Track findings on anything interesting from Art and Design (architecture, fashion, fine-art, interior decoration, product design, and almost any form of aesthetics).

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Paintings (Edward Hopper)

Solitude in Context of American Life

He wrote in 1939, “So much of every art is an expression of the subconscious that it seems to me most of all the important qualities are put there unconsciously, and little of importance by the conscious intellect.”  

'I can barely conceive of a type of beauty in which there is no Melancholy.'

- Charles Baudelaire

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Book Art (Isaac G. Salazar)

Isaac G. Salazar is an American book artist located in Artesia, NM.

His inspiration comes from multiple things and places like browsing the used book section for titles that stand out to him. For example the recycle symbol was created on a book titled "A World with out Trees".

He likes to take a book that would otherwise end up in a landfill and turn it into art. He rarely uses new books, unless commissioned to. He likes to watch Planet Green, and is into alternative energy, recycling and repurposing which provides him a sense of satisfaction that his art can contribute to reducing waste.

He has recently ventured into logos and symbols and would like to pursue this area more.