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Shannon Rankin

January 14, 2011

Christopher Jobson

Born in California artist Shannon Rankin lives and works in Maine.

In my work I create installations, collages and drawings that use the language of maps to explore the connections among geological and biological processes, patterns in nature, geometry and anatomy. Using a variety of distinct styles I intricately cut, score, wrinkle, layer, fold, paint and pin maps to produce revised versions that often become more like the terrains they represent.

(via hard feelings)

 

 



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Sarah Palin’s Breath

January 13, 2011

Christopher Jobson

Don’t worry, I’m not going to bring politics into this blog, but this video is too freaking awesome to pass up.

 

 



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And When I’m a Man

January 12, 2011

Christopher Jobson

And When I’m a Man is a life-sized model kit created by artist Wayne Chisnall of himself that will be on display at Scream Gallery in London starting January 13th. (via laughing squid)

 

 



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Just in Time: Xavier Antin’s chain-linked printers

January 12, 2011

Christopher Jobson

London-based artist Xavier Antin devised this beautifully orchestrated printing process to create his book “Just in Time, or A Short History of Production”. While I don’t think the paper was physically fed through all four printers at once, each printer was responsible for a color plate starting with an 1880 stencil duplicator printing magenta and ending with 1976 inkjet printer for yellow. (via beautiful decay)

 

 



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Kevin Van Aelst

January 11, 2011

Christopher Jobson

The work of Connecticut-based artist Kevin Van Aelst. (via today and tomorrow)

 

 



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The Luminous Earth Grid

January 11, 2011

Christopher Jobson

The Luminous Earth Grid was a 1993 installation by artist Stuart Williams erected 50 miles north of San Francisco.

Luminous Earth Grid, an array of 1,680 energy-efficient fluorescent lamps, swept over 10 acres of undulating landscape, 50 miles north of San Francisco. Said the artist, “I see the project as a poetic statement on the potential harmony between technology and nature.” Over a five year period, Williams launched a rigorous fund raising campaign throughout Northern California, and raised nearly half a million dollars to realize the massive project. It was widely acclaimed by critics around the globe and drew tens of thousands of visitors.

I would have loved to see this firsthand. (via behance)