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Pacific Light: Macro Footage of Ink, Oil and Soap Shot by Ruslan Khasanov

July 27, 2013

Christopher Jobson

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Russian graphic designer Ruslan Khasanov who is probably best known for his experiments in liquid typography just released this experimental video where he plays with the interaction between ink, oil, and soap. Khasanov says he became inspired while cooking with a mixture of oil and soy sauce when he noticed the small black beads begin to form at the bottom of a container. He then began playing with a mixture of ink and soap to create this amazing mix of blue, white, yellow, and magenta. See everything in motion in the video above, and you can see some larger stills over on Behance.

 

 



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A Logaritmical Spiral Appears Around a Wet Tennis Ball Photographed by Arvin Rahimzadeh

July 15, 2013

Christopher Jobson

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This is a great high speed capture by photographer Arvin Rahimzadeh who snapped a photo of this spinning, water-soaked tennis ball that exemplifies the geometry behind a golden Logaritmical spiral. Neat!

 

 



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Rainscapes: Hyperrealistic Rainy Windshield Drawings by Elizabeth Patterson

June 17, 2013

Christopher Jobson

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West Duval Street, Lake City, 2013 / Color pencil and solvent on strathmore bristol vellum. © Elizabeth Patterson, courtesy Louis Stern Fine Arts.

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West Duval Street, Lake City, 2013 (detail) © Elizabeth Patterson, courtesy Louis Stern Fine Arts.

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Black Lake Road, Odessa, 2013 / Color pencil and solvent on Strathmore bristol vellum. © Elizabeth Patterson, courtesy Louis Stern Fine Arts.

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Black Lake Road, Odessa, 2013 (detail) © Elizabeth Patterson, courtesy Louis Stern Fine Arts.

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Wilshire Boulevard, Beverly Hills, 2013 / Color pencil and solvent on strathmore bristol vellum. © Elizabeth Patterson, courtesy Louis Stern Fine Arts.

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Wilshire Boulevard, Beverly Hills, 2013 (detail) © Elizabeth Patterson, courtesy Louis Stern Fine Arts.

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Bay Bridge, San Francisco, 2013 / Color pencil and solvent on strathmore bristol vellum. © Elizabeth Patterson, courtesy Louis Stern Fine Arts.

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Ventura Freeway V, 2013 / Colored pencil and solvent on Strathmore bristol vellum. © Elizabeth Patterson, courtesy Louis Stern Fine Arts.

Fascinated by the texture and color of water artist Elizabeth Patterson challenged herself to recreate the absurdly complex formation of water droplets on rain-streaked windshields. Her ongoing series titled Rainscapes blends drawing, hyperrealism, and traditional landscape techniques resulting in images that can be seen as both real and abstract.

Patterson begins with her own photography and often utilizes several images for a single drawing, finding the details and patterns that feel right for each composition. Interestingly, the precise nature of the sharpened pencils results in drawings that are more detailed than her source material. You can see more of her work on her website as well as Louis Stern Fine Arts. (thnx, choon)

 

 



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Beautiful Thoughts: Artist Lisa Park Manipulates Water with Her Mind

June 13, 2013

Christopher Jobson

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Conceptual artist Lisa Park has been experimenting with a specialized device called a NeuroSky EEG headset that helps transform brain activity into streams of data that can be manipulated for the purposes of research, or in this case, a Fluxus-inspired performance art piece titled Eunoia (Greek for “beautiful thought”). Park used the EEG headset to monitor the delta, theta, alpha, and beta waves of her brain as well as eye movements and transformed the resulting data with specialized software into sound waves. Five speakers are placed under shallow dishes of water which then vibrate in various patterns in accordance with her brain activity.

While the system is not an exact science, Park rehearsed for nearly a month by thinking about specific people whom she had strong emotional reactions to. The artist then correlated each of the five speakers with certain emotions: sadness, anger, hatred, desire, and happiness. According to the Creator’s Project her hope had been to achieve a sort of zen-like state resulting in complete silence, however it proved to be ultimately unattainable, a result that is actually somewhat poetic.

It’s important to note that artists have long been using EEG devices to create “music with the mind”. Composer and experimental musician Alvin Lucier had a somewhat similar performance called Music for Solo Performer back in 1965. Read more about Euonia over on the Creator’s Project. (via booooooom)

 

 



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Liquid Sculptures: Powerful Waves Photographed by Pierre Carreau Seem Frozen in Time

May 2, 2013

Christopher Jobson

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Photographer Pierre Carreau was born in 1972 near Paris surrounded by a family of artists including a photographer, painter and sculptor, all of which would influence his creative upbringing as well as his artistic output. As a child he was always fascinated by the manifestation of waves and the diversity of color, shape, and size found in each of them. Some of his first photography projects involved work for surfing magazines and water sport equipment manufacturers.

Carreau’s work has now moved into fine art as he shoots waves with a variety of high speed cameras using various macro and wide angle lenses, capturing water shapes that appear more sculptural than liquid. These are truly some of the most remarkable wave photos I’ve ever seen and you can see many, many more over on his website.

 

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Giant Ocean Waves of Wood and Glass by Mario Ceroli

February 27, 2013

Christopher Jobson

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According to the New York Times sculptor Mario Ceroli is one of the least known yet most influential artists of the Italian post-war scene. His work spans over forty years and I encourage you to take a deep dive into his website to explore his wide range of installations and sculptures. Two of his most beautiful works depict crashing waves sculpted from thin layers of precisely cut wood and glass titled La Vague and Maestrale. The energy present in the works is remarkable as if any moment the materials are going to crash into the gallery floor. Also, if you’ve ever been to the Adelaide Botanic Garden in Australia you may have seen a similar piece by sculptor Sergio Redegalli called Cascade.

 

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