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Urban Tetris by Mariyan Atanasov Imagines Bulgarian Architecture as the Classic Video Game

October 24, 2019

Laura Staugaitis

…ture seem to float down, ready to slot into the stack in the same mode as the classic 80’s video game created by Soviet Russian software engineer Alexey Pajitnov. Atanasov is based in Paris, Texas and shares his photography and design projects on Behance and Instagram, including many other minimalist architectural studies from around Europe. (via Trendland)…

 

 



Art

Meteorological Data Visualized as Mixed Media Sculptures by Nathalie Miebach

May 26, 2019

Andrew LaSane

…o shows opening this fall, at the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft in Texas and the Cedarhurst Center for the Arts in Mt. Vernon, Illinois. Her work will also be exhibited as a part of group shows at Ruth Funk Center for Textile Arts at Florida Institute of Technology, at New Media Gallery in Vancouver, and at Fuller Craft Museum in Brockton, Massachusetts. Follow the artist on Instagram to see more of her sculptural work and for more details…

 

 



Craft Design

An Award-Winning Sand Sculpture by Damon Langlois Captures a Crumbling Abraham Lincoln

May 17, 2019

Kate Sierzputowski

All images via Damon Langlois Since 1997, Texas SandFest has attracted thousands of visitors to Port Aransas on Mustang Island. For the 2019 iteration, the three-day-festival awarded British Columbia-based Master Solo competitor Damon Langlois first place for his illusionistic work Liberty Crumbling. The piece portrays Abraham Lincoln in the likeness of the 1920 marble statue in the Lincoln Memorial. However, this one is cracking at its foundatio…

 

 



Photography

Winners and Honorable Mentions of the 2018 National Geographic Photography Competition

December 11, 2018

Andrew LaSane

…om a supercell thunderstorm in Ralls, Texas. The dry, plowed fields of the Texas Panhandle made easy prey for the storm, which had winds over 90 miles an hour ripping up the topsoil and depositing it farther south. I was forecasting and positioning a team of videographers and photographers on a storm chase in Tornado Alley—this was our last day of a very successful chase, having witnessed 16 tornadoes over 10 days. The target area for a storm init…

 

 



Art

Domestic Sculptures Formed With Wood Grown at the United States and Mexico Border by Hugh Hayden

September 20, 2018

Kate Sierzputowski

…ctices upheld at our nation’s border. Eastern Red Cedar, a wood from Texas with a pinkish interior, composes The Jones Part 3, a fence covered in branches which reach out at the audience from its vertical slats. “Texas Ebony,” a dark wood that grows at the border, composes another sculpture, while the weed-like Mesquite forms a kitchen table and chairs titled America. Hayden currently lives and works in New York City. Border Stat…

 

 



Animation

Bursts of Dazzling Shapes Create Technicolor Orbits in GIFs by Marcus Martinez

August 31, 2018

Kate Sierzputowski

“Dizzy,” all GIFs courtesy of Marcus Martinez Texas-based motion designer Marcus Martinez creates rainbow-hued GIFs against solid back backgrounds, producing animated elements that explode, twist, and sizzle with extraordinary color. He started his own tumblr around four years ago after admiring the works of Admiral Potato, Angular Geometry, PI-Slices, and in that time period has amassed over 45,000 followers. Although each aspect of…

 

 



Photography

Toy Stories: Portraits of Children and their Toys Around the World

June 21, 2018

Laura Staugaitis

…; Morocco Alessia Pellegrini, age 5 – Castiglion Fiorentino, Italy Virginia May Salisbury, age 5 – American Fork, Utah Radhika Vachani, age 6 – Mumbai, India Noel Hawthorne, age 5 – South Dallas, Texas Abel Sientes Armas, age 4 – Nopaltepec, Mexico Naya Gutierrez, age 3 – Managua, Nicaragua Arafa and Aisha Saleh Aman, age 4 – Bububu, Zanzibar Ralf Mazulis – age 4 – Riga, Latvia…