Bright Floral Knitting Wraps an Iconic Stratocaster Guitar in a Psychedelic Layer of Color

 Art Craft Music #flowers #guitars #knitting October 20, 2020 Grace Ebert “Flower Power” (2020), knitted wool and Fender Stratocaster, 106.7 x 12.7 x 38.1 centimeters. All images courtesy of The Big Art Auction, shared with permission A new piece by Portuguese artist Joana Vasconcelos (previously) envelops one of Fender’s Stratocaster guitars in a vibrant sheath of wool. Titled “Flower Power,” loosely knit petals cover the entirety of the instrument, wrapping the body, neck, and head in a kaleidoscopic bouquet. The fibrous webbing evokes the aesthetic of the 1960s when…

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Granite and Quartz Stones Carved to Appear Like Fabric and Clay by José Manuel Castro López

 Art #carving #rocks #stone carving #stone sculptures October 26, 2020 Christopher Jobson All photos © José Manuel Castro López. Spanish artist José Manuel Castro López (previously) transforms nondescript chunks of granite and quartz into squished and dough-like objects, as if each object morphed from solid to liquid and back again in the sculptor’s capable hands. López seems to delight in convincing the viewer that he works with stone as if it were clay. Lately, he’s begun to introduce additional objects that seem to stitch, clamp, or stretch the stones…

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“Talisman” by Photographer Kristina E. Knipe

New Orleans-based photographer Kristina E. Knipe photographs her community adorned in excess—of flowers, drapery, beer cans, ornate glassware. Photographed in crisp detail with a 4×5 camera, these tableaus—in some ways a nod to the altars, masquerades, and decadences of New Orleans—are a transformative experience for Knipe and her sitters. “To transgress the historic photographic ordering of society,” she explains, “I embrace mess and it’s attendant spectacle. Queer ritual disrupts engrained hierarchies, rejecting outmoded classifications.” She continues: “The concrete reality of those I photograph consists of the burden of maintaining mental health…

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A New Book Compiles Photos of Idiosyncratic, Quirky Destinations that Look Just Like Wes Anderson Films

 Design Photography #architecture #books #film #travel October 21, 2020 Grace Ebert All images © Wally Koval, shared with permission Devotees of Wes Anderson’s films can spot the pastel architecture and simple signage synonymous with the American director’s aesthetic anywhere, a notion that’s proven in a newly released book by Wally Koval. Buoyed by an Instagram account with more than 1,200 images from all seven continents, Accidentally Wes Anderson showcases international destinations with the likeness of the Grand Budapest Hotel or the heavily wallpapered train cars of The Darjeeling Limited.…

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Halfdan Venlov – BOOOOOOOM! – CREATE * INSPIRE * COMMUNITY * ART * DESIGN * MUSIC * FILM * PHOTO * PROJECTS

A selection of portraits by photographer Halfdan Venlov. Centered around themes of youth identity, coming of age, and a feeling of “being out of step with the world”, Venlov’s images are not tied to a specific narrative. Depicting young characters, he explains his intention to allow the viewer to “inhabit a space of multiple interpretations”. Originally from Copenhagen, Denmark, Venlov is currently in his final year studying Fine Art Photography at the Glasgow School of Art. His practice is primarily based in the darkroom. See more below! Source link

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Overflowing with Flora and Fauna, Collaged Paper Installations Comment on Earth’s Dwindling Biodiversity

 Art #animals #found photographs #installation #nature #paper #plants October 21, 2020 Grace Ebert “Intimate Immensity” (2016). Photograph by Trevor Good. All images © Clare Börsch, shared with permission Sprawling across paint-chipped walls and tiny alcoves, the collaged installations of artist Clare Börsch mimic overgrown jungles and whimsical forest scenes. Layers of flora, fauna, and the occasional gemstone or human figure comprise the amorphous paper artworks as they transform spaces into fantastical ecosystems. In a note to Colossal, Börsch shares that she began her artistic practice as a way to…

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Vivid Portraits by Photographer Tim Flach Frame the Unique Features of Vulnerable Birds

 Photography #birds #feathers #portraits October 27, 2020 Grace Ebert Peruvian Inca tern. All images © Tim Flach, shared with permission From an Egyptian vulture with wispy feathers to a cockatoo with a vibrant fanned crest, Tim Flach’s expressive portraits convey the subtleties and bold features of birds around the globe. The London-based photographer (previously) focuses on endangered and vulnerable species throughout his work, which includes a range of animal portraiture. “I am also interested in the perceptual divide between sentient beings. There is a sense of awe and wonderment…

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No Memory Is Ever Alone: A Photographer Reimagines Family Moments Using Her Dad’s Old Slides

 History Photography #memory October 21, 2020 Grace Ebert All images © Catherine Panebianco, shared with permission Jamestown, New York-based photographer Catherine Panebianco compresses the space between family memories and her life at present through her series, No Memory Is Ever Alone. The moving collection features vast landscapes and unoccupied rooms with Panebianco’s continued intervention: in each shot, she holds up a photographic slide of her family in a similar location, juxtaposing the decades-old visual against a current-day backdrop. Beyond capturing loved ones in moments of joy—many feature her mother, who…

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A Japanese Forestry Technique Prunes Upper Branches to Create a Tree Platform for More Sustainable Harvests

 Design #gardening #Japan #nature #trees October 27, 2020 Grace Ebert Image via Wrath of Gnon Literally translating to platform cedar, daisugi is a 14th- or 15th-century technique that offers an efficient, sustainable, and visually stunning approach to forestry. The method originated in Kyoto and involves pruning the branches of Kitayama cedar so that the remaining shoots grow straight upward from a platform. Rather than harvesting the entire tree for lumber, loggers can fell just the upper portions, leaving the base and root structure intact. Although daisugi mostly is used in…

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