Japan born artist Sayaka Ganz is driven by fitting strange objects together into amazingly fluid sculptures… which is good because she says she has a “strange sympathy for discarded objects.” In the Shinto beliefs of Japan all objects are seen as having inner spirits and preschoolers are often told that items discarded before their time weep in the trash can. Her fantastic works bring out that spirit in animals created of old plastic spoons, colanders and other kitchen utensils… not what you’d expect for building sculptures that look almost alive. See more of her beautifully recycled pieces at sayakaganz.com. [Read more...]
With the total debt of the United States at an astonishing $14.3 trillion and $4.5 trillion of that held by other countries, one wonders when those loans could possibly be payed, if ever. The folks over at Brass Magazine put together this sobering infographic detailing the plethora of nations that hold ownership of that debt… with China being the most prominent of those lenders. [Read more...]
With the situation in Japan just barely under control at the Fukushima Daiichi power plant, anxiety around the world about nuclear power is at elevated levels and the public continues to express their concern. This world map visualization displays the location of nuclear power plants on the globe while automatically updating with the latest “nuclear” mentioning Tweets from a number of different languages. The graphic was created by Art is Open Source, a digitally minded network dedicated to spreading artistic, creative and critical practices.
- A cool new mural in Brooklyn supporting Japan [photographs]
- A large collection of hi-res textures for commercial and personal use [awesome website]
- A Brief History of Title Design [great video]
- Portrait engravings by Steven Nobel [artist portfolio]
- This motion reel will get you jumpin’ [cool video]