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HeARTbeat: Jeffrey Wang’s Recycled Denim Sculptures

Artist Jeffrey Wang uses recycled Levi’s to challenge our perceptions about functional fashion and art. Persona, Jeffrey Wang‘s collaboration with Levi’s and Taiwan’s Fubon Art Foundation appears to be inspired by necessity. In creating the work, there was no cutting, sewing or technical changes to the jeans. He deliberately used […]

heARTbeat: Iris van Herpen’s Fashion as Art

ColumnWhere does the line between art and fashion dissolve? You know it when you see it. Iris van Herpen sets her fashion firmly into the realm of art as she sculpts couture dresses into wearable organisms, translucent snake skin and three-dimensional armature for the body. Her radical approach relies on […]

heARTbeat: David Hanauer’s Worldwide Carpets Reference Google Maps

Looking from above for the earth underneath you. Sometimes if it’s out of context, an aerial view can be disorienting. Perhaps because of this, aerial images can also intrigue and seduce. David Hanauer counts on this visual play as our senses veer towards the gorgeous patterns created by his designs for […]

heARTbeat: Gideon Mendel Documents Drowning Worlds

ColumnPointing his gaze where others might look away. Gideon Mendel‘s mix of photojournalism and art creates projects ranging from documenting the lives of AIDS orphans in Mozambique, to profiling eight African women who each address the eight world leaders attending the G8 summit about key issues of poverty, health and development […]

heARTbeat: Our Readers’ Top 5 Favorites of 2011

ColumnA retrospective: 2011 in heART. The fusion of conscious art and sustainability into what we now call heARTbeat was first published this year in May. Seven months and dozens of heARTbeats later, we bring you the top five stories that made you take pause.

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: 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: Mozart Guerra Ties Emotion into his Sculpture

Mozart Guerra communicates complex emotions with simple rope and styrofoam. Taking cues from cultural taboos and evolutionary allusions is definitely the territory of artists. Mozart Guerra’s sculptures are bold graphic statements that could halt traffic with their visual punch.

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: 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: 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, […]

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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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