Chain Link Fencing As Art by Soo Sunny Park American artist Soo Sunny Park took over Rice Gallery, part of Rice University in Houston, Texas, with a glistening, labor intensive, abstract installation called Unwoven Light. The suspended piece is made up of 37 individual units composed of chain link fencing that is arranged into a sculptural form that’s all about light. Watch the video: As you make your way around the space, the ever-changing rainbows of color bounce off each piece of iridescent Plexiglas that has been wired into the openings of the metal fence. From Park: “Like a net, the sculpture is a filter that is meant to capture the light that is already there and force it to reveal itself. Unwoven Light is on display at Rice Gallery through August 30th, 2013. All photos © Nash Baker.
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Tutorial - Fast & Fabulous Fabric Loops I do not have much time to sew these days, but I do have time to show you how I make "fabric loops"...for functional purposes. There is such a loop included in the Colette Patterns Negroni Shirt. There are similar methods for making a length of tube to use for multiple buttons, however please note that this tutorial shows how I make a single flat loop for the specific purpose of replacing a buttonhole at the very top of a Convertible Collar shirt. ~Click Photos to enlarge...to return to blog, click your browser's Back Button~ To make a single button loop, first start by cutting a strip of fabric on the bias that is about 1" wide and about 3" long. Then as shown above, fold it in half width-wise (RIGHT SIDES TOGETHER) and "finger press" along the folded edge to make a center crease. Now at your machine, pull out a long length of both the bobbin and top thread. Fold the bias strip in half, enclosing the thread tails as shown above. Labels: More Sewing Tutorials
Dale Chihuly Dale Chihuly is an American sculptor who does amazing and beautiful works in colored glass. His works range from small pieces to large scale installations, both outdoor and indoor, often accompanied by the striking effects of dramatic lighting. A large part of the appeal of his work, aside from the beautiful character of the material and the colors and patterns within it, is the inspiration he takes from natural forms. His graceful, fluid objects echo forms from plants, birds and even undersea life. Chihuly studied glass at the first program of its kind at the University of Wisconsin in the 1960′s. Chihuly’s work is in a number of museums, both small and large (I frequently get to see his installation at the Delaware Art Museum, above, second down) and has been the subject of numerous exhibitions, one of which is a major exhibition now running at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston: Chihuly: Through the Looking Glass, that is on view until August 2, 2011.
Lunar Deities For thousands of years, people have looked up at the moon and wondered about its divine significance. It should come as no surprise that many cultures throughout time have had lunar deities - that is, gods or goddesses associated with the power and energy of the moon. If you're doing a moon-related ritual, in some traditions of Wicca and Paganism you may choose to call upon one of these deities for assistance. Let's look at some of the better known lunar deities. Alignak Image © Getty Images In the legends of the Inuit peoples, Alignak is the god of both the moon and weather. Artemis Artemis is the Greek goddess of the hunt. Cerridwen Image © David H. Cerridwen is, in Celtic mythology, the keeper of the cauldron of knowledge. Chang'e In Chinese mythology, Chang'e was married to the king Hou Yi. Coyolxauhqui In Aztec stories, Coyolxauhqui was the sister of the god Huitzilopochtli. Diana Image © Dougal Waters/Getty Images Hecate Selene Selene was the sister of Helios, the Greek sun god. Sina Thoth
How To Use A Sock To Get Beautiful Curly Hair Without Heat If you are a mom on the go with long hair you HAVE TO try this. It will knock your socks off and have you wrapping your hair up in them! This is all about how to make your hair beautiful with no heat and no time. Curl your hair in your sleep with a sock. Yup, you heard me right. I was on Pinterest a while back and spotted this post about the sock bun which links you to her video on YouTube. Why? Because: It literally takes a minute to doNO heat at all – just a soft little sock in your hairNo product (for me anyway)You can sleep in it very comfortablyIt works Marvelously and is simple beautiful This is the sock bun before and after of my hair. Here are the step by step instructions on how to make this work. First steal a sock from your husband’s dress sock collection (that is what I did anyway). Now roll the sock into a ring. Put your dry hair into a high ponytail. Now spritz just the hair in your ponytail with water. Now grab your rolled up sock and put your ponytail through the hole.
Unwoven Light by Soo Sunny Park Guys, I have a special treat for you today. Angela Walley from Walley Films is kind enough to send me updates of their latest projects, and let me tell ya, it’s always such a nice surprise to see her emails in my inbox. Today’s post is no exception. They recently documented Soo Sunny Park‘s amazing installation Unwoven Light, which is currently on display at the Rice Gallery in Houston (you lucky Texans!). Here’s a little description of this installation: Soo Sunny Parks installation Unwoven Light animates Rice Gallery’s expansive space, transforming it into a shimmering world of light, shadow, and brilliant color. I am swoon over this. Watch the video below (which by the way, it’s a Vimeo staff pick! To see more images, visit their Flickr page. Art: Soo Sunny Park Photo and Video: Walley Films
10 Weird and Wonderful Women Musicians (Who Eat Lady Gaga For Breakfast) "There is nothing new under the sun," said King Solomon. He obviously hadn't met Nina Hagen. Or any of the other women on this list, all musicians with talent, originality, charisma and intelligence––not to mention a wicked sartorial style! These women are all their own persons, confident in their individuality, wherever it may take them. 10. Bands & Projects: X Ray Spex Time and Place:1970s London Genres: Punk Quote: If anybody tried to make me [a sex symbol] I'd shave my head tomorrow. Poly Styrene was barely twenty-one when her band, X Ray Spex, released their only album, Germfree Adolescents . Sartorial Style: Poly Styrene ran her own, eponymous fashion label in her late teens. I would go to the DIY store and buy sink chain, which doesn't tarnish and is quite shiny and chrome plated. Styrene closed down the boutique, since the band was taking off and she had to choose one or the other. Styrene had an afro, which she accessorized with hats, helmets, head wraps and ribbons. 9. 8. Quote: 7.
ceramics With an adept understanding of ceramics and anatomy, Hong-Kong based artist Johnson Tsang (previously here and here) creates strange and unexpected anthropomorphic sculptures where human forms seem to splash effortlessly through functional objects like bowls, plates, and cups. While the works shown here are mostly innocent and comical in nature the artist is unafraid of veering into more macabre subject matter in other artworks that grapple with war and violence. Tsang recently opened a solo show, Living Clay, at the Yingge Ceramics Museum in Taiwan that runs through January 19, 2014.