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A Brilliant Orange Orb Shape-Shifts Through Time in a Meditative Animated Short

 Animation #short film #time #video May 20, 2022 Grace Ebert  A metaphor for the way fragments of time both accumulate and mutate as they slip from one moment to the next, a glowing sphere is the subject of a calming short film by Argentinian artist Ezequiel Pini, of Six N. Five. The CGI …

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Wildflowers, Trees, and Quaint Cabins Spring From Su Blackwell’s Book Sculptures

 Art #books #flowers #narrative #paper #sculpture May 19, 2022 Grace Ebert “Nature in Britain” (2012). Photo by Jaron James. All images © Su Blackwell, shared with permission The enchanting, imaginative narratives usually bound between the covers of a book burst from the page in the sculptures of Su Blackwell. Often sourcing materials from secondhand …

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Garments of Grass and Flowers Fuse Jeanne Simmons’s Body to the Landscape

 Art #clothing #hair #land art #nature May 18, 2022 Grace Ebert “Grass Cocoon” (2018). All images © Jeanne Simmons, shared with permission “When we spend a lot of time in a place, and if we are paying attention, a kind of intimacy develops,” says Jeanne Simmons. The artist, who’s based in the Pacific Northwest, …

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In ‘Forothermore,’ Artist Nick Cave Harnesses the Power of Beauty and Art to Inspire Change

 Art #fashion #installation #sculpture #social justice May 17, 2022 Grace Ebert Soundsuits. All photos by Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago, shared with permission From floral Soundsuits and found-object sculptures to a multicolor web of millions of pony beads, Forothermore surveys the 30-plus-year career of artist Nick Cave. The retrospective, which draws its name from …

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Repurposed Stained Glass Comprises a Disorienting Illuminated Greenhouse by Heywood & Condie

 Art #glass #greenhouses #sculpture #stained glass #upcycling May 16, 2022 Grace Ebert All images © Heywood & Condie, shared with permission A brilliant greenhouse suffused with a rich spectrum of color stands at 25 Porchester Place in London. Bathed in sunlight by day and illuminated by LED bulbs at night, the translucent structure is …

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Activist Symbols and Witty Scenarios Are Woven into Towering Hair Sculptures by Laetitia Ky

 Art #activism #books #hair May 13, 2022 Gabrielle Lawrence All images courtesy of Princeton Architectural Press, shared with permission Laetitia Ky exercises art activism by braiding African identity into hair sculpture. Born from the lack of representation she experienced growing up on the Ivory Coast, her practice started by cutting the silky straight strands …

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Five Prehistoric Cave Drawings Uncovered in Alabama Are the Largest Discovered in North America

 Art History #Alabama #archaeology #cave art #drawing May 13, 2022 Grace Ebert Anthropomorph in regalia, with a rayed circle in the midsection, 0.93 meters tall. All images courtesy of Jan F. Simek, Stephen Alvarez, and Alan Cressler in Antiquity Hidden in a narrow cavern extending less than two feet from floor to ceiling, five …

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PRIME: A Behemoth New Book Surveys A Broad Segment of Millennial Artists Working Today

 Art Photography #books #installation #painting #sculpure May 12, 2022 Grace Ebert Tau Lewis. All images courtesy of Phaidon, shared with permission Across nearly 450 pages, PRIME: Art’s Next Generation offers a broad and insightful survey of the Millenials defining the future of the art world. As its title suggests, the massive tome is a …

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A Vibrant Coral Ecosystem of Thousands of Crocheted Sculptures Confronts the Climate Crisis

 Art Craft Science #climate crisis #coral #crochet #fiber art #sculpture May 12, 2022 Grace Ebert Detail of “Baden-Baden Satellite Reef.” All images courtesy of Museum Frieder Burda, shared with permission A new report released this week by an Australian agency says that the 1,400-mile Great Barrier Reef has undergone its sixth mass bleaching. About …

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Flora and Fauna Assume Eccentric Guises in Bill Mayer’s Wryly Playful Portraits

 Art Illustration #animals #art history #gouache #painting #portraits #still life May 11, 2022 Kate Mothes “The Wakening”. All images © Bill Mayer, shared with permission Royal frogs, masquerading lemurs, and florals with human faces are just some of the eccentric characters in acclaimed illustrator Bill Mayer’s (previously) gouache paintings. The traditional aesthetic of European …

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