Friday, May 30, 2014

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Gemma Green-Hope, Artist

Our assignment requires that you make a three-dimensional form.  
However, this video piece can offer inspiration for the idea of memento.

Link here to watch the video.

When filmmaker Gemma Green-Hope’s grandmother passed in 2010, the family had to sort through her possessions and belongings. As she explains on Vimeo:
“I inherited some of her clothes to wear, books to read, a bicycle to ride. But how do you make sense of all the other things that someone leaves behind, the things nobody sees, boxes full of photographs, and bits of string? I used these objects alongside images and memories of my own to make this short animation, which I dedicate to her memory.”

Music by George Manson
Elizabeth Boat made by Rachel Sumner
With excerpts from:
The Fairies’ by William Allingham,
Eternal Father, Strong to Save’ (The Naval Hymn) by William Whiting

Source is Twisted Sifter. 

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Andy Goldsworthy, Artist

In his Snowballs in Summer series, Goldsworthy makes large snowballs in winter and preserves them until the summer. Inside of each snowball, he “hides” different materials such as chalk, old pine needles, and dogwood [pictured above]. For this project, Goldsworthy is interested in how different snow melts, the patterns the materials inside will melt into, and the relationship between a city and the imposed natural form.

Source is Outside Gallery.  Link here.

Richard Hutten, Artist

Richard Hutten for Kvadrat.  Link here to see more.


BUS:STOP smiljan radic
image © 2014 adolf bereuter
 ‘I have seen a public space at peace in krumbach. urban exteriors seem 
to be the natural extension of small, protected interior spaces. zwing 
BUS:STOP seeks to express this domesticity. we have taken the ‘mould’ 
of a piece of a ‘stube’ and reproduced its beautiful height, its ceiling 
figures, and transformed its materiality to create a feeling of familiar 
estrangement.’ – smiljan radic

BUS:STOP wang shu
image © 2014 adolf bereuter
 ‘this is a bus shelter, but not merely a bus shelter. it is like a 120 slr 
folding camera that people can sit in. it is not only an abstract lens, 
because the camera is built by local wood and craft. the lens focuses 
on the scenery, the symmetrical, the static; sunlight illuminates 
the interior as gentle breezes filter through it; our gaze is guided to 
the mountains far away. the symmetry of the camera will undoubtedly 
trigger symbolic implications, but this symmetry is broken by the 
sloped eaves at the side.’ — wang shu

BUS:STOP ensamble studio
image © 2014 adolf bereuter
 ‘ensamble studio’s BUS:STOP for krumbach explores the appropriation 
of a local technique –used to stack wood planks in the drying barns in 
the region – and translates it into an architectural space. a single 
assembly detail resolves both the mechanics and the rough 
aesthetics, resulting in a low-res construction process that can 
crystallize in many forms, ambiguous between the sculptural 
and the inhabitable. our bus:stop is just one of many 
possible improvisations.’ – ensemble studio

Source is Design Boom.  Link here

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Lucia Koch, Artist

Transforming ordinary materials into an ambitious series of photographs, Brasilian artist Lucia Koch re-imagines the inside of paper bags and cardboard boxes as larger-than-life prints blown up to architectural scale. At first glance, her photographs appears to be sun-filled minimalist spaces, but a closer look reveals that they are in fact the interiors of boxes and paper bags simply cut to create skylights and windows connecting the outside with the inside. - source link here.

Luke Evans, Artist

For his latest project titled "Forge", British artist Luke Evans (previously) created a series of miniature landscapes on his kitchen table using common household materials such as flour, salt, water and rocks. The idea for the series came about after Evans accidentally knocked some flour onto a table while baking some bread in the kitchen. He was struck by how much it resembled a strange martian landscape, and quickly took photos of the scene on his mobile phone. "For me, Forge was an exercise in frugality. As a broke student, I limited myself to materials I could find around the house" Evans told Creative Review, "Mainly, the project uses forced perspective and tilt-shift; in that sense, I see Forge as primarily a sculpture project that's documented in a way to bring them to life.

Source is Junk Culture.  Link here