art 2D realist

its more than just on a canvas

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ballpointless:

Okay, so this was all the way back at the end of March, but it’s my finished BFA work all together! In the show!

It was a really surreal experience, honestly.  My grandmother’s funeral was the same day as opening night and I wasn’t even sure I was going to go back for it.  Finally, my mom told me I should go up and that my grandmother would have been mad if she knew I’d missed it (not untrue). 

My grandmother was probably my biggest supporter and was always interested in what I was making.  Shortly before the start of my final year of college, she was diagnosed with a terminal bone cancer.  When I did decide that I was going to finish out school rather than stay home with her (mostly because she wouldn’t hear of it), I started this body of work centered on my family. 

It was all for her and she passed away the same day that I completed it.

I was at the show and came to the realization that, had she been alive, she would never had been able to come see this show as she wasn’t even able to get out of bed.  But she could be there with me that night because her soul was free.  She was able to be with me the moment I found out my work won three awards(and probably kept me from falling clean over), and she was among all the friends that surrounded me.  Despite everything that had happened in the days before, there was no way I could have felt anything but joy that night.

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actegratuit:

Relation in Time by Li Tin Lun

Inspired by Marina Abramovic and Ulay’s performance called “The Artist Is Present”, Chinese artist Li Tin Lun created “Relation in Time”, a sculpture that represents the relationship between couples.

“The subjects are the artist and his wife. They were sculptured from layers of computer generated cross-section images. The two figures complete each other. The man’s negative space is filled by the woman’s positive space and vice versa.”

(Source: theinspirationgrid.com)

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anyaderogue:

#tbt The Grand MAS Man #PeterMinshall with his adopted sister, Sherry-Ann Guy (Coehlo) portraying one of his first carnival costume designs “From the land of the Hummingbird” #Carnival1974 #Trinidad “According to him (Minshall), it took “5 weeks, 12 people, 104 feathers, each one made of 150 different pieces of fabric.” The costume was designed to allow its wearer total mobility and was an immediate sensation. It also became a major icon of #TrinidadCarnival.”

 (at Trinidad Carnival)

anyaderogue:

#tbt The Grand MAS Man #PeterMinshall with his adopted sister, Sherry-Ann Guy (Coehlo) portraying one of his first carnival costume designs “From the land of the Hummingbird” #Carnival1974 #Trinidad “According to him (Minshall), it took “5 weeks, 12 people, 104 feathers, each one made of 150 different pieces of fabric.” The costume was designed to allow its wearer total mobility and was an immediate sensation. It also became a major icon of #TrinidadCarnival.”

(at Trinidad Carnival)

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leslieseuffert:

Numen/ For Use For Use used thick transparent sticky tape to create an interactive installation. By stretching, sticking and wrapping thick layers of tape around grounded pillars, beams, trees or whatever standing objects exist in the chosen space Numen/ For Use create a web of tendon tunnels and spaces that can be accessed and crawled through, strong enough to carry human weight. From afar the installation appears like an interwoven structure of bending elastic pipes.

i thought this was spiderweb and i was HORRIFIED

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