Dallas artist Gabriel Dawe makes physically imposing and yet nebulous sculpture of thread stretched between points on the ceiling and points on the floor. He creates a multifaceted geometric shape, the color changing like a rainbow as the viewer’s eye shifts around the form. Continue reading
When one of Pat Brentano’s neighbors in her upscale suburban town of Westfield, New Jersey, cut down 21 mature trees to build a gigantic house, Bretano was horrified. She used her anger as a channel for her creative work; Endangered bird species, dependent on trees, became a central focus of her art. Continue reading
At over 6’4″, French photographer Florian Beaudenon has to look down to see much of the world around him. While in the middle of a fashion shoot, the photographer was struck by his bird’s-eye view of his model, seated on a couch, eating Japanese food. He realized that he had created a scenario that rendered the model anonymous, and therefore potentially anyone. So, Baudenon launched a series, “Instant Life,” capturing small moments of happiness in French life. Continue reading
Walking along Bay Area beaches, you may be lucky enough to come across one of “earthscape artist” Andres Amador’s “playa paintings,” large-scale patterns he creates in the sand using rakes and ropes as his tools. Continue reading
Imagine stringing nearly six miles of translucent silver panels above a 42-mile stretch of the Arkansas River in southern Colorado. That’s the latest dream for artist Christo for an environmental work of art in the United States. Continue reading
You’re not supposed to judge a book by its cover, but browsing the stacks of your local bookstore or public library, what makes you gravitate toward one one text over another? It could be the work of designers like Peter Mendelsund, whose new book “Cover” was released earlier this month.
An ambitious new initiative across the U.S. is sneaking works of American art into subways, on billboards and the sides of buses, and into view for a greater audience, without charging admission. Continue reading
Since he was 16 years old, Ben Thwaits has nursed a passion for nature photography. He worked for two years as a professional photographer before teaching at-risk children at a residential treatment center in northern Wisconsin called Northwest Passage. Surrounded by dense forests, pristine lakes and the St. Croix River, Thwaits began looking for ways to bring nature photography into his classroom. Continue reading