Thursday, 26 March 2020

Isabelle (Il est un air)



Isabelle of 'Il est un air' uses sashiko techniques and embroiders these wonderful patches composing shapes and patterns. Sashiko is incredibly relaxing and having been ill immediately after a workshop on it many years ago, I found even thinking about it calmed my mind, it may be a good time to revisit this technique as a way of dealing with these troubling times.



Tuesday, 17 March 2020

Sunday, 15 March 2020

Bus Vipers


A collaboration between Honey Long and Prue Stent for Dan Ahern (Bus Vipers) using latex cast faces as part of the costume and imagery for the video CSIRO Weeds.




Saturday, 14 March 2020

Nicole Banowetz


Nicole Banowetz makes inflatable costumes, inspired by nature from bacteria to large mammals, exploring growth and decay, defense and disease. Above is 'Distended Defense' and below a piece inspired by the spotted hyena.


Friday, 13 March 2020

Alex Schlegel



Alex Schlegel creates these incredibly realistic and startling illustrations using 3-dimensional modeling.



Thursday, 12 March 2020

Wednesday, 11 March 2020

Laura Thompson II




“There was a particular tribe which was able to see Venus in full daylight, something which to me would be utterly impossible and incredible…Later on I looked into old treatises on navigation belonging to our own civilisation and it seems that sailors of old were perfectly able to see the planet in full daylight. Probably we could still do so if we had a trained eye.” Claude Lévi-Strauss, Myth and Meaning. 
 'Senseless Sight', a full-body costume constructed from Compact Mirrors by Glaswegian artist Laura Thompson.

"Based on various anthropological and scientific studies, it has been observed that as people have become more dependent on modern technology and science, people’s senses have gradually dulled and become dislocated with our natural surroundings. Sociologist Richard Sennett states that urban sprawl and technological advances in transportation are some of the many ways in which our advances have made us more and more detached from nature and even other people, creating a passive culture that has led to the deprivation of our senses." Laura Thompson