“Morningstar” by Photographer Marshall Scheuttle

Las Vegas, Nevada is both the backdrop and the centerpiece of photographer Marshall Scheuttle’s latest project, “Morningstar”. Soon to be published as a photobook by Kris Graves Projects, the series offers a portrait of the city through Scheuttle’s eyes. Over the course of five years spent bartending by night and photographing by dawn, he perused the Las Vegas valley with his 8×10 camera, setting out with what he describes as “the romantic notion that I could tame it with my view camera, and in doing so chronicle this wild and…

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Playfulness and Imagination Inform the Textured Wooden Sculptures of Artist Efraïm Rodríguez

 Art #childhood #sculpture #wood November 9, 2020 Grace Ebert “At line” (2020), linden wood and painted okume board, 115 x 55 x 43 centimeters. All images © Efraïm Rodríguez, shared with permission From fallen trees, planks, and old furniture, Efraïm Rodríguez carves vivid sculptures that evoke the imaginative and playful daydreams of childhood. The Barcelona-based artist highlights the texture of the organic material, creating life-sized figures donning garments of veneered wood or whose bodies mimic the toys they stack. Many depict toddlers or younger children in the midst of…

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Throughout Ukrainian Hospitals, CUBA BUBA Installs Game-Filled Escapes for Young Patients

 Design #games #healthcare #hospitals #kids November 9, 2020 Grace Ebert “CUBA BUBA SUNNY.” All images © Cuba Buba, shared with permission Since 2017, the design studio Decor Kuznetsov and the Vlada Brusilovskaya Foundation have teamed up for CUBA BUBA, a project that transforms hospital rooms throughout Ukraine into sensory wonderlands for young patients. Complete with comfy seating, reading nooks, and even open-air chimes, each module is compact and intended for children to rest and relax as they undergo various treatments. The group recently installed its sixth iteration, “CUBA BUBA…

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Metaphorical Scenes Examine Mystery in Dreamy Paintings by Artist Duy Huynh

 Art #acrylic #birds #flowers #painting #surreal November 9, 2020 Grace Ebert “ReciprociTea,” acrylic on canvas, 40 x 30 x 2.5 inches. All images © Duy Huynh, shared with permission Vietnamese aritst Duy Huynh (previously) examines balance through nuanced scenes replete with ethereal, surreal elements: individual flowers ascend from a teapot, a chain winds around an artichoke heart, and figures float mid-air. Rendered in muted hues, the acrylic paintings are metaphorical and narrative-based, visualizing stories by connecting unsual symbols or positioning disparate objects together. The North Carolina-based artist gives the…

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