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May 14 at 11:00am

You Create Your Way, I Will Create Mine

The Human Spirograph:

I enjoy repetitive movement as much as the next, but somehow I don’t think I could find “the music in these circles”.


Thanks for the tip BrainPickings!

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March 6 at 10:05am

Robo-Rainbow

robo-rainbow from mudlevel on Vimeo.

More Machines As Art. And another tip from CuriosityCounts. Thanks!

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December 5 at 1:37pm

Three Dimensions In Two: Build Your Own Mandala


A mandala is “a microcosm of the universe from the human perspective”.

The Rubin Museum in NYC has a fun program to build and print your own Mandala. The site also tells you what each pattern represents so you can find the meaning to the beauty.
Check it out here.


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June 6 at 10:06am

Art: How Many Ways Can You Make It?

The Giant Whale Creator himself, Richard Ellis, tossed this one into the Schnozze Pool and we dig it!  

Proof yet again that there is no end to creativity.  How many different ways are there to make something totally unique and beautiful and stunning?  The list continues to grow.  What we like about this is how it is solid but it is not, how it is a line but it is not.
Now if we can only figure out why they have the same number of balls as homeruns that Hank Aaron hit, we can go to sleep happy tonight.


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December 2 at 11:30am

Monsters In NYC


Groovy beasts in the East Village!  Yeah, so what else is new, eh?  Still this Travis Louie cat is splendid with the pencil.  You can see his monsters here, or go see them live at the Fuse Gallery on 93 Second Avenue.


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October 18 at 10:36am

Rube Goldberg’s Spawns!

Why is watching something do lots of stuff for no reason other than to keep moving so entertaining? Is there a section of the brain that loves useless complexity?  Was it really Rube Goldberg that really got this glorious contraption ball rolling.

We’ve sniffed out a bowlful of such wonderfully organized chaos to place in The Bowl today.
It’s hard to find a well shot video of the Goldbergian devices that call themselves art.  But this one qualifies:

George Rhoads seems to be the most recognized complicated-marble-run-as-art maker out there but unfortunately I have not been able to locate any quality videos of his machines in action.  You can see a lot of what he’s made right here though.


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September 21 at 7:08pm

Wacky Houses From Kitchen Utensils


Enviromental Graffiti showed us a variation on yesterday’s Hi-End Junkbots post, with a series of fantasy habitats made from discarded kitchen appliances and utensils.  As my son said quite sometime ago “Everything is Art”.  

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