Allister Lee – BOOOOOOOM! – CREATE * INSPIRE * COMMUNITY * ART * DESIGN * MUSIC * FILM * PHOTO * PROJECTS

Throughout the pandemic artist Allister Lee has been drawing portraits of people and mailing the art to them. The initial idea was just for it to be a morning warm up and now he’s drawn 100+ people. Each one is waxed pastel on layers of scrapbook paper, trimmed with pinking shears. It was a nice little surprise to open up my mail and find a little drawing of me (image at the bottom of this post), thanks Allister!                   Source link

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The First Decade Exhibition at Bishop Museum – BOOOOOOOM! – CREATE * INSPIRE * COMMUNITY * ART * DESIGN * MUSIC * FILM * PHOTO * PROJECTS

Our friends Jasper Wong, Kamea Hadar and Jeff Gress (pictured, left to right, in this mural by Tristan Eaton) celebrated the first ten years of their POW! WOW! arts festival with a giant exhibition at Bishop Museum in Honolulu, Hawai’i. The show, presented by Hawaiian Airlines, featured over 160 artists, 30 of which created new murals and installations within the gallery space and surrounding campus. There are large-scale murals from internationally renowned artists including: Cryptik, Hueman, Tristan Eaton, Andrew Schoultz, Persue, Crash, Kevin Lyons, Amy Sol, How Nosm, Greg Mike,…

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Darío Toscano – BOOOOOOOM! – CREATE * INSPIRE * COMMUNITY * ART * DESIGN * MUSIC * FILM * PHOTO * PROJECTS

Madrid, Spain-based photographer Darío Toscano found his way to photography organically—beginning with a smartphone before purchasing his first camera. For him, photography is a like a mirror, offering a way to look inside himself. Seeking beauty, order, and purity in the most obscure places, his practice is a meditation of sorts, analyzing and reflecting the world as he sees it. See more from Darío Toscano below! Source link

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A Dizzying Carpet of Crystals Blankets a Salon in the Royal Palace Amsterdam with Prismatic Patterns

 Art #crystals #installation #multiples July 23, 2021 Grace Ebert Photo by Benning/Gladcova. All images © Suzan Drummen, shared with permission The latest installation by Dutch artist Suzan Drummen (previously) masks a stately salon in the Royal Palace Amsterdam with a gleaming carpet of crystals placed in psychedelic swirls. A response to the Golden Age-era architecture, the bright colors of Drummen’s work are intended to clash with the rich, muted hues of the furniture and walls. Because each individual crystal is laid by hand and left unsecured, the labor-intensive process…

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A Visit to Wangechi Mutu’s Nairobi Studio Explores Her Profound Ties to Nature and the Feminine

 Art Documentary #collage #colonialism #identity #nature #sculpture #video July 23, 2021 Grace Ebert Kenyan-American artist Wangechi Mutu made history in 2019 when her four bronze sculptures became the first ever to occupy the niches of the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s facade. Stretching nearly seven feet, the seated quartet evokes images of heavily adorned African queens and intervenes in the otherwise homogenous canons of art history held within the institution’s walls. The monumental figures are one facet of Mutu’s nuanced body of work that broadly challenges colonialist, racist, and sexist…

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An Innovative Drill-Bit Shaped Pen Holds Ink Around a Grooved Spiral

 Design #ink #pens #writing July 23, 2021 Grace Ebert All images couresty of Drillog Inventive design and age-old craft converge in a simple writing instrument produced by the CNC-machining factory Shion. As its name suggests, Drillog is a drillbit-shaped pen that holds the ink in its thin grooves that spiral up the side of the nib. Whereas traditional quills require repeated dips and the more modern fountain pen suspends the pigmented liquid in an internal reservoir for longer use, a single dunk of the Drillog should retain enough ink…

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