Thursday, May 16, 2013

Feeling Artsy

 I haven't done much in the way of artwork lately.  I suppose decorating my apartment is a form of artistic expression, and I've certainly enjoyed it, but I it's not the same thing. I'm starting to miss it, though.  I've been brainstorming jewelry ideas, planning artwork to make for my brother's new house, and combing the internet for art that inspires me.  I'm hoping to find some time to start on those first two projects sometime soon, and I promise I'll update you when I get to them.  But in the meantime, here are some of the works by other artists that I've been coveting.  The first, above, is from an incredible series of black and white underwater photography by Hengki Koentjoro.  The images are dark and moody, but the contrast in light and dark is beautiful.  I especially love the images with the sharks.
This picture is by Matt Molloy and created by overlapping time-lapsed photos to create movement in the sky.  He captures cloud and star motions in his images, but my favorites are the ones timed at sunset.
And since I'm a huge space geek, I had to include this beautiful gold silk screened map of the southern sky.  There's also a matching map of the northern sky.  It comes in mulitple colorways too, but I'm craving the gold on white pair.
This chevron print is only sporadically available on One Kings Lane and every time it comes up for sale I have a internal debate with myself on whether or not I should buy it.  I love the water color effect of the colors bleeding together at the center.  I think to myself sometimes that I could make it myself, but the complexity of the colors would be hard to mimic.
I'm not going to lie - I'm a little obesessed with the work by Thomas La Madieu, who takes picture of the sky peering through skyscrapers and then proceeds to draw funny little images that fill the wonky spaces perfectly.  It's simple and quirky and kind of brilliant.  This is definitely one I could do myself and I think I'm going to have to try.  Starting with my next trip into a skyscraper-laden city!
And finally, those of you who read this and live in/near or will soon be visiting New York, I am crazy jealous of you.  Because you have the opportunity to see this weird, beautiful, and interactive art exhibit at MoMA - Rain Room!  You walk through a room that is filled with falling water and motion sensors and the water stops above you so that you remain completely dry!  The lighting is designed to highlight the "rain" and silhouettes for stunning visuals.  So if you can, you must go and take pictures! 

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