Gabriel Orozco’s “Asterisms” is a sculptural and photographic installation made up of nearly 1,200 objects the artist collected from a protected coastal biosphere in Baja California Sur, Mexico and a playing field near his home in New York. There’s also twelve, large-scale gridded photographs of the individual objects in a studio setting, organized typologically by material, color, and size. The peice was displayed at the Guggenheim Museum in Berlin.
British photographer Caulton Morris is not a fan of digital manipulation, nor is he fond of standing on his feet. His series entitled ‘Upside’ is in no way digitally altered to make it look like he’s doing a headstand in some of the most uncomfortable locations. He really is doing a headstand in the toilet, a brick wall, a canoe, a cobbled street, a bathtub, and on tufts of grass. He usually takes them himself with a 10-second self-timer.
Shay Armstrong describes herself as “an artist working in the photographic arts and the world of body paint and body art”. She used to call herself a “bodypainting photographer” but found out that the label didn’t really cover the multi-faceted media she works with. Her signature style are nude, body-painted figures photographed in the modernist effect. Shay still works with a traditional wet darkroom and uses a 35mm manual camera, which is a refreshing change in this digital age. She is also known by her devientArt handle “Purplesea”.
A Natural Happening – Art Installations by Julian Jones-Pittman, Tisha Boonyawatana, Satsuki Atsumi and Hai Pham
A “happening” is a performance, event or situation that is intended to be an art piece. Natural Impression is a happening is a project by four promising students of California State University – Long Beach. Satsuki Atsumi, Tisha Boonyawatana, Hai Pham, and Julian Jones-Pittman put their heads together and came up with the novel concept behind Natural Impressions. Unfortunately, ‘happenings’ are fleeting in nature and their carefully wrought experimental typography are preserved only in photographs.
Mei Linn received her Diploma in Advertising & Graphic Design from The One Academy of Communication Design. She’s completing her final year of Graphic Design at the prestigious Curtin University in Australia. Her recent series, typograpography with leaves are quite fragile and unique. Each letter or number is carefully sliced into the middle of the leaf. The leaf’s natural pattern is then carefully cut out, leaving an intricate pattern behind.
Songsforever describes herself as a journalist, creative writer, and fractal freak extraordinaire. She loves knitting, science fiction, steampunk. Anything weird, odd, strange, and random are right up her alley. Her gallery of colorful fractals is quite impressive. Fractals are basically detailed patterns that repeats itself. They’re psychedelic, to say the least and a breath of fresh air from the usual photos and paintings.
Oscar Ramos is no ordinary artist. He graduated from the Universidad de Barcelona with a degree in philosophy. While sailing around the world, he pursued a PhD in art history. His career in design started when a Spanish company challenged him to make a logo for them. It wasn’t long before other companies snapped up his work, he even became the Chief Curator of Behance Creative Network.He currently lives and works in Santiago, Chile.
Lodz, a street artist from Poland, has managed to hide his personal information from admirers and authorities extremely well. Except for his name, that is. Przemek Blejzyk’s work is scattered all through out Poland. I’m quite sure the owners of the buildings don’t mind having their walls decorated with this sort of artwork. Lodz’s art isn’t your garden variety graffiti, its a fine example of the newly emerging species of creative outlet known as street art.
Treehouses are something you and your kid brother built in your backyard with little help from Dad, maybe. It’s usually made with a few discarded pieces of lumber and plywood. Pete Nelson’s tree houses on the other hand, are neither shoddily built, nor are they made with scraps of wood. These are first-class tree homes. Pete is the founder of Treehouse Workshop, Inc. He has designed and built treehouses in 26 States and 9 countries over the last 15 years.
5 to 12 is an award winning series of images produced by Peppermill for B.U.N.D. eV, one of Germany’s biggest environmental organizations. They’re aiming to raise awareness of the fact that time is fast running out for endangered species.Peppermill easily gets the point across. The hands of the clock are inexorably squeezing the, silverback gorilla, the Grizzly bear, and the seal to death. Unless we act NOW, Earth will be a few hundred species poorer.