Posts Tagged ‘Artist’

A New Way to Eat an Orange

Monday, March 21st, 2011

Artist Duane Keiser takes the rendering style of the Dutch still life and adds his own twist in this time lapse video titled “Peel”. (more…)

Design Coffins, Not Such a Bad Way to Go…

Sunday, December 12th, 2010

Believe it or not this friendly colorful sculpture is a coffin! This particular work of art was made by the design shop of the Ghanaian master carpenter Paa Joe (seen right). Paa Joe was an apprentice to Seth Kane Kwei, who is thought to be the inventor of African design/fantasy coffins back in the 50’s. This tradition seems to have grown from a delightful story of a loving son who want his mother to have the world. Kane Kwei’s mother had always dreamed of flying in a plane. Living as a poor woman in Teshie, in the suburbs of Accra in Ghana, she of course would never be able to afford such an expense. Here loving son however created for her a beautiful wooden airplane in which would carry her in her final journey. When she did pass, she was buried in the plane coffin Kane Kwei made for her. It is no surprise that the community fell in love with symbolic gesture and thus the tradition was born.


The Art of Physics

Wednesday, December 8th, 2010

These awe-inspiring photos are not doctored! They were taken with a high speed camera by master photographer Edward Horsford. These incredibly beautiful and gravity defying photos illustrate the beauty of cohesion, as seen between water molecules and between rubber molecules of the balloon in direct contrast to the lesser adhesive forces between the water and rubber molecules, resulting in these delightfully brilliant yet fleeting moments. Horsford’s collection is truly a poetic and beautiful suite and of course is very well executed. To see more works by Horsford, visit his site:

Amazing Stop-Paint Animation

Friday, July 9th, 2010

BIG BANG BIG BOOM – the new wall-painted animation by BLU from blu on Vimeo.

So surfing around I stumbled onto this amazing artist. He goes by Blu, and makes these amazing stop action movies. I can only image that this must take forever to make. The concept is very unique and interesting, sort of an evolution of everything starting with the big bang and going through the destruction of the world, and the execution delightfully playful. Blu does a really wonderful job playing with size, proportion and a mixture of two the three dimensional media to create this very entertaining work of art. Have a look and see what I am talking about. Blu also have several other works as well and a quirky website, which though a bit chaotic and a touch annoying at times features several of his other works (seen here). Definitely worth checking out!

My iPad is Hanging in, the MFA?!?

Tuesday, June 29th, 2010

Wowzers! That is incredible!! I am pretty sure that I could not do that with oils on canvas, never mind a iPad?!?! As if that is not enough, this only took 3 hours. Nuts, absolutely nuts. I guess that I could use this as another point of justification for getting an iPad, right? The good old “I can use it for work” line…