Judith Braun used her bare hands to finger-paint this spectacular landscape painting.
The piece, titled Diamond Dust, is 12 feet by 48 feet, making it Braun’s largest site-specific project to date.
Before iPods (or even CDs) there were boomboxes. It’s been 20 years since they disappeared from the streets, but the nostalgia they evoke is about more than stereo equipment. We’ve changed the way we listen to music — and to each other. Watch a video about the history of the boombox. Learn more about the boombox at http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=103363836.
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Foot patrol near Shinkalay
We have better access than ever before to still photos and video from war zones. There is another tradition – that of the battlefield artist – still practiced. And one of the best is Matthew Cook.
Returning fire during a Taleban attack
British troops emplaning a Chinook
WMIK patrolling Lashkar Gah
Returning foot patrol, Kabul
Patrol on top of the 6,000 feature
Warriors of the 7th Armoured Brigade
Mobile observation team
Sniffer dog checking for explosives
A food shop, Kabul
Sunset over the stinking cesspool, KAF
Foot patrol with a ladder, Sangin
RAF Hercules at Kandahar.
Cobalt blue signs, Mazar-e-Sharif
Overlooking Camp Souter at dusk
Apache helicopter landing, Lashkar Gah
Russian ammunition cave
Sunset over the Hindu Kush
François Vautier infested his flatbed scanner with an ant-colony and scanned the burgeoning hive-organism every week for five years, producing a beautiful, stylized stop-motion record of the ants’ slow consumption of his electronics.
Five years ago, I installed an ant colony inside my old scanner that allowed me to scan in high definition this ever evolving microcosm (animal, vegetable and mineral). The resulting clip is a close-up examination of how these tiny beings live in this unique ant farm. I observed how decay and corrosion slowly but surely invaded the internal organs of the scanner. Nature gradually takes hold of this completely synthetic environment.