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Rogan Brown - Paper Sculptures

Rogan Brown - Paper Sculptures
To see a World in a Grain of SandAnd a Heaven in a Wild FlowerHold Infinity in the Palm of Your HandAnd Eternity in an Hour(William Blake) My work plays with the architecture of nature and organic growth. By identifying patterns and motifs that occur in the natural world in different contexts and at different scales, both macroscopic and microscopic, I have developed a formal, aesthetic vocabulary that I use to construct hybrid sculptural forms, half real, half surreal. Both familiar and other at one and the same time the sculptures make multiple visual references: cell structures, microbes, pathogens, vegetal forms, coral, fossils, insects, shells, the body’s organs and orifices, geological structures, relief maps, cut away models, petri dishes etc…By mixing science and art, observation and imagination I hope to elucidate both, the breathtaking detail and complexity that exists at every level of scale in nature transformed by the eccentricity of the individual imagination.

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Bert Simons - Paper Portraits Mr.I.Opstelten Rozemarijn Lucassen Harry Hamelink self portrait / clone Documentary Film Finding Vivian Maier This intriguing documentary shuttles from New York to France to Chicago as it traces the life story of the late Vivian Maier, a career nanny whose previously unknown cache of 100,000 photographs has earned her a posthumous reputation as one of America’s most accomplished and insightful street photographers. Vivian Maier (February 1, 1926 – April 21, 2009) was an American street photographer born in New York City. Although born in the U.S., it was in France that Maier spent most of her youth. Maier returned to the U.S. in 1951 where she took up work as a nanny and care-giver for the rest of her life. In her leisure however, Maier had begun to venture into the art of photography. Consistently taking photos over the course of five decades, she would ultimately leave over 100,000 negatives, most of them shot in Chicago and New York City.

Nikolay Polissky “Universal Mind”, the largest installation, ever created by Nikolay Polissky, continues his scientific series. Remaining true to natural materials, Polissky offers a completely new vision of a wooden sculpture form. To create an artificial intelligence is a task modern science had yet to achieve. All of the attempts to build a thinking machine hit insuperable obstacles over and over again, never achieving real results. In that sense, scientists are a lot like artists.

Explore Macro Insect Photography in Macro Photography: Insects Master macro photography and reveal the world of insects with striking imagery! If you thought you had to travel to exotic locales to photograph captivating subjects, think again. Award-winning conservation photographer Clay Bolt shows you how to find, approach and photograph fascinating insects in your own backyard with spectacular results. Learn to work with available light and shallow depth of field to create crystal-clear images. Explore a variety of off-camera flash setups to enhance color and texture, increase sharpness and freeze motion.

Daniele Del Nero - After Effects A series of architectural scale models constructed with black paper and covered with flour and a layer of mould to create the effect of old abandoned buildings. My purpose is to talk about the sense of time and destiny of the planet after the human species, through the sense of restlessness which abandoned buildings are able to communicate. Genoa-Zug Artist's Residence, Zug August 2012. installation views, Ekphrasis - Writing About Art Ekphrasis One particular kind of visual description is also the oldest type of writing about art in the West. Called ekphrasis, it was created by the Greeks. The goal of this literary form is to make the reader envision the thing described as if it were physically present. In many cases, however, the subject never actually existed, making the ekphrastic description a demonstration of both the creative imagination and the skill of the writer. For most readers of famous Greek and Latin texts, it did not matter whether the subject was actual or imagined.

Toward a Deliterate Cinema — On Performativity Both Oiticica and Freire aimed at the liberation of the subject through notions of participation—for Freire, replacing the teacher-student hierarchy with a collaborative dialogue, and for Oiticica, rejecting performance-viewer structures for open-ended participant situations. In 1967, Oiticica went so far as to suggest that the new role of the artist was to act as an “educator,” a proposer of “unfinished, ‘open’ works” intended for the public at large. A narrow analogy between the two, however, is both reductive and misleading. Freire saw literacy as a means to political and existential freedom or conscientização, a neologism of his own creation evoking the process of becoming politically conscious.

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Formal Analysis - Writing About Art Formal Analysis Formal analysis is a specific type of visual description. Unlike ekphrasis, it is not meant to evoke the work in the reader’s mind.