New paintings by artist Katherine Fraser. Taking inspiration from fables, “Far From The Tree” explores what it means to control your own own destiny. See more images below or on display at Paradigm Gallery in Philadelphia starting tomorrow and running until April 21.
French film director Thomas Blanchard (previously) is known for his video work with oils and inks. In his most recent video, DANCE DANCE, Blanchard uses flowers as the contextual framework for his signature coils and swirls of color. Flowers have long been used as symbols of vitality and mortality, and the fire and ice these blooms are subjected to suggests a literal interpretation of those concepts. In the dramatically scored video, flowers and foliage light on fire, freeze and melt in icy pools, and are consumed by billowing clouds of colorful smoke. You can see more of Blanchard’s work on Vimeo, Behance, and Facebook. (via We and the Color)
Artist and metalworker James Nolan Gandy creates elaborate drawing machines that easily put your childhood spirograph to shame. The machines are engineered from relatively simple mechanisms that when combined, produce mind-boggling shapes and interconnected moiré patterns.
Although the gears and pulleys are crafted in a way to make some of the work on their own, Gandy has not yet manufactured a system to lift the pen at specific intervals. Therefore many of his works are collaborative studies, equally created from the talents of man and machine. Some of my favorites are those created with a high contrast between paper and ink, such as the brilliant blue form seen in his drawing below.
A selection of work by Erris Huigens and Gysbert Zijlstra of Amsterdam-based, Graphic Surgery. See more below!
There’s a really annoying saying that some parents say to their children once they become teenagers who have grown weary of living under their house rules: “vote with your feet.” If you’re fed up with something, then leave.
Fittingly, at 12pm yesterday, thousands of teens walked out of America’s high schools. Their aim was to show solidarity with the victims and survivors of the Parkland, Florida massacre, but it was also to prove that they won’t stop protesting until the government…read more »