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heARTbeat: Jonathan Harris & Balloons for Bhutan

ColumnJonathan Harris measures happiness one balloon at a time. Jonathan Harris’ fingerprints are all over the web. And he leaves interesting marks. When I received an email from him last month about his recently completed project on happiness, I wasn’t disappointed.

heARTbeat: Jonathan Harris & Balloons for Bhutan

ColumnJonathan Harris measures happiness one balloon at a time. Jonathan Harris’ fingerprints are all over the web. And he leaves interesting marks. When I received an email from him last month about his recently completed project on happiness, I wasn’t disappointed.

heARTbeat: Jonathan Harris & Balloons for Bhutan

ColumnJonathan Harris measures happiness one balloon at a time. Jonathan Harris’ fingerprints are all over the web. And he leaves interesting marks. When I received an email from him last month about his recently completed project on happiness, I wasn’t disappointed.

heARTbeat: Motoi Yamamoto’s Salt Installations Lead Us On a Journey

ColumnDrawing a labyrinth with salt is like following a trace of my memory. ~ Motoi Yamamoto An art installation, by definition, assumes the viewer experiences the work where it is installed.  Looking in through the window of photographs limits our experience, but sometimes the peek has us longing to put ourselves […]

heARTbeat: Ruslan Khasanov Creates Typography from Sunlight

ColumnThe sun shines brightly through this experimental type. Russian designer, Ruslan Khasanov‘s approach to typography is inspired. His use of over 5000 photographs of ink spots dissolving in water to achieve a system of type that disappeared over the course of reading hinted at the ephemeral nature of his art. With […]

HeARTbeat: SASAKI Connects With Heartbeat Portraits

This week’s HeARTbeat pulses to a familiar beat. Since 1995, Japanese artist SASAKI has been creating portraits from human heartbeats, which he does by spraying a steady stream of paint to the sound of beating hearts. The effect is that SASAKI transmits the unifying pulse of human existence to canvas; […]

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: Derek Weisberg Uses Clay to Sculpt Emotions

Column“With clay there is no separation between the artist and the material.” -Derek Weisberg Derek Weisberg is a sculptor who uses clay to create works of art that are emotional and psychological self-portraits. When his mother passed away, Weisberg began to include themes of death, afterlife, spirituality and the metaphysical […]

heARTbeat: Judith Braun Takes Finger Painting to a New Level

ColumnHow many times did your mother tell you not to draw on the walls? Carrying out the most rudimentary of artistic endeavors begins with our ten digits. As any kindergartner will attest, finger painting precedes all other painting techniques. One only needs a mark-making medium to produce art (or a […]

heARTbeat: Annie Voight Cuts Words From Paper

ColumnPoets don’t draw. They unravel their handwriting and then tie it up again, but differently. -Jean Cocteau Oakland, California artist, Annie Voight says she watches too much TV, but from her work, one could assume she is indeed, a reader. Her letters cut from paper belie her love of the […]

heARTbeat: Marina Abramović an Artist Is Present

Column“Life is a dream, and death is waking up.” – Marina Abramović Serbian performance artist Marina Abramović made international headlines last year with her career retrospective shown at New York’s MoMA, The Artist Is Present, in which she sat for 700 hours, staring at visitors.  The months long project was seen […]

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 […]

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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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