CLOUDS

clouds by georgia o'keeffe, design squish blog

sky above clouds, georgia o'keeffe, design squish blog

Sky Above Clouds by Georgia O’Keeffe


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May 31, 2012

WORMS

worms, drawing by irina makarova, design squish blog


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May 28, 2012

WIESE

contemporary photography, anne schwalbe, wiese, grass, field, design squish blog

contemporary photography, anne schwalbe, wiese, grass, field, design squish blog

contemporary photography, anne schwalbe, wiese, grass, field, design squish blog

contemporary photography, anne schwalbe, wiese, grass, field, design squish blog

contemporary photography, anne schwalbe, wiese, grass, field, design squish blog

contemporary photography, anne schwalbe, wiese, grass, field, design squish blog

contemporary photography, anne schwalbe, wiese, grass, field, design squish blog

contemporary photography, anne schwalbe, wiese, grass, field, design squish blog

contemporary photography, anne schwalbe, wiese, grass, field, design squish blog

ode to slowness, design squish blog

ode to slowness, design squish blog

Photographs by Anne Schwalbe can be seen as an ode to slowness - an ode to nature, light and emptiness.


April 15, 2012

MAMIKO OTSUBO

stardust by mamiko otsubo, design squish blog

Stardust

Concrete Moon by Mamiko Otsubo, design squish blog

Concrete Moon

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February 28, 2012

A PERFECT DAY, ELISE - PHOTOGRAPHS BY TEREZA VLKOVA

tereza vlkova, photography, design squish blog

tereza vlkova, photography, design squish blog

tereza vlkova, photography, design squish blog

tereza vlkova, photography, design squish blog

Summertime? Countryside? Dream? Reality? Childhood? Infinite fields and forests? “A Perfect Day, Elise” are series of photographs by Tereza Vlkova showing young women who seek to transcend the landscape in which they find themselves, levitating as an exaltation.  Tereza Vlkova was born in 1983 in Vsetiy city, the Czech Republic. She graduated from Photography Institute of Opava.


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January 27, 2012

BLUE

Secret box with magic mountain dust, sky, dutch contemporary art, sculpture, design squish blog

Marinus Boezem, Della Scultura & La Luce, 1985


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January 25, 2012

CHILDREN AND NATURE

mushrooms and babies, multi-baby postcard, design squish blog

Was Henry Darger inspired by postcard above?

idyllic landscape, design squish blog

idyllic landscape, paradise by henry darger, design squish blog


July 26, 2011

AMIRA FRITZ: FORESTS, FLOWERS AND PEOPLE

amira fritz, people, flowers and forests, design squish blog

amira fritz, people, flowers and forests, design squish blog

amira fritz, people, flowers and forests, design squish blog

amira fritz, people, flowers and forests, design squish blog

amira fritz, people, flowers and forests, design squish blog

amira fritz, people, flowers and forests, design squish blog

“I grew up on the countryside where my parents run a plant nursery and a flower shop.   I decided to show nature how I experienced it as a child.”

-http://www.amirafritz.com


May 21, 2011

PLANT WARDROBES BY NICOLE DEXTRAS

yucca flower dress, weedrobes by nicole dextras, design squish blog

yucca flower dress, weedrobes by nicole dextras, design squish blog

yucca flower dress, weedrobes by nicole dextras, design squish blog

Above: Dress made from yucca leaves and flowers.


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May 16, 2011

FORETOKEN: DRAWINGS BY IKEDA MANABU

foretoken, tsunami, 2008, design squish blog

paintings by ikeda manabu, stunning, drawings, design squish blog

Stunning drawings by Japanes artist Ikeda Manabu .  Click on images to view larger.  On view now at Japan Society.


May 01, 2011

OIL SPILL

oil spill, installation,  design squish blog

Oil Spill by Lisa Kellner: 60,000 Quilting Pins

oil spill, installation, design squish blog


CUP CITY

interactive bottle sculpture, cup city, austin, texas, plastic water bottles, design squish blog

interactive bottle sculpture, cup city, austin, texas, plastic water bottles, design squish blog

Cup City by Andrea Legge was a temporary interactive art installation comprised of a 2000 sq ft structure built using rented chain link fence panels at the Austin City Limits Music Festival in Austin, Texas. Over the course of three days, concertgoers filled the structure with approximately 25,000 plastic cups and water bottles.

interactive bottle sculpture, cup city, austin, texas, plastic water bottles, design squish blog


April 23, 2011

MELTING

glaciers melting, switzerland, design squish blog

glaciers melting, switzerland, design squish blog

glaciers melting, switzerland, design squish blog

glaciers melting, switzerland, design squish blog

glaciers melting, switzerland, design squish blog

glaciers melting, switzerland, design squish blog

glaciers melting, switzerland, design squish blog

Tonatiuh Ambrosetti has been making these stunning photographs of glaciers melting in his home country of Switzerland.

- http://www.tonatiuh.ch


April 20, 2011

JONI MITCHELL

joni mitchell, beautiful, style,  design squish blog

Above: Joni Mitchell, hair undyed.

joni mitchell, design squish blog

Above: Joni Mitchell among wild grasses.


