Classic, Progressive, and Unique Art Sites

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| Askart | BAM | Bird's - Top End | Black Art | Blue Moon Review | Blue Stocking | Born Magazine | Burno's Sculpture Garden |

| Camouflage Art by liu bolin | Cinema Volta | Danny Richard Hahlbohm | Don Marco | Eckman Fine Art | EPC |

| Eric Grohe | Facets | Faerie Art | Guggenheim Foundation | HarriSand | IMLS | InterArt | J. Paul Getty Trust | Jean Dibner |

| Kendall, Robert | Light Work | Lou Majors | Mcnaughton | Mother | Nail Art | NYFA Interactive | Ostrich Egg Art |

| Pavement Art | Pete Cullen | Potatoland | Ray Michael Sorensen | Sfmona | Smithsonian | Steven Hong Kong | Steven Wiltshire |
| Troika | Turbulence | U of M Sch. of A&D | Villafane | Viral Factory | Walker Art Center | Whitney ArtPort | Word Circuits |
She says the first miniature baby she made was curled in a fetal position, and she even gave it an umbilical cord, as if it was still in the womb.  The shape and size of the baby seemed similar to that of an egg shell. She tried this, and the baby fit perfectly inside.
Camille Allen just loves creating sculptured babies, a delightful daughter-in-law learning the trade from a loving grandmother! Check out this site for a unique art form along with the option to add these babies to your home collection of dolls.

Askart -

AskART is an online database containing more than 34,000 American artists.

AskART is an online database containing more than 34,000 American artists whose lives and work span the time from pre-Columbus settlers through modern art expressionists. AskART is an educational resource for students and aficionados alike. Our clients include collectors, gallery owners, appraisers, curators, advisors, museums, libraries, scholars, and students of fine art. -

Birds of Australia's Top End -

You will love these tiny works of wonderful art of the birds of the North End of Australia.

Denise's color art of the local birds from her newest book, 'Birds of Australia's Top End,' continues to be outstanding in detail and honest rendering, these little works of art sure to one day become classic images from the world of natural artists of the Outback. (To see the contents of her book, enter her site from the homepage below selecting "Books" from her main menu . . . or click on the above book cover.)

Denise Goodfellow came to the Top End of Australia in 1975. Early on she first worked as a music teacher, then later amazingly evolving to became a legalized buffalo hunter after being adopted into the Aboriginal Tribe that was located near North Darwin, her mother part Aborigine. She has since been active in changing the way Australians use their land, which started in 1981 when she stood before the Darwin City Council in an attempt to save local mangroves.

She now instructs the Aborigine on how to use computers and to stand up for their rights, their usually being treated by Australians similar to the way the American Indians are treated in the United States. Her 'Baby Dreaming' project is now helping the Aborigine to promote tourism on their designated land that was provided to them the Australian Government, in turn learning to run the territory as a business that will support themselves and their families. It's other purpose is to continue to develop the Aborigine Heritage for the world to enjoy and learn from.

She has now worked for twenty years as a biological consultant, specialist bird guide, writer, and illustrator.

In 2000, she was contracted to work as interpreter / transcriber on the 'Lonely Planet's Guide to Aboriginal Australia.' Denise also lectures in environmental studies for the University of New South Wales' summer school.

She is specifically an adopted member of the Ngalanbali clan of the Kunwinjku people . . . and a very special personal friend. Please contact Denise if interested in hiring her for a personal tour of the Outback, the best authority on the birds of Northern Australia. -

Black Art -

The art of black artists from all over the world, this page featuring  Kevin A. Williams.

If pictures are worth a thousand words, then self-taught artist Kevin A. Williams has created enough elements of love, intimacy and passion on canvas to write a book.

The sensual art that he creates is among the most contemporary African-American art of our time. -

Blue Moon Review -

The Blue Moon Review (founded as The Blue Penny Quarterly) has been published continuously since early 1994, making it one of the oldest living literary magazines online, and one of the few with an ongoing international following.

While names and faces on the masthead have changed over time, the magazine was founded, and continues to be directed and published, by Doug Lawson. Contributors to BMR are some of the most lauded writers around, including winners of Best American Short Story & Guggenheim awards, fellowships from the NEA and other institutions. They publish work offline in top literary journals you may have heard of, places like the Paris Review, Glimmer Train Stories, Poetry, Zoetrope, Story, and elsewhere. Oh, and they also publish books. -

Blue Stocking -

Bluestockings mission statement writes it is a radical bookstore, fair trade cafe, and activist center in the Lower East Side of Manhattan. Through words, art, food, activism, education, and community, they say they strive to create a space that welcomes and empowers all people. They also actively support movements that challenge hierarchy and all systems of oppression, including but not limited to patriarchy, heterosexism, the gender binary, white supremacy and classism, within society as well as their own movements.

