THE REAL LIFE MODELS BY FLORA BORSI
Photographer, Graphic Designer Flora Borsi (facebook | behance) - “Nowadays almost every photographer use graphics software to complete the picture, like many painters used ‘original version’ in the past.
Some artists use pure imagination to paint their artworks, others may prefer to create art by using a real life model as reference for the anatomy.
What if these abstract models were real people?”
Photographer Daniel Kukla is an artist who finds great fascination in the concept of natural borders of land, set edge to edge, that compliment and conflict with each other at the same time. After receiving an artist residency from the U.S. National Park Service in southern California, he decided to capture this contrast in a project entitled The Edge Effect. This effect, defined as the juxtaposition of boundaries between different natural habitats such as a forest and an urban development, creates an interesting visual phenomenon.
During his time in California, he hiked around Joshua Tree National Park in order to capture this anomaly that he observed throughout the terrain. Using just a mirror and an easel, he set up compositions in which mirrored reflections were set amongst natural landscapes. The results are these stunning painterly squares, set side by side within a contrasting environment. He says, “Using a single visual plane, this series of images unifies the play of temporal phenomena, contrasts of colour and texture, and natural interactions of the environment itself.”
Via My Modern Met.
Choi + Shine Architects - The Land of Giants
“This design transforms mundane electrical pylons into statues on the Icelandic landscape. Making only minor alterations to well established steel-framed tower design, we have created a series of towers that are powerful, solemn and variable. These iconic pylon-figures will become monuments in the landscape. They can be configured to respond to their environment with appropriate gestures. As the electrical lines ascend a hill, the pylon-figures change posture, imitating a climbing person. Over long spans of time, the pylon-figures stretch to gain increased height, crouch for increased strength or strain under the weight of the wires.”