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archiemcphee:

Louisville, Kentucky-based artist Tom Pfannerstill creates amazing works of art that look like trash, and not just any trash, but actual pieces of litter that he actually found and picked up. For an ongoing series entitled From the Street, Pfannerstill uses the trompe l’oeil technique to paint flat pieces of wood so that they become uncanny likenesses of discarded objects and disposable containers, everything from a smashed boxes of Animal Crackers and Cracker Jack to a beat-up old baseball cap.

"…he starts off by choosing a real piece of trash and traces the outline of the object onto a flat piece of wood. Once his wooden canvas is ready, he fills it in with acrylic paints, in painstaking detail. The two-dimensional painting soon comes to life, looking exactly like a piece of trash it was modeled after."

So why paint depictions of trash? We’re glad you asked. Pfannerstill views each object he finds as something mass-produced that’s become utterly unique as it has been altered by time and exposure to the elements. No two pieces of litter are the same.

“The sparkling clean surfaces are smudged and marked by everyday dirt, grit and grime. No two objects have exactly the same journey.”

Pfannerstill also regards these piece of urban detritus as future artifacts:

“As time inevitably marches on and everything, trash included continues to change, my little pieces ‘from the street’ will become increasingly ‘of a time’. As the popularity of products ebb and flow and certain products disappear altogether as wants, needs and lifestyles change, the will become increasingly esoteric.”

Visit Tom Pfannerstill’s website to check out more of his artwork, including more pieces from his From the Street series.

[via Oddity Central]

eliaes:

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asylum-art:

John Grade: Sculptures and installations

Sculptures and installations by Seattle-based artist John Grade.

This series marks a pivotal transition couched between the larger works and featured new sculpture in wood and resin (example: Core) as well as two in iron, cast at the Kohler facility during Grades installation of Capacitor. For Grade, the human scale pieces are especially important as “they act as fertile ground – allowing time to reflect, experiment and explore alternative directions and sub themes that cannot be hit within the larger works.”

veteasabertu:

Cutting records - David Rinman

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exasperated-viewer-on-air:

Jon Pestoni - Blue and Black Crossing, 2010

oil on canvas on panel

59 3/4” x 47 1/2”

rfmmsd:

Artist & Sculptor:

John Grade

"Capacitor"

"American artist John Grade‘s ‘Capacitor’ is a kinetic sculptural installation that moves in response to weather data collected from the roof of its home at john michael kohler arts center, wisconsin. the artwork — whose coil configuration is influenced by organic and geometric forms found in nature — physically behaves according to accumulated statistics from a mechanized controller, amassing both current outdoor conditions and weather patterns from the past one hundred years. sending the information about change in wind intensity and temperature directly to the sculpture, the interactive art piece moves and changes in luminosity. ‘the whole of the sculpture will appear to be very slowly breathing’, describes john grade. one hundred separate structural components, which make up ‘capacitor’, change in light level, illuminating and dimming when there is a fluctuation in temperature. shifts in the wind are marked by motion as the massive spiral compresses and releases.”

http://www.designboom.com/art/john-grades-capacitor-moves-and-illuminates-with-weather-data/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p4AhVHr5Q8g

fernlets:

"hate breeds hate" = "i am attempting to absolve my guilt as a privileged person by shifting the blame to you, the marginalized person, for your own oppression, and thereby invalidating your anger at having your life controlled by a system that privileged people put in place to disadvantage you in several areas"

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Why are you so angry about JLaw's nudes being leaked? I thought you didn't like her.

Asked by Anonymous

tstarksbitch:

  • i am angry because this is just another example of women being shamed for taking nudes instead of the douchebag who spreads them being shamed for violating someone’s privacy like that
  • i am angry because nobody deserves this, regardless of how i feel about their personality
  • i am angry because this is pure misogyny and shows how women aren’t respected in our culture
  • i am angry because she did not consent to having those pics posted everywhere but they still were
  • i am angry because on the VERY RARE occasion this happens to a male celeb he is not shamed but rather the perpetrator is and it’s forgotten quickly whereas this will haunt jennifer for years and years to come
  • i am angry because this was a sex crime and people are treating it like a joke
  • i am angry because she is being exploited/objectified and some gross dudebros are probably jacking off to those pics 
  • i am angry because people are CONGRATULATING the fucker who did such an atrocious thing to her instead of being appalled 

listen i may not like her personally but the fact remains that as a human being she is entitled to body autonomy and to choose who sees her naked body and who doesn’t