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Photography

Paradise Parking: Automobiles Reclaimed by Nature

February 23, 2012

Christopher Jobson

Paradise Parking is a new series of work (and soon to be book by the same title) by American-born, Paris-based photographer Peter Lippmann. The photos capture abandoned cars in a state of complete decay as each is gradually consumed by nature. The works will soon be on display in Brussels courtesy Gallery Sophie Maree. (via visual news, featureshoot)

 

 



Design Illustration

Cut Leaf Illustrations for ‘Plant for the Planet’

January 28, 2012

Christopher Jobson

A wonderfully executed ad campaign by Legas Delaney for Plant for the Planet, using cut leaves symbolizing their ability to absorb CO2. Beautiful work. (via ads of the world)

 

 



Craft

Seed Faces

January 4, 2012

Christopher Jobson

Seed Faces are little heads made from recycled paper pulp. You put the suckers in some dirt and in a few days heirloom sprouts grow out of their friggen’ faces. If you want, you can then eat them. The whole endeavor is a little quirky and weird but, purchased! Made by Kelsey Pike at the Sustainable Papercraft Studio, available in packs of 25 for $7 or 10 for $3. See also Comic Book Farming. (via the rhumboogie)

 

 



Art

A Massive Black Field of Cut Steel Plants Hides a Colorful Secret

January 2, 2012

Christopher Jobson

London-based artist Zadok Ben David created this incredible installation using 12,000 cut steel botanical specimens modeled from old textbook illustrations, each embedded in a thin layer of sand. On first encountering the sprawling array of plants they appear completely black, thus the installation’s title: Blackfield. However when viewed from the opposite side, a field of black turns into a wall of color. I would love to encounter this first-hand. A circular version of Blackfield is currently on display at Artclub 1563 in Seoul through February 2012. If you liked this, you’ll love Eiji Watanabe’s paper butterflies. (via collabcubed)

 

 



Art

Pressure Washed Street Art by Strook

December 14, 2011

Christopher Jobson

Belgian artist and illustrator Stefaan De Croock aka Strook pressure washed this awesome piece on a mossy wall outside of the STUK art center in Leuven. The non-destructive mural is all that more impressive considering it was done completely improvised without a sketch for reference, and it was the first time he’d used pressurized water to boot.

 

 



Art

Patrick Jacobs’ Magnified Portals into Miniature Worlds

November 30, 2011

Christopher Jobson


Diorama viewed through 7.5 in. (19 cm) window. Styrene, acrylic, cast neoprene, hair, paper, ash, talc, starch, polyurethane foam, vinyl film, wood, steel, lighting, BK7 glass.


Diorama viewed through 3 in. (7.6 cm) window. Wood, extruded styrene, acrylic, paper, ash, talc, starch, acrylite, vinyl film, copper, steel, lighting, BK7 glass.

Artist Patrick Jacobs creates small dioramas embedded in gallery walls, encased in magnifying lenses with a diameter as small as three inches. The effect is uncanny, focusing the viewers attention on the absolute tiniest of spaces containing lush green fields, cramped apartments, and clumps of small mushrooms. The pieces can take several weeks to complete, though one installation has consumed his spare time for over two years. Jacobs was born in California in 1971, attended the Art Institute of Chicago and now lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. (via arrested motion)

 

 



Art

Phoebe Washburn: Nunderwater Nort Lab

November 7, 2011

Christopher Jobson

A recent site-specific installation by Phoebe Washburn (previously) for Zach Feuer Gallery in which the artist sought to juxtapose the activities of art and lunch. Via Zach Feuer:

In Nunderwater Nort Lab, Washburn has devised a site and context specific installation that juxtaposes two seemingly unrelated activities – art and lunch. Lunch is a daily activity, often overlooked, that occasionally infiltrates the gallery art viewing experience. In this installation, visitors will smell lunch as well as observe it being made and eaten inside the installation. The main structure, composed of blocks of scrap wood that have been repurposed and then ordered from previous installations, contains observational ‘worm holes’ that extend into the structure from which visitors can glean, in addition to hear and smell, bits of the activities occurring inside. In Washburn’s work, everyday objects and activities are reinterpreted to create appreciation for process and experience.

See many more images from this installation here.