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I’m going to NY next week, I think this will have to be on my agenda!

Rozin’s anthropomorphic PomPom Mirror features a synchronized array of 928 spherical faux fur puffs. Organized into a three-dimensional grid of beige and black, the sculpture is controlled by hundreds of motors that build silhouettes of viewers using computer-vision. Along its surface, figures appear as fluffy animal-like representations within the picture plane, which is made permeable by a ‘push-pull’ forward and backward motion of meshed ‘pixels’. Ghostly traces fade and emerge, as the motorized composition hums in unified movement, seemingly alive and breathing as a body of its own.

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A Global Art Project Brings Paintings of Anonymous Figures out of Museums and onto the Streets | Colossal

What a great idea!

While visiting the Louvre last last year, artist and filmmaker Julien de Casabianca was struck by an Ingres painting of a female prisoner tucked unceremoniously into a corner of the museum. He suddenly had an idea: what if he could somehow free her—both figuratively and literally—by reproducin

Source: A Global Art Project Brings Paintings of Anonymous Figures out of Museums and onto the Streets | Colossal

A Global Art Project Brings Paintings of Anonymous Figures out of Museums and onto the Streets

What a great idea!

While visiting the Louvre last last year, artist and filmmaker Julien de Casabianca was struck by an Ingres painting of a female prisoner tucked unceremoniously into a corner of the museum. He suddenly had an idea: what if he could somehow free her—both figuratively and literally—by reproducin

Source: A Global Art Project Brings Paintings of Anonymous Figures out of Museums and onto the Streets

Show in Peterborough a big success

The Kawartha Potters Guild had their annual show at the end of November and it was a huge success.  All the potters’ work was beautiful and sales were up by 20%.  Here is an image of my own display for the show.  Next year is the 20th anniversary and we are hoping to have some surprises for our visitors.

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Toronto Landmark gets recognition

Peter Doig’s Country-Rock (Wing-Mirror) painting sells for $15.5M
Oil landscape depicts odd Toronto landmark as seen from the passenger seat of a car.

Our beloved rainbow painting, was originally painted by Berg Johnson, who was 16 when he first decided to decorate the concrete tunnel that passes underneath a railway line next to the Don Valley Parkway. Originally from Norway, Johnson was inspired by the memory of a friend named Sigrid, who died in a tragic car accident nearby. He often would complain to her that people in Toronto “never looked up”, and following her death, endeavored to do something to “make people smile” (Berg Johnson quoted in: The Toronto Star, 3 November 2012)

Read more about the painting that Peter Doig has recently sold at Sotheby’s website and at the CBC site for a video about it.

Art or Craft?

In this informative video, it is cleverly illustrated what the difference is between Art and Craft.  Apparently it all started in 1550.  But don’t let me spoil it for you!  Watch the video.

However, it is a debate that has gone on for hundreds of years.