March 29, 2012

Judith Braun used her bare hands to finger-paint this spectacular landscape painting! She used her signature style of finger-painting (which basically involves covering her fingers in grounded charcoal) for the latest addition to her Fingerings series. The New York-based artist has produced yet another remarkable wall mural displayed at the Chrysler Museum of Art in Norfolk, Virgina through the summer until July 1, 2012.. The piece, titled Diamond Dust, is 12 feet by 48 feet, making it Braun’s largest site-specific project to date.

Remarkable!! Makes me want to try my fingers at it.

(Source: judithannbraun.com)

March 23, 2012

Murmuration

Two friends witnessing one of nature’s chance encounters and most fleeting phenomena while out in a canoe: a massive group of starlings (aka “murmuration”) in flight above their heads.

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February 25, 2012

black-tangled-heart:

Installations by Markus Linnenbrink

DIEDRITTEDIMENSION
JVA/Prison 2011 
Duesseldorf Rath, Germany

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February 24, 2012

Natural art work! Why destroy when you can create and have fun in the snow. The ‘Snow Drawings’ project took over a field near Steamboat Springs, Colorado by artist Sonja Hinrichsen and 10 volunteers in snowshoes.

Steamboat Today adds the work is designed to be impermanent, reflecting “beauty at the whim of Mother Nature.” Using Mother Nature, our environment, as the landscape for temporary art work is taking sustainable art to the next level. Though the snow will eventually melt, Cedar Beauregard of Steamboat Aerials was on hand to record the work. You can see the video here.

I don’t know about you, but this is truly inspirational. How else can creative minds use nature’s beauty to create impermanent works of art?

(Source: Flickr / steamboataerials)

February 23, 2012

Advice on creative work from a master storyteller. I believe it holds true for most areas in our lives. 

That which we persist in doing becomes easier, not that the task itself has become easier, but that our ability to perform it has improved. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

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