Pumpkin Art

If you don’t think pumpkin carving is an art, it’s time to re-think! These photos are from Williams Park Zoo in Providence, Rhode Island, where every year people go to see over 5,000 illuminated, intricately designed jack-o-lanterns. The theme this year was “All the World’s a Stage,” so pumpkins were carved into scenes from iconic and popular movies, Broadway shows, and television series.

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Animation Club at ASU

As we wrap up our animation unit, some of you might be interested in pursuing it further. Which would be an Intermedia degree. 😉

In my email I found out about an Animation Club here at ASU. Extracurricular’s aren’t just important in High School. In college you make connections, look great on resumes and expand your learning outside of the classroom.

http://www.facebook.com/groups/ASUanimationclub/

Find them on facebook for more info.

Julián Cánovas-Yañez Sculpts Himself to Life

“Detached body parts comprise an extraordinary fragmented portrait of an artist in his existential quest, as we witness the piece by piece birth and rediscovery of his body and spirit.”

Spanish photographer Alejandre Maestre creates this amazing portrait series. Each shot reveals more and more of the person’s body, described as “sculpting himself to life”. I was particularly captivated by the amazing forms presented as well as the texture. The gradual change in each shot reminded me of my animation project. I attached a GIF that these photos were assembled in, you can view each individual photo and learn more about this series by following the link below.

http://www.yatzer.com/portrait-julian-alejandro-maestre

Dutch Designer Presents The Future of Fashion

Initially viewing the photographs and GIFs I thought this project was a sculpture-type series. However designer Bart Hess is working on a work titled “garment district” for an exhibition called “future perfect” in which artists collectively create an imaginary place. This “place” is to represent a future city and show what the future may potentially look like. Bart Hess creates garments by submerging a person into a pool of water with the addition of wax. As the person gets deeper the wax wraps around the body and creates a beautiful flowing texture with natural creases and folds. This is what Bart Hess believes is the future of fashion. I found great GIFs of the process, and the link will give more information as well as the video of the process.

 “their mirrored surface is broken by a body, suspended from a robotic harness, plunging into the liquid. a crust of wax crystallises around its curves and folds, growing architectural forms, layer by layer, like a 3D printer drawing directly onto the skin. slowly the body emerges, encased in a dripping wet readymade prosthetic. it is a physical glitch, a manifestation of corrupt data in motion, a digital artefact. they hang from hooks like a collection of strange beasts and frozen avatars. body prints, imperfect and distorted and always utterly unique.”

http://www.designboom.com/art/bart-hess-in-future-perfect-at-lisbon-architecture-triennale/

“We fall in love with places for the same reason that we fall in love with people. Sometimes when we fall in love with a place, it becomes part of us forever.”

Laurie Anderson

I found this quote to be appropriate for our investigation of space.

Tommy Kha “Return to Sender”

Here’s a funny series by photographer Tommy Kha. He is both actor and director in these photos. The series is humorous and contradicting. Looking at these photos I also noticed the very diverse setting for each shot and how it contrasts with Tommy’s consistent pose. I found it to be an interesting approach to self portraiture.

“Return to Sender is a funny photo series by photographer Tommy Kha that takes a unique approach to self-portraiture. Rather than taking a straight-forward image of himself, the Memphis-based photographer presents himself engaged in a one-sided kiss with dozens of strangers in various locales. Funny enough, it’s the other person in each shot that is fully committed to the smooch as Kha stands motionless.”

 

http://www.slate.com/blogs/behold/2013/09/04/tommy_kha_return_to_sender_is_a_kissing_series_that_examines_intimacy_and.html