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Category Archives: Fun
Here are some artists who are using automata and mechanical principles in their artwork. I like that these draw from traditional techniques, but each artist has added their own unique twist, to make their own things.
Juan Pablo Cambariere
Here’s a video of Calder’s famous circus. Do you recognize the filmmaker?
A new book by one of my favourite authors, Danny Gregory.
I have a few of Danny’s other books, including The Illustrated Life, The Creative License, and Everyday Matters. His books are among the first I reach for when I’m looking for inspiration- a flip through the pages is usually all it takes. I am amazed by his openness and vulnerability, and the courage it takes to share journal pages. (I know a thing or two about that as well.) As his work is primarily for his journal, it is raw, spontaneous, and seems to be true to himself (although I know that what makes it into the books is carefully chosen). It is a glimpse into his life and personal experience, and I feel lucky to be witness to that through his books.
I am also thrilled to see another book from him listed as coming up on Amazon – An Illustrated Journey: Inspiration From the Private Art Journals of Traveling Artists, Illustrators and Designers!
Ok, maybe it’s an experimentation and research phase (as it applies to material and technique).
This is Nitinol. Nitinol is a shape memory alloy, which reacts to heat. Let’s start at the beginning.
It works like magic.
Well, no, not really.
(And this one is trying to be dramatic…)
So…. how might this be useful?
See the possibilities?
This is interesting, although probably not very relevant to what I’m doing…