New York artist Michael Mapes creates elaborate specimen boxes by dissecting photographs and then compartmentalizing individual fragments within plastic bags, glass vials, magnifiers, in gelatin capsules and on insect pins. The boxes exist in an uncanny area between photography and sculpture, functioning both as portraits and as fascinating scientific canvases that make you question the the logic behind the organization of each piece.
I thought this could be an idea that relates to both layers and emergence. There is the core, followed by a series of layers. We could use this as an inspiration for mods that visually display the emergence of something throughout the year or the different components of a system.
Driftwood and horses!? I'm in love! <3 Seriously, how long was this person standing on the beach, making an installation that could possibly be destroyed? If I was the artists, I'd be afraid that kids would walk up to my baby and yell "Giddy-up!" and jump on.
Art League Houston Vortex House - I'll never forget this first time I saw this driving through town during one of my book hunts, all these years later it always seems to pop up in the oddest place - City proud!