Amazingly beautiful photos…sleep sound tonight!

CNN Photos

“What happens to lovers while they are sleeping?”

This is the question photographer Paul Schneggenburger asked as he began his project “The sleep of the beloved.”

Using the second room of his two-bedroom Vienna apartment as a studio, he set up black sheets on a mattress, lit by a string of Christmas tree lights. A self-constructed trigger outside the room started the 4×5 camera at midnight for each six-hour exposure and turned it off automatically at 6 a.m., before the sun rose. Schneggenburger was not in the room during the exposures.

“I’m fascinated by sleep,” the German-born photographer said. “What’s going on in the body; what’s going on in the mind?”

He was curious to find out how people behave when they’re asleep, whether there is any emotion between them.

“Is it a nocturnal lovers’ dance — which is not necessarily sensual, but rather a kind of unconscious act of…

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Michelle Corbett

The carnagie

Today, Mackinley Motzer and I went to a gallery show at The Carnegie called Pulp Art. Pieces by Kristine Donnelly and Jennifer Grote were amongst my favorites.  All of the pieces in the show could be considered paper art. I am excited to do a response piece. The show is open until February 15th. For anyone who is interested here is The Carnegie’s website:

http://www.thecarnegie.com/galleries/gallery.php?page=current_show

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Fiber Sculpture and Art Exhibitions

Fiber Sculpture…

Today I presented my newest ideas for the first fiber sculpture project.  To give a better idea of fiber sculpture, any materials such as yarn, rope, twine, wool, etc, can be used.  I am currently working on a piece created entirely out of nylon loops that activate together to form potholders.  My challenge is to convert this everyday children’s craft into a work of fine art.

Art Exhibitions…

Along with introducing my own work, I further explored the potential of sculpture by attending Carnegie Hall’s Pulp Art Exhibition.  I found this to be extremely helpful in not only my ideas for Advanced Sculpture, but also fiber art.  Most of the works present were created using some form of paper or cardboard and were presented in a sculptural manner.  Usually this seems to be a challenge, as most of these materials are delicate, but these artists seemed to tackle the challenge with ease.  There was also a wide variety of ways the work was being presented, which also fueled the fire of inspiration for future works to come.  As work progresses, photos will be uploaded in order for those who are interested to follow my process.