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Conceptual Landscape Paintings by Jonathan Zawada

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Large-scale neon landscapes interpreted from digital data.

Fact: The more pot high school seniors smoke, the more music they buy. That's just one of the many offbeat sociological observations made by Australian artist Jonathan Zawada in Over Time, a series of oil paintings that recently wrapped its run at Prism Gallery in LA. A self-described "tech junkie," Zawada collected random bits of data — like the value of land over time in Dubai vs. in......read more

Aerial Landscapes by Philip Govedare

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Dramatic paintings explore man's relationship with the environment

With his latest series of paintings, Seattle artist Philip Govedare pulls the viewer in opposing directions. The works, painted from an aerial perspective, portray landscapes scarred by pit mines and chemical spills. Like Edward Burtynsky, another artist who documents our impact on the planet, Govedare pulls us in with rich coloring and meticlous details, then forces us to......read more

Criticism Mounts For Obama's Oil Drilling Plan

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Proposal to open coastlines to drilling draws ire from both sides of the political debate.

Aurora Robson's glimmering reputation was built on Plastic bottles are utterly detestable Notcot recently reminded us about the Aurora Robson's most recent exhibit, Be Like Water, just finished showing at 2424 in Philadelphia. For more Robson, visit her site. (via Notcot)...read more

GM Recycles Oil Booms for Car Parts

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Dirty booms move from the Gulf to your car's interior.

After doing their job absorbing leaked oil, dirty oil booms typically go to the their graves in the landfill, where they languish for eternity. But, as GreenTech Media reports, that doesn't have to be the case. In a triumphant PR move, General Motors has found a way to intervene in the cycle, by making use of oil booms from the Gulf for passive car parts like air dams and water deflectors.......read more

Obama Orders Freeze on Offshore Drilling

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President concedes neither oil companies nor government were prepared for worst-case scenario.

In Washington on Thursday, President Obama addressed widening public anger over the catastrophic oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, ordering a moratorium on offshore drilling in U.S. waters. The announcement reverses a previous decision to expand offshore drilling off American coastlines. At the White House press conference, the President also said there was too much complacency in goverment prior......read more

Interview: Brian Pescador

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Palm Springs-based photographer snaps 'decisive moments' of love and adventure on film

In photography, the creative act is the click of the camera, the decision to capture what Henri Cartier-Bresson called "The Decisive Moment": "There is a creative fraction of a second when you are taking a picture." said the French master in 1957. "Your eye must see a composition or an expression that life itself offers you, and you must know with intuition when to click the camera." Brian......read more

Norman Palm, "WDYD"

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Ameoba-like paper animation by Mareike Graf

Rough day? Warm the darkened corners of your heart with this colored paper love dance, set to the devastatingly pleasant sounds of Norman Palm. "WDYD," off Palm's latest album Shore to Shore, gets the paper animation treatment courtesy of Marieke Graf, who pulled it off in one take using "three layers with paper, foil and things you find on the kitchen floor." Impressive!...read more

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