Inspired by the human activity surrounding the rock outcroppings that serve as his canvas, Sudeith uses transportation motifs to explore his primary subjects: food, energy, and scientific exploration.
Predator Drone from TBD1′s Flickr set
This Mario Rug in the style of Super Mario Brother 3 shows Mario riding a white horse.
The horseman is the original figurative image found in carpets. Horsemen are found in the wolrd’s oldest carpet, the Pazyrik, from the 5th century BC. This ancient image, the horsemen, coupled with an icon of digital culture, Mario, is beautiful.
This rug is on loan to an exhibition at The Miami University Art Museum. The exhibition will feature approximately 70 war rugs that warrug.com is honored to have lent to the museum. More exhibition information, including dates for symposium and gallery talk by Kevin Sudeith, here
Note: This is a tribal rug, reflecting one weavers artistic vision. This rug was selected, with 25-30 others, from a collection of traditional design Afghan Baluchi rugs from Herat and Farah. All the other rugs were of traditional designs bearing no war motifs or western images.
More rugs here.
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The combination of the traditional and the contemporary is critical to innovation in the arts. This combination juices any art: literature, painting, architecture, and of course, carpets. NYC has an excellent example of this important combination in the new Hearst Building.
NEW YORK architecture has suffered a lot in recent years. The brief optimism born of a public rebellion against early proposals for ground zero has long since given in to cynicism. Since then it has often seemed that fear and melancholy have swamped our creative confidence.
Norman Foster’s new Hearst Tower arrives just in time, slamming through the malaise like a hammer. Crisscrossed by a grid of bold steel cross-braces, its chiseled glass form rises with blunt force from the core of the old 1928 Hearst Building on Eighth Avenue, at 57th Street. Past and present don’t fit seamlessly together here; they collide with ferocious energy.
Image from cantorseinuk.com
New York City needs more of this kind of thing.
The folks at Cellar.org hit a home run April 5, 2006.
Thanks to John for introducing us to so many interesting things like the Cellar.
And more cool tech:
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