Photographer & Artist:
“Symbiosis is a new series exploring ideas regarding love, relationships, magic, Alchemy and mutually beneficial partnerships in nature. This is the first finished image from this series. The finished images are small - 3.25 x 4.25 inches printed on 5 x 7 paper. Each piece is an original, with acrylic paint applied directly to the surface.”
Framed Monstrosities by Dogzilla Lives
Some people are just not content with letting deformed, nightmarish abberations living beneath their bed or in submerged underwater cities, choosing instead to hunt them down and mount them on their walls in gilded frames. I’m okay with this actually; freakish tentacle-y beasts are fine with me so long as they stay dead, if dreaming.
Ghostly Figure Spotted in Sydney Harbor
Brisbane design firm The Buchan Group has successfully summoned a ghostly figure from the waters during Vivid Sydney 2012 (May 25 to June 11). Before anyone goes running and screaming for an exorcist, here is a little something you should know. This giant of a ghost is, in fact, a subaquatic light sculpture called “sub|version” created with projection mapping. Here is some more information about the work:
The piece is an innovative mapped water projection, and can be seen near the northern Overseas Passenger Terminal tower. The installation extends the virtual performance into the waters of the Quay itself and features elements usually found only on land, including high-contrast people and scenes submerged in symmetry with the spectators. A spotlight reveals forms, figures and patterns hidden in the depths.
Beth Cavener Stichter (featured in Hi-Fructose Vol. 16) caught our attention with her raw sculptural style. The artist forms animals by hollowing out blocks of clay, giving her subjects a raw, unrefined appearance as if they sprang from the material itself. In her latest body of work for her second solo show at Claire Oliver Gallery, “Come Undone,” Cavener Stichter refined her aesthetic, creating animal sculptures that are more stylized with deep grooves and glazed with different shades of gray — a departure from her minimally embellished work from the past. Take a look at a few images from “Come Undone,” which opens September 13 at Claire Oliver in New York City.
- The divisions of pleasure
- The nature of the golden age
- The puzzle approach
- The headache
British artist Jonathan Callan creates impressive organic figures using books that are curled, wrapped, and folded together using screws.