Nathan Englander remembers Nora Ephron’s baking advice, and what she taught him about being a working artist: http://bit.ly/MOF7Ox
…that to me is a good way to sum up what being a working artist is all about. It’s about being a person who makes real things in a real world. You set out to do something, and to do it right. And if it doesn’t come out exactly as planned— you don’t just live with it, you find a way to make it even better than it would have been before.
"From their earliest years children live on familiar terms with disrupting emotions—fear and anxiety are an intrinsic part of their everyday lives, they continually cope with frustrations as best they can. And it is through fantasy that children achieve catharsis. It is the best means they have for taming wild things."
Artist Jen Stark creates optical trickery and awe inspiring sculptures, animations and drawings inspired by the theories of colour, math and science.
Pedestal/40”x18”x18”/hand-cut paper, wood, foamcore/2011
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Pictured is the Super-Kamiokande, a giant neutrino detector, buried 1000m underground in Japan. Usually filled with 50,000 tonnes of pure water, the observatory detects neutrinos by watching for interactions with the subatomic particles in the water. These interactions are extremely rare, which is why the detector needed to be built to the scale it is.
"Today, the primary threat by far to internet freedom is government filtering of political dissent. This has been far more effective than I ever imagined possible across a number of nations. In addition, other countries such as the US have come close to adopting very similar techniques in order to combat piracy and other vices. I believe these efforts have been misguided and dangerous."