An Interview with Tyler Quarles + Baro Photo Contest – BOOOOOOOM! – CREATE * INSPIRE * COMMUNITY * ART * DESIGN * MUSIC * FILM * PHOTO * PROJECTS

JH: When you were first getting interested in design, who did you want to be like? TQ: I grew up in a creative family. My Mom was a graphic designer for years back in the day (using Letraset and paste-ups!) and my grandmother is a watercolour painter who sells her landscapes all over the world. Safe to say our arts + craft supplies were pretty top-notch. Because of these two amazing creative women in my life, the idea of working in this industry was something I knew could be a…

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“The Sapper” by Photographer Bharat Sikka

Bharat Sikka was born and raised in India, where he began his photographic practice before studying at the Parsons School of Design, New York. “The Sapper,” made over the course of three years, is a deep dive into the world of a familiar figure in Sikka’s life: his father. A joint effort between Sikka and his father, the two have developed a multi-layered photographic relationship over the course of the project—resulting in images that range from intimate portraits of daily life to collaborative performances and enactments. The series title, referencing…

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Symmetrical Typewriter Sculptures by Artist Jeremy Mayer Merge the Organic and Manufactured

 Art #metal #nature #sculpture #typewriters November 16, 2020 Grace Ebert “Untitled II” (2020), typewriter parts and aluminum, 65 x 65 x 12 inches “There’s nothing unnatural about mechanical components,” Jeremy Mayer says. For decades, the artist has harbored a fascination with the repetitive, complex patterns of single-cell organisms and the delicately rendered illustrations of Ernst Haeckel, an attraction that manifests in his latest sculptures. Spanning up to 65 inches, Mayer’s metal artworks are comprised of old typewriter parts mounted around a laser-cut aluminum frame with only the original screws,…

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Under UV Light, Platypuses Radiate a Fluorescent Green-Blue Hue—But Scientists Aren’t Sure Why

 Science #animals #light #ultraviolet November 16, 2020 Grace Ebert From left: visible light, ultraviolet light, and yellow-filtered UV light. Photo by Jonathan Martin The platypus has puzzled researchers for centuries. From its venom-filled spurs, milk-secreting skin, and ability to eat a quarter of its body weight every day, the egg-laying mammal even had European zoologists believing it was a hoax well throughout the 19th Century. A recent study published in the journal Mammalia adds to the duck-billed creature’s lengthy list of peculiarities. Apparently, when illuminated with ultraviolet light, the platypus’s…

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RISD Continuing Education Launches Winter Term With 100% Online Courses and Certificates

 #sponsor November 16, 2020 Colossal Rhode Island School of Design Continuing Education announces more than 60 online courses for adults and teens this winter, as well as eight certificate programs, that are offered 100% online. Any RISD CE online course can be taken for personal or professional enrichment, and many qualify for the Online Certificate Program. Designed for students who are looking to accelerate their creative lives and work, subjects range from interior design, product development, and graphic design to painting, photography, and animation. “Moving forward, we will be…

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Booooooom BINGO #2 Sponsored by Wacom – BOOOOOOOM! – CREATE * INSPIRE * COMMUNITY * ART * DESIGN * MUSIC * FILM * PHOTO * PROJECTS

We also wanted to source some prizes directly from our super talented members and support them in the process. So, in addition to the great prizes from Wacom, we bought a bunch of Booooooom Members’ products to add to the prize mix! So there’s a lot of cool stuff to win. OK, how does it work? All you have to do is sign up below and in a week or two we’ll send you your own Booooooom BINGO card. Once the game begins, we’ll start releasing Bingo numbers every week…

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Cloaked in Neon, Tate Britain Celebrates Diwali Through an Eclectic Technicolor Installation

 Art #installation #light #London #neon #pop culture #public art #religion November 16, 2020 Grace Ebert “Remembering a Brave New World.” All images © Chila Kumari Singh Burman, courtesy of Tate Britain A new installation by artist Chila Kumari Singh Burman masks the stately columns and ornate flourishes of Tate Britain’s facade, enveloping the London museum in a blanket of neon. In “Remembering a Brave New World,” technicolor symbols, pop culture references, and religious iconography transform the neoclassical structure into an illuminated space for celebration. The public artwork was revealed…

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