Thursday, April 28, 2011

Incredible Sculptural Book Art - The Book Surgeon

Books are usually made for reading, yea I know crazy right. When a book isn’t used for ready sometimes we get creative and use them for a door stop, maybe a pillow to take a nap, or something for simple and boring. Well here is another use of books that is a little bit more creative and definitely a lot more pleasing to the eye. 

Here are some incredible book sculptures:

Brian Dettmer is an American artist who takes old books and turns them into beautiful works of art by cutting away selected parts to reveal layered images and text. He creates fantastic book art some might even call them sculptures. His work is super detailed and technical and I can only imagine how many times he has cut himself with an exacto-knife..

Brian Dettmer is one of a growing number of artists who has made a virtue of the redundant book by transforming it into a modern masterpiece.


















These interesting pieces of Book Origami are made by Isaak Salazar. He has no formal education, but his ideas enable him to create such a great artworks. According to his words, he is into alternative energy, recycling and reusing, so his work is, on the one hand, a way of recycling a book  that might end up in a landfill. His technique is developed  from simple letters to more complicated words, logos and symbols. Isaac Salazar cuts, folds and slices the pages of books and the results are amazing book sculptures. 




 The Book Art of Robert The

They’re books—only changed. Carved, warped, fired like pottery, they are books transformed into visual art, but still they’re books.

Book art is intimate, fascinating, and transgressive. When we talk about books, we are usually talking about what’s inside, but there is a lot more to a book than reading it. Book art makes those other aspects its domain: the way books look; the way that, with their bent spines and marginalia, they record the history of our own reading lives; the way that these mass-produced objects can seem to hold not just letters but knowledge.

Robert The never intended to be an artist. As an undergraduate at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, he double majored in Philosophy and Math and was interested in language and logic, pursuing what he calls the “foundations of truth and meaning.” You might say his artwork continues that same search—but in a skewed way. Books are guns, a dictionary is a noose, and bugs crawl out of covers. They seem to mean something, but what? At the very moment that these works create new significations, the meanings float ever-elusively away.



Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Summer Makeup Trend

Summertime is always the time for different makeup routine with light styles. As you know, summer is typical for the hot and humid weather, so it's necessary to prevent your makeup from dripping off your skin and the excess oil. 

Below are some pictures of Summer Makeup looks:











Sunday, April 24, 2011

The Art of decorating Egg - Egg Art

Egg decorating is the art or craft of decorating eggs. It is quite a popular art/craft form because of the attractive, smooth, oval shape of the egg. Any bird egg can be facilitated in this process, but most often the larger and stronger the eggshell is, the more favoured it will be by decorators.


Goose, duck and hens' eggs are usually "blown" - a hole is made in either end and the contents are blown out. The egg is then either carved, dyed, painted, appliqued or otherwise decorated (using a number of different techniques). Egg decoration is particularly popular in Eastern European countries.


Some eggs, like emu or ostrich eggs, are so large and strong that the shells may be carved without breaking. Decorations on emu eggs take advantage of the contrast in colours between the dark green mottled outside of the shell and the shell-underlay. Ostrich eggshell with engraved hatched patterns have been found as early as 60,000 years ago at Diepkloof Rock Shelter in South Africa.


The Persian culture also has a tradition of egg decorating, which takes place during the spring equinox. This time marks the Persian New Year, and is referred to as Norouz. Family members decorate eggs together and place them in a bowl. It is said that it is from this cultural tradition that the Christian practice originates.


Although Orthodox Christian societies sometimes decorate highly their eggs at Easter, like the Ukrainian ones as shown, it is normal to dye only in red all over (perhaps using Cochineal ) to represent the blood of Christ.


Many modern egg artists decorate their "art eggs" by etching or carving, while others paint or cover their eggs with different materials, from paper and fabric to polymer clay. Using eggs as a canvas has become so popular that special terms have developed with the art form.


An "eggery" is typically a place where you can purchase supplies for egg art and the process of using a natural egg shell to create an art piece if often called "egging".


~Have a Happy Easter Sunday!~

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Painting

Painting is the practice of applying paint, pigment, color or other medium to a surface (support base). The application of the medium is commonly applied to the base with a brush but other objects can be used. In art, the term painting describes both the act and the result of the action.








Friday, April 22, 2011

Korean Fashion and Korean Dress to add to the wardrobe of the new generation Fashionistas


With the changing dynamics of the fashion world there are new dresses every now and then which allure the women of high taste and add to their impeccable charm and beauty. It’s an old saying that clothes make a man and it’s very true in the contemporary world where the observer gets your first impression from the clothes which you are sporting. The Korean Fashion industry is replete with wonderful clothes and designs which are especially designed to win the admiration of those consumers who are looking for something exactly Asian in nature and material. These clothes are made from stupendous quality raw material which is specially designed for this purpose so that the even the foreign clients who are interested in true essence of Asian Fashion can enjoy the uncorrupted feel of the continent of Asia. There are many designers and dealers who deal and cater to these kinds of consumers who are really interested in this field. The Korean dress fashion arena is also a leading name which created a roar of success in the fashion world both in the east and the west.
 
The clothes of a person very well define his or her personality, the kind of lifestyle and various other important features which help them build their impeccable persona and space. Therefore it’s important that the clothes lovers get what they want at discounted prices. The Asian fashion industry is made up of various countries which have combined to make a hot market for some well designed well cut and beautiful clothes which now have patrons all over the world. The modern woman today loves wearing clothes which define her personality and also compliments various other facets and features in a unique way. Asian women are professionals who earn their own living and some are also housewives who have a high taste for good and comfortable clothes. Therefore they prefer dealers who can offer them good whole sale prices. 
 
In the world of internet and technology there are various business organizations dealing in Korean Fashion and Korean dress who try to reach a large target audience through the internet. The interested consumers can pick a website which offers a wide variety to choose from, with a good track record and cost effective prices for the regular consumers. It’s imperative that you choose the best in the industry so that your hard earned money is put to some good use.