They seek to make their space and resources available to such movements for meetings, events, and research. Additionally, they offer educational programming that promotes centered, strategic, and visionary thinking, towards the realization of a society that is infinitely creative, truly democratic, equitable, ecological, and free. -

Born Magazine -

Sample Born Magazine cover attributed to Ferris Plock.

Born Magazine is an experimental venue marrying literary arts and interactive media. Original projects are brought to life every three months through creative collaboration between writers and artists. -

Brookyn Academy of Music -

BAM's current programming consists of the Next Wave BAM's Festival each fall (which celebrated its 20th anniversary; a spring season of international opera, theater, and dance; a comprehensive Education & Humanities program, and a variety of community programs. Recent additions include BAMcafé, a restaurant and live music venue, opened in 1997 in the third floor Lepercq Space, and BAM Rose Cinemas, a four-screen theater which opened in 1998. One screen is devoted to BAMcinématek, offering daily screenings of repertory classics and special festivals, with frequent guest speakers. The Shakespeare & Co. BAMshop features books, recordings, videos, and gift items geared to BAM's audiences. -

Bruno's Sculpture Garden -

After several years of this lifestyle, Bruno and the family made a decision to pack up and move to Australia to create a sculpture garden that he would run as a permanent attraction. The family arrived in Melbourne and shortly after had found the perfect place in the small Victorian village of Marysville. The luscious sub-alpine forests of the surrounding area were the ideal setting for Bruno's plan and luckily the property he purchased he a large section of rain forest attached.
Bruno Torfs was born in South America and lived there with his family till the age of fifteen. At this point the whole family made the move to Europe in seek of new opportunities.
After training and working as a sign writer Bruno made a gradual transition to become a fulltime artist. Through his diverse talents and a spirit for adventure Bruno created a unique style full of culture and character. This was achieved through many trips around the world, both alone and with his wife Marleen.
Sketching the scenes and faces of his journeys allowed Bruno to return home and make oil painting and sculpture versions of his experiences. These artworks would then be sold in a series of annual exhibitions hosted in the lower levels of the family home.

Camouflage Art by liu bolin -

"liu bolin is a young beijing based artist who has exhibited primarily in china until last year’s solo show at Paris’ Galerie Bertin Toublanc and a group show with the gallery in miami. he recently finished up a show at eli klein Fine Art in New York [City,] showcasing a variety of his pieces including some form the series ‘camoflague’. this series is an exploration of human nature and animal instincts which features chinese citizens painted to blend into their surroundings. the subjects are covered head to toe in paint, camouflaging themselves in front of the chinese flag, a billboard or downtown beijing." Copy source: designboom

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Cinema Volta -

Cinema Volta consists of John Maxwell Hobbs, a stack of electronic equipment, musical instruments in various states of disrepair and occasional collaborators.

Cinema Volta consists of John Maxwell Hobbs, a stack of electronic equipment, musical instruments in various states of disrepair and occasional collaborators. He is an electronic musician based in Stockholm Sweden who has been working with computer multimedia and telecommunications for more than eighteen years.

For much of the '90s he was the Producing Director of The Kitchen in New York where he produced the work of Philip Glass, DJ Spooky, David Hykes and many others. He is the Vice President of the board of directors of Vanguard Visions, an organization dedicated to fostering the work of artists experimenting with technology and also serves on the Digital Arts subcommittee of the Mayor's Council on New Media in New York City. His interactive composition Web Phases was one of the winners of ASCI's Digital '98 competition. He has collaborated with artist/programmer Mark Napier on Ripple, an interactive musical instrument. -

Clarklittle Photography -

Clark Little was born in Napa, California in 1968. Two years later, a move to the North Shore of Oahu (Hawaii) dramatically changed his future. In the 80’s and 90’s he made his name as a pioneer of surfing at the Waimea Bay shorebreak. Clark had a unique talent for taking off on hopeless closeout shorebreak waves and surviving in one piece.

