Arcane Temple by Tatiana Plakhova
You can either call it Complexism or Networkism … where imaginary landscapes of interconnected entities are the prevailing theme.
“VISUALCOMPLEXITY Complexity Graphics illustrations combine the trends of multiple areas of design, such as information, math design and infographics, and brings elements from science, energetics, space, various kinds of “nets”, cultural patterns and biology.
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"Quixotic Divinity Headdress"
"Exploring the limits of the medium, Joshua Harker brings together art, technology & fashion to create the 3d printed “Quixotic Divinity” headdress. Inspired by traditional Native American, Latin, African, & Asian headdresses & masks, this piece celebrates the symbolism & ceremony of human adornment. Revealing the wearer’s identity, the face mask hangs in position as a floating bodice symbolizing the freedom of the spirit from the body. The piece has nearly 200 hours of design time & was built by EOS on their largest format SLS printer in polyamide, filling its build envelope to full dimensional capacity. Catwalk premier was in London then to Paris at the Louvre. Debuting in the United States at 3D Printshow New York City at the Metropolitan Pavilion, February 13-15 2014.”
it’s frustrating when you don’t know if something is worth worrying about or if it’s just depression taking a toll on your insecurities
i literally just looked at this and said “oh my god what is happening??”
I know this isn’t art but I need to share this with the world.
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I just put three new prints of pieces from my 2011 show “The End” up on inPRNT! From top to bottom: “Rapture,” “Sunder,” and “Carrion.”
All orders on inPRNT are 25% off through Cyber Monday. Go to my inPRNT gallery to see all my available prints. Yay!
If you’re looking for originals, there are still pieces available from my show from this year. Check them out: COSMOS
Artist & Illustrator:
Part of the "Stones & Bones" Series"I always varied pens but rarely drawing surfaces.
Out of paper for a short time, I turned to the two inert materials: stone and bone.
These inert materials seemed so ordinary!
This is not the case. They are still “living” materials: rough, bold, smooth, cracked, absorbent ….
Taming the variety of surfaces on a volume is a real adventure!
So I put aside the paper and canvas fabric to experiment with new drawing sensations.Hand fits. The fingers feel every bumps. The spirit leaves guided by reliefs. The tip of the pen folds and unfolds. I even had the feeling that this matter thank me for taking care of.
Today, I look differently. I understand them differently.
This experience has enriched my own drawing skills.
The “inert and dead” matter, gave me some lessons.
The following images are the result.”
"David Lynch did these two drawings … and then printed them to sell so we could make money to buy some more raw stock when we were shooting Eraserhead. I think we may have sold them for as much as $10 a piece but perhaps less–like $2.00. We sold them to anyone who would buy them–my dentist, our landlords, for example … He was in his early 20′s at the time. It was a good time."
– Catherine E. Coulson (x)
František Kupka, three drawings (1905), pencil and ink on paper, from the series Eschyle Prométheus. Via WikiPaintings.
"Constantine." Available: abas.bigcartel.com
Medieval kids’ doodles on birch bark
Here’s something very special. In the 1950s archeologists made a great discovery near the city of Novgorod, Russia: they dug up hundreds of pieces of birch bark with all sorts of texts written on them. The 915 items are mostly letters, notes and receipts, all written between the 11th and 15th century. Among the more notable scraps is a marriage proposal from a man called Mikita to his beloved Anna: “marry me - I want you and you want me, and the witness to that is Ignat Moiseev” (item 377).
The most special items, however, are the ones shown above, which are from a medieval classroom. In the 13th century, young schoolboys learning to write filled these scraps with alphabets and short texts. Bark was ideal material for writing down things with such a short half-life. Then the pupils got bored and started to doodle, as kids do: crude drawings of individuals with big hands, as well as a figure with a raised sword standing next to a defeated beast (lower image). The last one was drawn by Onfim, who put his name next to the victorious warrior. The snippets provide a delightful and most unusual peek into a 13th-century classroom, with kids learning to read - and getting bored in the process.
More information - On the scraps in general, see here. Here is a full inventory, in Russian. On the excavation, see here and here. More kids’ doodles here and here. Some letters in this Flickr stream. The Leiden scholar Jos Schaeken published a book in Dutch on this material, which can be downloaded for free here (English translation to follow next year).