beneath the surface blog

  1. Thursday Salute to Originals: Prismatic Lightpaintings

    Can you make a blank wall appear multi-dimensional without any paints, pencils, or inks? Artist Stephen Knapp is transforming the way we view and perceive space, depth, and dimension with his rare and beautiful light paintings. Lightpaintings are a new form of art incorporating aspects of paintings, architecture, and sculpture; yet no media other than a special […]

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  2. Meet the Makers: Product Designers Uhuru Design

    In this Meet the Makers blog series, we will feature an artist that, quite simply, makes something. Drawing inspiration from custom works handcrafted in various media, we travel beyond the pieces by diving into the minds of the creative makers themselves. Today, we feature our interview with Uhuru Design Team out of New York, the creative designers […]

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  3. Thursday Salute to Originals: Balloon Animals

    How many times did you try to perfect the balloon animal rendition of a dog while growing up? How many times did you fail and just call it a sword instead? We’ve all been there, but one artist never settled for a slightly bent up creation. 25 year-old Japanese artist Masayoshi Matsumoto‘s balloon animal art puts […]

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  4. Thursday Salute to Originals: Post-It Note Art

    The Post-It Note: Symbolic of the ordinary, humdrum office; Lost among various other wearisome office supplies you might expect to find in a desk drawer. Perhaps you use them to jot a phone number down or take a message. Maybe you write your daily to-do lists and reminders on the colored squares and stick them to objects like a […]

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  5. Meet the Makers: Lighting Sculptor Simone Chua

    In this Meet the Makers blog series, we will feature an artist that, quite simply, makes something. Drawing inspiration from custom works handcrafted in various media, we travel beyond the pieces by diving into the minds of the creative makers themselves. Today, we feature our interview with Simone Chua, the creative maker of Affinity; a large-scale lighting […]

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  6. Thursday Salute to Originals: Shattered Reflections

    Last week in our Thursday blog we explored how the human body can dissolve into nature. This week we take that same concept into the realm of architecture, discussing how the barrier between built form and nature can be eradicated. Today’s project proves that with a simple intervention, architecture is nature, and at the same […]

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  7. Meet the Makers: Teardrop Caravan Builder

    In this Meet the Makers blog series, we will feature an artist that, quite simply, makes something. Drawing inspiration from custom works handcrafted in various media, we travel beyond the pieces by diving into the minds of the creative makers themselves. Today, we feature our interview with Dave Moult, a builder who designed a retro-futuristic trailer and […]

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  8. Thursday Salute to Originals: Nature as Canvas

    Both the human body and nature have inspired the musings of many artists throughout history. In fact, imagine the walls of most museums – a large majority of the subjects belong to the category of either human figure or landscape. Today’s artist features both, breaking down barriers by melting the human figure into landscape surroundings with […]

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  9. Thursday Salute to Originals: All Ears

    The standard notion of art, in its most classic sense, is viewing precisely placed images on white gallery walls. This art is entirely visual in its experience, in its categorization within museum sections, in its critique, and in the manner of archiving. We seldom consider how art could remove the sense of sight altogether in […]

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  10. Meet the Makers: Cityscape Ring Designer Ola Shekhtman

    In this Meet the Makers blog series, we will feature an artist that, quite simply, makes something. Drawing inspiration from custom works handcrafted in various media, we travel beyond the pieces by diving into the minds of the creative makers themselves. Today, we feature our interview with Ola Shekhtman, jewelry maker who crafts Cityscape Rings. Ola uses 3D modeling […]

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