Posts tagged Art
3:40 pm - Sat, Oct 18, 2014
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So, where do our electronic relics end up once we finally decide it’s time to recycle them? And what does our relationship with these outdated technologies say about us as a culture?
Julia Christensen, a multidisciplinary artist focused on systems of technology and consumerism, is creatively exploring the issue of electronic trash with a series of research-heavy investigations called Project Project (first ‘project’ reads like the noun, second ‘project’ reads like the verb that describes what a projector does).
In Burnouts, the most recent part of Project Project, the artist uses outdated iPhones and other trashed tech to create functional projectors through which she beams animations of obsolete constellations— celestial configurations that have been retired from star maps, often because light pollution has made them too difficult to see from Earth.

 More: We Talked To The Artist Turning E-Waste Into Projected Star Maps | The Creators Project

So, where do our electronic relics end up once we finally decide it’s time to recycle them? And what does our relationship with these outdated technologies say about us as a culture?

Julia Christensen, a multidisciplinary artist focused on systems of technology and consumerism, is creatively exploring the issue of electronic trash with a series of research-heavy investigations called Project Project (first ‘project’ reads like the noun, second ‘project’ reads like the verb that describes what a projector does).

In Burnouts, the most recent part of Project Project, the artist uses outdated iPhones and other trashed tech to create functional projectors through which she beams animations of obsolete constellations— celestial configurations that have been retired from star maps, often because light pollution has made them too difficult to see from Earth.

 More: We Talked To The Artist Turning E-Waste Into Projected Star Maps | The Creators Project

3:40 pm - Sun, Oct 12, 2014
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fer1972:

Classic Paintings on Trashed Cans by Kim Alsbrooks

On technique: The trash is found flat, on the street. One cannot flatten the trash. It just doesn’t work. It must be found so that there are no wrinkles in the middle and the graphic should be well centered.

Then the portraits are found that are complimentary to the particular trash. Generally I depict miniature portraits from the watercolor on ivory era (17th-18th century more or less). The trash is gessoed in the oval shape, image drawn in graphite, painted in oils and varnished.

3:40 pm - Thu, Sep 25, 2014
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This fantastic set of paper insects was created from reclaimed paper by Belgium-based ad agency Soon for paper company IGEPA Benelux. … 
You can watch the entire Soon team toiling away on the project in this making of video.

(via Reclaimed Paper Insects by ‘Soon’ | Colossal)

This fantastic set of paper insects was created from reclaimed paper by Belgium-based ad agency Soon for paper company IGEPA Benelux. …

You can watch the entire Soon team toiling away on the project in this making of video.

(via Reclaimed Paper Insects by ‘Soon’ | Colossal)

5:59 pm - Fri, Sep 5, 2014
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The Art of “Kipple”
A project from photographer Dan Tobin Smith was evidently inspired by Philp K. Dick’s notion of “Kipple”

"Kipple is useless objects, like junk mail or match folders after you use the last match or gum wrappers or yesterday’s homeopape [newspaper]. When nobody’s around, kipple reproduces itself… the entire universe is moving towards a final state of total, absolute kippleization." From Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep

According to Creative Review, Tobin Smith set out to “create a huge installation out of thousands of unwanted objects.”So there was an open call for stuff people didn’t want anymore. And now: 

Tobin Smith has assembled the 200 square metre installation in his studio as part of London Design Festival 2014. It is made up of thousands of objects that he has collected and that have been donated by the public via the website CallForKipple.com.
The objects are arranged chromatically and have been laid out across the studio floor with such care that the colours blend into one another seamlessly: reds flow into browns, pinks and purples; sea greens into shades of turquoise and dark blue.
The concept of kipple, says Tobin Smith, “inspired me to start thinking about design and products – we make so much stuff but we’ve got limited resources. Often it’s bound up with taste, we think because it’s beautiful it’s okay – but if it’s useless, it’s useless.”

More here: Creative Review - Dan Tobin Smith’s art of useless objects

The Art of “Kipple”

A project from photographer Dan Tobin Smith was evidently inspired by Philp K. Dick’s notion of “Kipple”

"Kipple is useless objects, like junk mail or match folders after you use the last match or gum wrappers or yesterday’s homeopape [newspaper]. When nobody’s around, kipple reproduces itself… the entire universe is moving towards a final state of total, absolute kippleization." From Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep

According to Creative Review, Tobin Smith set out to “create a huge installation out of thousands of unwanted objects.”So there was an open call for stuff people didn’t want anymore. And now:

Tobin Smith has assembled the 200 square metre installation in his studio as part of London Design Festival 2014. It is made up of thousands of objects that he has collected and that have been donated by the public via the website CallForKipple.com.

The objects are arranged chromatically and have been laid out across the studio floor with such care that the colours blend into one another seamlessly: reds flow into browns, pinks and purples; sea greens into shades of turquoise and dark blue.

The concept of kipple, says Tobin Smith, “inspired me to start thinking about design and products – we make so much stuff but we’ve got limited resources. Often it’s bound up with taste, we think because it’s beautiful it’s okay – but if it’s useless, it’s useless.”

More here: Creative Review - Dan Tobin Smith’s art of useless objects

3:40 pm - Mon, Sep 1, 2014
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Japanese artist Makaon uses aluminum cans to make delightful figure sculptures of characters from video games, movies, and other pop culture sources. He has more aluminum can sculptures on his website and blog.
Delightful Aluminum Can Sculptures of Pop Culture Characters

laughingsquid:

Japanese artist Makaon uses aluminum cans to make delightful figure sculptures of characters from video games, movies, and other pop culture sources. He has more aluminum can sculptures on his website and blog.

