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Contemporary interpretation of drawing by Gosia Wlodarczak

Gosia Wlodarczak (1959) is an Australian artist of Polish origin who has lived and worked in both Perth and now Melbourne, Victoria.

I am fascinated by one’s awareness of the moment and the mind’s relationship with the outside world conducted through the senses. I have been investigating my experience of various manifestations of being present within the actual situation and converting them into the materiality of the drawn line through the act of drawing.
Building a registry of the everyday, harvesting all evidence of now, I do not work in an artist’s studio but in various private and public spaces where ordinary life goes on.
Drawing is the basis of my whole practice, extending towards performance, interactive situations, installation, sound and film; I refer to it as cross-disciplinary drawing.
I draw my environment as I see it, in real time—tracing and re-tracing the visible. My intention is to record present continuous time to archive my space–time, all bits of the present and my mind’s realisation of now. I translate my living energy into the drawn line.

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Beautiful Floral Installation Suspended in London’s Garden Museum

Rebecca Louise Law is known for her large scale installation of suspended dried flowers on site specific installations. Her work has been commissioned for iconic fashion brands such as Hermes and Gucci. The images seen above are taken from her installation at London’s Garden Museum for their Flowers & Fashion exhibition composed of 4,600 flowers. Ultimately the London-based artist hopes to combine her degree in fine art from Newcastle University along with her work as a florist into her art. 

via  Rebecca Louise Law

Well, with four days to go until the UK general election, our politicians have finally lost the plot. Ed Miliband has carved his election pledges into a literal slab of stone and is promising to install it at Downing Street if he wins

Ed Miliband is the leader of one of the two main parties in the UK. Here he is in front of his literal stone tablet of election promises

Jesus god help us all

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Cave Exits

Video installation by Peter Burr exploys high definition low pallette pixel visual distortions in a work inspired by video games (best to watch in highest resolution as possible):

In video games, there is the concept of a dungeon that generates itself: an endlessly mutating death labyrinth. Cave Exits sets this living structure inside a 4-channel video cube. Recalling the way we interact with online media – clicking, zooming, scrolling – it turns the visual archetype of the labyrinth into a circuit board for lost, anxious feelings. From a simple shift in perspective (moving from within the constricted maze-paths to a vantage high above the spatial coil) the claustrophobic corridors become a dazzling pattern of complex artistry. Viewers are unable to process all incoming information in a single sitting, having to choose between screens if they want to sate their curiosity and learn more about the shifting structure. Unlike choosing between branches in an interactive narrative where the peripheral is an explicit set of controls, here the peripheral will be the human neck and eyes, allowing for expression beyond mere hardware.

The work is debuting at the 3ldnyc, Brooklyn on the 6th of May, which you can find out more here

Gummy Bear Chandelier

Make your home shine with the glow of a thousand gummies upon installing the gummy bear chandelier. This mammoth light fixture’s design consists of hundreds of colorful synthetic gummy bears that create surreal lighting effects without attracting pesky ants.

$6,500.00

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Paper Play: A Book About the Art of Papercraft

Intricate, unusual and resourceful, the art of paper has proven to be a difficult to master. Gingko Press released Paper Play, a 256 page book detailing the use of paper in modern art and design. Paper Play features at least 82 artists, who use the resource of paper for jewelry, installations, sculptures, street art and other artistic expressions. Below, are some of the artists featured in the book. 

Lucie Houdkova


Alexander Korzer-Robinson


Geraldine Gonzalez

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Critical Linking: May 3, 2015

       Our daily round-up of bookish links. Tastes great with coffee.


Another beach library in Sydney is located Coogee Beach. Mayor Ted Sengannounced the installation of the library saying “Modern libraries are thriving educational and social centres and the Beach Library will bring our resources to even more members of our community to enjoy and learn from…. Imagine if the Coogee Beach Library is able to encourage even just one child to pick up a book and discover the joy of reading, then this project will be well worth it.”

I’m here for beach libraries!

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An eight-year-old who asked, “What if a girl wanted a pirate book?” has won a victory for equality, after children’s publisher Scholastic stopped labelling books as “for girls” or “for boys”.

Els, from Bounds Green school in London, decided to get in touch with the publisher after spotting the title, Amazing Things for Boys to Make and Do – the “Cap’n of pirate fun books. Pure gold” – in a catalogue for the Scholastic book fair coming to her school. She wrote a petition, arguing that no books should be “for girls” or “for boys”.

Eight-year-old Els is my heroine.

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7. Don’t fight reading inclinations. Sometimes I feel like I should be reading one book when I actually feel like reading something entirely different. Now I let myself read what I want, because that way I read so much more. Also, I love to re-read. I used to think that I “should” spend all my time reading books that I’ve never read before, but now I realize that there’s a special pleasure in re-reading.

I do like good advice on how to be a better reader.

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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 Film

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➛ Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 Movie Storyline
In the second installment of the two-part conclusion, Harry and his best friends, Ron and Hermione, continue their quest to vanquish the evil Voldemort once and for all. Just as things begin to look hopeless for the young wizards, Harry discovers a trio of magical objects that endow him with powers to rival Voldemort’s formidable skills.

