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October 31, 2008

Scott Wade’s Dirty Car Art

Filed under: art classes, performace art — Tags: , , — popularkinetics @ 9:35 pm

They’re not a pop-up books, but they’re movable and can “pop-up” anywhere. They’re Scott Wade’s dirty car artworks. Drawn into the dust and grime on car windows, these classic art images evolve with the weather, the elements, and the passage of time. See more of Scott’s ephemeral creations at his web site,

October 1, 2008

Arthur Ganson’s Machine with 23 Scraps of Paper

Filed under: crafts, performace art — Tags: , , , — popularkinetics @ 5:44 am

One of the highlights of this year’s New Works session at Haystack School of Crafts in Deer Isle, Maine, was seeing videos of Arthur Ganson’s incredible sculptural machines. This one, titled “Machine with 23 Scraps of Paper,” is cool and elegant. Others are lively, humorous, even touching. They all are strikingly inventive, combining a knowledge of mechanics with theatricality and a bit of dance and mime. You can see several of the videos on YouTube, or link to them through his web site,

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