Delightful Aluminum Can Sculptures of Pop Culture Characters

7:57 am - Wed, Aug 27, 2014
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Pill bottle art.
(Repurposed prescription pill bottles and a pine box.) 
Artist: Elizabeth Lundberg Morisette, a.k.a. clementine mom on Flickr.

Pill bottle art.

(Repurposed prescription pill bottles and a pine box.) 

Artist: Elizabeth Lundberg Morisette, a.k.a. clementine mom on Flickr.

12:20 pm - Mon, Aug 11, 2014
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Indonesian artist Ono Gaf works primarily with metallic junk reclaimed from a trash heap to create his animalistic sculptures.
His most recent piece is this giant turtle containing hundreds of individual metal components like car parts, tools, bike parts, instruments, springs, and tractor rotors.
You can read a bit more about Gaf over on the Jakarta Post, and see more of this turtle in this set of photos by Gina Sanderson.

(via A Towering Turtle of Discarded Industrial Junk Welded by Ono Gaf | Colossal)

Indonesian artist Ono Gaf works primarily with metallic junk reclaimed from a trash heap to create his animalistic sculptures.

His most recent piece is this giant turtle containing hundreds of individual metal components like car parts, tools, bike parts, instruments, springs, and tractor rotors.

You can read a bit more about Gaf over on the Jakarta Post, and see more of this turtle in this set of photos by Gina Sanderson.

(via A Towering Turtle of Discarded Industrial Junk Welded by Ono Gaf | Colossal)

12:20 pm - Mon, Jul 21, 2014
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fer1972:

Upcycled Star Wars Junk Tech Busts by Gabriel Dishaw 

Using found objects from typewriters, adding machines and old computers, I take the items people no longer have use for and I carefully disassembling these items and then reassemble these together using metal wire creating my Junk Art.

3:40 pm - Thu, Jul 17, 2014
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If you visited Governor’s Island in New York last summer you most certainly saw the billowing, cloud-like structure that sits in the middle of the lawn. …
It’s not until you get up close that you realize it’s made from many, many plastic bottles stringed together. “53,780 used plastic bottles,” says designer Jason Klimoski, “the number thrown away in NYC in just 1 hour.” Klimoski and his team at STUDIO KCA collected the bottles – a combination of milk jugs and water bottles – and lashed them together to create “Head in the Clouds,” a pavilion people can walk into, sit inside, and contemplate just how much plastic is thrown away every day.
The structure … is now looking for its next home. If you’re interested in having this in your back yard get in touch with the designers.

More: A Sculptural Cloud of Plastic Bottles Illustrates One Hour of Trash in NYC | Colossal

If you visited Governor’s Island in New York last summer you most certainly saw the billowing, cloud-like structure that sits in the middle of the lawn. …

It’s not until you get up close that you realize it’s made from many, many plastic bottles stringed together. “53,780 used plastic bottles,” says designer Jason Klimoski, “the number thrown away in NYC in just 1 hour.” Klimoski and his team at STUDIO KCA collected the bottles – a combination of milk jugs and water bottles – and lashed them together to create “Head in the Clouds,” a pavilion people can walk into, sit inside, and contemplate just how much plastic is thrown away every day.

The structure … is now looking for its next home. If you’re interested in having this in your back yard get in touch with the designers.

More: A Sculptural Cloud of Plastic Bottles Illustrates One Hour of Trash in NYC | Colossal

12:20 pm - Sat, Jul 12, 2014
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significobs:

Artist Mike Stilkey uses the covers of books reclaimed from library trash heaps as a canvas for his whimsical paintings.

He works with a mix of ink, colored pencil, paint and lacquer to create each artwork that can vary from anthropomorphic animals playing instruments to portraits of men and women inspired by Weimar-era German expressionism.

More: New Paintings on Salvaged Books by Mike Stilkey | Colossal

3:40 pm - Fri, Jul 11, 2014
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junkculture:

Artist Transforms a Pile of Trash into a Mind-Bending Anamorphic Illusion

French artist Bernard Pras creates artwork using a technique called anamorphosis, a distorted projection or perspective requiring the viewer to use special devices to see the complete artwork.
His latest project on exhibit at Palais Idéal du Facteur Cheval, near Lyon, France is a portrait of Ferdinand Cheval (a French postman who spent thirty-three years of his life building Le Palais idéal in Hauterives), made up of various objects found around the installation site which requires being viewed from a specific vantage point to reconstitute the image.
More here.
9:38 am - Thu, Jul 10, 2014
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Here’s an interesting and fun project, making creative use of … unloved/unused foam.
The Foam Agency:

The Agency was created to celebrate foam. We’re currently seeking scraps, offcuts, and other unloved pieces of rigid insulation foam for ‘An Insulation Installation’.
If you have foam to contribute, please let us know and we will dispatch our agents shortly.

More about this project-in-progress here.
Two notes: It’s in New York, and I’m guessing local foam is preferred. And: Foam Agency founders Lucy Knops and Elisa Werbler are former students of mine.

Here’s an interesting and fun project, making creative use of … unloved/unused foam.

The Foam Agency:

The Agency was created to celebrate foam. We’re currently seeking scraps, offcuts, and other unloved pieces of rigid insulation foam for ‘An Insulation Installation’.

If you have foam to contribute, please let us know and we will dispatch our agents shortly.

More about this project-in-progress here.

Two notes: It’s in New York, and I’m guessing local foam is preferred. And: Foam Agency founders Lucy Knops and Elisa Werbler are former students of mine.

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