“The Body Snatchers” by Artist Carlo Alberto Rastelli

A collection of recent work by Milan-based painter Carlo Alberto Rastelli (previously featured here). The theme of time is explored both in terms of his choice of subjects and materials used, as Rastelli translates figures from old photos while incorporating elements like fir tree wood, that retains the marks of the passing years. Certain characters’ silhouettes also act as a kind of open window into the image, representing an archetypal idea of time, made up of stars, galaxies and black holes. See more images below! Source link

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Takashi Murakami’s Iconic Flowers Engulf a CT Suite at a Washington D.C. Children’s Hospital

 Art #flowers #healthcare #hospitals #kids November 4, 2020 Grace Ebert All images © Takashi Murakami/Kaikai Kiki Co., Ltd., by Kenson Noel, shared with permission Takashi Murakami recently transformed a sterile PET/CT scan suite at Children’s National Hospital in Washington, D.C., into an uplifting garden of smiling flowers. The Japanese artist’s signature motif lines the walls and wraps around the machine itself, making the otherwise stark space less intimidating for its adolescent patients as they undergo the often lengthy and uncomfortable scanning procedure. The vibrant installation was completed in collaboration…

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A Socially Anxious Character Disguises Itself As Owls, Pigeons, and Other Birds in Textured Sculptures by Clavin Ma

 Art #birds #ceramics #owls #sculpture November 4, 2020 Grace Ebert “Comfort Zone,” ceramic with glaze, 12.5 x 7 x 7 inches. All images © Calvin Ma, courtesy of Foster/White Gallery, shared with permission In his ongoing series titled Blend In: Making Home, artist Calvin Ma (previously) conveys an incessant need to belong through a quirky character camouflaging itself as different birds. From owls to pigeons to Mandarin ducks, the precisely hued costumes envelop the figure in a mass of feathers and scaled footwear. The artist textures the ceramic sculptures by…

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Painted on Vintage Postcards, Flora and Fauna Celebrate Farming Traditions and Wildlife of the Midwest

 Illustration #animals #birds #found objects #gouache #insects #plants #postcards #watercolor November 4, 2020 Grace Ebert All images © Diana Sudyka, shared with permission Twenty-seven years ago while studying at the University of Illinois, illustrator Diana Sudyka (previously) retrieved a bundle of postcards from a dumpster. The ephemeral correspondence revealed a relationship between farmers and workers from the Harvard area and a man named John Dwyer, either their accountant or investor who lived throughout Chicago, Cicero, and Berwyn. Dated from 1939 to 1942, the short letters generally contained information about…

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