Rose Skinner, an Australian installation artist, creates vibrantly hued visual cacophonies of amalgamated objects which creates a delightful, if not jarring visual experience.
Her installation of I Wish I Were in Wonderland is an example of my childhood fantasy playroom on acid.
Jason DECAIRES TAYLOR creates cement sculptures and submerges them to allow the effects of nature to modify, decorate and beautify their forms.
He grew up in Europe and Asia and spent his childhood in Malaysia. Later he became a scuba diving instructor, then received his degree in sculpture and ceramic from the London Institute of Arts in 1998.
What I love about his work is the unexpected outcome and the ambivalent nature of sea life which allows what was once smooth and clean to be improved by nature.
This cinematic gem is an excerpt from L"Enfer, a film shot in the early sixties by director Henri-Georges Clouzot.
The film's subject, Odette (26 year-old Romy Schneider) is the target of her husband's extreme jealousy. Although the film was never finished, it was presented in 2009 as a full-length semi-documentary by Serge Bromberg.
Partly shot in in black-and-white, partly in color, the director and cinematographer break from tradition in their filming techniques (hence part of the Nouvelle Vague movement in France).
I love the experimental use of chiaroscuro and the ever changing color toward the second half of the clip.
UPDATE and NOTE: The musical artist Beyonce uses this clip as a direct source of inspiration for her video 1 +1 .
If one says "Red" – the name of color – and there are fifty people listening, it can be expected that there will be fifty reds in their minds. And one can be sure that all these reds will be very different. (Josef Albers)
Cynthia Mosser (cynthiamosser.com) is an artist (painter) whose work is influenced by color, folk art, design, nature and whimsy. She is represented by the Augen Gallery and is a foundation art instructor at the Art Institute of Portland in Portland, Oregon USA.