lets say that to tear a painting is the kill the person trapped inside it. what if they could reach out and tear the painting themselves to be lost forever?

(People) "lets say that to tear a painting is the kill the person trapped inside it. what if they could reach out and tear the painting themselves to be lost forever?" - I think this is an interesting concept to have of what a piece represents.

New York artist Michael Mapes creates elaborate specimen boxes by dissecting photographs and then compartmentalizing individual fragments within plastic bags, glass vials, magnifiers, in gelatin capsules and on insect pins. The boxes exist in an uncanny area between photography and sculpture, functioning both as portraits and as fascinating scientific canvases that make you question the the logic behind the organization of each piece.

New York artist Michael Mapes creates elaborate specimen boxes by dissecting photographs and then compartmentalizing individual fragments within plastic bags, glass vials, magnifiers, in gelatin capsules and on insect pins. The boxes exist in an uncanny

Antony Gormley, sculptures from “Domains”, “Bodies in Space" and "Apart" at his studio, 2003

gallowhill: Antony Gormley, sculptures from “Domains”, “Bodies in Space“ and ” at his studio, 2003

Kirsty Whitlock - Losses, 2009 - a member of our branch of the embroiderers Guild

'Losses by British mixed media textile artist Kirsty Whitlock. via the artist's site

Artists Sally & Neil MacDonell, these 3 put me in mind of Jane Alexander's 'Butcher Boys" only far more gentle and less menacing.

* Artists Sally & Neil MacDonell, these 3 put me in mind of Jane Alexander's 'Butcher Boys" only far more gentle and less menacing.

Paul Cézanne - Ginger Jar and Fruit, 1895 at the Barnes Foundation Philadelphia PA

'La vase paillé' (Ginger Jar and Fruit) by French artist & Post-Impressionist painter Paul Cézanne Oil on canvas, 73 x 60 cm. collection: The Barnes Foundation, Philadelphia.

The Valley Stalheim (2002) | David Hockney | Watercolour on paper (6 sheets) 183 x 91.5 cm.

The Valley Stalheim by David Hockney, Watercolour on paper

Ballerinas gone punk, thanks to fashion designer Vivienne Westwood.

Ballet goes punk with Vivienne Westwood

Photographer Richard Burbridge, Italian artist Maurizio Anzeri and stylist Robbie Spencer created these string art portraits that combine black and white photography and intricate string work to make the images vibrant, 3D pieces. I am really digging this photo embroidery trend.

Embroided Artwork - its different because I like the technique of the sewing/photographer: Richard Burbridge //styling: Robbie Spencer // artwork: Maurizio Anzeri, for Dazed and Confused, June 2011 //

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