In less than three years, Clark has gained national and international recognition for his North Shore shorebreak wave photography with appearances on television shows Good Morning America, Inside Edition, The Today Show, and ABC World News Now. Clark’s work has been featured in many publications and newspapers including Paris Match (France), La Vie (France), Sierra Magazine (US), Geo (Germany), Nature’s Best Photography (US), Practical Photography (UK), Rangefinder (US), The Guardian (UK), The Telegraph (UK), Daily Mail (UK), Metro (UK), The Australian, Herald Sun (Australia), People's Daily (China), Kyunghyang Shinmun (S Korea), Surfer’s Journal, Surfer Magazine, Surfing Life (Australia), Nalu (Japan), Hana Hou (Hawaiian Airlines) among others. -

Danny Richard Hahlbohm Inspirational Art -

Danny Richard Hahlbohm is an American artist of inspirational painting, who became known to the world after painting his famous "Footprints in the Sand."

Danny Richard Hahlbohm is an American artist of inspirational painting born in Mineola, New York, in 1948. His most famous painting and the one that got the art world's attention is Footprints in the Sand, which you can see on his site.

His wonderful works have hung in the New Bedford Whaling Museum, the Swanson Gallery of San Francisco, Corner Stone Gallery in Dublin, Scotland, the Americana Gallery in Carmel, California, and the 5th Avenue Studio Gallery in Mount Dora, Florida. -

Don Marco - Master Crayola Artist -

More than one million prints sold.

Don Marco was born in Northern Minnesota in the late 1920's. His interest in art was evident even before starting school. As a young adult in the Army Air Corp, he began his life's career in Air Traffic Control, which continued until his retirement from Honolulu International Airport in 1973. Much of his spare time was spent as a professional artist.

Before retirement, Don started developing a technique to create fine art using Crayola Crayons. Shortly after retiring he published his first print. Living in Southern California, his work was in demand including commissions from Burt Reynolds and a one-man show at his Dinner Theater in Florida.

Eckman Fine Art -

This one-quarter life-size cast paper sculpture was used as a model for a one-half life-size piece commissioned by Ripley’s Entertainment. It was installed in the Ripley’s Believe it or Not Museum in Jackson, Wyoming, called “Northern Plaines-Fancy Dancer.”

Home of the World's Premier Fine Art & Cast Paper Sculpture:

"The Eckman Fine Art website is arranged in categories organized in photos with text and titles found below. On the site is the art of Allen and Patty Eckman as well as biographical data. Much of the art can be ordered directly from this site. Also for artists interested in learning with "The Eckman Method® Cast Paper Sculpture", there are a wide variety of DVD's, Project Lessons™, materials and tools that can be ordered. Allen and Patty Eckman have developed all these so artists can achieve the same results as they do. There are no substitutes for these EFA papers and casts for the Eckman Method®."

"Eckman Method® of Cast Paper Sculpture is a proprietary trademark. Since 1988, Patty and Allen have developed and perfected the medium of cast paper far beyond any other artists in the world. Their work is considered by many critics to be the premier of the industry. Since the paper is acid-free, the sculptures are all museum quality. 'We have really enjoyed the development of our fine art techniques over the years, and have created a process that is worth sharing,' said Allen Eckman. 'We believe there are many artists and sculptors who will enjoy this medium as much as we have.'” -

Electronic Poetry Center -

"A simple Google search on the word poetry returns over 9 million results." Cynthia Shirkey

"The amount of e-poetry, in its various forms, on the Web is astounding. A simple Google search on the word poetry returns over 9 million results. This bibliographic article attempts to highlight interesting, unusual, or even simply illustrative examples. It is not an attempt to exhaustively catalog e-poetry resources or to judge them in any way." Cynthia D. Shirkey -

Eric Alan Grohe "Art of Transformation" -

Working in cooperation with architects, designers, art commissions and community representatives, Eric Grohe creates mural art that transforms the environment and communities as well. He believes that his art should involve, challenge and inspire the viewer; not simply adorn, but integrate with its architectural surroundings.

"Eric Alan Grohe is the business of the "Art of Transformation." He was born in New York City, and later moved to the West Coast where he currently resides in Seattle, Washington. His professional career as a graphic designer and illustrator began in Seattle in 1961, briefly interrupted by a tour of duty in Vietnam. Back at home, Eric was hired as a graphic designer by Naramore, Bain, Brady & Johanson, a national architectural firm. Later he worked with the Cambridge University archaeology dept., illustrating digs in France, Greece, Israel and England. Returning stateside, Eric returned to New York City for a while as a freelance illustrator. Throughout his 43-year career as a professional artist, Grohe has received national recognition for his work, which is now focused on painting figurative and architectural murals for clients throughout the country. -

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Facets -

Facets Video, a division of Facets Multi-Media, is one of the nation's largest distributors of foreign, classic, cult, art, and hard-to-find videos.

