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heARTbeat: Janet Echelman Creates Public Contemplative Experiences

ColumnJanet Echelman is interested in heightening our awareness of the present moment. Janet Echelman’s large scale aerial installations suggest we reach inward as they inspire us to look up, reminding me of a few lines from an Allen Ginsberg poem. Live in the physical world moment to moment I must […]

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 […]

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: 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: Troy Gua’s Pop Hybrids as Recycled Icons

“Everything has its beauty but not everyone sees it.” – Andy Warhol Troy Gua‘s Pop Hybrids could be mistaken for colorful Rorschach tests or clever optical illusions. What Gua is actually doing is taking pop icons, mashing them up, and standing back to see if we can guess who’s who.

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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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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