April 16, 2011

PUDDLES

When I was little I loved jumping on puddles after rain. 
Beautiful photographs by The Rivers Closet


March 05, 2011

FARM ROAD

farm road, andrew wyeth, design squish blog

Farm Road,1979
Tempera, 21” x 25 1/4”
Andrew Wyeth


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February 28, 2011

IT IS SNOWING TODAY IN BROOKLYN

brooklyn snow

yoko ono, poem about snow

Snow Piece by Yoko Ono.


February 21, 2011

FOR SALE

environmental art, antarctica for sale, design squish blog

I do not remember where I found this photograph or artist
but I think this photo is really funny.  Ha-ha


February 09, 2011

WILDFLOWERS BY LAWRENCE BECK

alpine wildflowers, lawrence beck, contemporary photography, design squish blog

alpine wildflowers, contemporary photography, controlled nature vs unbound nature, design squish blog

thicket, lawrence beck,  controlled nature vs unbound nature, design squish blog

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Lawrence Beck is a New York based artist who explores controlled and unbound nature. Beck takes photographs plants in national forests, city parks and botanic gardens. He celebrates the beauty of plants while undercutting this ’natural’ elegance by revealing its manufacturedness.


January 24, 2011

THEODOR KITTELSEN

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January 08, 2011

STEVEN SIEGEL

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Steven Siegel is a New York based artist noted for creating large boulders/sculptures from recycled and found materials - newspapers, branches, tree trunks, aluminum cans, and plastic bottles.

sculptures from recycled and found materials, design squish blog

“Siegel’s first attempt with newspaper structures was for the Snug Harbor Sculpture Festival on Staten Island, New York. He noticed that the largest landfill in the United States was located on Staten Island. At the Fresh Kills Landfill, garbage is buried under mounds of earth. Newspapers will remain intact and readable for long periods of time. Here, Siegel thought that humans were creating a “new geology” with the human waste being buried under mounds of earth. Thus, his first attempts in this kind of sculpture were titled “New Geology #1” and “New Geology #2,” both were constructed in 1990. Since the sculpture has been allowed to be overgrown with vegetation, “New Geology #2” remains intact and the newsprint is still able to be read.” - wiki

sculptures from recycled and found materials, design squish blog

sculptures from recycled and found materials, design squish blog


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December 19, 2010

KUDZU

kudzu, photography, art, rob hann, design squish blog

kudzu, photography, art, rob hann, design squish blog

kudzu, photography, art, rob hann, design squish blog

Photographs by Rob Hann. From “The Plant that Ate The South” project.

“Anyone familiar with the American South will know that throughout the summer months large parts of the countryside are swathed in a green leafy plant that will cover anything in its path. It smothers abandoned buildings and drapes over trees, large and small, giving the landscape a magical, dreamlike quality.” - Rob Hann

kudzu, photography, art, rob hann, design squish blog

Kudzu is a plant native to Souther Japan.  Kudzu was introduced from Japan into the United States in 1876 and is now common throughout most of the southeastern United States. Kudzu has been spreading at the rate of 150,000 acres annually and is considered invasive species.

http://www.robhann.com/project-kudzu.htm


December 16, 2010

FOREST ART, COLLECTIVE ACTIONS

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Above slogan was hung between two treetops in the countryside, 1978. It reads: “I do not complain about anything and I almost like it here, although I have never been here before and know nothing about this place”

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Collective Actions is an art-group founded in early 70’s in Russia that was part of Moscow Conceptualist Movement.  Collective Actions is responsible for series of art performances and installations in forests and suburban parks outside of Moscow.  They call their happenings “Trips Out of Town”(«поездки за город»)

collective actions, collectivnye deistviya, design squish blog

russian conceptial art, forest installations, slogan forest, design squish blog

Above photo was taken by Collective Actions not far from the “Slogan” installation.

russian conceptial art, forest installations, slogan forest, design squish blog

Above: Twelve canvas paintings by N.Alekseev were sewn together into one single piece, installed in the shape of a tent and left in the forest. 1976.

collective actions, tent, forest installation, design squish blog

tent, installation in the forest, design squish blog

conceptual art and nature, design squish blog

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Above slogan installed and left in the forest: “I waited for you at the appointed time and left. You know the road yourself. Come, if you want to see me.”

nature, collective actions, russia, design squish blog

collective acions, art, moscow conceptualism, design squish blog


December 14, 2010

VANISHED FOREST

vanished forest, potography, design squish blog

Vanished Forest by Bo Yang Zang.


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December 08, 2010

SOME DRAWINGS AT I AM SHOW…

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Some drawings inspired by grapefruit pulp, dragon fruit, eyes and sky:

-
http://mareikeauer.com/iam/anastasia_ugorskaya.html
- http://www.i-am-artist-designer.com/


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December 04, 2010

SKY PAINTING..

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Clayton Merrel is my new favorite artist. “In my recent work I have been experimenting with peeling the paint film from my own large oil paintings, then manipulating them by folding, tearing, stretching, etc. before remounting them to canvas in the manner of the old conservation process of ‘lining’.[..]It makes the painting process appear infinitely fragile, tenuous and contingent.  by analogy, the painting’s subject, the sky or rather our perception of the sky, our eyes, our coherent world view), becomes human, skin-like, and in need of care.” - Clayton Merrel


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December 02, 2010

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