These elegant Metrobowls designed by Frederik Roijé are made from maps of Amsterdam and New York.
Cartoon skeletons by Hyungkoo Lee. The characters are surprisingly easy to identify, but if you’re stumped you can click on the images.
Catherine Ulisky has painted the connections between the European starlings in these photographs to show the entire flock as one faceted geometric shape.
Ulisky on her work:
My work presents and explores aspects of our surroundings in ways that are new to me, yet faithful to what exists in nature. Carefully observing natural phenomena reminds me constantly of the limitless complexity and wonder of the world we inhabit. It is an exciting, reciprocal process that continually reinvigorates my own appreciation for what is around me.
Selected work from Structuralism by Casey Curran.
Curran on his work:
With any kinetic object, specific laws are needed to produce a functioning structure, and as with this rule there is a similar parallel to the structural relationship between text and visual art. Each must follow determined laws of interdependence. To produce a truth-seeming version of realty (cohesive mental structure) the mind produces symbols categorized as expansive narratives from shared experiences. Each narrative in its own right possesses a semiotic relationship to written and visual vocabulary, which should be thought of as nothing more then a group of signs inter-changeable with real life experiences. This interchange exists as a cohesive framework allowing one symbol to substitute another. In art and in literature ‘reality’ is composed of these coded semiotic relations. My work confronts these structural relationships and departs from the readily available patterns of literature, art, mechanics and mathematical notion. By fusing the signing systems of each of these ‘vocabularies’ a new vision of ‘reality’ is expressed. It is my hope that through participation and critical analysis each work creates a new symbol to a more expansive sphere of thought.
Artist Isaac Cordal’s dark sense of humor is just one of the tools he uses to point out the futility of a popular strategy for climate change: to just do nothing.
Katsuyo Aoki’s Predictive Dream is a series of porcelain skulls that combines the opposing ideas of death and entropy with beauty and adornment.
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