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Anila Quayyum Agha’s Metaphor of Union

In light of the many unconstitutional moves made by our truth-challenged leader with the support of our ethically-challenged Congress I’ve been thinking a lot about what are the real values of the United States. What does make us great? The … Continue reading

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Jason Bruges Studio: Combining architecture, installation and interactive design

Today’s artists/designers readily push the limits of new materials. They also find inventive ways to incorporate digital and interactive technologies. For creative individuals who love to explore the possibilities of materials and technology it’s an exciting time to be involved … Continue reading

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Santa Monica’s Tongva Park

Not all of our recent visit to Los Angeles was spent in museums and galleries. We also went to the beachside community of Santa Monica where we explored an example of visionary urban planning, landscape architecture, and public art (all … Continue reading

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Imagined People: The Early Art of Eleanor Antin

In our last post we talked about the notion of context – how objects are perceived differently in different environments. Context is just one example of intangibles playing a significant role in art and design. Today let’s discuss an artist … Continue reading

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Design Exercise: Altered Chairs

I recently came across this calligraphic letter “T” by Marc Andre Robinson. Rather than apply pen to paper Robinson has deconstructed a large assortment of chairs, using their inherent linear elements as the strokes that form the letter. What a … Continue reading

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Peter Fischli and David Weiss: Serious Play

The Sausage Photographs:The Fashion Show Rarely do I sit at my desk laughing out loud when I write this blog. In fact, I can’t remember ever feeling like I was going to fall out of my chair from laughing while … Continue reading

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The Mystery of the Mundane: The Art of Tara Donovan

Toothpicks. Plastic straws. Pencil nibs. Straight pins. Plastic drinking cups. Is this the stuff of art? In the hands of someone like the artist Tara Donovan the mundane does become transformed into awe inspiring works of art. rolled sheets of … Continue reading

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Mark Bradford and The Politics of Abstraction

Industrial sanders. Discarded handbills torn from telephone poles. Hairdresser’s permanent end papers. House paint from the local Home Depot. These are the tools and materials employed by the artist Mark Bradford in the creation of his large scale paintings. Bradford … Continue reading

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Jelly Buildings and Waterfalls of Chocolate: Bompas and Parr

Sam Bompas and Harry Parr are two incredibly prolific English artist/designers who collaborate to create stand alone sculptures and large installations. Nearly all their many artworks use food as a primary material and are designed to engage our sense of … Continue reading

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The Language of Motion

It all started with a bet. Leland Stanford, who went on to found Stanford University, bet that when a horse gallops there is a moment when all four hooves leave the ground. At the time this was nearly impossible to … Continue reading

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