Monthly Archives: January 2011

Picasso’s ephemeral graffiti

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Light photography

Pablo Picasso by Gjon Mili

Long before it became hip Pablo Picasso was experimenting with light graffiti or light art.  Picasso was captured using a small flashlight in a darkened room at Madoura Pottery by photographer Gjon Mili for LIFE magazine in 1949. The significance of these light drawings is in the way they capture the process of Picasso’s drawing from beginning to end,  the image capturing the instinctive connection between the hand and the creative thought process.

http://www.vpphotogallery.com/photog_mili_picasso.htm

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Collecting the garbage in style

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Artist: C. Finley

C. Finley is a decorative artist who happens to wallpaper garbage bins, rubbish bins or dumpsters, depending on where you are from. Finley sees her work as environmental activism, challenging people’s awareness of rubbish. Urban environments throughout Europe and America have been beautified by her artwork. You can follow her adventures through…

http://wallpapereddumpsters.blogspot.com/

Eco graffiti – Part 1- Moss

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Helping kids in urban environments develope green fingers, prestigious buildings in Britain were turned into graffiti hot spots – albeit with moss!

 

Anna Garforth, is a British artist who works with natural media to create sustainable artworks. Her moss graffiti works are natural masterpieces. Check out her recycled milk containers. You can even try your hand at creating your own moss graffiti!

http://www.crosshatchling.co.uk/

http://www.instructables.com/id/Moss-Graffiti/

Anna’s other accessible art projects include MOSSenger which saw her explore the loss of connection between the urban and natural environment. Transcribing individual lines from a verse in various locations around London over a period of several weeks.

 

Artist: Anna Garforth

http://www.yatzer.com/The-Eco-Graffiti

Currumbin to Coolangatta public art trail

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Documenting all the public art on the Gold Coast has taken a great leap forward. My work with the Gold Coast City Council has me canvasing every nook and cranny of the area between Currumbin and Coolangatta in order to create a complete record of the areas public art works. One of the primary aims is to create the Gold Coast’s first public art trail, which will be the forerunner to other trails around the coast.