Just discovered the work of San Francisco artist Andy Diaz Hope who transfers photographs onto elaborate grids of gel caplets.
Andy Diaz Hope deconstructs his own digital photographs and painstakingly reassembles the original image in a mosaic of gelatin pill capsules, each containing small portions from several original prints. As a continuation of his Morning After Portraits series, Diaz Hope has turned his lens on the hidden landscapes of drug culture—from high school hideaways to psychiatric institutions.
Metropolis II is a kinetic art installation by Chris Burden featuring 1,200 Hot Wheels. It includes 1,200 custom-designed cars and 18 lanes; 13 toy trains and tracks; and, dotting the landscape, buildings made of wood block, tiles, Legos and Lincoln Logs. Burden estimates that every hour about 100,000 cars circulate the system. Soon to be on display at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, or as my friend Gregg will refer to it, “Mecca”. (via laughing squid)
Holy amazing, check out this Back to the Future Delorean hard drive from Flash Rods. The stainless steel hard drive took four years to engineer and comes complete with functional gull-wing doors, a Mr. Fusion reactor, and an embedded 500gb Seagate hard drive. (via iain claridge)
This pendant lamp by Paola Pivi made of Vitra Miniatures will be on display as part of her “What goes round – art comes round” exhibition now in Paris at Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin until December 23. Paola was born in Milan but lives and works out of Anchorage, Alaska. More of her stuff here. (via cielbleu
One of my favorite web sites I’ve stumbled onto lately is the wonderfully edited Fuck Yeah, Tattoos! People send in photos of their tattoos with a small explanation and that’s pretty much it, on and on for thousands of images. I’m not really a tattoo person, I don’t have any, nor am I in the market, but as an intensely visual person I’m fascinated with what people decide to permanently etch into their skin, for better or worse (this site definitely has a bit of the good and the maybe not so good). Also, the tattoo industry could really use a few good type consultants.
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