color fields, and even levitating objects.” See more images below…

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An Artistic Endeavor in Brussels Installs Custom Mosaics Outside Your Home—People Are Choosing Portraits of Their Cats

 Art #Brussels #cats #mosaics #pets #public art #street art September 16, 2020 Grace Ebert Image courtesy of John Hyphen Cats, dogs, and other mammals are known to mark their territories in myriad ways, but pet owners in Brussels have discovered a more enduring and inviting method. What began as a single project by artist Ingrid Schreyers spurred a municipality-wide initiative: the government of Schaerbeek, a suburb bordering the city of Brussels, now installs any mosaic, either created by residents or a local artist, free of charge. Many people are…

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“Soviet Signs and Street Relics” by Photographer Jason Guilbeau

Photographer Jason Guilbeau embraces a particularly apt form of travel for 2020 in the making of his newest book, “Soviet Signs and Street Relics” (Fuel Design, 2020). Based in Strasbourg, France, Guilbeau explores Russia and the USSR via Google Street View. In search of soviet relics, he views the landscape through the deadpan lens of the google car, offering an identical approach to each image. He documents the quirky monuments against their banal backdrops, drawing attention to the relationship between form and landscape. See more from “Soviet Signs and Street…

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Mesmerizing Shots of Distant Galaxies and Aurorae Top the Astronomy Photographer of the Year Contest

 Photography Science #astronomy #contests #light #moon #sky #space #stars September 16, 2020 Grace Ebert “Andromeda Galaxy at Arm’s Length?” © Nicolas Lefaudeux (France), galaxies winner and overall winner. “Have you ever dreamt of touching a galaxy? This version of the Andromeda Galaxy seems to be at arm’s length among clouds of stars. Unfortunately, this is just an illusion, as the galaxy is still 2 million light-years away. In order to obtain the tilt-shift effect, the photographer 3D-printed a part to hold the camera at an angle at the focus…

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Subjects Undertake Futile Pursuits in Satirical Paintings by Artist Toni Hamel

 Art #flowers #humor #nature #painting #satire September 16, 2020 Grace Ebert “Loves Me Loves Me Not” (2020), oil on canvas, 12 x 12 inches. All images © Toni Hamel, shared with permission Based in Oshawa, a suburb of Toronto, artist Toni Hamel (previously) is concerned with human morality—or lack thereof. In her subtly hued artworks, Hamel portrays subjects in the midst of futile and trivial pursuits: children pluck stars from the night sky, a couple attempts to reconstruct a flower after its petals have fallen, and a young family…

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Jocelyn Khosla – BOOOOOOOM! – CREATE * INSPIRE * COMMUNITY * ART * DESIGN * MUSIC * FILM * PHOTO * PROJECTS

Paintings of gelatinous figures that bridge the gap between the real and the imagined by artist Jocelyn Khosla. Based out of the Bay Area, Khosla’s aim is to bring the collective unconscious to the surface. While creating a dark world, at the core of her work is the idea that everything is beautiful. For Khosla, insect guts, blood, and heartbreak are all equally worth embracing, especially in order to discover the deeper truths about life and the joys of being alive. See more images from “Gelatin Underworld” below. Each week…

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Geoff Haggray – BOOOOOOOM! – CREATE * INSPIRE * COMMUNITY * ART * DESIGN * MUSIC * FILM * PHOTO * PROJECTS

A selection of images by Savannah, Georgia-based photographer Geoff Haggray. After discovering the work of veteran street photographers, Haggray found his calling in photography. Using his camera to reflect the world around him in vibrant color, he focuses his lens on the everyday—documenting subtle moments of beauty in daily life. His most recent project, shot with a mix of 4×5 and 35mm, documents day-to-day life in Savannah’s African American community. See more from Geoff Haggray below!   Source link

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Light Streams through a Swelling Canopy of Woven Bamboo in China’s Karst Mountains

 Design #architecture #bamboo #weaving September 17, 2020 Grace Ebert All images © Lllab. An understated bamboo canopy situated among the verdant landscape of the Karst Mountains in Yangshuo, China, offers respite from the sun and frequent rainfall that blankets the area. Designed by Lllab. Architects for the outdoor theatrical performance of Impression Sanjie Liu, the curved structure merges seamlessly with the surrounding environment. Bamboo trees line the pathway the canopy occupies as it stretches across 140 meters. Smaller lanterns are positioned at the entrance to the venue before the…

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Field Notes Launches New Collection of Letterpress Notebooks Designed by Nine Printers Across the U.S.

 Design Documentary #letterpress #notebooks #typesetting #video September 17, 2020 Grace Ebert For its latest limited edition series, Field Notes tasked nine letterpress shops with capturing the diverse perspectives and histories of the nation through a pocket-sized design. United States of Letterpress is a pastel collection of memo notebooks featuring renderings of small storefronts, geometric patterns, and various slogans, including nods to the upcoming presidential election. Each holds 48 pages of graph paper. To coincide with the launch, the Chicago-based notebook manufacturer filmed a short documentary, directed by Steve Delahoyde,…

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