New work from Christina Empedocles who was born and raised in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Empedocle eventually graduated from Oberlin College to become a geologist in San Francisco and then got an MFA in painting from California College of the Arts in 2008.
By folding and cutting images, using sculpture, painting and collage, she records personal moments and impressions, enhanced by the ephemera of everyday. Her work is the result of hours of looking – contrasting the nostalgic fantasy of idealized memory and the intense focus of the realistic image.
Utilizing thousands of needles and fine thread New York artist Jeremy Dean has created these mixed media prints of the American flag that are on display starting today at PULSE New York through the end of the week. See more at Creative Thriftshop.
And while you’re here, why not catch a video of the Hummer he converted into a horse-drawn buggy:
Alida Rosie Sayer graduated from Glasgow School of Art in 2009 and by the following year had her first solo exhibition. Layering hundreds of carefully sliced screen prints, Sayer creates three-dimensional typographic forms in this series entitled There is no why using quotes from Kurt Vonnegut’s Slaughterhouse Five.
The series of seven three-dimensional typographic illustrations were shown in their entirety at a solo exhibition titled ‘There is no why’ at Marsden Woo Project Space, Marsden Woo Gallery (London) in June – July 2010. Each piece has been made without any digital processes: every sheet printed using traditional techniques, such as letterpress or screen-printing, and cut or constructed completely by hand.
Really incredible stuff. See also her beautifully sculpted atlas. All images copyright Alida Sayer. (via it’s nice that)
Artist Michael Kalish created this brilliant portrait of Muhammad Ali using 1,300 punching bags, 6.5 miles of steel cable, and 2,500 pounds of aluminum pipe. The entire installation of the heavyweight champion took nearly three years to complete and stands 22 feet high.
Zurich-based Michael Hansmeyer is a computational architect who examines the use of algorithms and computation to generate architectural forms. His latest project, Subdivided Columns – A New Order is a 9-foot column that weighs nearly 2,000 pounds generated by iterating a subdivision algorithm and then utilizing a laser to delicately slice each segment of cardboard. Via his web site:
A full-scale, 2.7-meter high variant of the columns is fabricated as a layered model using 1mm sheet. Each sheet is individually cut using a mill or laser. Sheets are stacked and held together by poles that run through a common core.
The calculation of the cutting path for each sheet takes place in several steps. First, the six million faces of the 3D model are intersected with a plane representing the sheet. This step generates a series of individual line segments that are tested for self-intersection and subsequently combined to form polygons. Next, a polygon-in-polygon test deletes interior polygons. A series of filters then ensures that convex polygons with peninsulas maintain a mininimum isthmus width. In a final step, an interior offset is calculated with the aim of hollowing out the slice to reduce weight.
To see more check out the article on Fastco. (thnx, chase!)
An enormous typographic installation using thousands of paper components by Kyosuke Nishida and Brian Li. The work was exhibited in the FOFA Gallery hallway-vitrine for the Concordia University Design Department End of Year exhibition, during the Montréal Design Portes Ouvertes 2010. View the entire project here. (via type goodness)