Apr. 23, 2014 @ 11:28 PM _
Wikipedia: Lenticular clouds (Altocumulus lenticularis) are stationary lens-shaped clouds that form at high altitudes, normally in perpendicular alignment to the wind direction. Due to their shape, they have been offered as an explanation for some UFO sightings.
Apr. 23, 2014 @ 11:28 PM _
Mika Aoki ’ Singing Glass ‘
Japanese artist Mika Aoki embraces the dichotomous nature of glass’s solidity yet fragility. She says of the translucent material: “Unless light shines on it, we can’t confirm the existence of it because it is transparent. But once the light shines on it, glass truly emanates a special presence.” In her series of works titled Singing Glass, the artist presents glass morphed into amoebic and otherworldly forms that leaves the viewer mesmerized. In any other medium, the pieces would lose their intrigue.
Looking through the sculptor’s portfolio, there is a surreal mix of science gone awry and fairy tale-like icy enchantment. In a number of her works, there are glass creatures and abstract figures encased within glass containers, like lab experiments. Because of the dual layers of clear elements, some of the structures within actually look like more like water bubbles. The other pieces that are not trapped within clear encasements, they echo the luminosity and sharp crystallization of ice.
Selected by Andrew
Apr. 23, 2014 @ 6:28 PM _
This brightly colored African chanterelle, Cantharellus platyphyllus (Cantharellales - Cantharellaceae), is much appreciated for food. It grows in seasonally dry forests and lives in symbiosis with the roots of specific African trees (usually Caesalpiniaceae or Phyllantaceae).
This cluster, with mature and young specimens, was photographed in a miombo forest in Katanga, DR Congo.
Apr. 23, 2014 @ 6:25 PM _
"The Untold Renaissance": Ikire Jones Spring/Summer 2014 Lookbook.
It’s all dapper hommes, suave strides and bold prints and patterns in Nigerian designer Wale Oyejide’s Spring/Summer 2014 lookbook for his brand Ikire Jones.
“This collection pays homage to 18th century textiles and tapestries while exploring the absence of persons of color in Medieval and Renaissance-era European art. Borrowing from the sampling method employed in hip hop culture, each reinvented piece tells an original narrative from the perspective of Africans who have been placed in an alien context. Through this reverse lens to the past, the present circumstances of individuals who feel displaced and alienated may also be considered.”
Contemporary Art Week!
I absolutely love the concept behind this. Especially: “reverse lens to the past”.
Apr. 23, 2014 @ 1:47 PM _
Soo Sunny Park (b. Seoul, Korea) - Unwoven Light at Rice University’s Rice Gallery in Houston, Texas. Composed of 37 individual sculptural units, the installation uses iridescent plexi-glass embedded in pieces of a chain link fence to cast shimmering, colorful reflections across the spacious gallery.
Apr. 22, 2014 @ 3:26 PM _
I still have a few copies each of these prints leftover from the print fair. If you’d like a print send me an e-mail at email@example.com
They are all roughly 8x10” on Epson Premium Luster Paper
$20 US (includes shipping +tax)
A little more if international depending on where you are in the world.
Apr. 21, 2014 @ 3:13 PM _