jeudi 26 juin 2014

Corrie White " Liquid Drop art"

Découvrir l'univers fantastique de Corrie White

"...I have a passion for water drop photography! A macro art form where you can mold a figure made of liquids, and where each one is totally unique. This type of photography lets you experience what is usually invisible to the human eye.
I was born in The Netherlands and currently make my home near London, Ontario in Canada. Photography has been an interest of mine from an early age and macro photography has always had a special appeal for me. I am basically self-taught and learned water drop photography from some tutorials online. A lot of my water drops posted here were done manually with a medicine dropper and a good sense of timing. The more complex forms are now done by using Mumford's Time Machine and the Drip Kit which allow me to create some very unique and fascinating figures. The colours I use come from food dyes and various flash gels. The forms of the water and milk shapes are pure and unedited.
I have made some discoveries in water drop photography, one of them being the unique three drop splash as in "Tiny Dancer". Another is multiple exposures in water drops. This is where the drops are falling in the same area but while I am panning the camera, I can get more than one splash in the same frame, such as my "Liquid Flowers". I pushed the drip kit to the limits by creating a splash with a bubble-type base caused by an extra large drop as in "Suspended". I have combined soap film and water drops simultaneously as well as the water drop/liquid flow combo as you see in "Coral Sea Dreaming". One method I started using was to color white milk splashes using colored gels on the flash guns which made some very colorful forms. I'm always looking for the unique and trying to come up with something that has never been done before..."

mardi 10 juin 2014

Bennett Bean "ceramics"

Un magnifique coup de cœur !

"...Bean was influenced in the late 1970s by Near Eastern decorative arts and the use of flat pattern.  He was also inspired by the concept of space in all senses; this is evident in Theo Anderson's photo essay of Bean in his space.  He was influenced further by Larry Poons' color field paintings.  Bean says this was a period of "intense experimentation, euphoria and terror".
In the 1980s gold leaf is introduced into his ceramic works.  It was during this time that the curators, Dzintra Kalnins and Peggy Whitney Hobbs discovered his work in Clinton, New Jersey, and noticed his Lehigh connection as the nephew of Mary Archer Eppes, wife of the late Professor of Engineering, Jimmy Eppes.  Bean was beginning his Wing series and the dramatic Double and Triple series.  In 1995 the Drunken Lilly (footed) vessel series began, followed in the new century with his DNA and Ghost series, and currently the Memory series. Curiosity continues for him as "…one of the most essential characteristics"

Bean’s work is included in permanent collections of numerous institutions, such as the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York City; the Cincinnati Art Museum, Cincinnati; the Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee; The Newark Museum, Newark, New Jersey;  the Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh; the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; and the Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto, Canada..."

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