Where is the Dark Knight in this picture? It’s a weird one and reminds me of cheesy film representations of these kinds of sub-cultures. Nice to see a more authentic version for a change. Looks wild. -Waveybrain
Cement Eclipses is a critique of our behavior as a social mass, said Cordal in an interview with The Rooms Magazine, it refers to a collective inertia that leads us to think that our small actions cannot change the course of history. I believe that every small act can contribute to a change. Many small changes can bring back social attitudes that manipulate the global inertia and turn it into something more positive. Cement Eclipses ultimately has a poetic background in which tiny figures become survivors in the urban environment.
The small sculptures placed against the big cities really create an overwhelming feeling of isolation. Definitely thought provoking!
Cement Eclipses has been spotted in several European cities including Berlin, London, Brussels.
Today I gave my students a quick presentation on some of the basic considerations for composition, which I am now sharing with you! I’ve given them separate talks about color and tonal value/contrast, which are also super important compositional concerns. (I’ll be sharing those presentations too once I properly format them)
I personally love learning about different compositional techniques. It’s fun to think about the ways that the brain views & sorts images, and how we can trick it into feeling a certain way or looking at certain aspects of an image first! It’s easy to fall into compositional ruts (which I am also guilty of) because a lot of art gets by with mediocre, though serviceable, compositions. If you can generally understand what’s happening in an image then it’s generally fine. However, it’s the truly great compositions, where everything in the whole image has been considered and ‘clicks’ together, that bump up an illustration to a visual slam dunk. NC Wyeth is one of my favorite artists for this reason: his compositions are rock solid, varied based on the image’s intent, and always enhance the mood or action he is depicting.
Saw “Frankenweenie” this evening. It’s my favorite Tim Burton film! It was so funny and meticulously crafted! Few movies are worthy, but It might be worth seeing the 3D Imax. I saw a regular screening, but I imagine in 3D it’s even richer, and in Imax you’d be able to appreciate even more of the nuances and textures throughout the movie. We laughed out loud for about the first 20 minutes straight at the absurdity of it and the set ups. Just getting acclimated to the film was a joy, never mind the great storytelling and direction. -Waveybrain
I have a certain regard for what Ron Paul says and does. I wasn’t aware of this controversy at the 2012 RNC. I wonder how many delegate votes he actually accrued compared to Romney. He certainly would have made for a more interesting debater.