Burning Man 2013 “Truth is Beauty” by Artist Marco Cochrane is truly an inspirational piece. I love this piece! It is BEAUTIFUL! “Truth is Beauty is the second in the series of three monumental sculptures, The Bliss Project, by Marco Cochrane of a woman, Deja Solis, expressing her humanity.” Truth is Beauty is a 55 feet tall, debuted at Burning Man 2013 and will be permanently placed at the San Leandro Tech Center in the San Francisco Bay Area in September 2016. These sculptures are intended to demand a change in perspective… to be catalysts for social change. They are intended to challenge the viewer to see past the sexual charge that has developed around the female body which has been used for power and control, to the human being. Not only is this piece beautiful, but, it is meaningful and their is a statement behind it. The pieces are intended to de-objectify women and inspire men and women to take action to end violence against women, thus allowing both women and men to live fully and thrive. For Truth is Beauty, Marco captures Deja, who has always been self-conscious of her height, standing on her tip-toes, arms outstretched and head thrown back in a moment of radical self-acceptance and love.
German artist Cornelia Konrad’s favorite creation in the woods. The theme in this series is always: time and disappearance of gravity – stationary. I love this series by Konrad. These works are fun, simple and creative with raw materials. I respect how Konrad takes the environment into account when creating a piece, and how the piece/ materials reflect the environment. In all of these works inside of this series, the pieces are sequential to the environment and engaging with the environment. Also, I like how Konrad’s pieces are meant for people to engage with. The intention was for people to actively engage and interact with the pieces.
I am in complete awe of Tokujin Yoshioka’s mind and the way he talks about his pieces. He creates interiors, installations and architecture where people can feel the light with all their senses. He explores beauty born out of coincidence and beyond human imagination; his work echoes the beauty of nature with its ever-changing expression, giving the idea “that the design doesn’t even exist”.
The artist Chris Fraser is a pro of the camera obscura, more precisely of the dark room, optical instrument that allows to obtain a projection of the light on a flat surface. The clear lines drawn from the light that go in various directions across the room seem to be the work of a laser!
Incredible art by George Rousse that can only be viewed from one angle. Currently I am in Architecture 202, and I am now trying to incorporate this idea into my model. I am creating a parkour pit, and my concept is “reveal”. My Parkour pit is obviously a pit “underground” While the residential part of my building is 2nd through 3rd level. Because my concept is reveal, I am trying to create an affect like Rousse does with is work, in my building.
Yii Exhibition Design at Triennale / by Gijs Bakker – Clear, plastic columns as space separations – LOVE! The installation consisted of 190 10m transparent vinyl balloons, a choice that minimized waste as well as manufacturing and shipping costs and allows the installation to be reused at subsequent venues should the exhibition travel in future. Taiwan is home to many bamboo groves.
WasteLandscape is an art installation in a former funeral home, made of 65,000 discarded CDs. Architect Clémence Eliard and artist Elise Morin collected the CDs and connected them into a reflective blanket using wire. Inflatable mounds provide the strange, evocative hills of the landscape.
Robert J. Lang has been an origami student for over forty years and is now recognized as one of the world’s leading masters of the art. Lang has over 500 designs catalogued and diagrammed. He is known for designs of great detail and realism, and some of his creations were recognized as “the most complex origami designs ever created’. Lang’s work combines aspects of “the Western school of mathematical origami design with the Eastern emphasis upon line and form to yield models that are at once distinctive, elegant, and challenging to fold”. They have been shown in exhibitions in New York (Museum of Modern Art), Paris (Carrousel du Louvre), Salem (Peabody Essex Museum), San Diego (Mingei Museum of World Folk Art), and Kaga, Japan (Nippon Museum Of Origami), among others.
Even discarded keys and coins can be turned into beautiful art. Michael is an artist in Australia, that turns discarded keys and coins into bottles, lampshades and other beautiful recycled metal sculptures. He’s a self-taught wood worker and a photographer, but his discovery of metal working was accidental: “Not so long ago, when I was supposed to be cleaning out my shed, I came across some old copper pipe saved from a previous renovation. I cut it up into rings and started making it into spheres. The first ones were a bit rough but once I worked out the technique I got creative.”