Graffiti Art on Wine Cases

MyFINBEC is an collaborative art project that gathers street artists from Europe every year. The artists each paint on wooden wine cases stacked on top of each other, the paintings will be used as the labels as well as the package designs.

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Below is the video of the project in 2012 showing the stages of the event. It is pretty fascinating and inspiring to see the various possibilities created by the artists making use of sprays and other tools (brushes, threads etc.).


My Close Pin

As the semester ends, I think this giant clothespin sculpture is very appropriate because it is the “close pin” of my posts.  It was created by Turkish artist Mehmet Ali Uysal and works on the illusion that the clothespin is actually pinching the ground.  As artists, often times we have to put on an illusion to make things seem magical and wondrous for the audience.  As artists, we must make people use their imagination.  The medium through which we do this could be anything.  It could be through an imaginary street sign, a video, or a piece of clothing. It could just be some wood and metal around some dirt like in this post.  Art can be anything.

As we’ve learned this semester in Arts, Design and Digital Culture, it’s the thought that counts 🙂image (1)image

The colors in famous paintings

Hi everyone,

Here is a link with the color palates of world-famous paintings. Six major colors of each paintings are being extracted, and are shown in web-safe color patches.

The color reference charts create a minimal sensation and one can have a more intuitive approach, different from that looking at the original painting. It is also a pretty useful reference for web designing.



When working on the public intervention project, we had to make decisions about filming and the best way to document our performance. Below is a clip from the movie Pina, a retrospective and tribute to the choreographer of the Tanztheater Wuppertal, Pina Bausch. I think it provides a great example of how to document performance, specifically dance. Also, I really recommend watching the whole movie!


Hybrid Solitary … Semi-Social Quintet … on Cosmic Webs …

This is a work by Tomas Saraceno, one of my favorite artists. One of his recent installations consists of spiders and their webs in suspended glass boxes. Part of the goal of his project is to create a “sound installation which renders spiderwebs into musical instruments through the use of ultra low frequencies in order to probe.” Conceptually this reminds me a lot of the work of Maximilian Lawrence (visiting artist), whose work with bees also related to display and sound. Below is a link to the work, a video that includes the translated sounds, and an interview with Saraceno.