See the Creative Cow tutorial on a free After Effects / Photoshop plug in replicating the Droste effect. Preformationism Prompted by the availability of the first microscopes in the 17th century, a theory arose that either the egg or sperm, until then unseen, contained a miniature human. This human, (or animal or plant as the caseContinue reading “The Droste effect”
A timelapse video showing a day at the Albycin, an hill in Granada, Spain.
The mysterious machines, materials and activity that can be observed on a building site. Sometimes there is a downward view into the cordoned off pit of the foundations. It’s an unusual way of seeing a city space.
A fossil, flat like a lithography print.
It’s the famous chenille and wire Easter chick. It was first made in China or Japan in the 1960s. Who designed it?
A highly skilled, time consuming technique for recording ancient bronzes was developed in China in the mid 19th Century. The method was a way of cataloging these three dimensional objects, but became an artform in itself. The ornate bronze vessels were possessions of the ancient aristocracy, used for everyday life and rituals, and often discovered inContinue reading “Camera-like chinese rubbing technique”
Plan twice, build once. Look twice, draw once.
In the winter and with snow on the ground outside, I took an atmospheric torch lit tour of the cave at Niaux. The purpose was to get a glimpse of rare Prehistoric cave paintings. One kilometre in, we all turned our torches off and stood in the pitch darkness. The guide demonstrated the unique acousticsContinue reading “The Cave at Niaux, France”