Posts Tagged ‘Firehouse Gallery’

Strandbeest

August 30, 2009

At the Firehouse yesterday, I saw a video of Dutch artist Theo Jansen’s “kinetic sculptures,” which he calls Strandbeests.  They are basically made of PVC pipe and wire ties, and they are wind-powered, once you give them a push.  They are so beautiful.  Go see them! Animaris Percipiere number one may 2005 photo Loek ven der Klis

Photo from Theo Jansen’s website.

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Combat paper project

February 13, 2009

Friend, neighbor and papermaker Drew Cameron does an amazing project called the Combat Paper Project.

Breaking Rank, by Drew Cameron and Drew Matott, 2007

Breaking Rank, by Drew Cameron and Drew Matott, 2007

Basically, here is what it is:

“Through papermaking workshops veterans use their uniforms worn in combat to create cathartic works of art. The uniforms are cut up, beat and formed into sheets of paper. Veterans use the transformative process of papermaking to reclaim their uniform as art and begin to embrace their experiences as a soldier in war.”

The levels of amazingness of this project are many.

And they have an exhibit coming up at the Firehouse Gallery beginning next week.  Well done, BCA!

Specialist Collar by John La Falce, 2008

Specialist Collar by John La Falce, 2008

ARTIST TALK: 2/20 5-6PM with reception from 6-8pm

And every Saturday, Combat Paper workshops at the Firehouse from 1-4.

YOU SHOULD GO!