The Arabesque

I picture a dancer in arabesque, poised gracefully on the tip of one toe, her other leg straight behind her at 90 degrees, one hand back and one artistically stretched forward — the embodiment of grace in classic ballet. The name arabesque applied to the flowing...
Dumpster Diving: Organized

Dumpster Diving: Organized

I think I have mentioned before that I am often teased about my penchant for over-organizing things. So when I came across an article about Kevin Harman and his “Skip” projects, I was immediately drawn in. I think there is a mandala-like quality to this...
Spring Burning

Spring Burning

In the Midwest it’s the season for burning. In the parks, the prairies are burned to help manage weeds, restore nutrients, and lead to more more desirable plant growth. I was participating in a restoration workday, hauling brush and playing with fire. Maybe...
Lacy Paper Dreams

Lacy Paper Dreams

Another Black Dress With Its Own History Eugenia Zoloto is a Unkranian artist who creates fantastical, intricate cut paper artwork. She uses an X-acto knife to meticulously cut out images that draw you into a fairy tale world. Handmade frames for my paper works Every...
A Gothic Twist

A Gothic Twist

Nautilus (scale model), 2011 laser-cut stainless steel It was hard to choose what to feature from the prolific portfolio of Wim Delvoye. Start with his website home, a techie, video-game-like interface that is great fun to explore. Dive into the site and one project...