Art

Surreal Door Installations by Nicole Evans and Pat Farrell

June 8, 2012

Christopher Jobson

Nope, not Photoshop. These outdoor door installations by Nicole Evans and Pat Farrell are part of Uncommon Common Art, an annual art treasure hunt of sorts in Kings County, Nova Scotia.

Uncommon Common Art is a community, environmental art project produced by the Alliance of Kings Artist (AKA). This project is designed to highlight two of Kings County’s greatest assets – the abundance of creative people who live here and the beautiful environment that is the Minas Basin. The idea for this project came from the joy of finding unexpected creations while exploring nature. Involvement is not limited to professional artists or to just visual art.

For the past few years Evans and Farrell have created a different door installation, resulting in these colorful stacked portals that seem to go to nowhere. The first obscure thing they reminded me of was this scene from Beetlejuice. Am I right? See many more photos in the Uncommon Common Art photo pool. (photos via AJ and shaun george)

 

 



Photography

Light Painting by Simon Berger

June 7, 2012

Christopher Jobson

Here’s a number of fantastic light painting shots by photographer Simon Berger. The first shot on top with the umbrella is just incredibly stunning, what a unique image. (via 500px)

 

 



Design

Waveform Necklaces and Bracelets Designed from a Recording of Your Voice

June 7, 2012

Christopher Jobson




The Waveform Necklace by Berlin-based designer David Bizer is created from a digital audio recording of a voice or song. Bizer offers the jewelry in a wide range of materials including silver and wood and also offers a tutorial on how you can do it yourself. (via laughing squid)

 

 



Art

Explosive Mixed Media Paintings by Danny O'Conner

June 6, 2012

Christopher Jobson

These vibrant paintings by artist Danny O’Conner are created using acrylic, spray paint, emulsion and correction fluid resulting in explosive portraits that seem to shatter and pulse off the canvas. He currently has a number of original works available in his shop. (via cosas cool)

 

 



Art

Street Art from Nomerz

June 6, 2012

Christopher Jobson

Street artist Nomerz (previously) has been busy lately, cranking out at least four new large-scale pieces in the last few weeks. I really enjoy his blending of graffiti, architecture, and found objects to create each piece.

 

 



Food

Flatten: An Experimental Video Exploring the Shape of Flattened Food

June 5, 2012

Christopher Jobson

I’m loving the concept of this experimental video by Dutch artists Hugo de Kok and Kay van Vree that explores the shapes and forms of popular foods when flattened. (via vimeo)