Craft Illustration

A Quilled Paper Portrait from Yulia Brodskaya

March 27, 2013

Christopher Jobson

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Russian paper artist Yulia Brodskaya (previously) just finished her latest artwork, an intricate portrait of an older woman smoking a pipe using a colorfully explosive palette of quilled paper. Brodskaya lives and works in the UK where she illustrates with paper for dozens of the world’s largest brands and publications. See much more here.

 

 

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Photographer David Orias Makes the Pacific Ocean Look like Rainbows and Gold

March 27, 2013

Christopher Jobson

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Photographer David Orias relies on slow shutter speeds, precision camera movement and the rich light of dawn or dusk to capture these amazing images just off the California coast. Of these particular shots Orias says:

I often use the camera to see our world in ways our eyes cannot see. I do this by using long shutter speeds and camera motion to achieve this goal. I am often asked where the colors on my waves come from. I shoot mostly at dawn and the geography of the location allows higher ambient light levels before the full illumination by the sun. Colors are created by different weather conditions, amount of clouds or even smoke in the air from local wildfires which are often prevalent.

You can see much more of his work over on 500px and Flickr. (via faith is torment)

 

 



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An Ornate Rug Made of Discarded Computer Parts and Other Electrical Objects

March 27, 2013

Christopher Jobson

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Although we just covered the work of Federico Uribe a few days ago in this space, the artist also shared with me this additional work which I thought warranted its own post. Titled Tapete (Carpet) the work is a large carpet made from thousands of perfectly placed computer components: fans, cables, keyboard keys, motherboards, mice, and other parts. I recommend not wiping your feet here. Photography by Pipe Yanguas.

 

 



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‘I’m Google’ by Dina Kelberman: A Visual Exploration of Google Image Search

March 26, 2013

Christopher Jobson

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I’m Google (direct link) is an ongoing digital art project by Baltimore artist Dina Kelberman that documents digital patterns through non-artistic photography found on Google Image Search. When I first started scrolling through her Tumblr I wasn’t quite sure what I was looking at: frame after frame of airplanes pouring orange fire retardant on fires which slowly morphed into an orange kayak and then an orange bridge and on and on until I realized every single image shared a slight visual characteristic with the image before it. Via her artist statement:

I’m Google is an ongoing tumblr blog in which batches of images and videos that I cull from the internet are compiled into a long stream-of-consciousness. The batches move seamlessly from one subject to the next based on similarities in form, composition, color, and theme. [… ] I feel that my experience wandering through Google Image Search and YouTube hunting for obscure information and encountering unexpected results is a very common one. My blog serves as a visual representation of this phenomenon. This ability to endlessly drift from one topic to the next is the inherently fascinating quality that makes the internet so amazing.

I cannot urge you strongly enough to spend a few minutes scrolling through this impeccably curated collection of seemingly mundane photography that collectively creates something visually transcendent. (thnx, sara k!)

 

 



Art

3D Graffiti and Paintings by Peeta

March 26, 2013

Christopher Jobson

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Italian graffiti writer, painter and sculptor Manuel Di Rita (aka Peeta) lives and works in Venice where since 2000 he has risen to international fame for his unique 3D graffiti style. Using a variety of shading, gradients and shadows his work often appears to be hovering just off the surface on which it is painted. Peeta not only creates work in public spaces but also creates similar figures with paint on cavas as well as sculptures. Above is a mixture of artworks both old and new, and you can see much more over on Flickr and at Ayden Gallery.

 

 



Art

Li Hongbo Explains His Flexible Paper Sculptures

March 25, 2013

Christopher Jobson

Remember those wild flexible paper sculptures from last month by artist Li Hongbo? This new video from Crane.tv shows the artist in his Beijing studio where we learn much more about how he makes each artwork.

 

 

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