Category Archives: Art

Reflection of a City

It’s crazy how a simple mirror filter can transform a video of your average city on a rainy day into something else.

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Architectural Representation

Visioni, by Mario Cenci

Robert Gilson on Quarantena (ethel-baraona)

Claire Holton / DIRT : skin of the earth

Langfang Eco-Smart City by Woods Bagot + HOK

Vertical Street/City, by Sergiy Prokof`yev, Arsenii Kuznetsov, Oleksandr Garashchenko

The Gothick Villa, Regents Park, by Francis Terry, pencil on paper.

Bridge Longitudinal Rendering by atomsofmatter

A design for a substation in Wellington City by Graci Salisbury Mills

DYODON. Une habitation pneumatique experimentale [1967]

Bronx Public Farm and Orchard by Alexandros Avlonitis

Alex Grey

We all understand the world in different ways – whether through science or spirituality – it is one, the other, or a combination of the both. Art is how we tend to express our ideas about the bigger picture, trying to reach others and connect on some level, to come to some mutual understanding despite differences in age, sex, or origin. After all, we all live in the same world. I personally believe it’s about a combination; I refuse to follow religion or think strictly scientifically, but rather place myself in that grey area. (No pun intended… but it’s a good one!)

Alex Grey is an American artist that specializes in spiritual and psychedelic art. Whether or not you’ve dabbled in psychedelics, his art speaks to all. You don’t have to drug yourself to understand the ideas his art is portraying. Combining elements of color, anatomy, grids, and nature… his art is equally spiritual and scientific in its expression. Our world is undeniably sewn together with both.

Esra Roise

Featured in Vogue and Nylon Magazine, Esra Roise is a Norwegian freelance illustrator based in Oslo who’s making a name for herself with her unique drawings.

These illustrations use a sketchy feel to combine images of young people with common elements of our lives… things like tattoos, sunglasses, printed tees, and processed food… all which have become a large part of today’s pop culture.  Using as little as lines and watercolor, her artwork comes to life with laughter, color and strange stares from her subjects. Makes you wonder, who are these curious characters?

Jon Brooks

A friend of my father’s, Jon Brooks is one of the most unique and determined craftsmen of our time. Born in New Hampshire, he earned his bachelors and master in Fine Arts at the Rochester Institute of Technology in New York and has taught and lectured at many schools from Maine to North Carolina.

You can see, from his works of art as well as the home he built for himself, that he doesn’t let the standards of our generation hold him back… creating funky, functional pieces and spaces.

Artist’s Statement:
“A lot of what I do is to collaborate with nature by cooperating with chaos. This usually happens when I am walking in the forest foraging or trail making. I come upon them: the bent or wiggly tree forms that are loaded with suggestion. My findings are often the conception of a new piece. Chaos can be regarded as extremely good news.
In the studio the empty spaces of arms, legs, heads, or seats slowly and carefully become filled in with my interpretation and process. I love the carving, shaping, and constructing processes each piece requires as it develops and unfolds. History, allegory, metaphor, function and color are my allies on this creative journey.
I enjoy making furniture and sculpture that you can dance with, that is participatory, playful, and suggestive. Function is often a chosen limitation. For me working with wood is a subtractive process, removing all that is unnecessary. It’s like eating an artichoke, peeling the outer leaves to get to the heart
.”