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by Lisa Wade, PhD , Sep 22, 2010, at 10:48 am Don Waisanen at Thick Culture highlighted Norm Magnusson’s I-75 project . The project involves installing historical markers with a primarily political instead of historical message. Some examples: About the project, Magnusson writes:
first image ‘two love trees’ by ran hwang, 2009 (buttons, pins, panel) ran hwang is a korean-born artist working in new york, who creates intricate and poetic installations. hwang is best known for her wall sculptures that make use of common objects like buttons and crystals pinned directly onto the wall of the gallery. using each elemnt like a pixel on a scren, hwang creates oversized murals of birds, trees or chandeliers. her subject matter is often influenced by buddhist theories and symbolism. hwang’s work has been described as inviting ’the viewer to engage in multiple readings of emptiness and existence, of attempting to reach the state of enlightenment and fulfillment through the conscious emptying of one’s mind and spirit’ http://www.ranhwang.com ‘two love trees’ by ran hwang, 2009 (buttons, pins, panel) ‘dreaming of joy’ by ran hwang, 2008 (buttons, pins on wooden panel, stainless steel) ‘invisibility is visibility’ by ran hwang, 2004 (buttons, pins)
Convicted forger A. Schiller was serving his time in Sing Sing prison in the late 1800s when guards found him dead in his cell. On his body they found seven regular straight pins whose heads measured the typical 47/1000ths of an inch or 1.17 millimeters in diameter.