~ Ben Vautier;
Dela Cruz, if you haven’t seen all of his art you should.
Judith Ann Braun’s ongoing interest in the exploration of abstraction in her work has taken on new meaning since 2003 when she started working within a set of rules she invented and refers to as “Symmetrical Procedures.” Braun constrains herself to work within these rules which include abstraction and bilateral symmetry. Her body of work entitledFingerings are drawing that consist of marks made with her graphite covered fingers rather than a conventional brush or other artist’s tool. Many times she works ambidextrously using both her right and left hands to make marks simultaneously. The resulting effect of her unique method is an expressive mark making that beautifully demonstrates the immediacy of gesture.
This internal explosion would cause a great amount of attention towards myself.. if I were to ever really channel this energy. Isn’t it funny how we pay most attention to those who transcend the “every day norm?” When we look back to a certain time or day, we don’t think to ourselves “Gosh that one really well mannered and quiet guy was so average and memorable” - it’s the more explosive occurrences that stand out in our minds. We think back to those who were loud, upset, or whatever. Pouring out a lot of energy, causing attention to themselves. This is one reason why I am selective with who I let see behind the curtain of my every day personality. And even then, it feels a chore to communicate soundly.
Honestly, simple words and this ” L A N G U A G E “ is a flimsy half-ass method of truly connecting with one another. But is that the point? With so many different aspects, levels, and plain THINGS that life consists of.. maybe one of the most sarcastic life challenges is to reconnect all of the dots that have somehow found themselves labeled as “separate.” And this involves using a multitude of tools and mediums. “There was never meant to be only one.”
Like our journey in life, like creating art: there are endless possibilities for going through such processes. There is no real journey if our path has been laid out for us. If getting to where we need to be was as easy as reading a sign or a book.. where would the fun of it be?
11 months ago · 3 notes
Back in January we posted about an awesome installation by Korean artist Do Ho Suh, entitled Floor, in which glass plates rested on the uplifted hands of thousands of tiny figures enabling visitors to walking upon them. We’re very excited to share another awesome creation by the same artist:
“This giant tornado of piggybacked men is an installation by Korean artist Do Ho Suh that is currently on display at Western Washington University (photographs above depict it in alternate configurations). Via Western:
“‘Cause & Effect’ evokes a vicious tornado. This vast ceiling installation is a composition of densely hung strands that anchor thousands of figures clad in colors resembling a Doppler reading stacked atop one another,” said Do Ho Suh, adding that the artwork is a “physical realization of existence, suggesting strength in the presence of numerous individuals. The work is an attempt to decipher the boundaries between a single identity and a larger group, and how the two conditions coexist.”
Suh has been all over the news lately with his recent Fallen Star Lands installation in San Diego, and his Floor piece in Singapore similarly depicting the might of many thousands of tiny men. See many more views of this piece and other works here.”
This looks like Thomas would like it :3