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Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Picasso work influences architecture

HOUSE•THE BATHER
Architect: Durbach Block Jaggers
According to the architects, the plan for Holman House references a painting by Picasso entitled, The Bather
From the architect's website: "It contains a  complex series of fluid living spaces set within a meandering perimeter that arcs, folds and stretches in response to sun, landscape and views."
Picasso would be flattered.




For more information:

Earth is Alive!

SHE'S ALIVE!
Created by filmmaker, Vivek Chauhan, together with naturalists working with the Sanctuary Asia network (www.sanctuaryasia.com) - "She's Alive... Beautiful... Finite... Hurting... Worth Dying for".
Sanctuaryasia website
bittusahgal's channel, YouTube

Thursday, July 21, 2011

BAM! First Prize

BAM! - WINS VENICE CITYVISION COMPETITION 2011
First prize awarded to Alberto Bottero, Simona Della Rocca and Valeria Bruni.
Photograph: BAM! Studio
For more information:
Cityvision Competition
BAM Studio

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Climate Change

A SCIENTIST DETAILS CLIMATE CHANGE
-in a room filled with skeptics
Dr. Stephen Schneider passed away a year ago, but his legacy lives on in this video. Science is based on evidence, not belief - and Dr. Schneider runs through each question from the audience, presenting the evidence of climate change.
More about Dr. Stephen Schneider

Monday, July 18, 2011

Union of Concerned Scientists

UNION OF CONCERNED SCIENTISTS
From the UCS website:
The Union of Concerned Scientists is the leading science-based nonprofit working for a healthy environment and a safer world. UCS combines independent scientific research and citizen action to develop innovative, practical solutions and to secure responsible changes in government policy, corporate practices, and consumer choices.
What began as a collaboration between students and faculty members at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1969 is now an alliance of more than 250,000 citizens and scientists. UCS members are people from all walks of life: parents and businesspeople, biologists and physicists, teachers and students. Our achievements over the decades show that thoughtful action based on the best available science can help safeguard our future and the future of our planet

One Day On Earth

ONE DAY ON EARTH

Friday, July 8, 2011

Artist, Liu Bolin

AN INVISIBLE PRESENCE
*Dragon Series Panel 1 of 9, 2010
The cuttlefish is a strange creature. It can shape-shift into almost anything.  Color, shape, texture are no match for its remarkable abilities. It can, while camouflaged, hide from predators or lash out with lightening speed to catch prey. It is also considered among the brainiest animals in the ocean.
*Dragon Series Panel 3 of 9, 2010
*Dragon Series Panel 6 of 9, 201
Artist, Liu Bolin, has an uncanny ability to place himself into significant locations where, like the cuttlefish, he blends into the background. Solemnly standing and almost fully camouflaged, he appears as a sentinel - guarding his privacy or with a nod to cleverness, his freedom. I think of childhood fantasies of invisibility, quietly sitting off to the side in a room filled with friends, wondering if they will discuss my lack of athleticism or some other personal blemish.
According to a press release from Eli Klein Fine Art, Mr. Bolin incorporates political protest into his artwork, stating that in the artist's, "Hiding in the City" series, Lee Bolin, "...was inspired by the Chinese government's demolition of the Suo Jiacun Artist Village in Beijing in 2006. He drew attention to great landmarks in China, both old and modern, while highlighting the lack of recognition which was paid to the citizens who built them."
Physically, the artist symbolizes the people of China who have had to adapt to forced governmental changes - hiding, to protect themselves from harm.
Artists stand apart as observers of society - the truthsayers. They see beneath the surface of things and behind all that denies authenticity. Like a cuttlefish, Mr. Bolin's message, although hidden in an "invisible" image of the artist painted in situ, stands ready to pounce upon those who stand in the way of truth.
*Hiding in the City No. 89- Forbidden City, 2010








Liu Bolin was born in Shandong Province, 1973. He has a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Shandong College of Arts and a Master of Fine Arts from the Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing. Other series include, the Dragon Series, Hidden in Italy, Hiding in the City, and more recently, Hiding in New York. For more information about the artist, please visit:
Liu Bolin on Facebook
*All photographs, Liu Bolin and Eli Klein Fine Arts 
*Hiding in the City No. 91- Great Wall, 2010
*Hiding in the City No. 94- In the Woods, 2010
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