Wednesday, 27 January 2010

Tara Donovan

Amazing work for Tara Donovan, made from thousands of plastic cups, stacked and shaped to create soft looking contours and a dream-like landscape.

Donovan's mind works three dimensionally as she pieces together individual items to create visually stunning installations with mundane and ordinary atomic ingredients. Her combination of stark white colours, intricate, fluid folding and pililng with pure lighting makes way for truly beautiful artwork and sculptures.

Tuesday, 19 January 2010

The Big Melt

As the winter snow has begun to melt away after the seasonsal period I was reminded of Nele Azevedo's unusal type of performance art for WWF, to raise awareness of global warming.

Back in September 1000 of these little creatures were placed on the steps of one of Berlins most famous building, but lasted only 30minutes in the glaring sun. I cant help but feel pity for them as they distort and slowly drip away, but appreciate the wonderful symbolism associated with the figures and the context they are in.

Monday, 18 January 2010

The Secret Life of Chaos

A great programme on bbc iplayer about the Chaos Theory and nature and hw it really affects us as human beings.

May be especially interesting for those of you who suffer the pains on Professor Hann and Briony Thomas.

Thursday, 14 January 2010

Mark Weaver

I've been meaning to do one of those 'so-this-was-the-last-10years-of-my-life' posts, to welcome in the new and exciting decade that is 2010, but I guess I have just got a bit caught up in all the buzz of snowy epidemics (the worst in 30 years!) and horrifying exams looming.

Perhaps I will eventually get round to doing one of those half way through the year or something, when I hit the ripe age of 20 with eye opening realisation that I will be half way to 40, potentially with some inspiring life changing targets that I hope to one day achieve and reflecting on how I have changed and why....

But for now, (and on a much lighter note) I have just come across this wonderful website called BOOOOOOOM! And discovered this terrific graphic designer called Mark Weaver.

I love his eerie take on the design, juxtaposing scientific images of human anatomy with the faces and body parts of animals and birds. I conjures a mystical and imagunary world like that found in the pages of kids books such as Alice in Wonderland but with an underlying seriousness of death and decay.