Friday, January 30, 2015

Ballet and the Art of Dustin Yellin

I love Ballet!   The music and movement.  The cacophony of color in my minds eye from the mix of the   all the elements involved intermingling.  The endless possibilities  that arise.    New York City Ballet is in their third year of an Art series that goes on view on the Promenade.  Sculptures by the Red Hook, Brooklyn artist Dustin Yellin.  The series is called "Psychogeographies" fifteen of the one hundred are on view.  They are technically astounding, involving compiling clips and fragments taken from a taxonomy of paper cuttings arranged on huge glass slides, individually layered, which are then fused together to create 3-D sculptures of the human form. 

The artist feels his sculptures are like "maps of our psyche"

DNA maps, marked with images found in our collective consciousness that's extrapolated into media

"They're sort of these humans trapped inside of these microscope slides that are made up of this cultural DNA"

Each sculpture is like a frozen explosion

"They're born from a synthesis of art and science"

The Terracotta Army  in Xi'an, China was an initial source of inspiration

All "notes" where taken form the article in the New York City Ballet Playbill written by Luke Crisell
The pictures only show you one dimension and just a fragment of the true life of each sculpture.  You just got to be there to really enjoy the magic!

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Photoshop Roundup

The Month of December I challenged myself to make a Holiday card each day!  Below are the cards I created with Photoshop and the Fabulous Graphics Fairy…. Thank You all for taking my journey and enjoy the joys of the New Year…. Creative Flows from the figment of Our Imaginations…. 
what can be more festive than Holiday music, a bell to ring the Holidays in, some Holly berries and a wonderful image of a young boy in winter!

I love the images of ole st nick from Germany or the north of Europe

I love birds (what's not to love) and 9 made the perfect fantasy hannukiah (the menorah) to celebrate the festival of lights

winter is my favorite time of the year…. rosy cheeks, hot chocolate, wine by the fire
I love putti (little italian angles) and who doesn't want to be kissed under the mistletoe ?
Another ole fashion "Pare or Papa Noel"  this time with old time advertising and reindeer of course!

This was my Season Greetings card full of Angles and winter urchins…. Seasons Greetings because there are so many holidays to celebrate!

sledding in Vermont is something my daughter to this day loves to do in winter

winter wonderland, children building snow men and all the world is at Peace!
The rush of …… just before the big night!
The beautiful of a little girl going to grandma's house with her gifts, tree and her best friend

What I wish for all of us!

Father Chirstmas sends his wise wishes!

love this picture colored…. before color photos where in vogue my dad with use crayons on black and white photos to make them in color…. Thanks Dad for your inspirations

my favorite card! It came out so Painterly! of course not a creature was stirring, well maybe the Mice!

Again some music and "Hark an Angle sings"

Christmas day!

Wanting to add an old fashion touch to the end of the year

With wonderful gifts comes grateful thank you's

and so the New Year begins….  I just loved this image of two young ladies with the vintage clothing coming home from work and having to play

Ringing in the new year with hope and renewal

This time of year means going to the ballet and seeing The NutCracker 

High Hope for the New Year….Always be creative and positive
Again I would like to thank you my dear readers, Photoshop, my inspirational teacher PAMELA HUNTINGTON and the Graphic Fairy
Cheers to all for the New Year…. May it all you wish for and then some
Honey Hugs until next time! bz