Top O’ tha Mornin’ to ya! Time once again to see what the alphabet, Google, and images there have for us. The letter O was sure to bring up famous people with a bit O’ Irish in them, but what I selected are a painting by Georgia O’Keefe, the great Conan O’Brien, and a really cool image of a Portuguese Man O’War.
Who the hell is Aubrey O’Day?
Connecticut artist Kevin van Aelst has been making his mark for a while now, blowing the minds of myself and others with his pieces, culled from his digestive system as often as his brainstem. Educated with degrees in psychology and photography, he takes the seemingly mundane and transforms it into the fascinating. Amazingness can be found in spades at his website HERE, but I just had to share a few examples.
These are a few of his fingerprints recreated in surprising mediums, and I might as well start off with the most appropriate.
Also, I am absolutely floored* by this elegant, minimalist, and very accurate map of Hawaii made from Hawaiian Punch:
My color photographs consist of common artifacts and scenes from everyday life, which have been rearranged, assembled, and constructed into various forms, patterns, and illustrations. The images aim to examine the distance between the ‘big picture’ and the ‘little things’ in life—the banalities of our daily lives, and the sublime notions of identity and existence. While the depictions of information–such as an EKG, fingerprint, map or anatomical model–are unconventional, the truth and accuracy to the illustrations are just as valid as more traditional depictions. This work is about creating order where we expect to find randomness, and also hints that the minutiae all around us is capable of communicating much larger ideas.
I guess I’m behind the times on this one, which escaped my gaze a few years ago on the short animated circuit. I am absolutely loving it right now. Treating my cat for milial skin infections, and the sudden snowstorm has made me just want to snuggle up next to a fireplace and watch this on repeat. Viva Run Wrake. Brilliant.
There something so very correct about this piece. It’s transcendent.