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“And How Many Rains Must Fall Before the Stains Are Washed Clean”
by Imran Qureshi
On the Metropolitan Museum of Art Roof Garden, Manhattan, NY
“Entitled The Roof Garden Commission: Imran Qureshi, the project represents the artist’s emotional response to violence occurring across the globe in recent decades and his earnest hope for regeneration and lasting peace in the aftermath of man-made disasters. Using the nearly 8,000-square-foot open-air space as his canvas, Qureshi has worked areas of his spilled and splattered red acrylic paint into patterns of lush ornamental leaves that evoke the luxuriant walled gardens that are ubiquitous in miniatures of the Mughal court; they also echo the spectacular verdant foliage of Central Park surrounding the Roof Garden today. Qureshi is the first artist that created a work that was painted directly onto the Roof’s surface. The visitors are encouraged to walk on it as they view it.”
Bosozoku Sailor Scouts
Created by Babs Tarr
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what if i just make all these outfits cuz yeah
Because I actually cannot get enough of these ladies.
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Concept art for Janelle Monáe’s The ArchAndroid by Chad Weatherford
Lee Eunyeol - Starry Night (2012)
“Starry night expresses private spaces given by night and various emotions that are not able to be defined and described in the space. I’ve chosen analogue type for the expression, which attempts to install electric bulbs in an objet to be expressed using back space of night by taking advantage of huge studio. There are two spaces in photographs. One is a space before electric bulbs of familiar landscape are installed and the other is a space after electric bulbs expressed by dispersing personal emotion are installed. Unified light from these two spaces generates a mysterious landscape.”
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J. M. W. Turner: storms.
Snow Storm: Hannibal and His Army Crossing the Alps, 1812
Wreckers Coast of Northumberland, 1833
Fishermen at Sea, 1796
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Scifiscapes by Nello Chump / Nellor
Prints available at Society6
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Spectrum of Colors Revealed Through Lit String
British artist, physicist, and all-around science enthusiast Paul Friedlander produces kinetic light sculptures that provide a colorful feast for the eyes. Each piece in his body of work offers a visual medley of light and motion by rapidly rotating a piece of string through white light. The vibrating rope becomes invisible to the human eye, but colors from the light (which would normally be invisible to the naked eye) are revealed in rapid succession.
The scientific artist gives insight into the history of his career shift into the arts and explains the science in it all: “I decided to focus on kinetic art: a subject in which I could bring together my divided background and combine my knowledge of physics with my love of light. In 1983, at London’s ICA, I exhibited the first sculptures to use chromastrobic light, a discovery I had made the previous year. Chromastrobic light changes color faster than the eye can see, causing the appearance of rapidly moving forms to mutate in the most remarkable ways.”
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Salicetum - Will Beckers willow sculpture
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“a traditional Japanese hair ornament that’s often worn on special occasions and accompanied by a kimono. Although they’ve been around for thousands of years, their popularity peaked in the mid-1800s as they evolved from a simple stick into rather extravagant form. And even though it’s been in decline along with many customary garments and accessories, the tradition is still very much alive and well.”
Sakae uses resin to create these incredibly awesome floral kanzashi. Depending upon their complexity, one piece can take between 3 and 30 days to complete.
Her inspiration to create was a common one: “I saw a girl dressed up for coming-of-age day and I thought she would look just perfect with a blue, translucent hair ornament. But nothing of the sort existed. So I decided to make one. Up until that point I had never made anything.”
Photos by Osamu Yamazaki
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These are so utterly ridiculously attractive it’s almost too much to deal with.
I really really reeeeally please would love to see how these are made. I mean how. How how how. The petals have some kind of wire outline, right…. So is this some crazy freeform cloisonne-esque sort of business? Maybe a sticky paper to keep the wire frames flat so they don’t float when the resin is poured………..?