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Design

London Underground map made from string

April 18, 2011

Christopher Jobson

A nice string map by fsm vpggru, with a quick making-of video. Would love to do something like this with a CTA map. (via make)

Update: Whoa! My friend Tim took this post to heart and made a Chicago ‘L’ CTA map.

 

 



Art

The Silk Vortices of Akiko Ikeuchi

April 11, 2011

Christopher Jobson


(click images for detail)

I am thrilled to share with you the work of Japanese artist Akiko Ikeuchi. Born in Tokyo in 1964, Akiko received a doctorate in painting from the Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music. For over two decades she has been hanging her delicately crafted string sculptures in galleries around Japan, Korea, and New York. The installations are constructed from extremely delicate silk threads, and despite the chaotic appearance of the knotted webs Akiko plans each work as an architect would plan a building with precision blueprints that involve a complex internal framework. The resulting works evoke powerful forces of nature: tornadoes, whirlpools, and perhaps even galaxies themselves.

See an extensive archive of Akiko’s work at her web site, and if you want to see it in person visit the Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo where she has work on display through May 8.

 

 



Art

Paper Mt. Hood

April 7, 2011

Christopher Jobson

This paper installation of Mt. Hood by Marisa Green and Peter Bogart was on display at Portland Paper City last month, held at Disjecta Gallery. Beautiful. And they didn’t even have to put a bird on it. See also Jed Heuer’s Paper Pendleton from the same show. Photos by Laura Jennings.

 

 



Art

Jo Hamilton's Crochet Portraits

April 5, 2011

Christopher Jobson

Artist Jo Hamilton crochets elaborate portraits using layers of colored yarn. (via beautiful decay)

 

 



Science

Computer effects without the computer

April 4, 2011

Christopher Jobson

A new video from Denmark-based Lasse Andersen and Rune Brink of Dark Matters uses lights, string, and other tricks to simulate computer special effects. I absolutely love this.

 

 



Art

Clark Goolsby

March 15, 2011

Christopher Jobson

New work from artist Clark Goolsby for his solo show Strange/Love, at POVevolving Gallery in Los Angeles last month. Here’s a short video showing how he installed the larger piece, Dead Man.