Showing 65 posts tagged art

The City Series

Using pieces of cherry, oak, ash, and maple James McNabb carefully creates bandsaw cut abstracted architectural forms that he combines in a wheel, table and sphere.

The City Series is a collection of wood sculptures that represent a woodworker’s journey from the suburbs to the city. Each piece depicts the outsider’s perspective of the urban landscape. Made entirely of scrap wood, this work is an interpretation of making something out of nothing. Each piece is cut intuitively on a band saw. The result is a collection of architectural forms, each distinctly different from the next.

the event of a thread

Paul Octavious captures the Ann Hamiltons: the event of a thread art installation created inside the Park Avenue Armory. Featuring 42 large wood swings moving a massive curtain, flocks of homing pigeons, 42 radios in paper bags, and tables for people to broadcast snippets of text to those radios the event of a thread was probably something better experienced than watched, but Paul’s video beautifully captures some of the visual experience of the installation.

The Icarus Deception

The old rules: Play it safe. Stay in your comfort zone. Find an institution, a job, a set of rules to stick to. Keep your head down. Don’t fly too close to the sun.

The new truth: It’s better to be sorry than safe. You need to fly higher than ever.

This is an inspiring and  well produced video featuring Tina Roth Eisenberg, Josh Rubin and Sarma Melngailis to promote Seth Godin’s latest book, The Icarus Deception.  What art are you going to create?

Multiple Exposures

Self taught photographer Christoffer Relander did a fantastic job compositing these multiple exposure film shots.  

If you want to learn more about the technique, head over to the Flickr group “A Tale of Two Cities” where film photographers swap rolls of undeveloped film to expose two different cities.  If you jump into the discussions you can find technique tips and details.

Another great multiple exposure example by Jon Duenas.


At first glance I was almost certain that someone cleverly photoshopped a lawn inside York Minster Cathedral, but apparently this was the work of Wow! Grass! that temporarily ‘grassifies’ offices, cathedral, art spaces and even sofas.

The grass that they install is grown in a thick layer of felt, so there is no dirt left behind.  When the event is over they roll it up and install it somewhere else.

Josh Adamski

"Photography, as a powerful medium of expression and communications, offers an infinite variety of perception, interpretation and execution". —Ansel Adams

I love the way that photographer Josh Adamski digitally manipulates his shots to give them a highly surreal landscape combined with simple silhouettes.  See all of his work at 500px.