Instead of drawing graffiti on the walls, a New York street artist Ellis Gallagher decided to use the shadows that lamp posts are making to create street art. Gallagher is only using chalk and stone sediment to outline the shadows into stencils looking like figures or just simple art. This kind of street art is very neat and impressive to come across in the late hours. Especially when you notice that the shadow cast can’t be from any light in the area. This is just another great example of environmental graffiti, not permanently damaging or harming the landscape, but instead embracing it and blending it with it.
Last night I got invited to the Ron Arad: No Discipline art opening at the Museum of Modern Art in NYC, and let me tell you, it was amazing. This was the first time Arad was showing his work in America, and him and the museum both did it big for this event. Among the most influential designers of our time, Ron Arad stands out for his daredevil curiosity about technology and materials and for the versatile nature of his work. Trained at the Jerusalem Academy of Art and at London’s Architectural Association, Arad has produced an outstanding array of innovative objects over the past twenty-five years, from almost unlimited series of objects to carbon fiber armchairs and polyurethane bottle racks. He has also designed memorable spaces, some plastic and tactile, others ethereal and digital. This exhibition focused mainly on his design of innovative chairs, but there were some other great pieces that I truly enjoyed. I took a ton of pictures, but ill only attach a few of my favorites.
I recently came across this really cool time lapse video of a guy and his buddy driving from L.A to N.Y.C with a few stop offs along the way. Im planning on moving out west later this year, and have been thinking about making my own time lapse video from N.YC. to L.A. and maybe posting it as a response to this one. Ive never made a time lapse before, so Im sure it isnt going to be on par with this one, but its the memories that count right? The song is called Behind by Lacquer, and I think it fits the video perfect.