Abernathy and Werner always enjoyed fencing with bushbabies draped on their free-arm. Their foils jostled in a manner wayward-swordfish and their eyebrows twisted to their newton-cradle-rhythm.
Andy Goldsworthy was born in 1956 in Cheshire, England, is an extraordinary, innovative British artist whose collaborations with nature produce uniquely personal and intense artworks. Using a seemingly endless range of natural materials—snow, ice, leaves, bark, rock, clay, stones, feathers petals, twigs—he creates outdoor sculpture that manifests, however fleeting, a sympathetic contact with the natural world. Before they disappear, or as they disappear, Goldsworthy, records his work in suburb color photographs. Goldsworthy deliberately explores the tension of working in the area where he finds his materials, and is undeterred by changes by changes in the weather which may melt a spectacular ice arch or wash away a delicate structure of grasses. The intention is not to “make his mark” on the landscape, but rather to work with it instinctively, so that a delicate scene of bamboo or massive snow rings or a circle of leaves floating in a pool create a new perception and an ever growing understanding of the land.
But an interlude regardless, I’d like to extend appreciation to those I’ve met on here. You wonderful people sharpened and radiant as wickerwind chandeliers. You’re all wonderful bolts of smiles in an otherwise frowning world.
Thanks for existing.
Rick Moody has one of the coolest tattoos possible (in our opinion), because it’s part of Shelley Jackson’s Skin project, a 2095-word story published exclusively in tattoos, one word each on as many willing volunteers, so it can never be read in its proper order, but just exists, pulsing, out in the world at all times. Photo via NY Press.
IT’S ALL IN A ROLL
I can honestly say I didn’t know I would find art in the middle of a toilet paper roll. But there’s no denying this is amazingly intricate business. Parisian Artist & Illustrator, Anatassia Elias is creating these tiny worlds with manicure scissors, a cutter and tweezers - carving paper shapes in the same color as the roll. Notice how she makes use of the natural light to enhance the scenes.
All images © Anastassia Elias
2012 Holi Festival of Colors at Spanish Fork, Utah.