Saturday, July 23, 2011

Saturday Sharing (My Finds Are Yours)

This edition introduces you to paper artist Elod Beregszazi, the design-craft site handful of salt, and the moving animation work of Freek van Haagen of the Netherlands.

✦ The nonprofit United Poets Laureate International is the parent organization of the World Congress of Poets. Every two years, a WCP is held during which poets from around the world present scholarly papers about poetry, bestow or receive poetry honors, and "come together in friendship and celebration" to hear one another's poems. The WCP site includes a "Poetry Corner".

✦ You'll find clips of video portraits of contemporary European artists at Artist on Film. Non-English-language films are subtitled. The site offers films on painters, water colorists, graphic artists, sculptors, and theatre artists and also features clips of videos on various artistic techniques. I find the site's clips a useful introduction to artists (primarily from Holland) not typically shown in the United States, and a take-off point for researching the work of those I find of particular interest.

✦ The design studio POPUPOLOGY: into the fold specializes in paper-engineering. If as I do, you enjoy the art of paper-folding, you'll find some some marvelous examples online of the work of artist Elod Beregszasi: origamic architecture, concertina paper sculptures, kineticards, and "bookinvaders", or what Beregszasi calls his "interpretation of the humble bookmark". You'll also be able to download templates and view tutorials to learn how to construct your own paper art (see the section titled Workshop). (My thanks to Ann at All Things Paper for the introduction to this wonderful artist.)

Elod Beregszaszi on Flickr

✦ Check out Stanford Literary Lab for projects in digital and quantitative literary research.

✦ Modern design and contemporary fine craft are the focus of handful of salt, a wonderful site I discovered through my friend Nancie at MosaicArtNow (thank you, Nancie!). Be sure to look at the section with artist profiles.

✦ This short, "Broken", is by Freek van Haagen, who creates both traditional 2-D and 3-D computer animations:

Broken from Freek van Haagen on Vimeo.


Louise Gallagher said...

What an intriguing short. the ending is not at all what I expected!

S. Etole said...

what can one say ... that video by van Haagen is priceless

Ann said...

Thanks for featuring Elod's pop-up work, Maureen, much appreciated. I'm so far behind on blog reading, just noticed this now!