Drip Painting WIN

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Drip Painting WIN
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Amy Shackleton creates these paintings using a very unique technique. Rather than brushing the paint on, she applies large patches and then drips the paint into place, often rotating the canvas to get her desired results. Her subjects feature a cool interpolation of the city and natural landscapes. Check the via link for a full interview with the artist and her method, and many more images on her personal web page!

Brother Nature FTW: Garden Wall WIN

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Brother Nature FTW: Garden Wall WIN
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Ahem To pontificate, a little (or WINtificate, if you will):

What I appreciate about works like these is that it calls into question our traditional understanding of the natural and artificial. The lush foliage resting on the side of the building - shooting upward, contrary to our natural horizontal and horizon-oriented understanding of "The Natural" - creates a juxtaposition between created and un-created space. With this we are reminded of the a priori condition of the urban space we have dominated and controlled - and yet also our uncomfortable co-existence with it. The distinction between subject and object called into question, we move along with our day and admire the architecture for what it is.

Also, what's up with the photographer getting that fire escape stairwell in the shot? Totally ruins the mise en scène.

Recreation WIN

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Recreation WIN
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This is Stephen Wiltshire, a savant who recreated a sketch of New York city from memory after taking a single twenty-minute helicopter ride over the city. Check out more of his work - and the full version of the image above - at his personal webpage!

Day and Night WIN

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Day and Night WIN
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We've featured the works of Stephen Wilkes in the past, with his amazing photographic compilations of various scenes at day and night. Check out some more in this gallery below, and then check out his personal page!