Alzheimers is a disease that many of us have lost loved ones to with 5.2 million sufferers in the United States alone. It’s a disease that can be more devastating to those closest to the person suffering than the victims themselves as their memory slips away. In this fascinating set of photographs, Tom Hussey shows the confusion that a person with dementia might endure on a daily basis. This “Reflections” collection was used in an ad campaign for Novartis’ Exelon Patch, which is prescription medicine for the treatment of mild to moderate Alzheimer’s dementia. Hussey won a Gold Addy Award from the American Advertising Federation for this set. [Read more...]
Environmental artist Nicole Dextras creates larger than life installations with a message to share, but the message only lasts as long as the weather permits. For her series Signs of Change, Dextras used wooden forms to create ice words that ranged from 18inches to 8 feet tall and placed them in various locations throughout Canada from the highly trafficked metropolis of Toronto to the pristine corners of the Yukon. The angle from which they are viewed as well as how far along they are in the melting process determine how a person might interpret them. She uses coloring in some of the sculptures to make them stand out more and make sure her message gets noticed and takes photographs and time lapse videos to record their life and eventual death. The medium of ice shows the transient nature of all things. [Read more...]
“To be a surrealist means barring from your mind all remembrance of what you have seen, and being always on the lookout for what has never been” said the famous surrealist Renè Magritte. That lofty aim is the ideal of contemporary Italian aritst Giuseppe Lo Schiavo and the root of his new series called Levitation. The collection of photo manipulations sees a Little Prince-esque world of historical landmarks – honorable mentions on many a ’7 Wonders’ list – which Lo Schiavo has photographed and placed atop floating rocky worlds which rise above mysterious empty seascapes. [Read more...]
What only look like sculptural piles of rubbish become fascinating studies in light and shadow when illuminated from just the right angle. The work of dutch artist Diet Wiegman, each sculpture is built with a precision at odds with the rough materials from which it is constructed. He uses paper, photos, glass, mirror, cardboard, clay, wood and a host of other ingredients to build just the right forms – forms which subsequently cast shadows of masterworks like Michelangelo’s David or the dancing figure of Michael Jackson. [Read more...]
When we look up at the sky we often see formations of earthly objects in the clouds or constellations in the stars at night, but Adam Kennedy looked down to find some rusted structures that look like they belong in the sky. On his daily commute to school at San Francisco State, where he studies Cinema, Kennedy noticed that the rusty knobs on top of the old fire hydrants he passed looked strangely like undiscovered planets in our vast universe. He photographed the knobs and with a little Photoshop manipulation he transformed the rust into continents and the paint into oceans to produce his first fake planet. He posted a picture of the before and after images on Reddit and made the top of the Front Page. Since his hobby was so well received, Kennedy decided to start an indiegogo to raise the funds he needs to make a book of his images.
Born and raised in the peaceful city of Boulder, Colorado with amazing mountain views, Melanie Steinway developed a passion for nature, music, and animals. She moved to the East Coast to attend the Rhode Island School of Design where she got her BFA in Illustration last year and discovered the art of pyrography. Using various types of wood, a woodburning tool, wood stain, and paint she creates unique images that incorporate the knots and the swirls of the wood, retaining its integrity. She currently lives in NYC where she makes art and music for her band Howl Moonshine Howl.
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At first they appear to simply be gigantic swooping shapes painted across buildings around the world… but find the correct focal point and they pop into astounding geometric forms. Swiss artist Felice Varini has been creating these massive pieces since 1979; starting small with room based installations, but later growing to pieces that cover entire villages and require a hike up a mountain to properly appreciate. His anamorphic paintings have impressed a generation of creatives, and continue to be emulated to this day. [Read more...]
Though most of us have some experience with finger painting, it is usually a hobby left back in pre-school along with nap time, but Iris Scott has resurrected it in a beautiful way. After deciding to dramatically decrease her cost of living so that she could find time to paint every day, she moved to Taiwan and did exactly as she planned. But one day all of her brushes were dirty and she needed some yellow flowers, so rather than go outside in the excruciating heat, she used her fingertips and reached that a-ha moment that this is what she would do for the rest of her life. Wearing disposable gloves, Scott uses her fingers with oil paints on canvas to create vibrant, textured paintings with movement and depth. Her Thailand Collection was just on display at Cole Gallery in Edmonds, Washington. We hope that you will enjoy our interview with Iris Scott after the jump, then see more of her work on IrisFingerPaintings.com and Facebook. [Read more...]
Maurizio Galimberti is a long time photographer, picking up black and white techniques as a young boy. Since 1983, however, he’s used exclusively Polaroid. With his trusty camera, its square format and unique hues so loved by the Instagram crowd, Galimberti has made a name for himself creating seriously well done mosaic portraits of celebrities. [Read more...]