The Art of Creating Shrines The Art of Building Shrines In my house I have various 'holy places', reminders for myself that I am trying to lead a spiritually focused life. These places usually have a statue or painting or some other symbol of an aspect of god. Takeshi Murata Made An Animated Sculpture That Melts Into Itself This past weekend, digital-art impresario Takeshi Murata premiered new work at gallery Ratio 3's space at the Frieze art fair. The artist is known for distorting and manipulating videos into chaotic-yet-stunning pieces of colorful geometry, and while his new work, Melter 3-D, is short on color, it is undoubtedly a work of incredible form—especially as it never maintains a consistent one, despite being physical. Melter 3-D is by definition a zoetrope, a device that produce the illusion of motion from a rapid succession of static pictures, but it's tangible.
What is an Art Journal? Art Journal: A Definition An art journal, or artist’s journal, is a book kept by an artist as a visual, and sometimes verbal, record of her thoughts and ideas. Art journals generally combine visual journaling and writing, to create finished pages. Five Photo Ideas for Shooting Close to Home - Digital Photography School A Guest Post by Wayne Turner from It’s Saturday morning, a beautiful day and your photography juices are flowing. Your trigger finger is itchy and you just want to get out and shoot photos. Scientists reconstruct speech through soundproof glass by watching a bag of potato chips Your bag of potato chips can hear what you're saying. Now, researchers from MIT are trying to figure out a way to make that bag of chips tell them everything that you said — and apparently they have a method that works. By pointing a video camera at the bag while audio is playing or someone is speaking, researchers can detect tiny vibrations in it that are caused by the sound.
Tiny Collage Squares My birthday is next week, and I’ve learned to ask for cards and mail art if I want any sort of celebration. I posted a note in my blog asking for a little postal love, and one of the packages that arrived early contained a handful of tiny square collages, and a note telling me to give them a try. I’m never one to pass up a challenge, so I decided to dive right in. The pieces I received were all 1″ squares, which I initially thought was just too insanely small to even consider. Even though I used to do dollhouse miniatures, and have plenty of experience creating art so small it’s almost impossible to see, I just didn’t think I could go that small.
Bird Photography Tips for Beginners The colour and texture of birds’ plumage makes them fascinating subjects for photography, made all the more exciting by their fleeting and elusive nature. With a lot of patience and practice, and the help of these tips, you’ll soon be on your way to making memorable photographs of our feathered friends. Equipment To capture the best bird photography, the most important thing you’ll need is a lens with a very long focal length. ultramajic.tumblr ULTRAMAJIC Eliptical Fun. Art by Pilar Zeta & Jimmy Edgar • • 67 notes Colorful Psychedelic Installations of Sugar and Candy by Pip & Pop “I saw a dream like this” at Australian Experimental Art Foundation, Adelaide 2013. Photos by Andre Castellucci and Pip & Pop “Through a hole in the mountain” at MT Kurashiki, Japan 2014. Photos by Keizo Kioku
Vintage Marquee DIY This series of Movie Night Posts is sponsored by Skinny Cow. When we were brainstorming ideas for movie night decorations we kept coming back to vintage marquees and movies signs. So we put together this DIY using foam core and poster board. This would be awesome in a driveway or on the front of a house telling people where the movie night is. I am a Mad Analogue Scientist: New Experiments with 35mm Films and Chemicals Unfortunately, it happens sometimes that your resulting pictures are not what you expected - the image doesn't look that good, the colors are bland, and the subject is banal. Indeed, it couldn't be picture of the year! Herein I propose a second chance for your pictures by modifying your 35mm negatives. Just pick up some ideas from here, experiment, and scan your negatives with the Lomography Smartphone Scanner. Anything is possible: burning, scratching, putting on hydrochloric acid, balsamic vinegar, nail polish, bleach, or raspberry juice... use your imagination and write down your new film soup recipe!