A Pulsating Light Room of Multi-Layered Glass by Claudia Bueno to Premiere at Meow Wolf Las Vegas

 Art #drawing #glass #installation #light #nature #plants #sound January 8, 2021 Grace Ebert Step into Claudia Bueno’s aquarium-style installation at Meow Wolf’s new space in Las Vegas and experience the slow, oscillating movements of natural life. “Pulse” is comprised of countless white line drawings that are meticulously intertwined and superimposed on 60 glass panels. When illuminated, they mimic scores of nautilus spirals, coral, vines, and botanics that sway and throb in glowing masses. “This is what ‘Pulse’ is, a way of creating animated volumes using layers of drawings that…

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More Than 90 Artists Create Original Works on Vintage Envelopes for ‘Couriers of Hope’

 Art Illustration #animals #drawing #envelopes #found objects #mail art #watercolor January 14, 2021 Grace Ebert By Andrew Hem What brings you hope? That’s the central question behind a new group exhibition presented by Port City Creative Guild. Couriers of Hope boasts more than 120 original pieces from more than 90 artists—the list includes Rosanne Kang Jovanovski, Andrew Hem (previously), Sean Chao (previously), and Yoskay Yamamoto—all rendered on vintage envelopes. Prompted by the mail art movement of the 1960s, the exhibition features an eclectic array of watercolor, pencil, and mixed-media…

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“The Bushfire, The Flood, and The Virus” by Photographer Lisa Sorgini

Several disasters converged in Australia during the summer of 2020, now known colloquially as “Black Summer.” The first month was marked by devastating brushfire activity in Eastern Australia, followed by intense flooding in many of the same areas that had recently burned, and finally capped by the arrival of COVID-19 in Australia. With her camera, photographer Lisa Sorgini, based in Northern New South Wales, documents her experience of this time, gracefully capturing the delicate tension between beauty and destruction.  “This chain of catastrophes created a collective anxiety that was palpable…

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Tabitha Barnard – BOOOOOOOM! – CREATE * INSPIRE * COMMUNITY * ART * DESIGN * MUSIC * FILM * PHOTO * PROJECTS

Photographer Tabitha Barnard describes her upbringing in a heavily Christian, female-dominated family as a major influence on her current photographic practice. For the past six years she has been photographing her sisters (and now her partner’s sister) at their family home, documenting their transition from girlhood to womanhood. Her images are laced with traces of her childhood, addressing themes of femininity, religion, and ritual. “Many of the fairytales and fantasies I read as a child were disguised morality lessons, warning of calamities and punishments that could befall women for their…

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The Blue Hour: Lyrical Illustrations Catalog a Menagerie of Specimens in Earth’s Rarest Pigment

 Illustration #animals #birds #books #color #drawing #insects #landscapes #nature January 21, 2021 Grace Ebert All images © Isabelle Simler, shared with permission French illustrator and author Isabelle Simler deftly renders the liminal time surrounding dusk through a poetic exploration of Earth’s rarest color. The Blue Hour winds through the natural world on a journey to spot the pigment, from a bluejay resting on ice-coated branches to robin’s eggs to midnight skies and ocean depths. Simler focuses on “this time of day, when daytime animals enjoy the last moments before…

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Whimsical Gardens Grow From Silk Teacups and Mossy Patches in Rosa Andreeva’s Embroideries

 Craft #embroidery #flowers #plants #silk January 11, 2021 Grace Ebert All images © Rosa Andreeva, shared with permission Moscow-based fiber artist Rosa Andreeva crafts quaint gardens complete with tufts of moss, floating pollen, and cracked teacups made of silk. Teeming with whimsy, the dense embroideries balance tight stitches with loose ends that form the three-dimensional thistle heads, violet pansies, and various florals. To create the fairytale scenes, Andreeva first sketches the flora and fauna onto her fabric and then layers the textured details in thread and beads. As works…

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60,000 Bees Recreate the Nefertiti Bust and Other Classic Sculptures in Wax with Artist Tomáš Libertíny

 Art #art history #bees #sculpture #wax January 15, 2021 Grace Ebert “Eternity” (2019-2020), natural beeswax, wood, glass, Cor-ten steel, 230 x 100 x 100 centimeters. All images © Tomáš Libertíny, shared with permission Tomáš Libertíny prefers to collaborate when recreating iconic busts and sculptures, although his chosen partners don’t join him in the studio. The Slovakia-born artist tasks tens of thousands of bees with forming the porous outer layers of classic artworks like the “Nefertiti Bust,” Michelangelo’s “Brutus,” and a large jug based on the “Nolan amphora” at The…

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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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Photorealistic Figures Embody Childhood Wonder in Dreamy Murals by Lula Goce

 Art #childhood #murals #photorealism #public art #street art January 11, 2021 Grace Ebert Bronx, New York City. All images © Lula Goce, shared with permission From New York City to Azerbaijan to Kristianstad, Sweden, artist Lula Goce transforms blank walls into ethereal artworks that illustrate childlike wonder and growth. Her murals merge photorealistic renderings of adolescent subjects with otherworldly surroundings: plumes of flowers and vines wind around the figures, serpentine creatures emerge from the plants, and shrunken landscapes rest in the children’s hands. Serene and dreamy, the works often…

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