During yesterday's annular eclipse, in which the moon passed in front of the sun leaving only a golden ring around its edges, Hidetaka Onoyama's photo emerged as our favorite image. Taken from Tokyo, it's a beautiful reminder of the wonder of nature, and the power of science to understand.
Gorgeousness from the almost hundred year old lens of a Piccolette Contessa-Nettel (1919) folding camera hacked onto the photographer Jason Bognack's Canon 5D. More photos on the artist's blog todaystomorrow via thenextweb
The art of Scott Scheidly seems apropos of wishing our readers a Happy Valentine's Day. May your hearts grow loveliness today and always. See more work by Scott Scheidly at Hi*Fructose.
JR is a French conceptual artist who works in the streets hanging massive photos in public spaces. His art has transcended the streets with shows at Tate Modern and Centre Pompidou. In 2011 he won a TED prize, and Forbes Magazine has featured him in their 30 Under 30. At mixingreality we love him too, and have written about his [...]
All of the work is intended to question what it means to be human on this evolutionary path through time. ~ Laurel Roth & Andy Diaz Hope Together Laurel Roth and Andy Diaz Hope represent an ideal of artistic collaboration. They not only make artwork together, they co-create two artists' live/work cooperatives (one in San Francisco [...]
Cruising through the internet the other day, I was stopped short by Yoon Lym's paintings of women's cornrows. The arresting portraits of women's hair and braids, and the work that goes into the styles, made me want to study the intricate patterns and lines of shape. Lym, who is Korean, speaks about her journey as an artist: Although I [...]
If you are into music, and perhaps no matter your age, you recognize the iconic Pink Floyd album cover for Animals. The pig flying over Battersea Power Station in London elicits "that's from the Pink Floyd album", when we pass it on our way to/from Heathrow the first time we visit London. To announce the release of the band's new [...]
Mc Forest by Sarah Illenberger Love this alt burger by (ironically) Sarah Illenberger, whose clever mind creates visual puns and visually arresting work. Go see. Photo by Ragnar Schmuck via
Now showing through January 15th, 2012 at the Kröller-Müller Museum in the Netherlands is an interesting exhibit called Windflower, Perceptions of Nature. The museum describes the major international exhibition as highlighting nature in a specific way: Nature as a vulnerable factor in the worldwide pursuit of progress. These artists [...]
Sometimes simple solutions can present the most interesting context. Askash Nihalani works with lowly tape to change our view of the ordinary into something extraordinary by selectively placing graphics into space, highlighting "unexpected contours & elegant geometry". Nihalani says: I'm not trying to push a certain highbrow [...]