Over the course of six years, Adam Tenenbaum turned his front yard tree into one that was filled with the warm light of second-hand chandeliers. In this short, filmmaker Colin Kennedy (who lives down the street) talks with Adam about how this public art project began.
Start with large basic shapes, add details after, have fun with the process, and then let go of it and try again. In Pardon My Dust, by director Adriel de la Torre, watch Dynamic Sketching teacher Peter Han illustrate on a chalkboard as he talks about teaching the practice of seeing, visualizing, and expressing drawn images through very simple shapes.
Luke Jerram is a colorblind artist based in the UK. Aeolus is a sonic creation that blends acoustic physics, inspirations from classical civilizations, and visual adventure. The arch is a large Aeolian harp, an ancient instrument that uses the wind’s vibration on strings to send a frequency down a long metal tube.
A listener in the center of the arch experiences sounds transmitted from a field of taut strings and naturally harmonic open tubes. In addition, the angle of light transmitted through the polished pipes creates an altered listening environment. The experience can change by the minute or hour depending on wind conditions.
The tightened strings vibrate due to something called the von Karman vortex street effect, where the vortex created behind a string causes it to vibrate. It’s similar to what happens when a car antenna begins to sing in the wind.