Marina Abramović Marina Abramović (Serbian Cyrillic: Марина Абрамовић; born November 30, 1946) is a Serbian and former Yugoslav artist based in New York, a performance artist who began her career in the early 1970s. Her work explores the relationship between performer and audience, the limits of the body, and the possibilities of the mind. Active for over three decades, she has been described as the "grandmother of performance art." She pioneered a new notion of identity by bringing in the participation of her observers. Her art focuses on the theme of “confronting pain, blood, and physical limits of the body,”  while relying on the extent of these discomforts based on the actions of her audience members. Early life and education
We often forget that WE ARE NATURE. Nature is not something sepa We often forget that we are nature. Nature is not something separate from us. So when we say that we have lost our connection to nature, we’ve lost our connection to ourselves. External Stimuli : Andy Goldsworthy’s Digital Catalogue Product Design Inspiration - DesignM.ag - موزيلا فَيَرفُكس Get the FlatPix UI Kit for only $7 - Learn More or Buy Now Most designers are happy to find inspiration in various forms of daily life. Product design can be an interesting source of inspiration, as there are creative and well-designed products all around us. The products featured here may not be common things that you see everyday, but most of them are fairly typical products designed in a unique way. (Click on the photos to see more from Behance.)
Designers Spin Spidey-Worthy Webs From Packing Tape Packing tape has gotten MacGyver out of many a jam, but he never managed to make an entire home out of the stuff. So he could probably learn something from Viennese/Croatian design collective For Use/Numen. The team uses nothing but packing tape to create huge, self-supporting cocoons that visitors could climb inside and explore. Installed three times in the past year, the next deployment will be next week from June 9–13 at DMY Berlin's International Design Fair, which is now in its 8th year. Shock Factor: Controversial art throughout history Art indubitably has the power to shock. Throughout history audiences have been scandalized, disturbed, offended, and downright outraged by art that was socially, politically, and religiously challenging. In this post I will explore some of the most infamous examples of controversial art throughout history; from Manet to Ai WeiWei the artist will undoubtedly remain a powerful provocateur of society. Ai Weiwei, Study in Perspective series from 1995 to 2003 and captured his defiant middle finger in front of seats of political or cultural power in Paris, Washington DC, Berlin, Beijing and Hong Kong Olympia: When first exhibited at the Paris Salon in 1865 this painting caused shock and astonishment. Criticism ensued because of the figure’s confrontational gaze and blatant associations with prostitution as well as for its flat, painterly paint application which deviated from the academic cannon of painting.
We find this conversation between mobstr an fuck you is the new thank you Welcome! You have reached the visual diary of two friends. These are their thoughts on everything. Enjoy your stay. Beautiful Life - design news, beautiful art and luxury lifestyle - Part 17 - موزيلا فَيَرفُكس You’ve already seen cute “Marina’s Bird” lamps and creative floor lamp “Daiana” . This time you will see lamp and stool at the same time. Called “Stoo(L)amp” it was created by American designer Kristen Smith from DSGN-PRJKT studio . “In order to provide extra seating for guests during parties or visits, the stoo(L)amp takes advantage of the formal similarities inherent in the stool and the standard lampshade. By slicing through the standard truncated cone shape of the lampshade, a natural affinity for hanging or sitting against the wall is achieved. Perfect for its stored state, this slice also gives directionality and added comfort to sitting in the stool.
Dalton Ghetti Creates Amazing Art On The Tips Of Used Pencils - Green Diary Most of us will agree with the age-old saying that “patience is a virtue.” How many of you, however, would actually hang on for two years and a half to bring a piece of art into existence? Dalton Ghetti, 49, a Bridgeport artist, has spent 25 good years working with a razor blade, a sewing needle and a sculpting knife for carving his unique art on the graphite of pencil. The artist says: I don’t make money from it but I would love a gallery owner in England to fly me over and put on a show. Adam Taylor Shoots Surfrider Campaign Adam Taylor has wowed us once again with the most recent Surfrider Foundation campaign shot on location in Australia and New Zealand. If you’re not familiar with the Surfrider Foundation, it is a wonderful non-profit that works to protect and preserve the world’s oceans, waves, and beaches. See some of the powerful images below that help bring attention to our beautiful oceans: For more information about any of the Glasshouse photographers or for portfolio requests, please contact Jai-Lee Egna
Letting Go of Attachment, from A to Zen “Most of our troubles are due to our passionate desire for and attachment to things that we misapprehend as enduring entities.” ~Dalai Lama Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Lori Deschene of Tiny Buddha.