Immersive Installations by Liz West Convert Spaces into Glowing Arenas of Prismatic Light

 Art #installation #light #public art #site-specific June 30, 2021 Grace Ebert “Hymn to the Big Wheel” (2021), steel, PVC vinyl and polycarbonate, 480 x 480 x 300 centimeters. All images © Liz West, shared with permission Whether nestling an iridescent tunnel inside a Georgian-style church or encircling a concrete walkway with multicolor ribbons, Liz West transforms whatever space she approaches into a dynamic field of kaleidoscopic light and shadow. The prolific British artist (previously) is known for her large-scale pieces that use reflection and refraction to create dazzling immersive…

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Remus Grecu – BOOOOOOOM! – CREATE * INSPIRE * COMMUNITY * ART * DESIGN * MUSIC * FILM * PHOTO * PROJECTS

A selection of recent work by artist Remus Grecu. Inspired by cinema, Grecu aims for his paintings to appear as moving stills that offers a similar sense of mystery and adventure. In this way, Grecu explores themes of magic, isolation, ritual, religion and social corruption, with the intention of generating questions rather than revealing any answers. As he states: “I’m not interested in representing ‘per se’ the subject from within my paintings, as much as I want to veil it under a certain kind of haze and a poetical whiff.…

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“Cousins” by Photographer Kristen Joy Emack

Kristen Joy Emack is a photographer and public school teacher living and working in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Primarily self-taught, she has received numerous recognitions for her work, which explores themes of childhood, family, visibility, and loss. For her ongoing project, “Cousins,” Emack has been photographing her daughter and nieces for close to a decade. Capturing the intimate bond between the girls, she highlights what she describes as “the brilliance of their communion and kinship.” Though the series is not explicitly about representation, she is also mindful of the lack of representation…

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Delicate Cross-Cut Pods Encase Seeds and Other Fruitful Forms in Porcelain

 Art Craft #ceramics #eggs #nature #porcelain #seeds June 30, 2021 Grace Ebert All images © Sally Kent, shared with permission Melbourne-based artist Sally Kent visualizes the fleeting processes found in nature in her fragile porcelain pods. Cross-cut to reveal an inner seed, flower, or other fruitful organisms, the ceramic works compare the inner life-producing forms that are teeming with color and texture with their stark, smooth shells. Each piece, which range from just a few inches to about a foot, is composed of individual patterns, whether through minuscule orbs or…

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Macro Photos Spotlight the Colorful, Whimsical Plant Growths Caused by Cynipid Wasps

 Photography #insects #macro #nature #plants June 30, 2021 Grace Ebert All images © Timothy Boomer, shared with permission When an herbivorous insect like an aphid or mite needs a place to feed and reproduce, it sometimes seizes a tiny section of a plant where it creates an abnormal growth or gall. These tissue pockets provide shelter and nutrition for the maker, and although some can be unsightly blemishes on the host, others, like these brightly colored growths of cynipid wasps, are bizarrely beautiful additions to the otherwise green leaves.…

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