Friday, May 25, 2012

Illustrator Andy Gilmore

Fields of Force

A master of color and geometric composition, Andy Gilmore's work is often characterized as kaleidoscopic and hypnotic, though it could just as well be described as visually acoustic, his often complex arrangements referencing the scales and melodies in music.

Gilmore’s journey toward this masterful style followed a long and winding road. He characterizes his pursuit of education as a tangled web, noting the bookstores, bakeries, and theaters where he worked were of more importance than the schools he attended in pursuit of his BFA, which he received from SUNY Empire State College.

After finishing school, Gilmore relocated to San Clemente, California, where he took up work for FourStar Distribution, resizing print ads for C1RCA Footwear and Forum Snowboards. It would serve as his introduction to the computer and lay the foundation for a career in digital art and design.

Andy Gilmore’s extensive list of clients includes Wired Magazine, The New York Times, Fast Company, Wallpaper*, Warp Records, and yes, Ghostly International. He currently lives and works in Rochester, New York.


Italian design from Luminaire

Escape reality and enter the fantasy world of Fiction. With a silver finish which fades to transparent, the rectangular wall-mounted mirror seems to disappear. Available in two sizes and finished in extralight glass, Fiction hangs by means of a chromium-plated metal cylinder.

Dark Side of the Moon
Thanks to a sophisticated and innovative technical process, the top is realized by overlapping and assembling glass strips of various qualities and different widths. The result is a table with a syncopated dynamism, the glass top assuming an infinite range of tonalities. The feet of the high table are cylinders in transparent borosilicate glass, fixed to the top by means of steel rings. The low table, instead, has two glued sides, with the same features as the top.

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Friday, May 4, 2012

Amazing LCD Glass Installation

Patterned by Nature was commissioned by the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences ( for the newly built Nature Research Center in Raleigh, North Carolina. The exhibit celebrates our abstraction of nature’s infinite complexity into patterns through the scientific process, and through our perceptions. It brings to light the similarity of patterns in our universe, across all scales of space and time.

10 feet wide and 90 feet in length, this sculptural ribbon winds through the five story atrium of the museum and is made of 3600 tiles of LCD glass. It runs on roughly 75 watts, less power than a laptop computer. Animations are created by independently varying the transparency of each piece of glass.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Video: Debra Coombs paints "Menfolk"

Enjoy this 6 minute video of AGG member Deb Coombs painting in her tranquil Vermont studio.

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Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Glass at MIT: Beauty and Utility

February 10 – July 2012
This exhibition explores glass making as revealed in glassware from MIT laboratories, blown glass from the MIT Glass Lab, and stunning stained glass windows from the Libraries’ Charles J. Connick Stained Glass Foundation Collection. Tools, early photographs, and selections from rare books demonstrate the combination of artistry and engineering that goes into the creation of glass.

Workshops in Italy

IKO studio is a stained glass studio in Italy which began life in Rome, before moving to the lushious green Umbrian countryside, near Orvieto. The studio was founded by stained glass artist, Diego Tolomelli who having achieved over 10 years of experience working with some of the most prestigious stained glass studios in England, returned to Italy.

Workshops in traditional techniques including leading and glass painting are offered:

Virtual Tour of Canterbury Cathedral

The most visited post on this blog was the virtual tour of Köln Cathedral. Therefore here is another offering for the armchair tourist - Canterbury.

Go explore: here

Live small

Interesting exercise. It's a 7 minute video, so get a snack first.