Friday, March 27, 2009

Solid Light Films

Anthony McCall is a British artist who makes what he calls 'solid light' films--explorations of beams of light as they encounter various densities of air particles presented by vapour, smoke, fog, etc.

I've sadly never seen this in action (there's a piece languishing in the SF Moma's permanent collection vaults!) but the description alone is enough to make me swoon! I've always wanted to do this sort of thing with sound...

Friday, March 13, 2009

All the President's Girls

While Annie K. Evans is clearly channeling Elizabeth Peyton in a major way, I can't help but be charmed by her series of paintings of presidents' mistresses. I love the way they're all grouped together on her site, regardless of era or aura of tramp. Who wouldn't fall for some of these lovely ladies? (Or that gent?)

Monday, March 9, 2009

Desktop Fireworks

Still getting to the bottom of how this one works exactly, but a number of examples of this fine new technology (a.k.a. augmented reality) have cropped up recently--could it be the next generation of printed matter?

Desktop Fireworks from Saqoosha on Vimeo.