i began appreciating the beauty of wilting flowers (even the fake ones) when i used to run in the cemetery near my home. for years since, i have been photographing and collecting images of memorial flowers, wilting and dead flowers. the association to memorial intrigues me as well as the allusion to cyclical life and of course, their haunting sadness and perpetual elegance.
1. A frost flower is created on autumn or early winter mornings when ice in extremely thin layers is pushed out from the stems of plants or occasionally wood…see more here. 2. very rare white zebra…see more here. 3. Silicified “Ghost trees” Upper Geyser Basin, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming by adam jones…see more here.
fun little tidbits to start your weekend off right…enjoy and be inspired!
the repetitive action of making a stack is satisfying in it’s manual labor, allowing us to control and order the chaos of a certain area or group, allows us to handle, organize and eliminate material, add structure, build and accrue, create verticality, appreciate on an intimate level the material and it’s tactility…getting lost in the layers, viewing the material on it’s side gives us a different perspective of a familiar material and allows us to appreciate the depth of the pile while the surface of the material is obscured, referencing architecture, construction, assembly, cell structure…
My current work is as much about the simplicity of raw gesture and color as it is about pulling forth objects, interiors and animals from those gestures.
love her use of unusual materials, especially in her older work…see more here.
welcome to art bite’s very first post!!!
i recently visited the carnegie museum of art in pittsburgh to see the carnegie international. i have to say, i wasn’t as impressed with the international as i have been in previous years, so i headed over to the carnegie museum of natural history–the two museums are attached, how cool is that!! anyway, i was completely blown away by the rocks and minerals collection. of course, i have seen such things before, but this time i saw something different, each piece is a wonder, another world. sculptural forms, color, pattern, texture-the inspiration for art making is endless…