Beautiful animal photographs by Noah Vanderveer.
Beautiful animal photographs by Noah Vanderveer.
Atrium House by MESH Architectures, located in Brooklyn, NY.
We redistributed the 2100 square feet of the pre-existing one-story garage into a dynamic two-story house with a central garden. The result is a variety of private space with a catwalk connecting the 2nd floor bedroom, stair, and rear roof deck.
Great work from Sebastien Feraut.
Thread Installation by Azerbaijani artist Faig Ahmed.
Azerbaijani artist Faig Ahmed is no stranger to fiber arts. Most of his works revolve around the construction and deconstruction of intricately patterned rugs and carpets. This three-dimensional installation straightforwardly titled Thread Installation deals with this similar concept of visualizing the breakdown of a complex design. Using the rectangular body of a typically Middle Eastern rug, Ahmed forms the contours of geometric patterns with thread, but two corners of the frame are left incomplete. These unfinished edges extend, in long pieces of thread, past the confines of the wall the rest of the work is affixed to as though the conceptual rug is unravelling. Or, perhaps, we’ve caught a still moment just as the structure is being woven right before our very eyes.
In his artist’s statement, Ahmed says “I’ve been always fond of investigating and researching every detail of anything that had interested me and sometimes this researches reached inconceivable depths mixing up with my imagination. I’m heretofore harried by a question others have left in childhood – “what is inside?”. That’s why I’m changing habitual and visually static objects making them spatial, giving them a new depth. And this as if reveals the essence of this object – the object that was mediocre just a minute ago.”
Recollected Memories by Jackson Patterson.
Through photomontage I continue my exploration of the narrative that emerges between subject and space and time. The work reflects various photographs that I have taken merged with others from my family’s albums.
I find myself inspired by the stories that come into focus when we collocate the medium of photography with 21st century technological practices, the cultural influence of our country’s migration west, and the personal history of family.
Each blended piece possesses its own original story, in addition to the one the viewer takes away.
I grew up in Wisconsin, the stereotypical yet wondrous land of beer and cheese, the Green Bay Packers, and strangers who genuinely care about your demeanor. I flew east in June of 2012, humming Frank’s ‘New York, New York,’ intending to live in the “concrete jungle where dreams are made, oh.” After months of being able to afford rent, nourishment, and a great deal of new, trendy items, I think I can finally say, “I made it!”
I love New York City. And one of the things I love most is the ability to poke fun at the many nuances that make New York what it is – an odd bubble where stranger things have happened. This illustrative endeavour is dedicated to that: New York Normal.
Cloudscapes by Japanese architecture firm Tetsuo Kondo Architects and in collaboration with environmental engineering firm Transsolar allows viewers to enter a giant, transparent cube and climb through varying air conditions and stand amidst billowing clouds.
Climb the stairs inside the clouds’ container. When you climb beyond the clouds to reach the top, the museum, the surrounding buildings, and the sky stretch out above the clouds. The edges of the clouds are sharp yet soft, and always in motion. Their color, density and brightness are constantly changing in tune with the weather and time of day.
The temperature and humidity inside the container are controlled to keep the clouds at their designed height. The air inside the container forms three distinct strata, one cool and dry, at the bottom, a warm and humid middle stratum, and a hot and dry stratum at the top. The warm, humid layer is where the clouds form. The transparent container is constructed of 48.6 millimeter diameter pipe. The elastic material added to the mid region, at a 6 meter ceiling height, makes the structure as a whole responsive to wind pressure. That elastic material also makes it possible to build the transparent container of nothing but thin pipes. The double layers of vinyl sheets dividing the strata ensure stability of temperature and humidity inside the structure.
The constantly changing clouds are both soft structures and part of the natural environment that surrounds us itself. It is not the structure alone but the invisible differences in humidity and temperature and the weather, the time of day, and other aspects of the surrounding environment, all influencing each other, little by little, that make this work an artistic whole. Cloudscapes is, in effect, an experiment in creating a new type of architectural space, one that achieves integration in engagement with its environment.
Weeds by Mona Caron, a Swiss-born, San Francisco-based full time artist, is a fantastic project.
They may be tiny yet they push through concrete. They are everywhere and yet unseen. But the more they get stepped on, the stronger they grow back.
This is a series of hidden mural paintings of weeds, created as a tribute to the resilience of all those beings who, like weeds, no one made room for, were not part of the plan, and yet keep coming back, pushing through and rising up.
I paint each weed gradually from bottom up in tiny increments, photographing each stage. With the resulting photos, I’m creating a series of short animated movies of giant weeds asserting their presence in a precarious environment.
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