Facets Video, a division of Facets Multimedia, is one of the nation's largest distributors of foreign, classic, cult, art, and hard-to-find videos. We search the world for artistically important film on video - bypassing many mainstream releases to focus on the rare and the unusual. As a result, Facets' 60,000 (and growing!) title inventory is an astounding video collection unlike any in the world, famous for its breadth and diversity. -

Faerie Art -

This site provides many links to the world of Fantasy Art.

While we know that many links to the details of this specific site do not work, which we try to avoid when selecting Web URLs to place on Freedom is Knowledge, its links to other Faerie Art sites are all hot and show a truly interesting and amazing collection of novice and professional artists who enjoy dabling in or dedicating their lives to the world of fantasy art. Some are very serious business entrupauners that provide all kinds of formats for purchase with some sites showing many categories that can include Faeries, Angels, Dragons, Beasts, Mermaids, and Goddesses. It also includes sites to Faires and Festivals, the motifs delightful and flowing.

So if you're into Faerie Art, we believe you'll love this collections of links. Webmaster -

Guggenheim Foundation -

The New York Headquarters, designed by Frank Lloyde Wright, was built in honor of the organizations founder, Solomon R. Guggenheim.

The first permanent home for the museum was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. He envisioned a building that not only broke the rectilinear grid of Manhattan but also shattered existing notions of what a museum could be. He conceived of its curving, continuous space as a "temple of spirit" where viewers could foster a new way of looking. Named the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in honor of its founder, the building opened in 1959, drawing huge crowds and stirring considerable controversy. It has never lost its power to excite and provoke, standing today as one of the great works of architecture produced in the twentieth century. -

HarriSand -

Although some contests have tried to hold their contests over two-days, no one else is able to build over a five-day period and thus allow 2-person teams to compete with 10- person teams simply by giving them the same 100 person-hours. Not having a tide is also the reason for the month-long exhibition. Secondly, unlike ocean beaches where the sand is rolled back and forth on each tide, HHS sand is angular, with a high silt content which increases its bindability and has led to three, progressively-higher Guinness' World Records for the World's Highest Sandcastle to be set here.

The Sand Sculpture Society is a Registered Non-Profit Society. The gate money goes to pay for: prize money; sculptors’ travel, accommodation and meals; 24-hour security guards; fencing; security lights; etc. etc. etc... . At present it costs about $130,000 to put on the contest.

Sand and water are the only materials allowed in the World Championships. Having each tiny grain of sand in contact with tiny droplets of water is what holds the sculpture together. Compressing the sand and water by pounding it into forms is one of the easier ways to achieve this.

The real enemy of the sculptures is a hot, dry wind that sucks the moisture from the sculpture and allows individual grains of sand to blow away in the wind. Rain, even heavy rain, actually strengthens the sculpture. After the sculptures are carved, we spray each completed sculpture with a product called "WeatherTect II" which is a water-soluble polymer that helps keep the water in. WT II is bio-degradable and environmentally friendly & was developed by the U.S. Navy to stop the erosion of sand dunes. Even WT II will not keep a sculpture intact if it wasn't built properly in the first place. -

Institute of Museum & Library Services -

Independent federal agency that fosters partnerships to enhance  learning opportunities.

The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) is an independent federal agency that fosters leadership, innovation, and a lifetime of learning. IMLS supports all types of museums, from art and history to science and zoos, and all types of libraries and archives, from public and academic to research and school. IMLS expands the educational benefit of these institutions by encouraging partnerships. -

InterART -

Claiming to be the world's largest online Gallery, InterART offers you everything you can imagine from the world of art. They have over 15.000 paintings online for the BEST price available. So they are confident that you will find everything you ever wanted. The delivered workds are original oil paintings. No low quality 'Canvas transfers'. Each painting comes with a certificate guaranteeing you that it is a hand painted oil painting. Read the FAQ on the site for more details and see the testimonials they have received. -

J. Paul Getty Trust -

Browse many of the works of art on display at the Getty.

The programs of the J. Paul Getty Trust focus on the visual arts in all of their dimensions, serving both general audiences and specialized professionals.

