Mui-Ling Teh takes the art of Origami to a miniature size with pieces so small they are barely visible to the naked eye. She laboriously creates the tiny pieces using paper, scissors and tweezers. The smallest of these tiny models is just 2mm which can be seen in the below image.
Mui-Ling says: “This skill definitely requires a lot of patience; some models require much more patience than others; especially when folding a different design for the first time,” she said. “Generally I am a patient person and I have to be in a calm state in order to do one of these models; or sometimes I fold something to calm me down.
London-based artist Nick Gentry recycles obsolete floppy disks to form the foundation of his evocative, moody portraits.
“Floppy disks, VHS tapes, polaroids and audio cassettes. As a child growing up in the 80s and 90s this combination played a massive part in how I learned about the world. Favourite films, albums, games and even personal recordings were all stored on there. The whole world was totally reliant on these physical media formats. Now suddenly we are at a time where they are obsolete, replaced by countless intangible data files. (more…)
The latest MoCADA exhibition examines how urban planning, eminent domain, and real estate development are affecting Brooklyn’s communities and how residents throughout the borough are responding. The exhibition will include the works of several Brooklyn-based artists, as well as those who have been forced to relocate as a result of gentrification.
Should we be surprised. When will this icon of street art come from the shadows. Sundance states:
“Unfortunately, the director of the next feature cannot be with us tonight,” states a representative at Sundance Film Festival, “but I have been asked to read this out he following message from Mister Banksy…”
To view the trailer of his movie showing at Sundance go here.
The artist states: Wallpapered Dumpsters transform environmental activism into unexpected beauty. I like to think of these interventions as polite graffiti. This project is an inquiry into urban waste, free art, and notions of femininity, beauty and domesticity.
Lego, a beloved toy brand has created Lego Click, a website to share ideas of all things Lego. The Lego art craze hasn’t hit our interest much, but the intro video that welcomes you to the site is a must see.
Bored with his ad agency gig and the uninspiring work he was producing, Ji Lee – now Creative Director of Google Creative Lab – decided to take matters into his own hands in 2002. The result was the ad-spoofing Bubble Project, in which Lee placed blank speech bubbles on ads around New York City. The masses responded and the project went viral, gaining Lee recognition and ultimately forwarding his professional career. Here, Lee talks about how he created, financed, and marketed the project single-handedly.