Monday, May 28, 2012
Sunday, May 13, 2012
Well, here in Vancouver it feels like spring. And summer is on its way.
And this work seems so appropriate right now.
Regine Ramseier is an artist in Switzerland. Her, work varies across mediums, from watercolour to soft sculpture to mixed media installations involving materials from the natural world. In Windstille, which translates to calm, she has painstakingly collected hundreds of dandelions. These she suspends from the ceiling of a gallery and the results are beautiful.
The soft dandelion seed heads create a beautiful avenue leading up to a window and the green space beyond.
Monday, May 7, 2012
But what a beautiful project this is.
Raw Color describes this project, or series of projects, as A visual research about vegetables and their powerful color. Vegetables are dismantled and purified to their visual essence 'RAW COLOR'.
For the exhibition Dutch Domestics at the Museum für Angewandte Kunst in Frankfurt the installation Liquid Palette was created. The installation is composed a cabinet holding 130 containers of pigment derived from vegetables. The pigments are both pure mixed in different ratios.
Raw Color 2 some of the strongest pigments are added to ink cartridges, and prints made. The inkjets prints are done with (C) Red Cabbage, (M) Beetroot en (Y) Pumpkin.
The juice causes a stripe in each of the images.
Raw Color 3 is a series of photographs that play with the results from the color cards. It illustrates the ratios of the color mixing from Raw Color 1, but also references the classic color wheel.
Raw Textiles a collaboration was made with the design shop Edwin Pelser, to create an installation of silk scarves dyed with the vegetable pigments. 18 unique shades that were created by pure and mixed vegetable dyes.