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heARTbeat: Francesco Clemente Paints The Tarot Series

ColumnThe Tarot Card Series, reinterpreted by quintessential New York artist, Francesco Clemente. The 1980s, were an especially big time for art in New York. Though perhaps not as well known as Andy Warhol and Jean-Michel Basquiat, their contemporary, Francesco Clemente gained fame and recognition as a master of multiple mediums […]

heARTbeat: Nina Katchadourian’s Self-Portraits in the Flemish Style

ColumnHow did you pass the time on your last intercontinental flight? Improvisation is the hallmark of a creative mind. It is the practice of creating in the moment, and in response to one’s immediate environment and inner expression. In comedian Tina Fey’s memoire, Bossy Pants, Fey’s rules for improvisation are […]

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: Dinah Fried Creates Characters with Fictitious Dishes

ColumnCalling all senses, calling all senses… Mad Hatter: Do you care for tea? Alice: Why, yes. I’m very fond of tea. March Hare: If you don’t care for tea, you could at least make polite conversation! Once you click around graphic designer Dinah Fried’s website, it’s obvious that she’s a […]

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: 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: 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: 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: 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 […]

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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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