Posts tagged with ‘inspiration’
With NYFW here, I’m absolutely over flowing with inspiration. Visual artist Charles Matton gives us a look into these miniature spaces, which were memories from his own life. Using materials such as wood, glass, plaster, and paper Matton’s creations give us a sense of what he felt during these parts in his life. Whats even more incredible is how he scaled them down to such a size and still give off the same emotions as they did in their normal size.
A Plus-Sized Model Search Gets Punk’d
Taps Tumblr to parody American Apparel contest
When American Apparel launched its plus-sized model search (with the somewhat tone-deaf title “The Next BIG Thing”), it got more than it bargained for in Nancy Upton.
A 24-year-old student with a pretty face and luxuriant size 12 physique, Upton had never been a fan of the hipster clothier, renowned for its slim-fitting togs and the off-color antics of its CEO, Dov Charney. But something about the call for “booty-ful” girls spurred her to action. Upton entered the contest, but only to parody the company’s iconic soft-core image.
“It’s really tacky, poorly done, offensive, and demeaning,” she tells Adweek. “So I took that tone of theirs—’Hey fat people, you can play too’—and used it as an inspiration for my photos.” Shot by a friend, Upton poses bathing in ranch dressing, pouring chocolate syrup into her mouth, and stuffing her face with chicken in a pool.
When Upton posted the pictures, which manage to be both sexy and satirical, to her tumblr (extrawiggleroom.tumblr.com), the Internet took notice. With help from the sympathetic blogosphere, Upton had by far the most votes at AA’s website by the close of the contest last week.
The company did not immediately return calls for an interview, so it remains to be seen if Upton ends up winning. At least for her part, she says she’d turn down the contract.
The Vienna-based collective constructs a multilayered hammock for public use.
Last year, For Use/Numen, an Vienna-based artist collective, installed a suspended network of tunnels made out of 100 pounds of clear packing tape. Visitors were invited to climb into and crawl around in the structure, which resembled the work of hearty silkworms. (Read more about the Tape project here.) Building on that success, For Use has created another interactive public sculpture, this time using layers of flexible netting held in midair. (click to read on and view video!)