Thursday, August 31, 2006

Color Illusions - Check it Out!

Click on the headline and check out this site that has interactive color illusions. We don't really think about the relationships of one color to another and how they impact each other. They have tremendous influence on each other. The eye is easily fooled! See for yourself!

Monday, August 28, 2006

Artist of the Week - Robert J. Lang

Check out this modern origami by Robert Lang! Over the last 35 years he has designed over 480 original compositions! They include insects, plants, flowers, figures and geometric. The artist creates each piece by hand folding special papers together. His commissions include web, print and television advertising. Click on the headline above and go to his home page. Prepare to spend some time there!

Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Artist of the Week - Anish Kapoor

It is always exciting for me to find out about a new artist I didn't know about! This artist, born in India, lives in London and is one of the most sought after public art artists today. This work, "Cloud Gate" (aka The Electric Kidney Bean or The Bean) , is a new istallation in Chicago, Mr. Kapoor's first commissioned public art in the United States. Public art always generates a lot of comment from the general public! This particular piece (80% of the surface reflects the sky, therefore the origin of the name) incorporates the viewer into the piece and the scene reflected in the piece as they approach the sculpture. You can even walk under the piece, as the open space below is 9' high. Check this artist out for yourself - he has a large range of varied, large scale work, representing space!

Thursday, August 17, 2006

Top 5 Strangest Art-inspired Gadgets

Anyway, I wanted to say that another thing I love about art is that it responds quickly to new ideas, processes and materials. This site has examples of new tools, systems and ideas for artistic expression. Check out the site by clicking on the title of this post and you can see the pictures that I have been trying to attach and read about the new innovative stuff!

Wednesday, August 02, 2006

More Food Art

I started with coffee, then we moved to watermelon, and now the beautiful eggshell! I think this is a theme that deserves exhaustive research (using food as a material for artistic expression). Food is essential to life and I posit that it is the same with art. No wonder the two merge into one beautiful expression! The skill level of these examples is really exquisite, the material delicate and the result has a luminous, fragile quality. Not sure what tools are used for this precision work (lasers?) - these images came to me without any credit. I did google egg shell art, and came across this website of Blackhawk's which is the following: . He gives a little background to this ancient art. Check it out!