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African Batiks, Textiles, & Yinka Shonibare MBE, Part 2

Part 2: Yinka Shonibare MBE

Instead of me writing what has already been written, please find out more about Yinka Shonibare MBE here: http://www.yinkashonibarembe.com/biography/

Coincidentally, this article was just published today on Huffington Post, check it out: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/01/14/yinka-shonibare_n_4562427.html?utm_hp_ref=arts

 

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African Batiks, Textiles, & Yinka Shonibare MBE, Part 1

Part 1: African batiks and African-inspired textiles

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Art in Motion

“The modern artist… is working and expressing an inner world – in other words – expressing the energy, the motion, and other inner forces.” – Jackson Pollock

“It’s all in how you arrange the thing… the careful balance of the design is the motion.”  – Andrew Wyeth

A collection of paintings, photographs, and a few installations that have a sense of movement:

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Wandering in Silence and Solitude, Pt 2

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Wandering in Silence and Solitude

I’ve started a new category on the blog- “Art by Theme”. Very similar to my “Art by Color” posts, only much more subjective since I will be featuring art that evokes certain feelings, adjectives, nouns, things… I have no idea if the artists who created the work would agree with my chosen themes, but as I said, it’s subjective!

This week’s theme? Silence and Solitude- featuring faceless, silent figures, lonely landscapes, solitary sculptures, etc.

“I have never found a companion that is so companionable as solitude”

Henry David Thoreau

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Sculpture & Installation

The above sculptures/installations are just a few of my favorites (I love their color, texture, and sense of movement!) that are also on my pinterest board http://www.pinterest.com/jennabdecker/installation-3d-street-art/

Related:

Taking Imagination Seriously – (the second-to-last image is a fiber art installation by Janet Echelman, this is a feature I wrote about her back in May)

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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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