I created this photograph for the Kids Gallery of the Connecticut Science Center in Hartford. It shows 117 objects balancing on a single Lego block. No adhesives, glue or hidden supports were used. The stability of this improbable pile of objects is helped by positioning the center of gravity of each horizontal section directly above the Lego block and by lowering the center of gravity of the entire structure as much as possible through the use of hanging objects.
The process involved about a week of trial and error, with many, many crashes along the way. After settling on a design for the lower half of the structure, I worked on the horizontal segments separately, adding them to the stack with temporary supports in place. This allowed me to swap out different objects and shift them around until all the parts were in balance. I then removed the supports and took this photograph. The stack remained up until I decided to knock it down (captured on video!)
I have to post this. It’s just awesome. The End.
Via Shape+Colour tumblr.
At first, I assumed this was an advertisement for either ladders or dusters. That’s how deeply cynical I’ve become. Turns out it’s quite lovely – The stuffed bighorn sheep get a dusting at Cabela’s, the “World’s Foremost Outfitters” in Sidney, NE. So it is kind of an ad, but not. I took a little sniff around a bunch of Joel Sartore‘s photos after peeping that one – such beautiful work. If you want a nice skim through, head straight to the greatest hits gallery.
I saw a bunch of stuff on my recent vacation, and Kata Tjuta is just one. Enjoy!
This rock is in Australia. And that is where I am.
PS: If you ever get a chance to go to Uluru, go.
This is what I love about the internet. I had never heard of Sister Corita (have I ever mentioned I grew up on a sheep farm in NSW, Australia? baa!), yet spent some time during lunch reading about her and seeing some of her fab work. I want to see this doco. The above is an excerpt from the Short Documentary “Become a Microscope – 90 Statements on Sister Corita”, directed by Aaron Rose of Beautiful Losers fame. (Don’t know Beautiful Losers? That can be your journey of discovery this afternoon.)
Synopsis: (lifted from the flickr set from the opening of a retrospective of her work titled Passion For the Possible: The Work of Sister Corita
Sister Corita (1918-1986) was a teacher, political activist and possibly one of the most innovative and unusual pop artists of the 1960’s. She was also a Catholic nun. Become A Microscope is a 20-minute art/documentary film celebrating the life, work, and teachings of this incredible artist. The film was shot on location on the campus of Immaculate Heart in Los Angeles, the same place where most of the film’s story happened. It serves as a living, breathing document of the inspiration she spread to so many people throughout her life…and as the title suggests, the importance of looking at the world “small pieces at a time”. Through the use of interviews with those who knew her, we tell Corita’s story in an abstract way. Using archival images from the Corita archive along with visual effects created specifically for the project by some of the most talented animators working today, we have created a colorful visual montage. The film reveals itself as a living, moving, graphic and musical artwork.
For more on Passion For the Possible: The Work of Sister Corita go to CHUMPCHAMPION.com.
A little stop motion from Tomas Mankovsky to watch with your breakfast. Some “making of” stuff here.
Gwon Osang’s got some serious photo sculpture chops going on. He uses hundreds of photographs of his subjects to create his final pieces. Which, as you can see, are 3D awesomesauce.
Via a corblimey tweet