➭ Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 Movie Detail
Release Date : 2011-07-07
Casts : Domhnall Gleeson, Warwick Davis, Ciarán Hinds, Afshan Azad, Shefali Chowdhury, Natalia Tena, Alfie McIlwain, Ralph Ineson, Isabella Laughland, Guy Henry, Toby Papworth, Maggie Smith, Nick Moran, Helena Bonham Carter, Sean Biggerstaff, Rohan Gotobed, Judith Sharp, Josh Herdman, Jim Broadbent, Jon Key, Arben Bajraktaraj, Scarlett Byrne, Bob Yves Van Hellenberg Hubar, Alan Rickman, Tony Kirwood, Gary Oldman, Benedict Clarke, Rod Hunt, Dave Legeno, Emma Thompson, Ruby Evans, Jamie Marks, Rusty Goffe, Evanna Lynch, Sian Grace Phillips, James Phelps, George Harris, Jamie Campbell Bower, Will Dunn, Matthew Lewis, Ellie Darcey-Alden, Chris Rankin, Helena Barlow, Louis Cordice, Rupert Grint, Devon Murray, Gemma Jones, Benn Northover, Robbie Coltrane, Alfie Enoch, Peter Mullan, Anna Shaffer, Freddie Stroma, Jessie Cave, Mark Williams, Hebe Beardsall, Amber Evans, Tom Felton, Helen McCrory, Suzie Toase, Emil Hostina, Luke Newberry, Bertie Gilbert, Leslie Phillips, Clémence Poésy, Ashley McGuire, William Melling, David Thewlis, Peter G. Reed, Timothy Spall, Emma Watson, Gary Sayer, Ariella Paradise, Jason Isaacs, Philip Wright, Penelope McGhie, Adrian Rawlins, David Ryall, John Hurt, Miriam Margolyes, Katie Leung, Georgina Leonidas, Ryan Turner, Daniel Radcliffe, Suzanne Toase, Graham Duff, Michael Gambon, Geraldine Somerville, Pauline Stone, David Bradley, Daphne de Beistegui, Granville Saxton, Ralph Fiennes, Arthur Bowen, Julie Walters, Jade Gordon, Bonnie Wright, Tony Adkins, Oliver Phelps, Kelly Macdonald, Ian Peck, Anthony Allgood
Duration : 130 minutes runtime
Rating : 7.4

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Finally installed the hammock on Elei’s cat tree! (There were missing hooks on it and we were too lazy to buy replacement ones until recently) Not sure she likes it just yet, but she stayed still enough to pose for what looks like a magazine photo! #catchingup 117/365 #Project365

A newly installed MK 38 Mod 2 machine gun is tested aboard the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan 

*SPOILER WARNING* Victor Frankenstein teaser trailer scene-by-scene

DO NOT READ IF YOU DON’T WANT TO BE SPOILED FOR THE TRAILER.

Lightning flashes, Shot of Daniel Radcliff looking out over a stormy landscape. Lightning flashes again. Shot of a gathering storm…
Lightning strikes a colleseum like building as clouds fill the sky overhead. Shots of machinery being installed within the building…
“Get set,” a large object is winched down from below, “Inserting now,” shots of power leavers being turned on various machinery. *Sparks.
“Shots of a body strapped to a gurney suspended in the air. Shot of a large dish-like antenna being struck by lightning. The storm gathers..
More lightning, shot of James McAvoy looking menacing as he watches, "On my mark now!” A leaver is pulled, and lightning surges around…
…the rim of the colosseum like building. shots of dials and machinery breaking and sparking, Daniel Radcliff shouts, “Victor, don’t,”…
McAvoy looks up covering his mouth crying, then screams, more shots of lightning, then even more lightning as his scream intensifies…
Lightning begins converging in one spot. The lights go out and silence. Title: (This October) Shot of a hand wiping away dirt from screen
Shot of McAvoy standing up and staring at something out of shot. Shot of a clenched fist. Title: (The Legend) Shot of McAvoy standing next..
…to something large, he looks up in fear and holds up his hand towards it’s face, “Where is your soul?” Title: (Will be Reborn)…
Shot of the back of a large pale bald head, looking down on McAvoy. He says, “Show it to me,” the monster attacks and smash cut to black…
Title: (Victor Frankenstein) Fade in, door creaks open Daniel Radcliff slowly creeps into a medical room, walks past lots of weird stuff…
He stands still, looks at something, then smash cuts of the room being destroyed in quick succession. Title: (October 2015).

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no computer / commissions

Hey guys

Some assholes stole my laptop a few days ago, the one with all of my drawings and art programs in it. Joke’s on them, it was so old and slow people would probably want to get paid to have it, but yeah it still sucks. Getting a new one is not my parent’s priority at all (can’t blame them) so don’t expect digital art for a little while.
I’m pissed, cause I had sooo many sketches I wanted to color digitally (many happy ADS fanarts i’m so fustrated ughh), and I don’t feel like they’ll look as good with markers or watercolor. But hey, maybe that’ll force me to try new mediums, it can’t be that bad.

I’m thinking of opening traditional commission, to afford a new one (I guess if I buy it myself my parents can’t say anything, cause they don’t want me to install art program on computer they use too). I’m still not sure since I’m gonna have exams in june, but would any one of you be interested ?