Explore Art at Getty -

Japanese Farmers of Inakadate, Japan -

The farmers create the murals by planting little purple and yellow-leafed kodaimai rice along with their local green-leafed tsugaru roman variety to create the coloured patterns between planting and harvesting in September.

Click here for Enlarged View and Map

Stunning crop art has sprung up across rice fields in Japan. But this is no alien creation - the designs have been cleverly planted. Farmers creating the huge displays use no ink or dye.

Instead, different colours of rice plants have been precisely and strategically arranged and grown in the paddy fields. As summer progresses and the plants shoot up, the detailed artwork begins to emerge. And over the past few years, other villages have joined in with the plant designs.

Another famous rice paddy art venue is in the town of Yonezawa in the Yamagata prefecture.

This year's design shows the fictional 16th-century samurai warrior Naoe Kanetsugu and his wife, Osen, whose lives feature in television series Tenchijin. Various artwork has popped up in other rice-farming areas . . . click here to see time-lapse video and read more from the DailyMail

Jean Dibner -

"Jean Proulx Dibner 's sculpture, infused with passion and vitality, is a celebration of the indomitable Spirit within us all.  Her subject matter varies from figures in motion to portraits and memorial works. "

Jean Dibner is an award-winning sculptor whose work is in many private and public collections and exhibited nationally. Her figurative sculpture, infused with passion and vitality, is a celebration of the indomitable Spirit within us all. Her subjects express a variety of feelings, reflect on current events, or communicate warmth and playfulness. Jean's commissioned works of children and pets capture not just the likeness of her subjects but their true essence as well.

In a time when people grapple with how best to pass on values to future generations, her sculpture is moving them from pressing and immediate concerns to a more timeless dimension.

Jean is the founder of The Beaumont Sculpture Center in Newton, MA where she teaches figurative sculpture. She is a member of the National Sculpture Society and a juried member of the New England Sculpture Association and the Cambridge Art Association. She trained at the School of the Museium of Fine Arts, Boston, MA and the DeCordova Museum School in Lincoln, MA. Jean is also known for to many for her accomplishments as a senior executive in hi-tech corporations. -

Jon McNaughton

This simple phrase, added to the pledge of allegiance over 50 years ago has been the source of unbelievable debate and heated controversy. Likewise, the phrase 'In God We Trust' on our currency has been targeted and continues to be attacked as improper and politically incorrect. Lawsuits have been filed and legal minds employed to ascertain whether such statements violate the concept of 'separation of church and state'.

Jon McNaughton's roots trace back to the small town of Grafton, Utah. He feels a deep love for his pioneer heritage and says it was instrumental in developing his artistic tendencies. Jon and his wife Tammy are the parents of eight children. "We live on a small street named Artist Avenue. It's not because of me; I just want all my children to develop their artistic talents. Life is beautiful when seen through the eyes of an artist." -

Kendall, Robert -

Kendall has read his poetry at numerous locations in many states and in Europe.

Kendall has read his poetry at numerous locations in many states and in Europe, as well as on Manhattan Cable TV and nationally syndicated public radio. His electronic poetry has been exhibited at many sites in the USA (including the Franklin Institute Science Museum in Philadelphia and the Dodge Poetry Festival in Waterloo, New Jersey), as well as in England, France, Germany, Italy, Denmark, Switzerland, Australia, the Philippines, and Brazil. -

Light Work -

The activities of Light Work include an Artist-in-Residence program, exhibitions, publications, grants to Central New York artists, projects for mid-career artists, and maintaining a collection of contemporary photographic works. Each year we produce five issues of our publication Contact Sheet that are distributed to artists, museums, galleries, and subscribers across the country and internationally. -

Lou Majors -

Lou Majors sees himself as a free spirit creator, who started painting over 20-years ago in an attempt to express the power of our unconscious and subconsciious via  paint and color.
Writer's Block - 1997 - Lou Majors

In his pursuit of creating the masterpiece all artists look for in their trade and lifetime, Lou has paid his dues many times over, probably in some cases not very graciously from a few hits from the school of hard knocks. He has lived and worked in several basements, a laundry room, a trailer, twice no place (homeless), lost a marriage, displayed and sold his art on the streets and in flea markets, and has lived so far long enough to enjoy a few mental breakdowns. He survived at times by working beyond his art . . . that is to say behind the counter of convenience stores in the pursuit of paying rent and the annoyance of having to eat.

