Posts Tagged ‘1616

23
Dec
09

Jon: “Blind Prom” by Sarah Wilson….

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Austin based photographer Sarah Wilson‘s most recent project, Blind Prom, documents the 2008 senior prom at The Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired. The  photos, which include both candid documentary style pieces as well as more formal portraiture, capture the uneasiness with which teenagers transition into adulthood. By documenting blind teens, Wilson is able to catch moments that this normally trepidatious and self concious age group may have otherwise hidden from the camera. 

It is impossible to not be compelled by this alternate adolescent world in which much of the status quo assumed to be inherent in High School life is seemingly undone. In a world without sight, and perhaps more importantly one in which these outsiders from birth have achieved critical mass, do not expect to see your average King and Queen.

Check out the rest of the images at Sarah Wilson’s website.

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11
Nov
09

Jon: The Ruins of Valerie Hegarty…

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For more from sculptor/installation artist Valerie Hegarty, visit her gallery online.

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04
Nov
09

Jon: Nick van Woert…

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For more of Nick van Woert’s post-modern take on classical art, check out his site!

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(via a blog in delay)

19
Oct
09

Jon: Must.Change.Hair.Immediately….

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From the Kaaz Hair Salon 2009 Master Series photographed by Simon Duhamel

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07
Oct
09

Jon: P.W. Elverum & Sun, ltd. Online Art Store….

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Phil Elverum is best known as the musician/sound engineer behind The Microphones and Mt. Eerie, but he is also an accomplished writer and visual artist. He recently opened an online store where you can buy massive (60″X40″) selected prints from his latest book, Mount Eerie pts. 6 & 7. All are priced at $250 and below, which is honestly a steal for any good art of this size. With Elverum’s growing following and importance in the modern art/music communities though, these have crazy value appreciation written all over them. 

I plan on picking one of these up as soon as Paul and I financially recover from all the over priced daiquiries we will be purchasing on our Mexican vacation (!!!)  later this month. I can’t decide between the one with trees or the second picture of the house though.

Thoughts?

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16
Sep
09

Jon: “The Aftermath” by Matthieu Lavanchy…

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Click for more from Matthieu Lavanchy….

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02
Sep
09

Jon: Hubert Duprat’s tiny sculptors…

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French artist Hubert Duprat has formed an unlikely creative collaboration. By introducing artificial substances (gold, precious stones, pearls, etc…) into the habitat of growing caddis fly larvae, Duprat has developed a new sculptural method.

The larvae  normally build their protective cases from spun silk and substances found in the water bed like sand, twigs, and rocks. Duprat had the idea to supply captive larvae with alternate building blocks after watching gold prospectors in France sift for tiny pieces of the precious metal.

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