The Alhambra, Granada: Entrance to the hall of the two sisters
Alejandro Guijarro - Momentum (2010-)
"The artist travels to the great quantum mechanics institutions of the world and, using a large-format camera, photographs blackboards as he finds them.
Momentum displays the photographs in life-size.
Before he walks into a lecture hall Guijarro has no idea what he might find. He begins by recording a blackboard with the minimum of interference. No detail of the lecture hall is included, the blackboard frame is removed and we are left with a surface charged with abstract equations.
Effectively these are documents. Yet once removed from their institutional beginnings the meaning evolves. The viewer begins to appreciate the equations for their line and form. Color comes into play and the waves created by the blackboard eraser suggest a vast landscape or galactic setting. The formulas appear to illustrate the worlds of Quantum Mechanics. What began as a precise lecture, a description of the physicist’s thought process, is transformed into a canvas open to any number of possibilities.”
Done by Rick at Strange Wold Tattoo in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
This is the fibonacci spiral, a visual representation of the first nine numbers in the said sequence of numbers. It is a close approximation of the Golden Spiral, derived from the Golden Ratio. Examples of this ratio are found everywhere in nature, from the spiral structure of DNA to the spiral formation of clouds in hurricanes. This ratio is also used abundantly in visual arts and graphic design (my field of study).
This tattoo reminds me to look past the chaos of the unknown to find logic and rationality. It is a reminder to understand the simplicity and complexity of all things, and to understand their inherit beauty. This tattoo is a great though provoker and I am sure it will have many meanings and spark many idea for me in the future.
Shoe’s by Marc Jacobs from editorial ‘Moi Je Joue’ featuring Sophie Delaporte shot by Sophie Srej for Lula S/S 2013 #16
Analysis of selected work of Alphonse Mucha
My analysis of four of Mucha’s works revealed many characteristics typical to the artist’s techniques, compositions, and subject matter. His combinations of beautiful female figures, rich ornamentation and extravagant lettering radiate luxury and pleasure. Mucha used ‘formless’ materials such as hair to create whiplash curves and decorative forms which, paired with his intricate pattern work, create highly detailed pieces. Linework is intrinsic to Mucha’s works. All of his forms incorporate a thick black outline to their stylised aesthetic. Mucha also experiments with the overlapping of multiple elements, such as the common use of the large circular frame motif and the female figure.
Happy pi(e) day! Don’t buy your pie filling ingredients from strange old men down the road. They’re not meant for pie.
Multiple exposures done on 4X5 film.
A tribute to a dancer’s physical beauty whilst exploring the different shapes and abstractions the human body can create.