19 Animals, 84 Farms. Curtis | Seattle.
jennilee:

“Flowers aren’t just beautiful to show on tables,” said Azuma Makoto, a 38-year-old artist based in Tokyo. His latest installation piece, if you could call it that, takes this statement to the extreme. Two botanical objects — “Shiki 1,” a Japanese white pine bonsai suspended from a metal frame, and an untitled arrangement of orchids, hydrangeas, lilies and irises, among other blossoms — were launched into the stratosphere on Tuesday in Black Rock Desert outside Gerlach, Nevada, a site made famous for its hosting of the annual Burning Man festival. ”I wanted to see the movement and beauty of plants and flowers suspended in space,” Makoto explained that morning.

jennilee:

“Flowers aren’t just beautiful to show on tables,” said Azuma Makoto, a 38-year-old artist based in Tokyo. His latest installation piece, if you could call it that, takes this statement to the extreme. Two botanical objects — “Shiki 1,” a Japanese white pine bonsai suspended from a metal frame, and an untitled arrangement of orchids, hydrangeas, lilies and irises, among other blossoms — were launched into the stratosphere on Tuesday in Black Rock Desert outside Gerlach, Nevada, a site made famous for its hosting of the annual Burning Man festival. ”I wanted to see the movement and beauty of plants and flowers suspended in space,” Makoto explained that morning.

Gerard Schlosser

Gerard Schlosser

jesuisperdu:

philip guston
The Poet, 1975
[oil on canvas; 175,5 x 188 cm / 69 x 74 in.]

jesuisperdu:

philip guston

The Poet, 1975

[oil on canvas; 175,5 x 188 cm / 69 x 74 in.]

likeafieldmouse:

Uta Barth - …To Walk Without Destination And To See Only To See (2010)

likeafieldmouse:

HiroshigeNew Year’s Eve Foxfires at the Changing Tree, Ōji (1857) 

likeafieldmouse:

Pae White - Metafoil (2011) - Curtain design for the Oslo Opera House 

"For the main stage curtain of the Oslo Opera House, the L.A.-based artist scanned images of crumpled aluminum foil and sent the scans through a computer numerically-controlled loom which transformed the pixels into a massive tapestry of cotton, wool, and polyester.  Here’s what Pae had to say:

Metafoil takes advantage of the captive gaze of the audience, introducing a foil, a false reflection, an illusion of depth, a novel typography that disrupts expectation and challenges perception. My work has attempted to subvert the viewer’s expected relationship to an everyday object, nudging them off balance, encouraging a deeper look. My goal is to cause viewers to stop and consider the bits and pieces of our lives that are most often overlooked, perhaps suggesting a more comprehensive reconsideration of the world around us, even to ask ourselves: What is important to us? What are we seeing? What are we not seeing?

William Cordova: this is not 4 U (I miss U already…), 2009 Aluminum foil, cardboard, reclaimed Plexiglas, tape 17 x 29.5 x 7 inches 43.2 x 74.9 x 17.8 cm. 

William Cordova: this is not 4 U (I miss U already…), 2009 Aluminum foil, cardboard, reclaimed Plexiglas, tape 17 x 29.5 x 7 inches 43.2 x 74.9 x 17.8 cm. 

ESPO: Community Service, graffiti removal.

Ceal Floyer Monochrome Till Receipt (White) 1999

Ceal Floyer Monochrome Till Receipt (White) 1999

James KroneShit O’clock (Brown), 2014clock and enamel paint15 inches diameter

James Krone
Shit O’clock (Brown), 2014
clock and enamel paint
15 inches diameter

James KroneClock Painting (Mint), 2014clock and enamel paint15 inches diameter

James Krone
Clock Painting (Mint), 2014
clock and enamel paint
15 inches diameter

magnificentruin:

(apologies to shinichiro saka)

thecreatorsproject:

Japanese Dance Company Choreographs Performance With Drones

Today, in “Drone-Augmented Amazingness,” Japanese dance troupe Eleven Play have teamed up with artist, hacker, and all-around iconoclast Daito Manabe to create a performance that brings the term, “rise of the machines” to literal new heights.