Water Experiment No. 33 Automata
What a beautiful work of craftsmanship.
By: Dean O’Callaghan
coney island in the snow
playin w seal in the snow!
friday pay-what-you-wish aquarium.
longest delayed subway ride ever in the blizzard nyc
A Fantastic Fear of Everything! by Crispian Mills
In late October, at the TEDx event in Groningen, Netherlands, one man stood on the stage and gave a fascinating talk about how his life’s work had taken him on a journey to becoming an artist. Arie van’t Riet studied radiation physics at Delft University of Technology and obtained his PhD from Utrecht University. As a registered medical physicist, he saw first-hand at the hospital, the amazing progress in image quality x-rays had achieved.
One day, his colleague asked him to take an x-ray of one of his art paintings. It was a thin object and van’t Riet had never done something like this before, but as he said, “it worked.” This got him thinking about what other kinds of thin objects he could x-ray and flowers came to mind. He started with a bouquet of tulips. The analog image, or the silver bromide x-ray film, resembled a black and white negative. It was digitized, inverted, and then selectively colorized in Photoshop. “And then some people told me that’s art,” he humorously states, “and I became an artist.”
van’t Riet went on to x-ray insects and then complete natural scenes that included animals like lizards, turtles, cats and monkeys. He calls these beautiful works “bioramas.” As he states on his website, “I prefer [to] X-ray objects of ordinary scenes like a butterfly nearby a flower, a fish in the ocean, a mouse in the field, a heron along the riverside, a bird in a tree and so on. Each time it is challenging me to arrive at an X-ray photograph that represents the sentiment of the scene, to raise questions and excite curiosity. I hope, in most of the images presented here, I succeeded.”
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Keng Lye - Alive without Breath (2013) - Hyperrealistic sea animals created using acrylics and epoxy resin, layer by layer
Today’s spotlight happily goes to a fairly new beautiful Tumblr based art blog dedicated to matching all the Pantone colors to natures beautiful landscapes and everyday life.
The set comes with a memo pad set suitable for inserting into the paper block. Dates are marked on the top of the paper block, easy to cross-check with the rotatable monthly calendar printed at the front. It helps to plan your schedule easily by just inserting all your daily memos, business cards, tickets, receipts or important notes into the paper block according to the date markings.