Floral X-rays

February 7, 2016 § Leave a comment

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Dr. Dain L. Tasker, an early 20th century radiologist how was chief of radiology at Wilshire Hospital in Los Angles when radiography was in its infancy. As a hobby he took landscape photography and one day he got the idea to put flowers under the X-ray machines and these images show off the delicate structures that lie within.

 

Tasker’s X-ray images can be seen in the exhibition “Floral Studies” at Joseph Bellows Gallery in La Jolla, California which runs through February 19, 2016. (via Hyperallergic)

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Syria Redone

February 7, 2016 § Leave a comment

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Of all the vile, reprehensible things that the gang of nihilists called Isis has done since they slithered into our world, it is the destruction of ancient Roman architectural treasures, exquisite mosques, marble statues and on and on…that seems the most devastating. The thing that separates Isis from other extremist and fundamentalist groups is that they seem to actually believe in nothing at all. Not that any single life taken is not equal in stature to the ruins, but these videos showing men with sledge hammers chopping up statues and the act of blowing up Syria’s abundance of cultural heritage leave this writer gasping about to try and fathom why such treasures could invoke such mindless hate.

Za’atari refugee camp, located in Jordan is the world’s second-largest refugee camp in world and it has unfortunately become a permanent home for a million and a half refugees from the civil war in Syria, the endless bloodletting between the Shia and the Sunni as well as Isis. Located in this camp are a group of artists who have taken it upon themselves to make miniature copies of the battered and obliterated monuments so that this history is not completely lost.

Ismail Hariri carving a monument out of a large volcanic stone found at camp. Ismail was an interior designer before being forced to flee to Jordan with his wife and children in 2013. He has contributed several sculptures to the project.

Ismail Hariri carving a monument out of a large volcanic stone found at camp. Ismail was an interior designer before being forced to flee to Jordan with his wife and children in 2013. He has contributed several sculptures to the project.

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The Citadel of Aleppo, built in the 13th century, destroyed by bombs.

The Citadel of Aleppo, built in the 13th century, destroyed by bombs.

A replica of the statue of Ayyubid Sultan Saladin

A replica of the statue of Ayyubid Sultan Saladin

The Deir ez-Zor suspension bridge was built in 1927 for pedestrians to cross over the Euphrates River in north-eastern Syria. It was destroyed by shelling in 2013.

The Deir ez-Zor suspension bridge was built in 1927 for pedestrians to cross over the Euphrates River in north-eastern Syria. It was destroyed by shelling in 2013.

The Umayyad Mosque of Aleppo.

The Umayyad Mosque of Aleppo.

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Mahmoud Hariri, constructing a model of Palmyra with clay and wooden kebab skewers.

Mahmoud Hariri, constructing a model of Palmyra with clay and wooden kebab skewers.

 

Taxi Mumbai

February 6, 2016 § Leave a comment

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From the Taxi Fabric website:

Taxis in India, particularly in Mumbai, are not only the most convenient form of transport but have also become an iconic piece of culture. Although much attention is given to each taxi by its driver – to make it stand out from his competitors – very little thought is given to the fabric used on the seats. The designs that cover the taxi seats are often functional and forgettable and with the outstanding design talent Mumbai has to offer, this shouldn’t be the case.

Design, as a job or even simply something studied at school, is unfortunately not widely recognised in India. Older generations don’t understand it- design to them, just performs a function. Many people don’t know that design can create a real impact. With so few spaces for young people to show off their skills, it’s hard to change that perception.

There are dozens of interior designs currently installed in taxis and rickshaws across Mumbai. You can explore more of them on their Tumblr. (via The Creator’s Project)

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More Tanaka

February 6, 2016 § Leave a comment

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More wonderful miniature worlds from Japanese art director Tatsuya Tanaka. He has now worked on this series for up to five years and you can see new images from the Miniature Calendar project every single day on Instagram and Facebook.

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Joanne Nam

February 6, 2016 § Leave a comment

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Based out of Los Angeles, CA, South Korean painter Joanne Nam has new work up with Supersonic Invitational at the Spoke Art Gallery in San Francisco.

 

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Inlands

February 5, 2016 § Leave a comment

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Greek photographer Petros Koublis has a great eye for landscape and composition.

His first book entitled INLANDS was published last year.

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Hand-cut Collage

February 5, 2016 § Leave a comment

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Some hand-cut, not digital collages by American artist who goes by the moniker of Human Wreckage.

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