Everlasting Sigh

Everlasting Sigh is a song by Moses Sumney. It is very melodic with up tempo and rhythmic percussion. It’s album cover does a perfect job of matching what we hear with what is seen in it. There is a lot of layering sort of perpetuating the idea of fullness of sound in the song itself…

Sustainable Coffee Packing Installation

This pice is a sprawling colorful and richly textured installation done by Lisa Hoke for Lavazza’s headquarters in Italy. They are an Italian coffee company dedicated to sustainability. So Lisa was able to use nearly all the materials they use in their packaging plant in whatever quantity she needed to make this installation. I think…

Hotel 22

Hotel 22 is a fantastic Short film directed by Elizabeth Lo, who’s made other wonderful short documentaries. It about a 24 hour bus route in Silicon Valley,  line 22, that functions a sort of homeless shelter at night. She has two sentences on one slide at the end of the film that addresses what we watched….

Examples of how to conceptualize data

I think a Conceptual artists that somewhat translates data into art is Felix Gonzalez-Torres. In this Untitled (portrait of ross work he translates his late partners body weight, 175 pounds, into a pile of candy in a corner. Museum goers can take from the pile but more needs to always be added to keep the…

Deathly hallows

The deathly hallows animation in Harry Potter isn’t a simple animation at all, but it has a lot of elements that I love. First off harry potter is adapted from a book, and the sound to this particular scene is eliminated except for the narration that feels like someone reading an excerpt from the film…

Subtle Variations

I think Barbra Takenaga’s new body of work really speaks to the power of composition in generating different emotional responses. There are a lot of similar strokes and forms and colors arranged differently, and each creates its own unique landscape. There is great ambiguity with what the forms in her paintings recollect, but i think…

Vignelli’s New York

Like Julie, I too searched up famous graphic designers, and ended up loving the designs of Massimo Vignelli and Lella Vignelli. I too found the scope of his work astounding, but it fits in line with his philosophy, “If you can design one thing, you can design everything.” The design of theirs that stands out…

Organic Forms

This sculpture is called Oval Sculpture (no. 2) and this was cast in 1958 by Barbra Hepworth. A theme that seems to stretch through most of her work is this “organic form with an exterior of a curved form and an interior that combines hard edges and the curves of the exterior. I have yet…

Rocket Man Animation

The way I stumbled upon the music video to Elton John’s “Rocket Man” was pretty unusual. I was reading the illustrated man, a collection of short stories written by Ray Bradbury, and one was titled Rocket Man. It a really somber story about a father who is rockets into space and leaves his family for…