Lustrous Strips of Glass Bisect Debris, Bricks, and Semi-Precious Stones in Ramon Todo’s Sculptures

 Art #found objects #gemstones #glass #installation #sculpture #stone October 16, 2020 Grace Ebert “Debris” (2016), debris and layered glass. All images courtesy of Art Front Gallery, shared with permission Between gnarly chunks of concrete, basalt pillars, and smooth rounds of lapis lazuli, Ramon Todo (previously) positions sleek segments of layered glass. The Tokyo-born artist splices fragments of found objects that otherwise would be regarded as refuse, like a crumbling brick from Iizuka City or coal waste, to repurpose the existing material with a lustrous embellishment. Whether volcanic rock or…

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In Flight: Dramatic Photographs by Mark Harvey Capture Acrobatic Birds Mid-Air

 Photography #birds #feathers #flight October 17, 2020 Grace Ebert All images © Mark Harvey, shared with permission Throughout lockdown in the United Kingdom, Mark Harvey, who is known for his striking equine and canine photography, shifted his focus to the avian creatures gliding above his home in the Norfolk Broads. Now part of a series titled In Flight, the exquisitely detailed shots frame common birds —including magpies, blue tits, starlings, goldfinches, great tits, coal tits, long-tailed tits, and green finches—in otherwise unseen poses: some splay out an entire wingspan,…

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