Tag Archives: art installations

Blood Flowers: The Art of Imran Qureshi

Last week the Trump Administration bombed Syria without congressional approval. From the comfort of our living room we watch atrocities on T.V. but in the United States we are rarely touched directly. It was in this context that I came … Continue reading

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Response and Resistance: Artists Push Back

In our last blog post, A Sea of Signs: Resistance, we discussed the recent wave of marches here and all around the world protesting Donald Trump’s inauguration as President of the United States. The hand held signs at these marches … Continue reading

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The Art of the Map

Happy Holidays to all of you. We will be taking our own holiday but will be back with new content on January 5. This week and next we’ll connect you to some older posts that we think you’ll enjoy. This … Continue reading

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Lines On The Wall: Two Art Pieces at MOCA Los Angeles

During our trip to Los Angeles my blogging partner and I managed to work in a visit to the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA). The exhibition we saw featured artworks from their permanent collection. This is always a treat because … Continue reading

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David Best’s Temples of Remembrance

We’re back after our summer break. Here in the San Francisco Bay Area the end of summer is marked by an exodus out of the city and into the Nevada desert for Burning Man. What could be a more appropriate blog … Continue reading

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A Visit To The Museum: Jananne Al-Ani

In a recent post I mentioned that I’d visited the reopened San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. With it’s new addition the Museum is large and a strategy was needed for this first visit. I decided to ride the elevator … Continue reading

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The Floating Piers: Christo and Jeanne-Claude

In a previous blog post about earthworks we discussed a project titled The Valley Curtain by artists Christo and Jeanne-Claude. The Valley Curtain was one of their first large scale projects to be located in a natural setting. For sixteen … Continue reading

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Natural Moves

Over the last several weeks I’ve blogged about the design element of Motion (Chapter 15 in Design: A Beginner’s Handbook). In this week’s post you’ll find the work of several artists/designers who employ natural forces to impart movement into their … Continue reading

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Where Am I? Unexpected Spaces

Here are two artists who have taken common items out of their predictable environments. By putting them in a new context they cause us to look at them again…to reconsider the form and meaning of these well-known things. Norwegian artist … Continue reading

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