Using bacteria, ants, and scents in the making of art

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I happened upon this interesting video about Anicka Yi, who was the winner of the 2016 Hugo Boss Prize. In this clip, she discusses the materials in her installations – in this case, three different art works where she has used cultivated bacteria, ant colonies, and a custom scent. One comment that stood out as […]

Images from South Sudan and Piet Mondrian

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The New York Times recently had a photo feature by Canadian documentary photographer Sara Hylton with pictures from Juba, in South Sudan. This picture of basketball players (below left) caught my attention for a couple reasons: #1, I’m a big fan of the sport of basketball, but more importantly, #2, it reminds me of Piet […]

Patricia Urquiola: bursting at the seams with thoughts and memories

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I received a press release from the Philadelphia Museum of Art with information about events at the museum, including the current shows. One of the shows, “Patricia Urquiola: Between Craft and Industry,” caught my attention and mentioned that this is the first solo exhibition in the U.S. devoted to the work of this internationally acclaimed […]

Africa on the sidewalk

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If you’ve seen any of my other posts tagged with the phrase “sidewalk art,” you’ll know that I have a tendency to see imaginary and visually-related things on the sidewalks of my town, Glen Ridge, NJ. The other day was no exception, as I was walking my dogs (which is typically when I notice these […]

Lego Waterfall at the Lego House in Billund, Denmark

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The Lego toy company has its headquarters in Billund, Denmark, and this past September they opened a new attraction: Lego House, a 130,000 square foot building in the center of town. There is public access all over and across the house using stairs and terraces, and includes play zones, exhibits, a café, a restaurant and […]