On the upside he has participated in many interesting art shows from Key West, Florida, to Boulder, Colorado, with a short stop for a few weeks in France, one of his painting finding a home in a museum in Bordeaux. He has even dipped his creative brush of life into magic shows in conjunction with a few loyal peers. Lou obviously has survived some difficult times, our meeting him behind the counter while we were renting videos from Blockbuster.

We have great sympathy for any artist who has had to struggle on the streets and in the alleys of the homeless. It is these artists who have the true passion of loving their art beyond life. We suggest you click on all the links on his Web site shown below for an interesting tour. Then consider purchasing one of Lou's paintings, not to help Lou but to honor what he has gone through to stay true to his trade.

One final note that probably puts an explanation mark on Lou's life. Lou tells us he had a chance meeting with Jerry Garcia at an art show in Atlanta, Georgia, Garcia providing Lou with his home address in anticipation of a few photos of Lou's work. That is where Lou encountered Murphy's Law. Garcia died two weeks later.

Nail Art -

An exciting new art form using all types of nails set (nailed) at different angles and depth into the selected material.

We don't know who the artist is, but he seems he might be Eqyptian as the photos lead back to an attribution from an Egyptian Web site. The artist is obviously using all styles of nails, from roofing to brads, each set at a specific angle and height to reflect light for the purpose of creating subtle and amazing shades when the overall image is viewed from a distance (See other photos on site for the subject matter.) This reminds us of the DLP HDTV technology and the millions of mirrors (in micron size) that move slightly to create the image, which is reflected onto the surface of the Hi-Def screen. -

NYFA Interactive -

The New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) helps artists turn inspiration into art

The New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) helps artists turn inspiration into art by giving more money and support to individual artists and arts organizations than any other comparable institution in the U.S. Our goal is to provide the time and resources for the creative mind and the artistic spirit to think, work, and prosper. -

Ostrich Egg Art by Tina Boes -

Tina writes, "A coworker and friend showed me an Ostrich egg one day that he had brought back from a hunting trip in Africa. It depicted carved elephants around the egg very roughly carved. It intrigued me so much that I bought a Dremel tool and sat down to work on aeggshell.  That was it, I was hooked!  This appeared to be the answer to my creativity needs.  It wasn't long before I invested in a high speed air tool and compressor, two Ostriches and many other types of birds to supply my eggs, and I was on my way."

 Tina is "List Mum" to a group of Egg Artists online and she saysit is amazing the amount of information these artists share with each other. Her art has been passed around the Web as examples of the detail you can get from lasers. But Tina's art is not done with lasers, instead by hand using a basic dremel tool she has mastered.

She has been featured in Egg Art magazines around the world  with her work, including Emu's Zine online in 2002.  She has won many awards, including Best Of Show competing in an International Eggshell Carving contest hosted by Gary LeMaster, publisher of "The Eggshell Sculptor" Magazine. She went onto the honor of judging the contest, saying it was a richly rewarding experience. -

Pavement Art of Julian Beaver -

Anamorphic illusions drawn in a special distortion in order to create an impression of 3 dimensions when seen from one particular viewpoint.  Click to see more.

Julian Beever has made pavement drawings for over ten years. He has worked in the U.K., Belgium, France, The Netherlands, Germany, the USA and Australia. The pavement drawings have included both renderings of old masters plus a wealth of original inventive pieces of work. -

Pete Cullen -

By removing all the information and starting from scratch using the blank white 80gsm A4 paper as a base for my creations, I feel that I have found a material which, on one hand, we all are able to relate to, and which on the other hand is non-loaded and neutral and therefore easier to fill with different meanings.

Pete writes, "My paper works have lately been based around an exploration of the relationship between two and three dimensionality. I find this materialization of a flat piece of paper into a 3D form almost as a magic process - or maybe one could call it obvious magic, because the process is obvious and the figures still stick to their origin, without the possibility of escaping.

In that sense there is also an aspect of something tragic in most of the cuts. Some of the small paper cuts relate to a universe of fairy tales and romanticism, as for instance "Impenetrable Castle" inspired by Hans Christian Andersen's fairy tale "The Steadfast Tin Soldier", in which a tin soldier falls in love with a paper ballerina, living in a paper castle.

Other paper cuts are small dramas in which small figures are lost within and threatened by the huge powerful nature. Others again are turning the inside out, or letting the front and the back of the paper meet - dealing with impossibility, illusions, and reflections." -

Potatoland -

Musings on digital art and code by Mark Napier.

