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HeARTbeat: Suzanne Tick’s Recycled Weavings

Suzanne Tick’s weavings are made from discarded materials. At first sight, Suzanne Tick‘s weavings might leave you questioning what exactly it is you are looking at. There is an inherent balance and loveliness to her work, though the material reveals itself slowly. The ethereal quality of thin metal doesn’t immediately give […]

HeARTbeat: #walkingtoworktoday Project by Michael Surtees

Stop and take a snapshot of the roses the next time you #walktowork. Perhaps, dear reader, you’re wondering what the deal is with that # in the title. A late night writing mishap that slipped past the editors? Hardly. It’s part of the curious language of  Twitter, like a compound […]

heARTbeat: Rankin’s Eyescapes Dizzy & Dazzle Us

Column“There is a road from the eye to heart that does not go through the intellect.” – G.K. Chesterton Something happens when we look into one another’s eyes. We all experience it. Sometimes it’s a sense of connection, perhaps even aversion, but usually we recognize ourselves in someone else’s eyes. Rankin, […]

heARTbeat: Kirsty Mitchell’s Inspired Wonderland Series

Column“Begin at the beginning and go on till you come to the end: then stop.” -The King from Alice in Wonderland What inspires you?  The drape of a fabric?  A stone washed smooth by decades in a stream? The look in your child’s eyes that is pure love? Well, for […]

heARTbeat: Nina Boesch’s MetroCard Collages

ColumnFilm, fashion, novels, poems and songs have all sung the praises of the Big Apple. These collages are ballads in the same vein. Being the singularly iconic city that New York is, she has received love letters in the form of art of every kind. Now German-born and New York-based […]

heARTbeat: Qi Wei’s Exploded Flowers Portend the End of a Season

Qi Wei’s Exploded Flowers series explores the complexities of nature in order to appreciate its simple beauty. Artist Qi Wei says of his Exploded Flowers series, “The use of photography captures the beauty and intricacies of nature’s flowers in the moment of full bloom, and at the same time let […]

heARTbeat: Victoria Garcia’s Surrealist Vision of Patterns

ColumnSurrealism had a great effect on me because then I realized that the imagery in my mind wasn’t insanity. Surrealism to me is reality. -John Lennon Working with ideas from the Surrealists, Rococo and Psychedelia, Victoria Garcia‘s hand drawn visions and patterns seem to draw heavily from a dreamworld, though […]

heARTbeat: Mike Leavitt’s Art Army Action Figures

  Mike Leavitt’s Art Army Action Figures parody art world elitism. Upon first glance, Mike Leavitt’s series of Art Army Action Figures looks like what we’d expect to find in the toy aisle of a big-box store like Target. But there’s more than meets the eye. Leavitt’s “toys” feature representations […]

heARTbeat: Gail Wight’s Spider Web Drawings

Inspired by a science experiment carried out in the late 1940s, artist/academic Gail Wight is spinning her own set of drug tales. In 1948, the pharmacologist P.N. Witt did a well-known study in which he dosed spiders with pharmaceuticals, then set them loose in picture frames to spin webs. The […]

heARTbeat: Ali Golzad Recycles Cardboard to Capture Empathy

ColumnHow civilized are we, really? When artist, Ali Golzad was ten years old, he was forced to flee his native Iran, and live as an orphan in Sweden until he was reunited with his parents three years later. As a result, he has a strong affinity for the estimated twenty […]

heARTbeat: An Installation of Art in Nature in France’s Loire Valley

Column“What is art? Nature concentrated.” – Balzac The relationship between nature and art can be inextricable, though rarely do we get to experience fully realized installations from multiple artists whose united approach is taking a specific space, working with it, and letting it unfold organically for a significant period of […]

heARTbeat: Bertjan Pot’s Endless Fascination with Masks

ColumnBertjan Pot’s masks have us wondering if we should scream or squeal with glee. Thanks to the torrent that is the internet, the lines between art, design, and craft can sometimes blur into a whirlwind of images. The heARTbeat column aims to quicken your pulse a bit,  perhaps get you to pause, to […]

heARTbeat: 21 Balançoires = 21 Musical Chairs

Column“We believe in participation – empowering people to have a place in the stories that are told around them. We research new ways to interact and tell stories.” – Daily tous les jours The senses are tricky. One whiff of an ingredient in our favorite meal, or the sound of […]

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heARTbeat: 21 Balançoires = 21 Musical Chairs

Column“We believe in participation – empowering people to have a place in the stories that are told around them. We research new ways to interact and tell stories.” – Daily tous les jours The senses are tricky. One whiff of an ingredient in our favorite meal, or the sound of […]

heARTbeat: Nina Boesch’s MetroCard Collages

ColumnFilm, fashion, novels, poems and songs have all sung the praises of the Big Apple. These collages are ballads in the same vein. Being the singularly iconic city that New York is, she has received love letters in the form of art of every kind. Now German-born and New York-based […]

heARTbeat: 88,000 Photos = Two Years Worth of Sky

ColumnEven after all this time the sun never says to the earth, “You owe Me.” Look what happens with a love like that, it lights the whole sky. As summer gasps its last hot breaths, it may make one nostalgic for gazing up to the heavens on a warm night, […]

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