Darren Waterston's painting, "In-Between", 2002 (oil on canvas mounted on board), is one I admire for its attention to detail, every time I visit the Portland Art Museum (OR, USA).
February 9, 2014
Stranger Visions is a series of portraits strained from discarded cigarette butt DNA found on Dublin, Ireland streets.
A custom computer program distills traits and creates a 3-D print.
The idea started from artist, Heather Dewey-Hagborg's thoughts about a single strand of hair, and how study of its genetic traits may lead to discovering the owner's identity.
May I say...creepy!?
Image source: dublin.sciencegallery.com
February 3, 2014
I am absolutely intrigued by the color and shape combinations by German designer, André Britz. Not only do the changed fruit colors play with our perceptions, but their juxtaposition within the colored background suggest a sophisticated sense of design, and create a visually interesting portrait.
Image source: behance.net
January 20, 2014
A pattern, apart from the term's use to mean "Template"[a], is a discernible regularity in the world or in a man made design. As such, the elements of a pattern repeat in a predictable manner.
Any of the five senses may directly observe patterns. Conversely, abstract patterns in science, mathematics, or language may be observable only by analysis. Direct observation in practice means seeing visual patterns, which are widespread in nature and in art.
Visual patterns in nature are often chaotic, never exactly repeating, and often involve fractals. Natural patterns include spirals, meanders, waves, foams, tilings, cracks, and those created by symmetries of rotation and reflection.
Patterns have an underlying mathematical structure; indeed, mathematics can be seen as the search for regularities, and the output of any function is a mathematical pattern. Similarly in the sciences, theories explain and predict regularities in the world.
In art and architecture, decorations or visual motifs may be combined and repeated to form patterns designed to have a chosen effect on the viewer. - Wikipedia
Image source: Henrique Matos
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November 15, 2013
Walking by Frame Central in Portland, Oregon's Pearl District, I happened upon this number.
My first thought was, "What is that in the center?" A turkey vaguely came to mind due to its feather detail, plus knives and forks surrounded it.
Its oval shape is the true reason I stopped for it.
Artist unknown. No title in window.