Mourning Cloak -2006 Robert & Shana ParkeHarrison
Mourning Cloak is a name of the Nymphalis Antiopa, a butterfly with a three and a half inch wingspan that lives in hardwood forests and has an impressive lifespan of 11-12 months.
Imran Qureshi is a fantastic installation artist and was Deutsche Bank’s Artist of the Year for 2013, but I’m still fascinated by his works on paper.
"Yes, these forms stem from violence," he said in an interview in 2011, "they are mingled with the color of blood, and at the same time this is where a dialogue with life, with new beginnings starts."
Spanish designers El Ultimo Grito will exhibit a collection of blown-glass architectural models at the Aram Gallery in London later this month. Called Imaginary Architectures, the objects feature tubes, funnels and steps to each represent a different building typology, including a hotel, car park and theatre.http://www.dezeen.com/2010/03/10/imaginary-architectures-by-el-ultimo-grito/With thanks to http://u1u11.tumblr.com/
I am in an auditorium with a voice washing through me, aware of the audience next to me absorbing it. All I can think is, “I am drowning with a stick of dynamite in my mouth.” Eventually, I return to Kepler’s ellipse and the confusion of geometry, but I’m still haunted by confusing the lights pouring down for water and the lecturer’s face being pulled by two focal points. One of the questioners loosely asked how studying historical astrology and the drawings proposed of how the planets orbit relate to the lecturer’s poetry. Sometimes it seems that academic art and poetry that is more concerned with processing theory resides in entirely different dimension from the art commissioned by the church in the previous millennium, but perhaps it’s just degrees of evolution. Another asked how Plato’s mystical plane influenced the later work. Afterwards one of my teachers asks me if I could connect to the lecture purely because of the images screened on the wall.