Posts tagged: art
Do you remember The Weather Project?
Yes - I posted pictures of this on my website the week after (pre-digital cameras). This exhibition is where my love affair with Olafur Eliasson started.
cut out cat
Beautiful illustration of a cat - silhouette? black cat? cut out and keep? Makes no difference to me. I will have it any way it is served being the crazy cat lover that I am. If I ever write a children’s book I would love the illustrations to look like this.
Finished artwork - always inspiring to see how a work looks when it is fully realised. #urbanart #ibiza #bloop #festival #art #instagram #instagrammers #wall #summer #2013 (at Sant Antoni de Portmany)
#urbanart #ibiza #summer #2013 - this can be seen near a roundabout in San An. #instagram #instagrammers #iphone #iphoto #iphonography #photography #travel #tourism #art (at Sant Antoni de Portmany)
Work in progress. #urbanart #art advertising the #Bloop art show in San Antoni #instagram #instagrammers #iphone #iphoto #iphonography #iphotography #photography #tourism (at Sant Antoni de Portmany)
#London #TabernacleStreet #MonkeyMagic :-) love a mosaic that makes you lift your head up when it’s raining #travel #tourism #instagram #instagrammers #mosaic #art #urban #streetart (at Pret A Manger)
#love #photooftheday #instagram #instagramers #instagram #iphone #iphonography #photography #myparis #parisien #paris #Menilmontant #Messanger #mural #art - dancing people in a heart formation #Belleville (Taken with Instagram)
Paco Duarte - Basic Baggage
I like this artist’s work - think it is very salient. His posts always stop me in my tracks and make me reflect on the issue. It’s like being tazered visually. Or maybe that’s just me.
The next post is my answer to this image …
I like to see this as an illustration of my previous blog post.
Many thanks to … archiemcphee:
British artists Tim Noble and Sue Webster are a creative team known for their experimental art including these mind-boggling light and shadow sculptures. The duo forms abstract works from, which upon first glance, look like nothing other than straightforward piles of trash. The excitement for the viewer comes when a single light illuminates the pile and creates an entirely new piece of art—usually portraits of themselves—formed with the combination of light and shadow projected onto the wall.
Throughout their careers, the artists have, “Played with the idea of how humans perceive abstract images and define them with meaning. The result is surprising and powerful as it redefines how abstract forms can transform into figurative ones.”
Head over to My Modern Metropolis to view more of Tim and Sue’s awesome artwork!
As monuments go this is pretty special …
Bloom: an awesome art installation of 28,000 potted flowers installed at the Massachusetts Mental Health Center
“In 2003 a building housing the Massachusetts Mental Health Center (MMHC) was slated for demolition to make way for updated facilities. The closure was a time for reflection and remembrance as the MMHC had been in operation for over 9 decades and had touched countless thousands of patients and employees alike, and the pending demolition presented a unique problem. How does one memorialize a building impossibly rich with a history of both hope and sadness, and do it in a way that reflects not only the past but also the future? And could this memorial be open to the public, not as a speech, or series of informational plaques, but as an experience worthy of they building’s unique story?
To answer that question artist Anna Schuleit was commissioned to do the impossible. After an initial tour of the facility she was struck not with what she saw but with what she didn’t see: the presence of life and color. While historically a place of healing, the drab interior, worn hallways, and dull paint needed a respectful infusion of hope. With a limited budget and only four months of planning Schuleit and an enormous team of volunteers executed a massive public art installation called Bloom. The concept was simple but absolutely immense in scale. Nearly 28,000 potted flowers would fill almost every square foot of the MMHC including corridors, stairwells, offices and even a swimming pool, all of it brought to life with a sea of blooms. The public was then invited for a limited 4-day viewing as a time for needed reflection and rebirth.”
Pictured above you see: One of the tiny offices on the third floor, with orange tulips at mid-day, The Child Psychiatry unit with white tulips, Pink Heather in one of the patients’ waiting rooms, purple flowers that had traveled the farthest to be part of Bloom—all the way from California, and Red Regina Mums in the hallway that was the last one to close—it used to be one of the busiest homeless shelters in Boston.