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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: 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: Mary Button Durell’s Paper Inspirations

ColumnThe artist is a receptacle for emotions that come from all over the place: from the sky, from the earth, from a scrap of paper, from a passing shape, from a spider’s web. -Picasso San Francisco-based artist Mary Button Durell returns after an 8-year hiatus from exhibiting with a signature […]

HeARTbeat: Debbie Smyth’s Pin and Thread Drawings

Art inspiration to feed our creative hearts. Editor’s note: This is the first installment of Dominique Pacheco’s new weekly art column at EcoSalon, HeARTbeat, offering a glimpse of artistic inspiration from artists around the globe. Debbie Smyth is a British textile designer who transforms two dimensional sketches into 3-D works, […]

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: 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: Debbie Smyth’s Pin and Thread Drawings

Art inspiration to feed our creative hearts. Editor’s note: This is the first installment of Dominique Pacheco’s new weekly art column at EcoSalon, HeARTbeat, offering a glimpse of artistic inspiration from artists around the globe. Debbie Smyth is a British textile designer who transforms two dimensional sketches into 3-D works, […]

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: 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: 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: 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: 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: Shawn Huckins Tweets Over 18th Century Paintings

ColumnAre we LOLing our way to cultural bankruptcy? Shawn Huckins‘s work reminds us that painting takes time. By appropriating 18th century American artworks juxtaposed with instant messaging lingo, Twitter language and urban slang, Huckins presents the idea that perhaps we have little patience for the simplicity of correct spelling, appropriate […]

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: Bryan Nash Gill’s Woodprints Leave an Impression

ColumnThe death mask of a plant, the sustained rigor mortis of maple, spruce and locust. They remind us every biological form possesses a unique footprint. -Verlyn Klinkenborg When looking at a tree, one might see the possibility of shade, the opportunity to pick fruit or feel the urge to climb […]

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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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