Luke Carroll: Surrounded by Beauty by siena scarff

This piece, Guitar Woman, recalls Picasso’s lively abstractions.

This piece, Guitar Woman, recalls Picasso’s lively abstractions.

An example of artist Luke Carroll’s colorful work, Norena Bridge.

An example of artist Luke Carroll’s colorful work, Norena Bridge.

Family: a stark but stunning example of Luke’s drawings.

Family: a stark but stunning example of Luke’s drawings.

Bright, welcoming colors belie the subject matter in this piece – the menacing stare of the exposed skull seems unwilling to let go of your gaze.

Bright, welcoming colors belie the subject matter in this piece – the menacing stare of the exposed skull seems unwilling to let go of your gaze.

A nice shout out to my super talented dear friend Luke. 

"Whether it is the lush flower arrangements he designs by day or the strikingly colorful paintings he creates in his studio at night, Luke Carroll surrounds himself with beauty every day."  Check it out

Marcus Lyon | Exodus by siena scarff

These are going on my wishlist.  

"Exodus is an exploration of the most significant migrations of the early 21st Century. As the ability of humans, goods and services to circumnavigate the planet increases exponentially we are left disconnected from a simple view of our common identity. Indeed, as our economic and geo-political differences intensify, the unstoppable movement and expansion of actual and digital assets challenge the power of the individual in society, the state and corporations to control opinions, actions and environments. Exodus provokes questions concerning the biggest changes in contemporary society through large-scale representations of the key themes that influence globalisation in the modern world.

Signed Limited Edition Digital Fibre Museum Bareyte Print float mounted on aluminium. Each work is produced in an edition of 7 and is printed at 1600 x 800mm."

Hakanaï by siena scarff

"Hakanaï is the union of two Japanese characters—one meaning “man” and the other “dream”—used to define the ephemeral and the fragile. In this dreamlike environment, a single dancer moves within a cube, interacting with the images projected on its walls, tracing arcing parabolas and sine waves with hands, arms, and feet." 

 

http://www.am-cb.net/projets/hakanai/

Woven Portraits | David Samuel Stern by siena scarff

 

Quite mesmerizing.  

"These images are the result of physically weaving together two photographic prints of the same subject. They are an attempt to bridge dignified, direct portraits with a sort of abstraction that allows their subjects to hide within themselves, and the photographs to be distinctly physical objects. In hiding some things, we reveal others. " David Samuel Stern

 

Impact | Miranda Brandon by siena scarff

Impact Birds by Miranda BrandonBeautifully disturbing studies.

"While volunteering for the Audubon's BirdSafe program I collected many birds that met untimely deaths due to collisions with built structures. Displayed are some of the birds I found, fully intact with everything that they were, aside from a conscience and a pulse." Miranda Brandon

PRINT magazine awards Siena Scarff Design by siena scarff

PRINTmag awards Siena Scarff Design for two projects in the latest Regional Design Awards. ORD:Documenting the Definitive Modern Airport, Gardner Museum Landscape Lectures 2013-14

 

The six regional judges evaluated nearly 4,000 entries and selected winning projects that demonstrated an ideal mix of design, communication concepts, strategy and execution. Designers and creative teams representing individuals, small firms and major corporations and organizations were among the entrants. Submissions were judged by an expert panel featuring AIGA medalist Michael Vanderbyl, WIRED design director Caleb Bennett, Duffy & Partners design director Joseph Duffy, AIGA medalist Alexander Isley, AIGA medalist Jessica Helfand, and Sterling Brands design division president Debbie Millman.


Judy Ledgerwood: Chromatic Patterns by siena scarff

I wish that I had a chance to see this exhibition. It must have been quite hypnotic in person. 

"In Chromatic Patterns for the Graham Foundation, Chicago-based painter Judy Ledgerwood creates an immersive, site-spec"In Chromatic Patterns for the Graham Foundation, Chicago-based painter Judy Ledgerwood creates an immersive, site-specific wall painting that transforms the first-floor galleries of the Foundation’s historic Madlener House—designed by Richard E. Schmidt and Hugh M. G. Garden and built in 1901–02. Enveloping visitors in an optically expansive field of vibrant fluorescent colors with a metallic floral motif that pulsate in close proximity to the building’s Prairie-style ornamentation, this installation explores the possibilities of painting as it approaches the conditions of architecture—where walls take on new meaning and function, and the surface, the possibility to produce new affects."