Thursday, September 29, 2011

Hooray For Earth

Listening to (and watching):



Animated and Directed by Cyriak Harris.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Alien Landscapes

"The transformation of land and sky through industry and enterprise may be deliberate, or simply the unintended consequence of the human impact on a fragile environment."

Philip Govedare

The beautifully detailed modern landscape paintings of Philip Govedare’s are like the surface of another planet viewed from high above. Like the aerial photographs of Emmet Gowin, David Maisel or Edward Burtynsky, they are a response to the landscape we inhabit with all its complexity and layered meanings.

Philip Govedare
Philip Govedare
Philip Govedare

Monday, September 19, 2011

Planetary Flyby



"A time-lapse taken from the front of the International Space Station as it orbits our planet at night. This movie begins over the Pacific Ocean and continues over North and South America before entering daylight near Antarctica. Visible cities, countries and landmarks include (in order) Vancouver Island, Victoria, Vancouver, Seattle, Portland, San Fransisco, Los Angeles. Phoenix. Multiple cities in Texas, New Mexico and Mexico. Mexico City, the Gulf of Mexico, the Yucatan Peninsula, Lightning in the Pacific Ocean, Guatemala, Panama, Columbia, Ecuador, Peru, Chile, and the Amazon. Also visible is the earths ionosphere (thin yellow line) and the stars of our galaxy."

Friday, September 16, 2011

Brochure

Footage of Jim Denevan's 2009 land artwork in Nevada.



Shot on a Canon 5D MK II over two days from lift and plane.

Jim Denevan, Land art
Jim Denevan, Land art
Jim Denevan, Land art

You can find more of Jim's land drawings: jimdenevan.com

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Specimens

Came across these stunning hyper realistic oil paintings of semi-precious gems and minerals by Carly Waito, on Another Something & Company:

Amethyst VI / Specimens by Carly Waito

"Through curating minerals, photographing them in macroscopic detail and rendering them in oil paints, Waito employs a layered process highlighting the ties between mimesis and levels of value. From the seemingly limitless depths of Smoky Quartz to the chromatic, reflective facets of Sphalerite, the geometry and beauty of each painted specimen speaks to the incredible complexities of nature’s design as well as Waito’s own facility. Each painting expands the infinitesimal traits of the artist’s tiny subjects, rendering them as detailed maps of an otherwise invisible geological universe."

Sphalerite / Specimens by Carly Waito
Smokey Quartz VI / Specimens by Carly Waito

Carly has an exhibition of new oil paintings opening at the Toronto based gallery Narwhal Art Projects starting September 8, 2011

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

MODERN No.2

Abstract isomorphic animation showing at the Venice International Film Festival, by Mirai Mizue... here's the trailer:



Directors statement:

"Using a sheet of graph paper, which is typically used for architectural drawings, I combined straight lines which stretch out in three directions to construct the visual.
I think that original fascination with animation is the limitations. To challenge the limitations, I started creating animation by using minimal elements. Apparently, it looks like computer graphics though it's really digital animation drawn by hand."

MODERN No.2 by Mirai Mizue
MODERN No.2 by Mirai Mizue
MODERN No.2 by Mirai Mizue

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