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Specimen No. AM
16”w x 14” h x 3” d
Photographic prints, misc collage materials, insect pins, pinning foam, glass vials, magnifiers, gelatin capsules, resin filled plastic containers, within wood box with glass cover.
New York artist Michael Mapes is a collector. Well, maybe not your typical one. His art is inspired by scientific specimen collections. His photographs themselves question the logic behind the organization of each piece. By dissecting and then compartmentalizing individual fragments within plastic bags, glass vials, magnifiers, and on insect pins, he has created a “biographical DNA” in the form of such things as hair, finger nails, scent, eye lashes, fingerprints, food, botanical elements, fabric swatches, makeup, dirt, handwriting samples and breath. This creative process creates an uncanny area between photography and sculpture.
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Photos of the day
Leonardo da Vinci’s The Vitruvian Man is recreated by artist John Quigley for Greenpeace on the Arctic sea ice, to highlight the fact that the Arctic is melting and the need for world leaders need to take urgent action on climate change. This September could mark the lowest sea ice minimum on record. (Nick Cobbing/Greenpeace)
LuckyDipCollective’s photostream on Flickr.
CHECK OUT THE PHOTOS FROM THE PAINTING DAY AND THE EXHIBITION AT HACKNEY WICKED!
For more pictures and for all the photos from our shed painting day have a look on our Flickr
Lucky Dip Collective’s next exhibitions will be the Cambridge Creative Fair and The Islington Contemporary Art and Design Fair… More information on these to follow!
Students throw stones and sticks at the riot police and set cars on fire during a protest against the government of President Sebastian Pinera and calling for education reforms, in Santiago, on August 9, 2011.
Students in Chile want the national government to take over the public school system, where 90 percent of the country’s 3.5 million students are educated. The students say the system is underfunded and deeply inequitable.
Unite and Take Over re-imagines Smiths songs as comic strips. Photograph: Jason Pedersen
Also see our gallery of the Smiths songs as comics in pictures
After seeing this we feel like we will never be able to complain about any beach we swim at again. Not even Jones Beach.
Children swim along the algae-filled coastline of Qingdao, in eastern China’s Shandong province, July 17, 2011. Green algae continues to spread in waters off China’s east coastline and although not poisonous, it can hinder the fishing industry and tourism in affected areas. (STR/AFP/Getty Images )
Have Blaster, Will Travel. Stormtrooper Paul French is pictured on day 5 of his over 4,000 kilometre journey from Perth to Sydney walking down Old Mandurah Road on July 15, 2011 in Perth, Australia. French aims to walk 35-40 kilometres a day, 5 days a week, in full Stormtrooper costume until he reaches Sydney. French is walking to raise money for the Starlight Foundation - an organization that aims to brighten the lives of ill and hospitalized children in Australia. Paul Kane/Getty Images. To see more of today’s best photos