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Letting environmental art speak for itself is no longer enough Cynthia Hooper is constantly dancing. At least, this is how the Californian film-maker describes balancing the two halves of her practice. Yes, she makes works of art; but she also tries to raise awareness of environmental issues. Her films of energy infrastructure, waste landscapes and agricultural spaces are often stark and hypnotic – even strangely alien and futuristic – when presented on their own. A couple of weeks ago, Hooper presented some of her work as a guest in the Infrastructure Aesthetics series at New York University’s Department of Media, Culture, and Communication. Advertisement Exportadora De Sal from Cynthia Hooper on Vimeo. The first piece she showed was Exportadora de Sal (2007), which perfectly sets the tone for her style of work. Geotérmoeléctrica Cerro Prieto from Cynthia Hooper on Vimeo. Geotérmoeléctrica: Cerro Prieto (2012) was again filmed in Mexico, this time at one of the country’s largest geothermal energy fields. More on these topics: energy and fuels

Chiho Aoshima | Artists | Kaikai Kiki Co., Ltd. Chiho Aoshima Using Bezier curves, Chiho Aoshima creates extraordinary worlds populated with ghosts, zombies, and teenage girls. Debuting in the art scene with no formal art training, Chiho Aoshima’s work transcends traditional techniques of representation. Aoshima uses computer software to create beautiful and erotic worlds of ghosts, demons, schoolgirls, and exquisite natural landscapes. Her work is printable on any surface; from canvas bags to giant wallpaper installations. “My work feels like strands of my thoughts that have flown around the universe before coming back to materialize,” Aoshima states. Aoshima’s work has garnered international renown with a number of high profile projects. In 2004, she was invited to participate in the 54th Carnegie International at the Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, where she unveiled her largest wallpaper piece to date, measuring 106 feet (32.5m ) in length by 15 feet (4.8m ) in height.

Stina Persson: a moda em aguarelas De entre todas as formas em que a moda chega até nós, a ilustração é talvez a mais sincera, despretensiosa e, de certa maneira, a mais poética, menos aprisionada pelas contingências comerciais. E se na moda a ilustração é a forma poética, na pintura imagino que seja a aguarela, com as suas transparências e sobreposições. Sendo assim, Stina Persson será também poeta, ilustrando a moda com a sua paleta de aguarelas. © Stina Person, "This is my veil". Senhora de um vasto portefólio e de uma alargada lista de clientes, Stina Persson continua a transmitir um olhar muito próprio sobre o mundo da moda, começando com o tipo de materiais e técnicas que escolhe para ilustrar. Através de um estilo que mistura o estilizado com o texturado, Stina traz-nos a moda a partir de elementos quase abstratos, manchas de cor que iluminam o fundo branco, misturando-se e vagueando pelo papel até formar belas representações femininas e masculinas. © Stina Person, "Blue Jean". © Stina Person, "Catwalk".

Poppy Dandiya- Poppy Dandiya Poppy Dandiya is a studio jeweler living between Jaipur and England. Poppy was born in 1955 and by 1975 he completed his formal education at St Stephens College in Delhi. This education was designed to pave his way into the Indian bureaucracy, but he started biking and backpacking across India and Europe instead. To pay for his travels he bought pieces of old silver jewellery from pawn shops during his biking trips around the Thar desert, and sold it to friends, and later boutiques. Little did he know then that he was setting up the foundations of his new career. By 1980, Poppy found himself in London, taking evening classes in jewellery-making and gemmology at Sir John Cass, honing the jewellery instincts he had inherited from his jeweler grandfather. Finally, since around 1996, Poppy started sharing his time again between Jaipur and the UK, first in Cambridge and later in Devon.

Lars Botten Photographer - fluidos coloridos: um jogo excitante e criativo de formas e cores O artista promove um campo específico de fotografias abstratas em que ele explora as possibilidades de suas expressões criativas. "Demersal" é uma série de fotografias experimentais do fotógrafo Luka Klikovac, de Belgrado, que mostra a interessante aleatoriedade das formações de fluidos coloridos. Por meio de uma técnica de captura de imagens, submerso em água, ele conseguiu captar as formas liquidas abstratas suspensas em um copo d'água, com movimentos imprevisíveis e surreais, criando efeitos psicodélicos. O artista usou apenas sua câmera e um sistema especial de iluminação. Photographer encounters forgotten Chinese city covered in lush vegetation Whenever new photographs arise of manmade structures gone untouched for years, it's hard to look away. Some photos are haunting and eerie, yet these lush, green-shrouded buildings on Gougi island, in China’s Yangtze River, are anything but eerie. Instead, they reveal a tranquil sense of what happens when nature reclaims the land. Related: Buy your very own gold rush ghost town on Craigslist! Gouqi island is located in the Shengsi archipelago of about 400 islands. Each discovery of abandoned cityscapes is captivating, but one covered in beautiful ivy and greenery surely enchants in its own way. Via Bored Panda and Images via Jane Qing

Tao Liu TIME recently featured the brilliant work of Tao Liu, a 32-year-old street photographer based in Hefei, China. I’ve selected a bunch of my favourite images from his blog, below. Tao Liu’s Website Jeff Hamada is the Founder and Editor of Booooooom. He lives and works in Vancouver. Ausra Osipaviciute Photography Beautiful fractal landscape seems like eerie, epic ruins / Boing Boing "Poetic Fractals," writes Julius Horsthuis. "I use fractals for developing skills – they are exercises in framing, composition, typography, color and style." In this four-minute journey through a computer-generated world, we see landscapes and massive fractal structures that seem eerily reminiscent of abandoned human places. The music is "Reaching Land" by Patrick O'Hearn; the software used to render the world is Mandelbulb3D—available free of charge! Real-time fractal zoomer on the web Following up on yesterday’s fractal fun, here’s a real-time fractal zoomer on the web. Fractal fun on the web You like zoning out in front of fractals, right? Fractal gears webtoy Liabru’s Fractal Gears is a beautiful webtoy that draws randomly meshed gears of descending ratios, with a set of sliders you can use to tweak their parameters. Safely store your data and save 94% with 2TB of Genius Rescue cloud backup If you’ve been blessed enough to avoid them yourself, you’ve definitely heard the horror stories.