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Rogan Brown - Paper Sculptures

Rogan Brown - Paper Sculptures
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Su Blackwell - Book Sculptor Since the altered book project, I've become really interested in the artform and have been researching different artists and methods of alteration. One of my absolute favorite book sculptors I've come across is Su Blackwell. Jorinde and Jorindel, Book Pages, 2010 Blackwell's work is predominantly in altering books, though she has some interesting works made from old nightgowns and curtains. Her works take a traditionally 2D medium (usually paper) and make it 3D. The Extasie, Book pages, 2006 Hazel Tree (from Aschputtel), Book pages, 2010 Many of her works depict fairy-tales or folk-tales. Pandora Opens Box, Book pages, 2009In Pandora Opens Box, we can see a prime example of delicate figures in an ominous situation. Alice, A Mad Tea Party, Book paper, 2007 I love this piece because the scale of the elements says so much about the scene. Here are a few more examples of her work. The Quiet American, Book paper, 2005 The Grass Grows Between Her Toes, 2010

scienceloveletters – Science Love Letters The day after 9-11 I sat in a philosophy class, existentialism. I liked the way bracelets slid up and down the teacher’s wrists as he raised and lowered his hands. They clinked against each other, tiny bell sounds above the sleeves of a conventional suit. “Fanaticism is the need to know and have all the answers.” Death to me meant nothing until Byrd was born, with his six pound body came the terrible slamming against a wall that leaves you crumpled and spent. Three weeks after Byrd was born my Grandma died. When you die you are gone. – GM What about your soul? What soul? What about god? There is no god in Judaism. – GM The philosophy professor with bracelets gave us a choice – to have everything safe and determined or to allow for discovery and freedom. Without an ending there is no plot. This summer, I made huge paintings of the St. The St. Materials: gouache

Peter Gentenaar: Paper Sculpture More than 100 of Peter Gentenaar’s ethereal paper sculptures were installed inside the Abbey church of Saint-Riquier in France. Gothic architecture + paper art = SWOON! I love how the curves and organic forms of the paper sculptures echo the beautiful vaulting and cluster piers of the church interior – look how the sculptures have ribbing just like the ribbed groin vaults! Gothic architecture, facilitated by the invention of the flying buttress, is characterized by the towering, luminous spaces created by the higher ceilings and huger windows that flying buttresses allowed for (compared to the engaged buttresses of Romanesque architecture). So the true lightness and airiness of the suspended paper objects reminds us how the seemingly light and airy walls are actually a monumental stone structure. Here is a link to Peter Gentenaar’s site translated into English. My interest in paper dates from the time I worked with it as a graphic artist…. Discovered via Upon a Fold. Naomi Bardoff

Rogan Brown - Paper Sculptures Harvard unveils massive Bauhaus collection online Design nerds better sit down for this: Harvard Art Museums just unveiled a 32,000-work-strong online collection of objects related to Bauhaus, no doubt last century’s most influential school of art and design (and host to the best costume parties.) Originally based in three German cities, Bauhaus closed its doors under Nazis pressure in the ‘30s, after which founder Walter Gropius immigrated to Boston and served as chairman of Harvard’s architecture school until retirement. The release of this collection marks the beginning of a broader celebration in 2019, marking the 100th anniversary of the school’s founding. The repository, filled with works by Bauhaus teachers and students, as well as those inspired by Bauhaus pedagogy, is deliciously searchable. You can go straight to items pertinent to Gropius and prominent Bauhaus protégés like Marcel Breuer or Josef and Anni Albers, or narrow things down by topic, medium, date, and more.

Mia Pearlman - Cloudscapes MAELSTROM is a giant multilevel mobile, 12 feet in diameter and 11 feet high, with 6 independently rotating (360°) layers of cut paper. An upside-down whirlpool, it echoes both the East River currents and the cloud formations visible through the windows. MAELSTROM utilizes the actual internal weather system of Smack Mellon to generate its movement, air currents produced by the rotation of four ceiling fans and hot air blown by the heating system. On a deeper level, this work evokes the inevitable reminder of the nearby skyline: 9/11. SITE 92 >> Phase II January 12 - February 24th, 2008 Smack Mellon 92 Plymouth Street @ Washington Dumbo, Brooklyn For more info: Smack Mellon ARTFORUM Critic's Pick Watch a video about Site 92

Kevin LCK Illustrations Ordinary Behavior - illustrative object Fine Arts, Illustration, Sculpting2013 Ordinary Behavior - illustrative objectFine Arts, Illustration, Sculpting2013 Ordinary Behavior - illustrative objectsFine Arts, Illustration, Sculpting2013 Ordinary Behavior - illustrative objectsFine Arts, Illustration, Sculpting2013 Ordinary Behavior - illustrative objectsFine Arts, Illustration, Sculpting2013 Ordinary Behavior - illustrative objectsFine Arts, Illustration, Sculpting2013 What can you get from a microwave oven? What have we been given up in order to adequate the instant technology culture? Drawings of the modern absurdity of human and technologyDrawing, Illustration2013

Musée Atger - Université de Montpellier Avec ses mille dessins et quelque cinq mille estampes, le Musée Atger, niché au cœur des bâtiments historiques de la Faculté de médecine, est le plus ancien musée de Montpellier. Sa présence inattendue en ces lieux résulte de la générosité et du choix délibéré du collectionneur montpelliérain Xavier Atger (1758-1833), amateur éclairé et passionné d’œuvres d’art. La vitalité intellectuelle de l’Ecole de médecine où s’est constitué une bibliothèque exceptionnelle au début du 19e siècle, explique ce choix : la bibliothèque universitaire Historique de Médecine assume d’ailleurs depuis l’origine la gestion et la conservation du musée. Mais Atger veut aussi, dans une vision humaniste de la médecine partagée par les professeurs de l’école, permettre aux étudiants de s’ouvrir à l’art et en particulier d’étudier le dessin, technique essentielle dans leur formation et surtout moyen inégalé d’exercer leur esprit d’observation.

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