Musings on digital art and code by Mark Napier, creator of -

Ray Michael Sorensen II - Painter of "The Freedom Rock."

Ray Michael Sorensen II is a local artist to Iowa, who paints patriotic scenes that include his Patriotic Rock series.

Ray, better known as "bubba," is the son of an Iowa Cattle Rancher and has dedicated a month of each year to painting large boulders located around central Iowa, (some around eight-feet high), that are called his Rock Series. His most famous currently is the Freedom Rock as shown below, one of many painted by Ray for this Patriotic Rock Series that he started around 1999, inspired by the movie Saving Private Ryan.

Ray told NBC Today a few years ago that he paints these boulders using donated latex house paint, making time in May of each year just before Memorial Day to create new patriotic rock paintings. He had wanted to quit the series in 2005, but veteran's groups across the United States begged him to continue his gift to the nation and the men and women who serve in the military.

Click here to see all the different sides of the Feedom Rock.   Click on the copy below the photo for an enlarged picture of the Freedom Rock.
One of many boulders painted by Ray.

While Ray has a normal life of earning income to attend to, he has found some business opportunities from his rock art to paint wall murals and to also sell items on his Web site that reflect photos from his Rock Art Series. So for his dedication we have added his work to our site for others to appreciate. -

Visit Ray's other site dedicated to his patriotic Rock Art Series.

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art -

SFMOMA has had an active Web presence for almost ten years.

As one of the world's most innovative museums of modern and contemporary art, SFMOMA has had an active Web presence for almost ten years. During this period we have redesigned our site twice, always with the idea that a museum such as ours should continually strive to improve the ways in which it serves a diverse public. And, as our collective understanding of emerging digital technologies has increased, we felt that perhaps it was time to use the Web to explore our understanding of the museum itself. -

Smithsonian -

The Smithsonian is committed to enlarging our shared understanding of the mosaic that is our national identity by providing authoritative experiences that connect us to our history and our heritage as Americans and to promoting innovation, research and discovery in science.

The Smithsonian is committed to enlarging our shared understanding of the mosaic that is our national identity by providing authoritative experiences that connect us to our history and our heritage as Americans and to promoting innovation, research and discovery in science. These commitments have been central to the Smithsonian since its founding more than 155 years ago. -

Steven of Hong Kong -

Photography by Steven of Hong Kong.

Steven of Hong Kong seems to have a creative eye for photography. Visit his links of creative arts from others in his city.

Steven's site is the one that has the famous picture of Hong Kong seen in changing light from day to night by moving your mouse over the picture. -

Stephen Wiltshire -

Stephen Wiltshire was born on April 24, 1974 in London, England to parents of West Indian heritage. His father, Colvin was a native of Barbados, and his mother, Geneva, is a native of St. Lucia. As a child Stephen experienced delays in his development. When Stephen was about three years old, he was diagnosed as autistic.

"Stephen Wiltshire is an artist who draws and paints detailed cityscapes. He has a particular talent for drawing lifelike, accurate representations of cities, sometimes after having only observed them briefly. He was awarded an MBE for services to the art world in 2006. He studied Fine Art at City & Guilds Art College. His work is popular all over the world, and is held in a number of important collections.

Stephen was born in London to West Indian parents on 24th April, 1974. As a child he was mute, and did not relate to other people. Aged three, he was diagnosed as autistic. He had no language and lived entirely in his own world.." - Steven Wiltshire


Troika Ranch -

Based in New York City, Troika Ranch is the collaborative vision of composer/media artist Mark Coniglio and choreographer Dawn Stoppiello.

Founded in 1994, Troika Ranch is a digital dance theater company whose mission is to create live performances that hybridize dance, theater and interactive digital media, and to share information about their techniques with others. Based in New York City, Troika Ranch is the collaborative vision of composer/media artist Mark Coniglio and choreographer Dawn Stoppiello. Their work explores essential human attributes in a time of accelerating change and growing physical disconnection. -

Turbulence -

Turbulence is a project of New Radio and Performing Arts, Inc. (NRPA), a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization that has as its core mission the commissioning of net art works by emerging and established artists. Since 1996 we have commissioned, exhibited and archived over 80 original works for Turbulence, and helped launch the careers of numerous artists. Turbulence has proven an invaluable resource for quality new media projects and provided vital material for teaching and new media initiatives in universities, galleries, festivals, conferences, and museum exhibits worldwide. -

University of Michigan School of Art & Design -

Did you know that A&D alumi/ae can be found in such far-flung locations as China, Tanzania, Istanbul, and even Kalamazoo?

