Pencils are valuable. The pencil brings people together 🙂 This is another view of the creative tool the ‘pencil’ on how it brings people together. Manufactured goods in general can be valuable.
An interesting read by Clyde Rathbone:
A few days ago when my alarm woke me, the first thing I did was lovingly caress my the most treasured companion…my iPhone 6 Plus…I opened FB to learn about what cats where doing in the world….to see what kind of food my fellow primates were consuming, what television shows they were watching and to share in their life struggles….like being cut-off in traffic or “not being able to find a suitable hairdresser anywhere in Canberra!!! FML LOL…Sad-face”
Naturally, in a show of solidarity I was forced to like all of these updates as quickly as my thumb could tap the screen.
I then went on Twitter to have a nuanced debate about important global issues… to be berated and to berate all the people who disagree with me. I then visited CNN & the BBC…to learn what diabolically brilliant way some government or religion had devised to kill innocent people and divide humanity from itself.
But after that important work was done I went somewhere I’d never been before…just around the corner from my home I took a stroll to an art gallery in Deakin…There I met the disturbingly energetic and eccentric artist…Margaret Dimoff…Inside this huge building Margaret displayed an astonishingly large collection of paintings and sculptures, work that she has spent decades creating.
I asked Margaret why she creates art…and she looked at me in a funny way…as if to suggest I’d asked a truly peculiar question, and then she said:
“Because I have to”
Here are some interesting links to documentaries related to design and creativity (recommended by Tomas Laurinavicius) which I also recommend. I haven’t seen them all (only “Objectified”). A couple more that is not listed here is one called “Exit Through the gift shop“ by Graffiti artist Banksy and “Helvetica“ by Gary Hustwit, A documentary about typography, graphic design, and global visual culture.
This is the exhibition design concept by Maitha Al Falasi for the ADMAF Design Commission 2014. I supervised Maitha from initial concept to 3D modelling. Maitha managed to get runners up – a great effort considering commitments to class projects and time constraints. Well done Maitha.
The theme was to incorporate design elements of Zaha Hadid.
Al Anood Ahmed and Dana Al Marzouqi entry for The Christo & Jeanne-Claude Awards 2015 came runners up against top art & design students in the UAE. This was an excellant achievement and a great concept behind the ‘tree of knowledge’.
This will be an abstract designed tree (tree of knowledge… where the pages of the books are made from),
The fundamentals of drawing starts with drawing things as you see them. To render a faithful, realistic drawing, you must be able to observe the basic structure of the object, regardless of how complex and obscured by detail it may be.
These basic forms are always based on the cube, the cylinder, a cone or the sphere.
The ability to depict an object literally doesn’t make you and artist, but the ability to draw things as you see them is the first step towards becoming an artist.