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Art Made of Storms

Artist Nathalie Miebach takes weather data from massive storms and turns it into complex sculptures that embody the forces of nature and time. These sculptures then become musical scores for a string quartet to play. (Via TED).

 

“Weather is an amalgam of systems that is inherently invisible to most of us. So I use sculpture and music to make it, not just visible, but also tactile and audible.”

“This piece here is read very differently depending on where you place it. You place it in an art museum, it becomes a sculpture. You place it in a science museum, it becomes a three-dimensional visualization of data. You place it in a music hall, it all of a sudden becomes a musical score. And I really like that, because the viewer is really challenged as to what visual language is part of science versus art versus music.”

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Artists’ Roles, their Greatness, and their Force

“The greater the artist, the greater the doubt. Perfect confidence is granted to the less talented as a consolation prize.

-Robert Hughes

“The role of the artist is to ask questions, not answer them.”

-Anton Chekhov

“It was a miserable machine, an inefficient machine, she thought, the human apparatus for painting or for feeling; it always broke down at the critical moment; heroically, one must force it on.”

-Virginia Woolf

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August 13, 2013 · 9:07 pm

Color, Artists without Art Forms, and Visible Thoughts

“Color is my daylong obsession, joy, and torment.”

Claude Monet

“Like any artist without an art form, she became dangerous.”

Toni Morrison, Sula

“Visible things can be invisible. However, our powers of thought grasp both the visible and the invisible – and I make use of painting to render thoughts visible.”

Rene Magritte

 

 

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Visualization, Going Somewhere New, and Plagarisim

“The man who cannot visualize a horse galloping on a tomato is an idiot.” -Andre Breton

“My favorite thing is to go where I’ve never been.” -Diane Arbus  

“Art is either revolution or plagiarism” -Paul Gauguin

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Nature and Botany Studies

Some “Wordless Wednesday” inspiration in the form of earthworks, botany drawings, and other nature-inspired art…Enjoy!

BotanyIrvingPenn

BotanyTimWalker

Check out my pinterest board here http://pinterest.com/jennabdecker/botany-nature-earthworks/ for more inspiration, as well as more information about the artists/images above (none of the above images belong to me)

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Geometry & Organic Shapes in Architecture

 

Some “Wordless Wednesday” inspiration in the form of beautifully photographed architecture… Enjoy!

Check out my pinterest board here http://pinterest.com/jennabdecker/architecture-interiors-exteriors/, where image photographers/architects/locations/information are cited (none of the above images belong to me…)

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Creativity & Confidence

  “The greater the artist, the greater the doubt.

Perfect confidence is granted to the less talented as a consolation prize”

– Robert Hughes

“…meeting Bandura was really cathartic for me because I realized that this famous scientist had documented and scientifically validated something that we’ve seen happen for the last 30 years. That we could take people who had the fear that they weren’t creative, and we could take them through a series of steps, kind of like a series of small successes, and they turn fear into familiarity, and they surprise themselves. That transformation is amazing.” David Kelley

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