What's Intresting

heARTbeat: Li Hongbo’s Astounding Love of Paper

ColumnChinese artist Li Hongbo explores the endless possibilities of paper as medium. Li Hongbo is a Chinese artist, book editor and designer who recently graduated from the experimental art department at the Central Academy of Fine Arts. His work was shown in this year’s Sydney Biennial, a prestigious feat for […]

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: 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: Ruth Asawa’s Wire Sculptures for the Ages

February 12th was Ruth Asawa Day in San Francisco and reminded writer Dominique Pacheco of the times she spent with the creative force of nature. “Art is for everybody,” Ruth Asawa says. It’s a statement that personifies the Ruth Asawa I knew in the 80s and 90s in San Francisco. In those […]

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: Li Hongbo’s Astounding Love of Paper

ColumnChinese artist Li Hongbo explores the endless possibilities of paper as medium. Li Hongbo is a Chinese artist, book editor and designer who recently graduated from the experimental art department at the Central Academy of Fine Arts. His work was shown in this year’s Sydney Biennial, a prestigious feat for […]

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: 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: 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 : The Truffle, A Structure Made of Earth & Full of Air

The Truffle, like its namesake, is a diamond in the rough. Unveiled in 2010 in the small fishing village of Laxe, Spain, the Truffle caught our eye for the process of its creation as much as for its resulting structure. Ensamble Studio Spain, headed by Antón García-Abril, designed the organic space, which […]

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: 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: Gail Wight’s Spider Web Drawings

Inspired by a science experiment carried out in the late 1940s, artist/academic Gail Wight is spinning her own set of drug tales. In 1948, the pharmacologist P.N. Witt did a well-known study in which he dosed spiders with pharmaceuticals, then set them loose in picture frames to spin webs. The […]

heARTbeat: The Art of Wolfgang Laib’s Meditation in Rice & Pollen

ColumnWolfgang Laib’s work nourishes the heart with the mind of an artist and the soul of a monk. Wolfgang Laib’s latest installation “Unlimited Ocean” is on display at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago through December 23, 2011. When I experienced Laib’s work for the first time, viewing the Milkstone Series […]

What's New

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, […]

Hot Right Now