Giant art installation targets predator drone operators
"In military slang, Predator drone operators often refer to kills as ‘bug splats’, since viewing the body through a grainy video image gives the sense of an insect being crushed.
To challenge this insensitivity as well as raise awareness of civilian casualties, an artist collective installed a massive portrait facing up in the heavily bombed Khyber Pukhtoonkhwa region of Pakistan, where drone attacks regularly occur. Now, when viewed by a drone camera, what an operator sees on his screen is not an anonymous dot on the landscape, but an innocent child victim’s face.” #notabugsplat
No looking back, Elina Brotherus
Artist Lea Bradovich
Guy Catling is a graphic designer from Essex, United Kingdom. He mainly uses the art of collage to express his creativity, often blending black and white photographs with vibrant pattern or folk prints. The tones and contrast between sharp colors and vintage photographs bring back to life some dark subject matter.
Sand Sculpture in Dublin
Irish spinner and spinning wheel.
County Galway, Ireland,
Amelia Earhart at sixteen
Welcome to the Weekend … TGI-Friday!
VinZ New Street Pieces - New York City & Jersey City, USA
Our friend VinZ spent the last few days in New York where he attended the Scope Art Fair. Also busy on the streets of New York, VinZ remixed a series of famous sculptures t from artists like Michelangelo Buonarroti, Auguste Rodin or Antonio Canova. He used their famous works and adapted it to his characters in an effort to denounce the danger of gas fracking on the coasts of Ibiza and Valencia (Spain).
If you are in New York City, you can find “Cupid and Psyche in oil” in Dean Street in Brooklyn, NY - “The Thinker in oil” is located in Columbus Ave. in Jersey City, NJ - “Slave 1 and 2 in oil” are located in Cole Street in Jersey City, NJ.
Continue reading for more images after the jump (NSFW) and then drop your two cents down in the comments.
See all the pieces at http://www.streetartnews.net/2014/03/vinz-new-street-pieces-new-york-city.html
Happy 135th Birthday, Albert Einstein! (also, Pi Day!)
Theoretical physicist Albert Einstein was born on March 14, 1879, in Ulm Germany. He entered the United States in June of 1935 and filed this declaration of intent to become a citizen in January of 1936. He would become a U.S. citizen in 1940.
In 1939 he collaborated with fellow physicist Leo Szilard on a letter regarding advances in nuclear research to President Franklin Roosevelt, which would ultimately lead to the development of the Manhattan Project. During World War II, he also worked as a part-time Federal employee developing underwater weapons for the U.S. Navy. Some of his correspondence from this work is available in our online catalog.
In 1948 he appeared in this instructional film “Atomic Physics," explaining how the work of other scientists featured in the film illustrated his theory of equivalence of mass and energy.
Gen. Colin Powell
Peggy Guggenheim with a Alexander Calder mobile
They danced down the streets like dingledodies,
and I shambled after as I’ve been doing all my life after people who interest me,
because the only people for me are the mad ones,
the ones who are mad to live,
mad to talk,
mad to be saved,
desirous of everything at the same time,
the ones that never yawn or say a commonplace thing,
but burn, burn, burn like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars and in the middle you see the blue centerlight pop and everybody goes
"Awww!" — On the Road - Jack Kerouac
Happy Birthday, Jack.