Saturday, August 04, 2012

write on sandbank

 Great old type

Beware of men who cry. It's true that men who cry are sensitive to and in touch with feelings, but the only feelings they tend to be sensitive to and in touch with are their own. Nora Ephron 

The theme today (yeah, believe it or not, there IS one!) is re-use of ordinary objects and amassing them into art.  Repetition, rhythm, texture and color in all, not to mention interest!  
 The cavalcade of art projects surrounding the 2012 Summer Olympics in London continues today with the completion of this enormous book maze designed and built by Brazilian artists Marcos Saboya and Gualter Pupo (and over fifty volunteers) at Southbank CentreEntitled aMAZEme, the stacked and twisting labyrinth based on a fingerprint belonging to writer Jorge Luis Borges was built using 250,000 remaindered, used and new books, most of which are on loan from Oxfam and will be returned after the exhibit. The piece covers over 500 square metres, with sections standing up to 2.5 metres high

 Designer Garth Britzman of Lincoln, Nebraska used recycled bottles filled with colored water to create stunning topographical shade canopy for a vehicle. I love how the natural shape of the plastic bottles makes the pooled water look like leaves.

Umbrella installation: installation of umbrellas was recently spotted in Águeda, Portugal by photographer Patrícia Almeida. Almost nothing is known about the artist behind the project or its significance, but it’s impossible to deny the joy caused by taking a stroll in the shadowy rainbow created by hundreds of parasols suspended over this public walkway.
A cool re-use of cut off wine bottles. 
Graduated bottle colors hanging from pieces of an old wine barrel with lights suspended inside form a great chandelier-  especially if you're decorating a winery.  Notice simpler version in the background.

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