ART:21, Xray Art, and Waxing Artly Philosophical

Source:  ART:21, Xray Art, and Waxing Artly Philosophical    Tag:  xray beach
Ok, so " Artly" isn't a real word. But how do you think new words are started, eh? What do you think the first person to read the word "blog" thought! Heh. I rest my caseness.

Going through my dusty *cough* old files of what I wanted to share with you, I (re)discovered the work of Nick Veasey. His site is full of simply amazing x-ray images of... well... just about anything you can think of.

True, I am partial to the naturalistish ( heh, take that, spell check) x-rays.

But all his images are astounding. For the... um... larger pieces, he says he uses the kind of x-ray machines they use at border checks. Oh, and the sitting people in the bus? That was a "borrowed" corpse from the morgue, x- rayed and then cut-'n-pasted into the bus x-ray. Nick, you have definitely got cojones .

From The "She's Got Somethin' New To Show" Desk:
A new sea anemone. (I figure if I write anemone enough times I might remember how to spell it - That's really the only reason I make these things.)

From the Artly Media Files:
If you're a PBS documentary watcher, I highly recommend a visit to PBS's (beta ) video site, where you can watch many of their programs on line (sorry... you may need a decently fast server to watch them). The first one you should check out is Art:21, a series of interviews with artists in a broad range of mediums. It is fascinating to listen to artists describe the process they went through in creating their work. I'll leave it at that - and just urge you to take a peek.

From the "New Media" Art Desk:
“Surprise is the hallmark of true creativity”.
-Laura West Yep, that would be my sister... the first and ( imo) most artly of the West bunch. Her current medium is fractal mandalas, and if you like fractals... or, um, mandalas... you should check out her site. Of her work she writes:
"To see without associations, to apprehend, is to know a thing as its self. In order to do this one must enter a meditative state of BEingness. As a landscape painter I would enter a state where the names of things dropped away. In this state I could paint directly without going through the filter of symbols. It is out of this state of BEingness that forms spontaneously arise, in nature, in mathematics, in us."
Laura has a show of her mandala work at CT Hospice, Double Beach Rd., Branford, CT. The show will be up for the month of October. If you're in the area, I recommend a visit (and not just because she's my sister... really... Her work is amazing!)