It’s not uncommon for artists to express inspiration from the natural world. In the Earth Science Art show at the R. Blitzer Gallery in Santa Cruz, the work takes its inspiration from the science exploring the natural world. KUSP’s Melissae Fellet has this report.
By Kirby Scudder
Graeme Divine says the best thing that ever happened to him as a video game designer was losing his company.
This exhibit honors the late David Huffman, UCSC computer scientist and a pioneer of mathematical origami, and opens on Sunday, April 8, at the Eloise Pickard Smith Gallery, Cowell College, continuing through June 16. The exhibit features internationally known computational origami artists Robert Lang, Erik and Martin Demaine, and Brian Chan, as well as rarely seen works by Huffman and one work by the late French origami master Eric Joisel.
“This type of origami is not your father’s origami. This is computational origami, and it will blow your mind,” said Linda Pope, director and curator of the Smith Gallery.
Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Sunday 11 A.M. – 4 P.M.
Artist Michael Heizer’s project at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) involved the monumental effort to transports a 340 ton rock from a quarry on the outskirts of town (Riverside), through LA to the museum, where the rock will be displayed in a way to allow visitors to walk underneath it.
The journey from quarry to LACMA was 106 miles and could occur only at night, with the the top speed: 7 mph. It took a year to plan the route, with a significant amount of red tape to cut through.
The “installation” process has quite a ways to go, with a massive amount of construction to support the rock and accommodate museum visitors has yet to be completed.