Here’s a roundup of the most colorful art, products, websites and such that I’ve come across in the last week.
My earliest memories of making art involve the use of wax crayons. I can still remember the pleasure of opening a new box of crayons: the distinct smell of the wax, the beautifully colored tips, everything still perfect and unused. Using the first crayon from a new box always gave me a slight pain. Through a novel technique that I have developed, I again find myself working with the familiar form of the crayon.
Because of the three-dimensional nature of the crayons, the individual surface images appear to change form as one moves about the gallery space. The images completely disappear when viewed from close up, allowing one to read the horizontally sequenced crayon text and to take in the beautifully colored crayon tips -- all the while being reminded of that first box of crayons.
This new body of work is composed of hundreds of diffrently colored crayons arranged by toneal value in the frame to produce beautiful photo-real images.
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Both hanging and free standing, these neon lamps are made by stacking individual hand bent neon components atop each other. in building a structure in this manner, through individual layers and cross sections, i am able to explore and produce illuminated forms, both simple and complex.
I saw this photo over at our friend Shape + Colour. It was originally spotted at Design You Trust™, but other than that, not much is known about it. From lookin at it, it is probably safe to say it is from India possibly from the colorful 'Holi' Festival, as pointed out by commentors on Shape + Colour.
Google PowerMeter, now in prototype, will receive information from utility smart meters and energy management devices and provide anyone who signs up access to her home electricity consumption right on her iGoogle homepage. The graph below shows how someone could use this information to figure out how much energy is used by different household activities.
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