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Rachel Wrigley Uses Magazine Pages To Create Abstract Sculptures

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It’s not new when artists try different techniques then combine them with more traditional ones. It only becomes more significant if new ground is broken in the process. In Rachel Wrigley’s case this is certainly true. Her paper sculptures created from pages taken from magazines are turned into organic forms which comment on the transience of nature. By utilizing a material which has already been used for another purpose Wrigley recycles an idea in a formal setting which speaks to several different notions. It reimagines the ready made image with hints of origami and paper cutting techniques taking on characteristics which resemble silhouettes of butterflies, snowflakes and flowers.
The recent work Wrigley has produced turns images of domestic spaces such as living rooms and windows into organic forms. It becomes a play off two sensibilities of idea and material which capture moments that reminisce a sliver of morning light streaming through the window blind highlighting only a portion of the room giving it a new and different perspective. These then become unique abstracted forms found and reimagined within the folds of a paper magazine.  (via lustik)

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Images of the Hunter and Hunted from David Chancellor

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Photographer David Chancellor‘s series Hunter documents South African big game Hunting.  Chancellor explains that while hunting safari’s were once particularly fashionable among the leisure class, the activity has since undergone some changes.  Land that had once been dedicated to farming and livestock now serve as big game ranches – a place professional hunters can once again kill for sport.  Chancellor captures the complex relationship between hunter and hunted, which is rendered even more complex by modernization.  He says that the series is “a long term project documenting human/wildlife conflict in all it’s forms, Hunters explores the complex relationship that exists between man and animal, the hunter and the hunted, as both struggle to adapt to our changing environments.”

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Awesome Video Of The Day: Motion Ceramics

Rocks, Gems, Mutations, and cosmic energy in motion… I present you with the Awesome Video Of The Day by motion graphics artist and ceramicist, Charlotte Cornaton..

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Ketta Ioannidou

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Despite the psychedelic colors, Ketta Ioannidou paints calming, ethereal images, reminiscent of grasses drifting underwater. Her common use of the spiral, a symbol of feminine fertility, and the rhythmic nature of the paintings, lends her pieces a kind of ancient mysticism. These paintings make me feel like I’ve forgotten something really important, not like I just missed another court date, but something that really matters.

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Brian Vu’s Eternal World

Brian Vu’s collages of  life + death, love + hate, religion = afterlife = Awesome!

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B/D’s Best of 2010- Adam Baz

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Whimsical mixed media work from west coaster Adam Baz. His mystical drawings unfold with simple yet refined details and bursts of color. Also reminds me a little bit of of Zachary Rossman’s work, which is definitely a good thing.

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Jim O’Raw

Jim O’Raw’s silkscreened prints are a result of his fascination of cmyk printing techniques and the endless color manipulation and the experimental accidents  and imperfections that bring the work to life.

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