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Eye-popping Ways Artists Use Paper. In the year since the Museum of Art and Design reopened in its new digs on Columbus Circle, they've been delivering consistently compelling shows--from punk-rock lace to radical knitting experiments.

Eye-popping Ways Artists Use Paper

The newest, "Slash: Paper Under the Knife", opened last weekend and runs through April 4, 2010. The focus is paper--and the way contemporary artists have used paper itself as a medium, whether by cutting, tearing, burning, or shredding. In all, the show features 50 artists and a dozen installations made just for the show, including Andreas Kocks's Paperwork #701G (in the Beginning), seen above. Here's a sampling of the other works on display: Mia Pearlman's Eddy: Ferry Staverman, A Space Odesey:

Patterns in nature. Natural patterns form as wind blows sand in the dunes of the Namib Desert.

Patterns in nature

The crescent shaped dunes and the ripples on their surfaces repeat wherever there are suitable conditions. Patterns in nature are visible regularities of form found in the natural world. These patterns recur in different contexts and can sometimes be modelled mathematically. Natural patterns include symmetries, trees, spirals, meanders, waves, foams, arrays, cracks and stripes.[1] Early Greek philosophers studied pattern, with Plato, Pythagoras and Empedocles attempting to explain order in nature.

The modern understanding of visible patterns developed gradually over time. In the 19th century, Belgian physicist Joseph Plateau examined soap films, leading him to formulate the concept of a minimal surface. Mathematics, physics and chemistry can explain patterns in nature at different levels. History[edit] The American photographer Wilson Bentley (1865–1931) took the first micrograph of a snowflake in 1885.[10] Utopia’s Best Street Art of 2011.

I couldn’t help but direct everyone to fellow public art loving blog Street Art Utopia as they have compiled a pretty decent list of the best street art of 2011.

Utopia’s Best Street Art of 2011

If you are just getting into the wonderful world of pasting, spraying or making the streets a more creative place, this list is a great place to start (short of Wall and Piece). One of the best things about this genre is it’s diversity – you can decided what you find gimmicky/twee or meaningful and awe-inspiring. Street art has always been the public’s voice, and the art world has yielded success to those with great ideas and a call for change. More from the list after the jump! Street art. Vegan. Paper Art - 100 Extraordinary Examples of Paper Art.

Paper art can be traced back to Japan, where it originated over a thousand years ago.

Paper Art - 100 Extraordinary Examples of Paper Art

From complex paper cutting to book carving, this is an ever expanding area of design that is hardly talked about. These intricate paper designs grace museums and exauhibitions throughout the world and is becoming yet another exciting medium of expression for many designers. Some of the artists featured here use simple materials, such as A4 printing papeel, while others resort to unexpected materials, such as actual books, as their prime materials. In this article, we’ll take a look at 13 remarkable artists and showcase their truly amazing pieces of paper art. Peter Callesen Visit website Jen Stark Visit website Simon Schubert Visit website Brian Dettmer: Book Sculptures Visit website Sher Christopher Visit website Elsa Mora Visit website Yulia Brodskaya Visit Website Su Blackwell. Homesteading and Survivalism Store. Contemporary Ceramics - "Irit 22" (Original Art from Irit Ovadia Rosenberg: political art)

Ceramic decor designs. A collection of ceramic innovations and ideas for consideration in the field of interior decorating. Porcelain sculpture- Cheryl Ann Thomas Rupert Spira Conversation jp93 – contemporary pottery Jane Perrymann Millie Vases Blue and white Chinese ceramic bookends ( Kyo ) Ifat Shterenberg ceramic furniture : Contemporary Euro Ceramics. Repetition of form with three symmetrical parts that are connected; three being both a strong number and a balanced repetition of form. The negative space – the shape of the space in between, is equally important. “ Jean-François Fouilhoux /France : Jean Francois calligraphic like forms are done exclusively in Celadon glazes.” His shapes”, he notes, “arise from a unique course, without remorse or recovery,” with both an entry and an exit in the clay. They are “graphs in three dimensions, types of ideograms” whose meaning is revealed to anyone with the ability to look and truly be seen.

Touch and genuinely be touched. Listen and hear his music. Hans Vangsø/ Denmark : Veniceclayartists. Pat Swyler is a fine ceramicist who creates figurines infused with a depth of feeling and beauty. The figures usually display classical Mudras, ( hand gestures ) and manage to reflect the subtlety of meditation. Purity ” Since childhood the human figure has interested me as subject matter, a fascination which I have explored working from live models in both clay and drawing materials. Although the majority of my work is three dimensional, drawing and painting are essential to development of my ideas in clay.

My current work centers on the human body as a means of expressing concepts. Turkish Contemporary Ceramics. Contemporary ceramics/22. Street art. Pretty Chic Little Camper.

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  1. sandydvarishkis Jul 14 2012
    Wow. Once I figure out the how tos, I am going to have some fun...