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In 2011 Bartholomäus Traubeck, a German artist, created the Years exhibit. Featuring a modified turntable consisting of a camera, it translates the tree rings digitally into music.

“A tree’s year rings are analysed for their strength, thickness and rate of growth. This data serves as basis for a generative process that outputs piano music. It is mapped to a scale which is again defined by the overall appearance of the wood (ranging from dark to light and from strong texture to light texture). The foundation for the music is certainly found in the defined ruleset of programming and hardware setup, but the data acquired from every tree interprets this ruleset very differently.”

A digital album consisting of seven different recorded trees can be downloaded here.



Star Tales and Milky Ways

Mihoko Ogaki is a Japanese artist that has had several huge installations that have toured several galleries. Two of the biggest ones are Milky Way (featuring LED lit sculptures and paintings) and Star Tales (featuring painted cloth and sculptures). Milky Way Installation:   Star Tales Exhibit:

Colin Christian

Colin Christian is a sculptor residing in the United States, though originally from England. Transitioning from creating latex clothing for fetish stores, to his sculptures featuring cartoon realism inspired from fetish, sci-fi, and anime.

The New Urban: Organic

Brazilian sculptor Henrique Oliveira created a huge installation called Baitogogo in the Palais de Tokyo. Some Other Works  

Ghostly Existence

Kate Macdowell is an American artist from Portland, Oregon. Her ceramic sculptures feature amazing detail and nature/human relationships.

Paper Design

Lucie Thomas teamed up with Thibault Zimmermann to form Zim & Zou, A french studio devoted to graphic design, illustration, paper sculpture, and installation. Rather than composing images on a computer, they create, stage, and photograph three dimensional items made out of paper or leather. Click on Images to see better detail. View their full […]

The Time Machine

Okay, something a little different today. Today is about Daniel Duarte, a Portuguese product designer. He’s worked for several different product/furniture design studios and his latest piece nailed it. I mean…. no more watching the clock, only to be stunned that time suddenly stops when you’re stuck in the most boring of situations! The Time […]

Caution: The World Of Black and White Ahead

If you get offended easily and don’t appreciate a different approach to art, then please avert your eyes…. Kara Walker is a contemporary African American artist who explores race, gender, sexuality, violence and identity in her silhouettes. She is most well known for her cut paper silhouettes, but also has videos and books too. I’ve […]

May Your Path Be Colorful and Bright

Scottish sculpture artist Jim Lambie’s trademark theme is using brightly colored vinyl tape arranged into patterns around the floor of the gallery space, tracing the shape of the room to reveal the idiosyncrasies of its architecture.

Bath House Art

Mu Boyan, a Chinese sculpture artist, has been featured in bath houses and galleries throughout China.