Saturday, March 19, 2011

Beaches in Watercolor

Love the simplicity of these watercolor paintings with beach scenes.

Via Illustration Served.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

For Japan

Pray for Japan
This image inspiration installation is art inspired and displayed for Japan. Pray for Japan and donate if you can.

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Saturday, March 12, 2011

Painted Trees of Colorado

I've featured the rainbow warrior and now here is an artist with a truly unique subject: Curtis Killorn paints trees - dead trees - in all the colors of the rainbow.

I paint dead trees in bright colors in the mountains of Colorado as public art. These trees have been featured in many local and regional newspapers and magazines and have really taken on a life of their own. I am now receiving requests from the community to provide my work on their properties.

Via Dark Roasted Blend.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Postcards from Google Earth

The surreal art of Clement Vala captured in screenshots straight from Google Earth. Zooming into Google Earth at just the right angle and it looks like these bridges are melting right into the world itself. Almost Salvador Dali-esque. Send a postcard.

The images are screenshots from Google Earth with basic color adjustments and cropping. I am collecting these new typologies as a means of conservation--as Google Earth improves its 3D models, its terrain, and its satellite imagery, these strange, surrealist depictions of our built environment and its relation to the natural landscape will disappear in favor of better illusionistic imagery. However, I think these strange mappings of the 2-dimensional and the 3-dimensional provide us with fabulous forms that are purely the result of algorithmic processes and not of human aesthetic decision making. They are artifacts worth preserving.

Via Gizmodo.