“Dormant Seasons” by Photographer Erinn Springer

Photographer Erinn Springer explores her midwestern roots in her recent series, “Dormant Seasons.” Originally from Wisconsin, Springer went to school in New York City and is currently based between both places. Initially started as a way to interact with her family and greater Wisconsin community, the series has blossomed into a reflective exploration of self, home, and the cyclical rhythms of the land we inhabit.  “Like the earth, human behavior revolves around the sun,” she explains. “We operate on cycles of warm and cold, awake and asleep, light and shadow.…

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An Innovative Installation Embeds Lights into a Five-Acre Field to Spur Crop Growth

 Art Design #farming #installation #light #plants #sustainability January 22, 2021 Grace Ebert  Spread across a thick field of leeks in the Netherlands is Daan Roosegaarde’s new installation that illuminates the practice of modern farming, highlighting the fields that feed us and their plights. In “Grow,” the Dutch artist and designer, who’s known for glowing, interactive exhibits, implanted the rows with red, blue, and ultraviolet lights that shine vertically across the crop and shift in entrancing motion. Spanning 20,000-square-meters, the multi-faceted project is both aesthetic and practical: the radiant…

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Beth Garrabrant – BOOOOOOOM! – CREATE * INSPIRE * COMMUNITY * ART * DESIGN * MUSIC * FILM * PHOTO * PROJECTS

A selection of images by Austin, Texas-based photographer Beth Garrabrant. Although born in Connecticut, Garrabrant spent her formative years on the North Shore of Illinois—an experience which she credits as a central influence on her current practice. Utilizing a combination of staged narrative and documentary approaches, her work—which includes both photography and video—explores themes of girlhood and community, drawing on her midwestern suburban upbringing for inspiration. Select publications and clients include Teen Vogue, iD, a24, and Netflix. Her portrait series, “I am Not Okay with This” was a commissioned project…

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Explore Vermeer’s ‘Girl With a Pearl Earring’ in Incredible Detail with an Interactive 10-Billion Pixel Panorama

 Art Photography #art history #painting January 21, 2021 Grace Ebert Last year, researchers released records from nearly two years of analysis of Johannes Vermeer’s most-recognized artwork, “Girl With a Pearl Earring.” While their findings didn’t include the subject’s highly sought-after identity, they did reveal that the gray backdrop is actually a dark green curtain and that the figure has eyelashes only visible with magnification. Thanks to Emilien Leonhardt and Vincent Sabatier, of Hirox Europe, we all can study the intricacies of Vermeer’s elusive work and peer directly into the…

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Trimmed in Gold, Ceramic Vessels by Artist Yurim Gough Challenge Notions of Gender

 Art #ceramics #gender #gold #identity #sculpture #thread January 22, 2021 Christopher Jobson All images courtesy of Paradigm Gallery, shared with permission Through nine ceramic bowls, Yurim Gough untangles the complex narratives surrounding performance, appearance, and gender fluidity. Her identity-centric pieces—which are infused with layers of pencil renderings, thread, and other materials that can require nearly a dozen rounds of firing at multiple temperatures to complete—depict figures outfitted with ostentatious costumes and elaborately painted faces. Drawing on aspects of queer culture, Gough’s vessels are disruptive and revisionary, simultaneously exposing the…

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