Decimated Americana by Jayme Catalano Su

Decimated Americana by Jayme Catalano
Susan Mikula uses expired and aged Polaroid film found at rummage sales to capture images of decimated Americana, ghostly figures, and haunting landscapes. Like the badly outdated film itself, the images tell a story of the American Dream gone sour. As her website describes, “Mikula has captured a fading aspect of a bygone era with fading film and an obsolete technology.” Whether derelict and deserted industrial buildings, docks, or houses, the images all evoke the same feeling of barely remembered, semi-coherent dreams and memories. Mikula’s work is showing in Secretly Seeking at the Curatorium in Hudson, New York.

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Pacific Skies, by Jayme Catalano Renowne

Pacific Skies, by Jayme Catalano

Renowned photographer Frank Espada spent the first 50 years of his career documenting the issues concerning minorities, culminating in The Puerto Rican Diaspora: Themes in the Survival of a People, a book which has won numerous awards, and is represented in the Library of Congress along with 83 vintage prints. Now in the sunset of his own life, Espada has turned his lens toward the sunset views over the Pacific Ocean, photographing the same patch of sky every day for a year. “Pacific Skies” is an examination of the dynamic between the sun and the atmosphere as well as photographic composition and aesthetics related particularly to color, light, perspective, and form.

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Pattern People The surface designers beh

Pattern People
The surface designers behind Pattern People are generous with their on-trend, often whimsical creations: they offer free, limited use downloads of their specially created patterns. Available in both vectorized Illustrator and tile-able jpeg formats, the possibilities are endless. Visit their website to download the free patterns.

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Pattern People The surface designers beh

Pattern People
The surface designers behind Pattern People are generous with their on-trend, often whimsical creations: they offer free, limited use downloads of their specially created patterns. Available in both vectorized Illustrator and tile-able jpeg formats, the possibilities are endless. Visit their website to download the free patterns.
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Stillness in Movement RH Alexander creat

Stillness in Movement
RH Alexander creates images as disparate as Buddhist monks in Tibet, Occupy protestors in San Francisco, still life studies, and stunning California landscapes. With a Ph.D in psychology as well as intensive training in newspaper journalism, he brings a deeply analytical and technical eye to his work. He says, “Photographs capture stillness in movement-a gift that allows us to stop time and deeply enter the visual world. But great photographs also capture movement in stillness. Within the image, one can sense something about to happen, something coming to life or passing away.” The images below are from his California Landscape series. You can view more from this series and others on his website.
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Images Shown:
Image One – Dawn, near Mono Lake by RH Alexander Photography
Image Two – Last Sunset by RH Alexander Photography
Image Three – Sunset over San Francisco by RH Alexander Photography

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Mysterious Stability Chilean artist Sant

Mysterious Stability
Chilean artist Santiago Salvador paints images of tiny, anonymous people often arranged in patterns reminiscent of traditional South American weaving. “I think of my paintings and drawings as constructions. I include recognizable elements in them and others that are not, creating a composition in a way loses a narrative logic, but maintains in itself a friendly and mysterious stability. I think that painting and illustrations are a gateway to the recognizable, the intimate and the ambiguous that surround us.”
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The Carrier and the Color Fiber artist P

The Carrier and the Color

Fiber artist Peter Gentenaar creates three-dimensional, organic sculptures out of two-dimensional paper. He starts by beating the paper pulp for very long time, creates a single sheet of paper from the pulp, and reinforces it with thin ribs of bamboo. The paper shrinks up to 40% during the drying process, putting incredible force on the non-shrinking bamboo reinforcements. The tension creates the beautiful, curling shapes that are then suspended in air. Gentenaar says of his work, “The simplicity of the material, which is the carrier, the color, the texture and the form, all together, make working with it wonderful and direct.” The sculptures pictured below…