Canoe

Stephen Orlando (previously here and here) captures traces of movement through time, securing LED lights to rowing paddles and even violin bows. The result is a technicolor landscape—curved patterns hovering just above the water’s edge in his newest group of lake and ocean-side imagery.

(from here)

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Hemels gewelf

Nederland, Kijkduin, Machiel Vrijenhoeklaan, 18-03-2009; Het Hemels Gewelf, kunstwerk van James Turrell. Kunstmatig aangelegde duinkom, toegankelijk via trap en kleine tunnel. Een bank voor twee personen in de krater maakt het mogelijk om – liggend op de rug – het licht in de duinen en het uitspansel te ervaren. Het kunstwerk is gemaakt in opdracht van Stroom, Den Haag.Vault of Heaven, an artwork by James Turrell, an artificial dune bowl, accessible via stairs and small tunnel. .Swart collectie, luchtfoto (toeslag); Swart Collection, aerial photo (additional fee required); .foto Siebe Swart / photo Siebe Swart
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Again

  1. “All that he doth write / Is pure his own.” So a 17th-century poet praised William Shakespeare. This is not actually true.
  2. This month, Hogarth Press published the first entry  The Gap of Time by Jeanette Winterson in a new collection of novels by today’s major practitioners that each rewrite one of Shakespeare’s plays.

And all of this makes sense.

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Swirl

Istanbul-based artist Sena Runa first explored the craft of paper quilling three years ago while looking for a hobby to fill her spare time. Runa quickly discovered a talent for color and composition when working with paper and it wasn’t long before she began selling pieces online. Her distinct quilling style developed so rapidly she was soon able to quit her job in HR to pursue the craft as a full-time endeavor earlier this year. You can see more of her work onFacebook. (via My Modern Met, All Things Paper).

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Mother

After witnessing the destruction brought on by hurricanes in Thailand, the Southern U.S. and around the world, Italian sculptor Lorenzo Quinn began creating a series of sculptures titled “Force of Nature”. Made from bronze, stainless steel and aluminum, the sculptures, full of life and energy, depict mother nature hurtling planet earth around in circles. The powerful and furious image is meant remind us of the power of nature and what Quinn describes as our “false sense of security” towards it.

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