This article is pretty weird but quite unique so I had to share it.
Many years ago British artist Marc Quinn started an art project where he created cast self-portraits using his own frozen blood. On one hand, it’s incredibly creepy and unsettling. But on the other, how many artists’ can turn to their creations during a medical emergency?
Starting as far back as 1991, Marc has been creating these self-portraits every five years or so, with each one requiring about four and a half liters of blood extracted over a five-month period. And while it might sound like a macabre medium to work with, crafting in blood is far cheaper than making a copy of your masterpiece with an inkjet printer.
A pretty neat post by My Modern Metropolis that I had to share. This is pretty awesome!
Glasgow-based artist Jim Lambie can transform any space into a visual delight with his geometric tape designs. Using everyday vinyl tape, he creates angles and lines of contrasting colors that suggest movement and optical illusions. He can convert a once empty and quiet room into a space filled with energy. As viewers enter a converted space, they instantly have a visual interaction with the artwork.
The labor-intenstive installations take up to several weeks to complete. When speaking about his work, Lambie says, “Is the room expanding or contracting? Covering an object somehow evaporates the hard edge off the thing, and pulls you towards more of a dreamscape.”
As a former musician, the artist draws on musical references as inspiration. Often, the titles of his pieces refer to iconic bands or songs, including The Doors, Morrison Hotel (2005), and Careless Whisper (2009). The pieces depend on the architecture of the space, and thus are unique and fleeting installations that cannot be exactly reproduced anywhere else.
Jim Lambie’s website
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My coworker decided to go on vacation this weekend so, he left work Wednesday afternoon. Another coworker and I decided to make a small replica of his family and put it on his desk for when he came back. I took him and his wife and my coworker took the two children. I will take a picture of the whole “family” on his desk tomorrow so you can see how the kids turned out also. This will be a step by step to show you how to make your own. These make some cute gifts because people are always amused by them. You can pick them up at almost any craft store for about $3 a piece. Enjoy!
Things You Will Need:
Picture of your victim(s)
Pop of the head and paint both pieces the same color (I chose peach). I recommend you paint 3 or more layers on just to make sure it is even.
Once the “skin” is dry go ahead and start on the hair. This one will take a while to dry because you will want to use a lot of paint to get the strokes that resemble hair. Once you finish with these, set them off to the side.
Pick a color that the person you’re replicating wears frequently and paint on some shirts. I’ve never seen my coworker’s wife in person so I’m guessing here. I saw a picture of her wearing a red or pink shirt so I am going to go with pink. And my coworker always wears a blue Polo.
When the shirt dries you can add some details and touch up anything that may need it. Make sure you add faces to the heads. They will look pretty funny without them…
And Voila! You have a recreation of your people! Aren’t they just the cutest? Don’t ask me why they aren’t wearing pants. I’m not 100% positive why I decided to just go with the shirts but I was shooting for a cartoony look and if you think about it, most old school cartoon characters only wear shirts. It is appropriate.
Here’s the whole “Blank” family 🙂
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Saw this on my way home today. Beautiful rainbow!
And this is what I’ve been doing all weekend that I haven’t been posting…. watching two long-time friends marry each other. i can’t believe they are actually married.
*This is the 2nd of 4 weddings I am in this year. You will see some more around August and November.
The bridal party (girls)
Do you think she’s dreaming about it?
Cherie and her sister. Yeah, hard to believe they are even related lol!
Cherie, Healther and little Ana
Ring bear and flower girl
We’ve been friends since elementary school.
The lovely married couple <;3[/captio