The textures and contours of old maps are fascinating, even the tattered and stained parts. Artist Jason Laferrera digitally manipulates cartographic materials to create fauna and fowl in poses reminiscent of field guides from a similarly early era of publication. These idealized depictions created from recycled imagery question our relationship with the boundaries we draw to divide the natural world. The patterns of forests and shores often become an animal’s feathers or fur, while the rings of topography often trace out wings or antlers. Many thanks to actegratuit for this Monday for having introduced us Jason Laferrera!
Michael Paukner (Austria)
sic itur ad astra (latin for “thus you shall go to the stars)
One Dollar Conspiracy
Artist annotates for “One Dollar Conspiracy”: on the reverse of the american one-dollar bill is the All Seeing Eye within a triangle surrounded by a golden glory. The motto inscribed beneath the pyramid is “Novus Ordo Seclorum” which is Latin for “New Order of the Ages”, and synonymous with the “New World Order”.
Michael Paukner is a freelance graphic designer and illustrator based in Vienna, Austria. Known for his fantastic data visualizations, his illustrations go beyond the usual function of the form and often come with factual and spiritual information. The range is profound but the style remains clean, elegant, and, above all, informative. (cf. Nika Knight, PLANET°) Great thanks to actegratuit for this Monday for having introduced us Michael Paukner!
Metatron’s cube and artistic variations on it like this one, contain complex sacred geometries, like the five platonic solids, opening the doorways of the mind to underlying natural symmetries. Though the form’s roots may be ancient, the Metatron’s cube still finds relevance in spiritual symbolism today. Read more
This phenomenon is considered to be due to critical mass. When a limited number of people know something in a new way, it remains the conscious property of only those people. The Hundredth Monkey Syndrome hypothesises that there is a point at which if only one more person tunes in to a new awareness, a field of energy is strengthened so that new awareness is picked up by almost everyone. Read more
The French artist Isabelle Cochereau works both with software, brushes and canvases. Her constructions of the painting history reconnect to the Present, giving us to see images rich of texture, layering, overlapping patterns and colors. Time is one of artist’s favorite subjects, a prerequisite for the deployment of a story. On these digital canvas, time is no longer defined as a measure of the cosmic movement, but as a psychological entity. Great thanks to actegratuit for this Monday for having introduced us Isabelle’s collages!