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Ars Natura: Genesis

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In his inaugural SHFT post, Karl Burkart explains why the hell a renowned green-tech blogger is writing a column on art and nature.

This is the first in a series I’m writing for SHFT called Ars Natura: art in nature, nature in art. Though I typically blog abut media and technology I have become increasingly aware that the problems our civilization faces are not going to be solved by technological ingenuity alone. Yes I believe we can solve the energy problem and perhaps even find a way to deflate the planet’s overheated......read more

Heat Waves in a Swamp

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Charles Burchfield's unique, mystical vision of nature captured in new touring retrospective.

Widely acclaimed during his lifetime, American painter Charles Ephraim Burchfield (1893 - 1967) is curiously under-appreciated today. But an ambitous new touring retrospective, curated by artist Robert Gober, may change that. HEAT WAVES IN A SWAMP, which opens in June at New York's Whitney Museum, features over one hundred works by the visionary artist. Working predominantly in watercolor,......read more

Henry Roy

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Haitian-French fashion photographer ventures into the natural world.

Born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Henry Roy emigrated to France in 1966 at the age of three. When he returned to his homeland 22 years later, Roy discovered that growing up as a political refugee had given him a special perspective on society and culture. This unique point of view permeates Roy’s editorial photographs, which have graced the pages of Purple, Vogue Paris, and Dazed and Confused. ......read more

Emil Kozak: Get Out of the City

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Photo collection reveals the connections between life in- and outside the city.

Emil Kozak's raw, black-and-white collection "Get out of the city" looks at the links -- and contradictions --- between urban and natural environments. Based in Barcelona, the Danish photographer says of his photography practice, "I hope that my work can remind us that imagination can defy gravity and bend time. It is our own responsibility to enjoy every second of the day.......read more

Ozant Kamaci: Pause

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Toronto-based photographer juxtaposes technology and nature.

In 'Pause,' a collection of images from Ozant Kamaci, the Toronto-based photographer captures individual planes as they fly behind trees. Mining the fertile ground between reality and illusion, the pictures take the viewer to unexpected places. There are both color and black-and-white collections in the series. Both are great. In Kamaci's own words, the photos depict "the......read more

Alex Roulette: Fabricated Realism

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Photorealistic American landscapes.

Using photographic source images, Brooklyn artist Alex Roulette creates realistic paintings of fabricated landscapes, depicting private moments in male adolescence. "The invented landscapes arise from archetypal citations of past and present cultural influences," he says. "Placing figures into these landscapes is an attempt to take advantage of the viewer's natural ability to......read more

Sundry Sullen: New Zealand

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Amaaazing travel pics.

Last year, Seattle-based artist Sundry Sullen headed south to New Zealand, where he took part in the Rainbow Gathering and captured some dreamy pics of the experience. The co-founder and member of the WAFA collective does great mixed media collage work as well. See more photos of Sullen's Kiwi adventure on his Flickr stream.  (via 01)...read more

Caitlin Foster: Drawings

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Back to the drawing board.

Caitlin Foster doesn't have to look far for creative inspiration. The SF-based artist draws on her everyday environment to create drawings that reveal a childlike playfulness and a deft artistic touch. In her words: "My work focuses on fine attention to small details, gestures, and patterns in everyday life. Referenced are patterns found in leaves, grass, palm trees, foam, tree stumps, etc.......read more

Agnes Thor: Photographs

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Intimate moments in nature.

Swedish photographer Agnes Thor shoots beautiful photos of beautiful girls in natural environments. What more could you want? Thor's work is based on personal relationships and intimate experiences, which she captures in muted tones among blurry outdoor scenes. "A memory is nothing other than fragments of a time, place or a person. Hollow without scents or feelings yet colorful and lively. I......read more

Ethereal Nature Photos from Li Hui

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Chinese photographer creates evocative portraits -- without revealing anyone's face

For someone with no formal training who's only been shooting photos for a couple years, Li Hui sure knows how to make a nice picture. The Chinese artist takes expertly-rendered, soft focus photos of her friends in natural settings. They're portraits, but you never see the subjects' faces. She says it's because she's too shy to look them in the face. "I think people change their faces too fast......read more

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