Category: Salute to Originals

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    Thursday Salute to Originals: Socially Inclusive Spanish Silos

    Art is a dimension of the human experience, and that includes the experiences of people with disabilities. Social inclusion for the specially abled population is a core theme of TITANES — a public art collaboration by Ink and Movement and Laborvalia in Ciudad Real, Spain. The goal of this project is to promote the total […]

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    Thursday Salute to Originals: Wooden Caverns

    You’d usually search for a cave hidden in a forest, but in Bristol, UK, the forest itself has become a cavernous temple. Over three years, designer Katie Paterson and architects Zeller and Moye collaborated to create Hollow — a wooden cavern that showcases the diversity of various tree species from around the world. With over […]

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    Thursday Salute to Originals: Unfinished Wood Carvings

    Polish woodworker Alicja Kwade creates unfinished furniture, but with a twist. Her stools, chairs, and tables come with bark and tree stump still attached. The carved furniture alone is relatively simple — no ornate legs or detailed etchings for decoration. What makes these carvings unique is the half to one-quarter remaining tree trunks. The furniture […]

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  4. Thursday Salute to Originals: The Reading Rainbow

    It doesn’t have to be raining to catch a rainbow. The WUtopia Lab based out of Shanghai, China is an architectural design firm founded in 2013 by architect Yu Ting (俞挺) and interior designer MIN Erni. Pictured below is one of their latest public installments — an aluminum rainbow cascading from a bookstore ceiling called […]

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  5. Thursday Salute to Originals: Reflection in Motion

    You’ve heard that art moves people, so what happens when the art actually moves with people? Israeli-American artist Daniel Rozin creates interactive objects and surfaces that physically shift and transform with the movements of an audience. At the intersection of textured surfaces, customized software and electronic motors, Rozin’s work plays with light and movement to […]

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  6. Thursday Salute to Originals: Frozen Victorian Gown Bouquets

    A Venus flytrap made from frozen Victorian gowns… That sounds like a terrifyingly interesting combination!  Through the media of frozen fabric and icicles, artist Nicole Dextras has crafted an ephemeral bouquet of winter flowers. The effect may be enchanting, but the form is meant to resemble giant, man-eating Venus flytraps from old science fiction novels. “This […]

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  7. Thursday Salute to Originals: Digital Brushstrokes

    We’ve seen artist Dimitris Ladopoulos build complex cyberspace landscapes, but this time he’s teaching us how to paint masterpieces with a digital brush. Continuing his application of the Houdini software algorithm, Ladopoulos reimagines classic paintings in a new, pixelated form. The algorithm identifies variations in hue on the surface of renown portraits like Johannes and […]

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  8. Thursday Salute to Originals: Contorted Human Figures

    If you’re a Twister tournament champion, artist Brooke DiDonato would probably want to take your picture. This week, we are sharing the work of a photographer who captures a bit of a twisted and fun perspective on everyday life. In her latest series, Brooke DiDonato poses human bodies in intertwined, contorted positions with each other […]

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  9. Thursday Salute to Originals: Getting Back to Your Roots

    Many poets, painters, and sculptors have all wondered at the connection between humans and nature. Few have ever crafted sculptures of trees actually growing out of a person’s head. South Korean artist Sun-Hyuk Kim bends pipes and wires into forms that are one part tree and one part the human cardiovascular system. The roots of the […]

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  10. Thursday Salute to Originals: The Books Have Eyes

    We’ve all heard the saying, “read between the lines”, but what would it look like if the lines were reading you back? Italian sculptor Paola Grizi crafts sculptures of bound paper in bronze with faces, eyes, and even hands emerging from their hinges. Many of the sculptures look like excerpts from traditionally spined books, flipping […]

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