Friday, August 31, 2012

Tree Shaping

The practice of training living trees and other woody plants into artistic shapes and useful structures is variously known as Pooktre, arborsculpture, tree training, tree shaping and by several alternative names.

Artist Peter Cook seated in his living garden chair grown via the Pooktre method..

Thursday, August 30, 2012


The Troll: 12 Foot Tall Sculpture Built With Completely Non Toxic Materials

The Troll is a huge 12 foot sculpture built by Kim Graham and volunteers. The entire sculpture is built with non-toxic materials and was completed in 2006.

For the months of August and September 2006 he was shown at the Vidya Gallery, 619 Western Ave. #22, Seattle WA, 98104. After that, several of the volunteers took him around to the local fairs and markets as a photo-op to get some exposure. They are hoping to find a more permanent home for him.

Monday, August 27, 2012

Eyes Of Nature - Incredibly Close-Up Animal Cornea.

Papaya Art

Enough of Watermelon Art, Here come Papaya Art..!!

The Magic Realism of Rob Gonsalves

Canadian painter Rob Gonsalves surrealistic paintings portrays two seemingly different realistic scenes magically merging into one. As a result, the term "Magic Realism" describes his work accurately.

During his childhood, Gonsalves developed an interest in drawing from imagination using various media. By the age of twelve, his awareness of architecture grew as he learned perspective techniques and he began to create his first paintings and renderings of imagined buildings. 

After an introduction to artists Dalí and Tanguy, Gonsalves began his first surrealist paintings. The "Magic Realism" approach of Magritte along with the precise perspective illusions of Escher came to be influences in his future work.

In his post college years, Gonsalves worked full time as an architect, also painting trompe-l'œil murals and theater sets. After an enthusiastic response in 1990 at the Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition, Gonsalves devoted himself to painting full time.

Although Gonsalves' work is often categorized as surrealistic, it differs because the images are deliberately planned and result from conscious thought. Ideas are largely generated by the external world and involve recognizable human activities, using carefully planned illusionist devices. Gonsalves injects a sense of magic into realistic scenes. 

He spends a notable amount of time planning each piece in order to make the transitions flawless and usually finishes about four paintings each year.

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Leave Office On Time


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