Love these cactus plant sculptures made out of recycled plastic bottles by Czech artist Veronika Richterová. I’m totally gonna make some of these for my apartment! Lots more plants below!
Recently Aakash Nihalani has been moving beyond his signature tape installations, experimenting with interactive projections. A camera picks up the viewers movements and the projections react in real-time. Watch the video clip below to see them in action!
I meant to post this up before the long weekend! Here is this month’s Reader Submissions post! Thank you all for submitting your work to the March Submissions post last month. Love seeing all the encouraging comments to artists in there, the comments and upvotes do not go unnoticed, and it means artists whose work doesn’t end up getting featured still get traffic to their own websites and new eyes on their work!
This is the April Submissions post, please share your work here during the month of April. The comments allow images to be attached so make sure post an image along with a link to your website.
1. Please don’t flood the comments with a dozen images, just post 1 image that represents your best work along with 1 link.
2. If you see good work posted by someone upvote it so it appears at the top. This is not just a nice thing to do, it helps me see what work you actually like.
3. You can/should also encourage people who are sharing good work here! Comment on their posts and let them know you like what they’re doing. I really want to foster a community here, and this is a simple way you can connect with other people making work.
4. Keep in mind your post may not show up right away because it has an image attached. It may need to be manually approved first so don’t freak out and post a million times, once is enough.
Designers Giorgia Lupi (New York) and Stefanie Posavec (London) recently launched a fascinating postcard project called Dear Data. Each week the two data artists measure one aspect of their daily lives and then represent that information with a drawing on a postcard. Every Monday they put their postcards into the mail to journey across the ocean to the other and begin collecting data for the next postcard. Having only met twice in person, this project is as much about the two of them getting to know one another as it is about finding creative ways to record details of their own lives.
There are so many interesting details in the notes they make for each other; instructions on how to decode the often extremely abstract ways they’ve represented their findings, as well as little tidbits about their day. The topics they choose for each week vary from people and purchases they make to emotions and the number of times they look at themselves in a mirror or window.
I love the analog and imperfect nature of the project; I think it makes the idea of data visualisation more accessible. I’ve included a bunch of their postcards below. Head over to their site to see larger images (they’re worth reading).