beneath the surface blog

  1. Thursday Salute to Originals: The Wild Abode

    The Wild Abode, a recent collaboration between Community Agency and Stacklab, is something worth talking about! This naturesque installation has caused a stir within the interior design community. It is astonishing to see the results of these talented individuals… a 625 square foot space that reflects the preservation of nature and highlights the beauty that […]

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  2. Thursday Salute to Originals: The Selfie Machine

    Meet Aaron Kramer, the artist who uses recycled materials to produce graphic art! Most recently, this contemporary artist has dreamt up a selfie machine (yes, you read that right) that recreates his self-portrait with a single stroke of a marker. Kramer became intrigued with rubbish as a young adult and felt that there was more […]

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  3. Thursday Salute to Originals: Ocean Sole Flip Flop Art

    How can you recycle rubber and plastic and produce extravagant works of art? Ocean Sole is a company that was founded in Kenya to promote environmental sustainability and helps provide a steady income for low-income Kenyans, all while producing inspiring pieces of art! Ocean Sole features rare art made out of flip flops. Workers collect […]

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  4. Thursday Salute to Originals: The Charcoal-Studded Helium Balloon

    Karina Smigla-Bobinski and her ADA sculpture are causing a buzz within the art community! ADA is an analog interactive installation or artwork with soul. Smigla-Bobinski is a freelance artist in Munich who uses kinetic art, mixed media, and painting as her medium. It is evident that this artist relies on her creative intuition and doesn’t […]

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  5. Thursday Salute to Originals: Kinetic Sculptures

    Ivan Black is an artist that constructs kinetic sculpture based on the Fibonacci sequence, an integer sequence characterized by the fact that every number after the first two is the sum of the two preceding ones. Black’s work is unique in the fact that he uses motion in a continuous sequence in each of his […]

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  6. Thursday Salute to Orignials: Zurich’s Hand-Crocheted Tree

    Meet the artist who builds an experimental reality with his art by exploring the senses and interacting with natural and man-made objects. “It is a contrast between organic and artificial.” His name is Ernesto Neto, and he is a modern conceptual artist! Neto is a native of Brazil, and his culture influences his body of […]

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  7. Thursday Salute to Originals: Science and Ceramics

    Have you ever asked yourself what do art and science have in common? Sabri Ben-Achour is a ceramicist that uses Wabi-Sabi as his aesthetic when constructing each piece of pottery. Wabi-Sabi is a Japanese aesthetic based on a worldview centered on transience and imperfection. The aesthetic is sometimes described as one of beauty that is […]

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  8. Thursday Salute to Originals: Monetary Collages

    Have you ever asked yourself, other than an exchange of value or payment for goods and services, how else is monetary currency valued? According to the San Francisco Bay area artist Joey Colombo, money or dollar bills are his primary form of artistic expression! “I liked the fact that currency is used as a control […]

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  9. Thursday Salute to Originals: Rainbow Roads

    Have you asked yourself what is it that makes a rainbow magnificent? A rainbow is an arc of prismatic colors usually appearing in the heavens opposite of the sun caused by the reflection of the sun’s rays in drops of rain. But Daniel and Katina Mercadante have created a new kind of rainbow that can […]

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  10. Thursday Salute to Originals: Glass Shard Animals

    Have you heard of Marta Klonowska? She is an artist that resides in Warsaw, Poland who sculpts animals from shards of glass. Each sculpture is created from a familiar four-legged companion but is reminiscent of the animals in a children’s fairytale! Klonowska says that “Animals are difficult to understand and it is difficult to communicate with […]

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