A frame is not the only way to encase an artwork for display. More artists are experimenting with plastic resins or glass to create their pieces. The resin preserves the work, more so than a wooden frame would do. The results are often similar to prehistoric sap with various objects from leaves to bugs, found within them.

If it wasn’t for plastic resin, some of artist Peter Alexander’s works would not even exist, as his piece “Cloud Box” (1966) consisted of “introducing water vapor to the liquid resin during the casting process” which created the cloud within. The artist was actually able to ‘catch’ a cloud, or technically, create a cloud and trap it forever, thanks to the resin.

Another artist who tampers with their resin to create unique pieces is Michal Macku, who in 1989 began working with ‘gellage’, his own invention of combining collage elements and gelatin. Working with gelatin prints, the artist is able to reshape his photographs, “changing their relationships and endowing them with new meanings during the transfer”. He then combines this process with state-of-the-art technology to great his large scale glass gellages, which trap his images in a 3D setting, rather than flat like a photograph.

Roni Horn’s “Well and Truly” (2009-2010) plays with illusion, where the work at first seems like a container holding water, but inspecting the piece reveals the work’s true medium; a solid cylinder of glass. The artist emanates the characteristic of water, its changeability, by allowing air to come into contact with the top of the glass as it sets in its mold, creating a smooth gloss. The artist undermines “all certainty about [the piece’s] solid or liquid nature” changing the physical experience of the viewer.

Changing physical materiality is also present in Kirsten Baskett’s pieces, such as “Autonoma”. Baskett etches delicate images onto fine Japanese kozo paper, later encasing them in clear resin, and the once “fragile paper becomes indestructible and untouchable”. The artist sees her pieces as frozen in time, permanently available to view, but never to experience the true materiality of the object captured within.

-Anna Paluch

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Aries- The initiator, the warrior, the baby, the fast paced, the clumsy footsteps, the blunt, the protector, the first, the empiricist, the adventurer. 

Taurus- The Sensuous, The loyal, the clairessence, the nostalgic, the steadfast, the consistent, the determined, the creative, the subtly authoritative, the internalized. 

Gemini- The trickster, the changeable, the twins, the doppelganger, the nonsensical, the curious, the witty, the intellectual, the trouble maker, the sociable. 

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Libra- The charmer, the socialite, the undecided, the balanced, the graceful, the diplomat, the intellectual, the creative, the romantic, the easy going.

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Pisces- The Clairvoyant, the believer, the empathetic, the hippy, the malleable, the artistic, the escapist, the stoner, the pacifist, the understanding. 


Court Presentation Ensemble, ca. 1888

Gown comes with 3 bodices, detachable sleeves, ribbons, bows, pleated chiffon trim, and detachable train.

Designed by Charles Frederick Worth

via The Met


mouthwash theme by drsofialamb

so this is my first theme and it’s heavily inspired by hentaist, probably my fav theme maker! it’s simple as hell but I wanted to make my own so I could tweak it to just how I wanted it, and I decided since these type of minimalist themes are hot rn I would release this for others to maybe use!

the base code is from animecharacter! if you find any problems message me bc I want everything to be perf

main features:

  • 250/400px posts, post space changeable, and 9-12px font size with or without letter spacing
  • left/right sidebar
  • almost every colour is customisable 
  • option to have avatar/no avatar, description/transparent description/no description 
  • either timestamp at the top of posts or a neat file type thing
  • avatar bg, footer bg, three border types
  • a “fancy font” 
  • you can align the footer to either the left, centre or right
  • tiny cursor
  • back to top option, corner image, and cute pixel links at the side of your avatar (home/ask/archive)!

preview 1 / preview 2 ☆ code