I recently visited this year’s installment of the US Artists show, which took place at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art. Basically a way for galleries, local and national, to showcase their best and most interesting works that were up for sale. Ranging from colonial to contemporary there was quite a range on display including some amazing paper cut sculptures by Brian Dettmer. Using materials like books, maps and other printed ephemera, Brian carefully constructs astounding worlds and visions with incredible depth and composition. The pieces I had a chance to see appeared to be carved out of single books, like dioramas constructed out of nothing but hundreds of sheets of paper. Amazing stuff to see up on screen, but even more fascinating in person.
Visit Brian Dettmer’s portfolio here.
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These photographs by Todd McLellan of disassembled machines and clocks and other devices are absolutely remarkable. Not only for the patience and painstaking effort it must have taken to break down and lay all the hundreds of pieces out but also for their beautiful composition.
You can see more of “Disassembly” here.
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The images above are not post-disaster documentary photographs from forgotten or abandoned urban areas, but are instead, tiny dioramas and intricate miniature sets created and then photographed by Lori Nix. Her series, entitled The City, is her most elaborate and pain staking effort to date. Hollowed out churches, destroyed hair salons, overgrown botanical gardens and vacuum showrooms run amuck are just a few of the fantastic scenes she has created.
Visit Lori Nix’s The City series here.
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Here’s the 36th volume of Weekly Stimuli – a batch of images from my inspiration archives.
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Mexican-born artist Gabriel Dawe has been getting a lot of online attention lately, and rightfully so, his newest collection of works, entitled Plexus, showing at the Dallas Museum of Contemporary Art is truly stunning. Using specially died, specially crafted threads he weaves together large scale overlays of the colored strings, to create moods and atmospheric illusions. I hope his work travels to other parts of the US soon, i would very much like to experience this in person.
Visit Gabriel Dawe’s portfolio here.
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“One Hundred and Eight is an interactive wall-mounted installation mainly made out of ordinary garbage bags. Controlled by a microcontroller each of them is selectively inflated and deflated in turn by two cooling fans.”
American Beauty jokes aside, this beautiful piece, design by Nils Volker, could be a wonderful installation in large public places like urban parks and concourses, speaking to a a larger issue of waste and recycling in an inventive and visually appealing way.
Visit Nils Volker’s website here.
Here’s the latest installment of Weekly Stimuli – a batch of images from my inspiration archives.
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