Thursday, February 26, 2009

One Person, One Hour

24 hours a day, for 100 days on the Fourth Plinth in Trafalgar Square - be a part of a living monument.

This summer, sculptor Antony Gormley invites you to help create an astonishing living monument. He is asking the people of the UK to occupy the empty Fourth Plinth in Trafalgar Square in London, a space normally reserved for statues of Kings and Generals. They will become an image of themselves, and a representation of the whole of humanity.

Every hour, 24 hours a day, for 100 days without a break, a different person will make the Plinth their own. If you're selected, you can use your time on the plinth as you like. One & Other is open to anyone and everyone from any corner of the UK. As long as you're 16 or over and are living or staying in the UK, you can apply to be part of this unforgettable artistic experiment.

Gormley says, ‘It’s a very exciting, extraordinary project – it’s a sculpture made in time. It’s an experiment about what happens when you put real life in the idealised place of art.’

One & Other

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Manufactured Landscapes

Edward Burtynsky's large-scale colour photographs document the many facets of nature as it is transformed through human industry; stunning and sometimes beautiful (alien) landscapes of areas completely transformed by human activity:

Edward Burtynsky - Manufactured Landscapes
Edward Burtynsky - Manufactured Landscapes

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Hypothetical Particle 004

Hypothetical Particle 004

There is a general aesthetic among high energy physicists that the more symmetrical a theory is, the more "beautiful" and "elegant" it is.

» Print available from deviantART

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Richard M. Powers

Picked up a couple more Richard Powers (vintage) covers to add to the collection:

Richard M. Powers

Richard M. Powers (Richard Michael Gorman Powers) began by working in a conventional pulp paperback style, but quickly evolved a personal Surrealist idiom influenced by the cubists and surrealists, especially Picasso and Yves Tanguy. From the 1940s through the 1960s, he did many of covers for Doubleday. During the 1950s and 1960s, he served as an unofficial art director for Ballantine Books.

Most Coveted Covers

Check out Levar's fantastic collection of Powers' covers.
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