Category Archives: Works of art

WOW!!! BRAIN DEVELOPS THE NEGATIVE ~ AMAZING!!!

I received the following via e-mail (from my boss ~ a really great guy!) a few weeks ago and just found it again ~ so bizarre I have to share.

This really works ~ what amazing brains, cognitive and visual systems we humans have!!!

Follow the following steps to discover an amazing image ~

1) Stare at the red dot on the girls nose for a full 30 seconds.

2) Turn your eyes to a plain surface on your wall or ceiling.

3) Blink repeatedly and quickly.

Isn’t that the coolest thing!!!

Have fun with this and of course pass it along.

What you should see is a full color representation of the image as your retina/brain processes the negative image.  Our visual system is constantly processing input and can fool us or create illusions from retinal or cortical processes…  

Please visit webvision.med for the full explanation of how the human visual system works in a case like this ~ most interesting!

http://webvision.med.utah.edu/2012/06/your-brain-develops-the-negative/

“LET’S GET TANKED”, NYC’s WATER TANK PROJECT UPDATE WITH NEW VIDEO

 ~ ENJOY THIS SUPER VIDEO AND MUSIC ~  

Please visit my 3 previous blogs on New York City’s Water Tanks for plenty of background information and lots of photographs:
1) New York City‘s Water System  -  How Bizarre! -  April 3, 2012,  2)  New York City’s Water Tank Construction  -  Apr. 4, 2012 and 3) Word Above the Street’s, “The Water Tank Project – Apr. 5/12

Water Tank Project updates ~  

1)  The project is to last for twelve weeks during Summer 2013, and
2)   That the art work will be created off-site – artists participating in TWTP will donate original works of art, which will then be scanned and printed on vinyl material that will be installed on carefully selected tanks. These artist designed tanks will spark a global dialogue about the future of one of our most precious and endangered resources: WATER.

Video link ~

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/734752095/the-water-tank-project?play=1&ref=users

Here’s the latest artistic addition to the Manhattan skyline – with thanks to Architizer.com blog, June 5, 2012: http://www.architizer.com/en_us/blog/dyn/42914/reclaiming-the-water-tower-as-public-art/

Photo: Robert Banat

…”The latest in the trend is artist Tom Fruin‘s imaginatively transparent and colorful “Watertower” project, which he recently installed on a DUMBO rooftop. The piece, which opens this Thursday, June 7, maintains the proportions and size of a typical water tank, but has been rendered a glass tapestry of salvaged materials. Visible from Lower Manhattan, the sculpture is a De-Stijlesque jigsaw of upwards 1,000 polychromatic fragments of discarded and recycled Plexiglas Fruin collected from building sites all over the city. During the day, the sun sets the water tower ablaze, while at night, projection designer Jeff Sugg will illuminate the structure with a light show boogie woogie planned to play every nightfall throughout the year”

Mary Jordan
Founder/Creative Director, Word Above the Street

 PLEASE SPREAD THE WORD ~ this is a mammoth and most worthwhile undertaking of Mary Jordan and Word Above the Street to raise global awareness about the future of one of our most precious and endangered resources: WATER.