Om nom nom nom. Photographer Ronald Wittek from Speyer, Germany snapped this awesome group portrait of a madness of marmots contentedly snacking on tasty biscuits at the Hohe Tauern National Park in Austria.
[via My Modern Metropolis]
Mike Pelletier: Lucy Skull
“In 2011 I was invited to create a piece for an exhibition called “Ctrl-Z” curated by 3d artistEric Van Straaten. This was a group exhibition of artworks created by various 3d printing processes.
The model of the skull was generated from a friend’s dental tomography scan. The form of the object was created by creating an array of copies of the skull, where each successive copy of the skull is scaled, rotated, and moved. The skull starts at life size at the front and ends up rotated 180 degrees and two times larger than life at the back.”
This Saturday, May 18, Jonathan LeVine Gallery in New York City will debut three solo shows: Andy Kehoe‘s “Luminous Reverie,” Marco Mazzoni‘s (HF Vol. 27) “Animanera” andSouther Salazar‘s “Souvenirs.” Known for his multi-layered painting technique, Andy Kehoe creates mysterious fantasy worlds with convincing depth by aggregating layers of resin painted with oil and acrylic. In his latest body of work, Kehoe offers glimpses into nocturnal storybook scenes that delve into mysticism and ritual. Kehoe experimented with sculptural elements in this series of resin boxes, submerging small polymer clay sculptures in the resin to further cultivate an illusion of space despite the works’ flat, illustrative style.
Marco Mazzoni (featured in a special sketchbook insert in our current issue) continues his exploration of the traditional relationship between women and nature in pagan cultures with his color pencil drawings. Paying tribute to midwifes and female healers persecuted for their knowledge of herbal medicine in early Christian times, Mazzoni also connects his latest body of work to contemporary themes. The title, “Animanera,” translates from Italian to “Black Soul” and is an allusion to the troubled political and economic situation in his home country of Italy.
Stay tuned for coverage of Souther Salazar’s “Souvenirs” and see all three shows May 18 through June 15.