Monthly Archives: May 2014

Dancing Shadow Sculptures by Dpt. and Laurent Craste

Dancing Shadow Sculptures by Dpt. and Laurent Craste shadows porcelain light kinetic sculpture ceramics

Dancing Shadow Sculptures by Dpt. and Laurent Craste shadows porcelain light kinetic sculpture ceramics

Parade is an interactive art installation concevied by ceramacist Laurent Craste and digital agency Dpt. for the Chromatic festival in Montreal. At first glance the piece looks rather mundane: two misshapen porcelain vases sit atop a pedestal inside a wood cube, lit from above by an industrial light. But move the light and suddenly the magic happens as shadows projected from the vases animate to life. What a fun piece.

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Nuggets of Atomic Bombiana: Atomic Book & Magazine Covers

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I’m introducing some of the images from my 3,500-item Pinterest collection.  The following is a subset of the Department of Atomic Bomb Hopes and Fears.  The original sources for the images can be found in the links in the Pinterests categories.  

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A Girl and her Submarine, 1918

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I could hardly resist this 1918 image:  the young girl, the hands in her pockets, the ribbons on her chest, her submarine fashioned over a tricycle, the two flags (Stars and Stripes and the Union Jack).

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The sun is low, rising or setting, and it is catching the girl in the face, the home-fashioned cardboard visor of her home-grown officer’s headgear doing nohing to shade her eyes.  She’s in her dress whites, maybe proud of someone else’s handiwork on her ten foot long submarine. 

The image comes from a small archive of WWI  news service photos, this one no doubt intended to stir some home fires to help raise money or spirits.  I have no idea of the image was ever published. 

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At Ease: 1863

“June 1863 Gettysburg Campaign. Fairfax Court House, Virginia. Capt. J.B. Howard, Office of Assistant Quartermaster, and group at headquarters, Army of the Potomac.” Wet plate glass negative by Timothy H. O’Sullivan. View full size.

By: Shorpy Historical Photo Archive – Vintage Fine Art Prints
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TB-X: 1941

January 11, 1941. “Triboro Hospital for Tuberculosis, Parsons Boulevard, Jamaica, Queens, New York. X-Ray viewing room. Eggers & Higgins, architect.” Large-format acetate negative by Gottscho-Schleisner. View full size.

By: Shorpy Historical Photo Archive – Vintage Fine Art Prints
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