Alexa Meade creates extraordinary 3D paintings - so cool!
TED Talks - always interesting and inspiring :)
Support and Seizure, Wassaic, New York, 2013, Braided Mason Twine, Blacklight and Eyelets. Photographs byDanny Ghitis. A mixed-media installation that explored the socio-political dynamics of the Wassaic Project Artist Residency, particularly the merger between the two communities: artists and locals. I was interested in the revival of the Wassaic, once a forgotten hamlet plagued with home foreclosures. Many of the community members told me how happy they were that the residency was in existence because it brought new life and interest to the area. The Wassaic Project continues to look for ways to revive the area such as its newly implemented art education program, which I have had the pleasure to be a participant of as their education fellow.
The art of Aakash Nihalani was brought to my attention earlier this year and I’ve been hooked on his work ever since. The New York-born, Jersey-raised, Brooklyn-based artist initially went to school for political science but ended up finding his calling early, finishing with a BFA. “I had creative inclinations as a kid but art as a career wasn’t an option the way I was brought up. Instead I was steered towards professions like law or medicine. When I did switch to art, I think being an outsider gave me a fresh perspective on what art was, or could be, which allowed me to experiment freely,” he explains. (via Design Milk)
Aakash Nihalani on Tumblr
Kaleidoscope, installation in the Grand Palais, Paris, by Daniel Buren
"A canopy of hundreds of horizontal circles, each touching the next, some larger, some smaller, some a little higher, some lower, fill the space. Each open steel O is stretched with a membrane of translucent plastic film, either in blue, yellow, orange or green. These are supported by black and white vertical posts, so many that they become a forest, half-drowned in colour and shadow." more here.