Did you know that A&D al/ae can be found in such far-flung locations as China, Tanzania, Istanbul, and even Kalamazoo?

The University of Michigan School of Art & Design offers both a Bachelor of Arts degree and a Master of Fine arts degree. At the undergraduate level, the program integrates art and design, provides a wide range of media and conceptual studio experiences, laces digital media into the experience of all students, seeks meaningful connections to the rich academic environment of the University, and requires a robust culminating project and public presentation by all graduates.

At the Graduate level, students' educational experiences intentionally and consistently link creative work with other disciplines. Taking advantage of its positioning as part of a great research university, the School requires that MFA candidates develop an intense engagement with one or more fields of knowledge beyond those traditionally associated with art and design. In this way, graduates of this program are better prepared to become creative leaders, locally and globally. -


For fantastic links to art, art history and museum sites all over the world, visit the "Mother."

For fantastic links to art, art history, and museum sites all over the world, take a moment to visit with "Mother."




Villafane Studios -

Check out the link to his tutorial on how to make a great pumpkin face.

Ray Villafane

Is published in Society of Illustrators Annual of American Illustration, HOW Magazine, Reflex Magazine, Problems & Solutions, and Upper and Lower Case Periodical

He's had pieces shown at the New York Art Directors Club, Society of Illustrators Musuem of American Illustration,Spaces Gallery and Jordan River Arts Gallery

Clients include Sideshow Collectibles, Reflex Publications, DC Direct, McFarlane Toys, and Bowen Designs


Viral Factory -

A work of art worthy of Leonardo Baa-Vinci!

They took to the hills of Wales armed to the teeth with sheep, LEDs and a camera, to create a huge amazing LED display. Of sorts. For more info search for samsung LED TV or visit It’s actually an ad for electronic giant Samsung and the brainchild of award-winning digital marketing and media company The Viral Factory, whose stylish and creative cyber curiosities have generated over a billion views worldwide since its inception in 2001.

“This is the first film we’ve done that wasn’t heavy on the sex and violence, which just goes to show how effective sheep are!” laughed managing director Toni Smith from her East London offices. “Two million hits in just two days? That’s unreal!" -

Walker Art Center -

A catalyst for the creative expression of artists and the active engagement of audiences, examines the questions that shape and inspire us as individuals, cultures, and communities.

The Walker Art Center, a catalyst for the creative expression of artists and the active engagement of audiences, examines the questions that shape and inspire us as individuals, cultures, and communities. -

Whitney Artport -

Artport is the Whitney Museum's portal to net art and digital arts, and an online gallery space for commissioned net art projects.

Artport is the Whitney Museum's portal to net art and digital arts, and an online gallery space for commissioned net art projects. The site consists of five major areas:

1.) The archive of "gate pages," which function as portals to net artists' works.


2.) The "commissions" area, which presents original net art projects commissioned by the Whitney Museum.


3.) The "exhibitions" space, which provides access to and information about current and past net art and digital arts exhibitions at the Whitney.


4.) The "resources" archive, which links to galleries, networks and museums on the Web.


5.) The "collection" area, which archives the works of net art and digital art in the Whitney Museum's holdings.

Word Circuits -

This is a watering hole for new media poetry and fiction--indigenously electronic work that couldn't be realized in print. Hypertext is the mainstay here, but we also deal in more exotic forms of cybertext, which exploit such innovations as text-generating algorithms or animated text that moves and mutates on the screen. Welcome to the world of hypertextual, interactive, self-generating, kinetic, and multimedia poetry and fiction. -


Unknown Chinese Photographer -

These colorful puppet images can be found under the site's "Word" link.  Note this is the site that had the egg city photos, but has been taken the photo down.   We guess it might have been due to too much world traffic, which in the end may cost on this provider.

I continue to be amazed at the wonderful talent that is coming out of China, seeing a few of these photography sites published to the Web by some of its citizens.

We have no idea who this is or how to contact them, but enjoy the photography by clicking on the English links titled "Photos" and "Word." Plan to spend about twenty minutes going through these unique photos.

China surely will become the new center of the universe as the United States continues to slip in the world through its corrupt political correctness that suppresses diversity, talent, and innovation in favor of only those who are secular progressive, the new code word for Brown Shirts. -




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