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Category Archives: Art

Art worth to travel for or to travel to

Clothespins Wrapped Trees by Gerry Stecca

Clothespins Wrapped Trees by Gerry Stecca Wide

Clothespins Wrapped Trees by Gerry Stecca Long

Clothespins Wrapped Trees by Gerry Stecca

Now that is something else than knit covering trees: Covering trees with clothespins. I came across Miami, Florida, based Gerry Stecca via his first Kickstarter Project where he seeks funds for wrapping 4 trees in front of a newly opened museum, the Forth Smith Regional Art Museum in Arkansas, Arizona.

You can also find more about the project on Behancé

Says Gerry:

Well over 7000 wood clothespins are being drilled and connected by wires, creating the “sheets” which will wrap around the main trunk of 4 trees facing the front of the museum.
April 16-17 and possibly the 18th, 2013 will find me on site, mostly on tall ladders, adapting the pieces made in warm Miami to the cold Arkansas trees. On site changes will be made to accommodate branches, etc and secure the work against weather and passerby’s touch, which is encourage as it is an interactive piece.

Upon completion, the work will remain for an undetermined amount of time for museum guests and regular city traffic to discover and enjoy.

The project is partially funded however I need to cover personal and production cost.

But there is more

Wrapping trees is not the only way Gerry works with clothespins: What to think of this magnificient Hammer Shark?

Clothespins Hammer Shark

Food Art: Mondrian Sandwich

Mondrian Sandwich

Mondrian Style Sandwich

As I’m based in The Hague, the city where De Stijl, an art movement where Mondrian belonged to, was born I had to share this idea with you.

Via Low-Commitment Projects.

Happy Birthday John Cage

Happy Birthday John Cage from HappyHotelier on Vimeo.

This year the 100th Birthday of a famous American composer, John Cage, will be celebrated.

This Birthday cake installation for John Cage I found in an exhibition in the Museumsquartier of Vienna that I visited quite unexpectedly earlier this week. I made a small piece of video so that you get a feel of why all small loudspeakers were used to decorate the cake.

Featuring more than hundred different works, “MEMBRA DISJECTA FOR JOHN CAGE: Wanting to Say Something About John” is an homage to John Cage, whose hundred birthday is being celebrated around the world in 2012. The Latin term “membra disjecta” in the exhibition title indicates John Cage’s method of working with a scattering of elements from various sources. The subtitle refers to a multiple that John Cage created in Marcel Duchamp’s honor after his death: “Not Wanting to Say Anything About Marcel.”

If you happen to be in Vienna shortly a must visit exhibition!

Below is a trailer for an memorial of John Cage in The Hague on March 10, 2012:

The Pearl Earring by Dorothee Golz

The Pearl Earring by Dorothee Golz

As the original is here in The Hague:
The Pearl Earring by Dorothee Golz

Can you tell us a little bit about your interest in the portraits you decided to use in your work? Was there something specific about them that worked well with the message of your work, or did you choose them because of their iconic recognisability?

In the first instance I chose these paintings due to their photorealistic quality. The pictures almost look like arranged photos- take my image of Girl at the Window for example: the photo pretends to be the painting The Girl with the Pearl Earring by Vermeer, just as his painting pretends to be a photo. In relation to Girl at the Window, historical connections and quotes are left out except for the head piece; she comes across as a young woman from our time. Her contemporary posture suddenly mediates all her potential, the directness of the glance and the familiarity of the contemporary face made me wonder how different her life could be if she were alive today!

which was quoted from Don’t Panic Online

Fancy – The Pearl Earring by Dorothee Golz.

Folkert de Jong in the Groninger Museum

Visited the Groninger Museum, which in itself is worthwhile a trip.

Circle of Trust. Folkert de Jong. Selected Works 2001-2009. In the Groninger Museum from Groninger Museum on Vimeo.

Folkert the Jong has a solo exhibition there. According to those “in the know” Dutch artist Folkert de Jong is going to make it!