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Motorville by Patrick Jean

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Genius animation tells the story of a society addicted to oil

Talented director Patrick Jean, whose "Pixels" short set the 'net on fire a few years back, has another hit on his hands with this one. "Motorville" is an allegorical tale of an American city addicted to oil. Animated in Google Maps, the city goes on a quest across the world to find oil in order to feed its body, made of streets, highways and freeways. Packed with lots of fun details, the VFX......read more

Patrick Winfield's Polaroid Composites

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NYC artist recycles images into large scale Polaroid experiments

Since 2006 photographer and artist Patrick Winfield has been making massive multimedia works using Polaroids, reinterpreting how we conventionally see this instant film. Winfield explained his approach to Dazed Digital: “My work is about juxtaposing various elements to make something new, playing with the familiar to form some fantasy. A recycling of imagery to create new......read more

Wonderful Woven Land Art by Patrick Dougherty

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Nature and art collide in these whirling, animated stick sculptures

The work of North Carolina-based artist Patrick Dougherty proves our theory that the most interesting things are the ones that are hardest to classify. Whatever you want to label the sweeping structures he makes from sticks and saplings -- Environmental art? Sculpture? Architecture? -- they are definitely entrancing. Springing from the earth in whirling animated forms, the sculptures inevitably......read more

Cass McCombs "Morning Star"

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Patrick O'Dell's breezy skateboard montage for new McCombs album standout

"Morning Star," the lead single Cass McCombs' 7th (!) album Big Wheel and Others, is a contemplative cut, with a lilting organ line that seems somehow nostalgic for simpler times. Epicly Later'd director Pat O'Dell embraces the nostalgia vibes in this clip for the song, which he assembled from a bunch of old skate and surf films. Among the sampled films is "The Devil's Toy," a 1966 NFB short that......read more

Patrick O'Hare: Slipstream

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Revealing photo series shows the effects of development on the American landscape

In Slipstream, NY-based photographer Patrick O'Hare offers a revealing glance at spaces we often pass through without giving much thought. A Wal-Mart parking lot in Connecticut juts up against bare rock, a new house development in Virginia sits in a sea of red soil. By contrasting the manmade with the natural, O'Hare provides a poignant comment on the effects of development on the......read more

Jean Shin's Epic Eco Art Made from Recycled Garbage

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New York artist turns trash into treasure.

Jean Shin is doing her part to combat America's garbage problem, one mindmelting art installation at a time. The Brooklyn-based artist's widely divergent body of work shares a few common traits: it's all highly labor-intensive, it's all made from discarded materials (whether wine bottles, prescription pill bottles, cheap umbrellas, or lottery tickets), and it's all awesome. But Shin's......read more

Airsurliving Airwake

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An elegantly-designed, eco-friendly indoor air purifier.

Green design principles inform every aspect of Jean-Marie Massaud's Airwake air purifier. The clean, modern design is composed of an outer shell made from sustainably-harvested ash wood, coated with a natural soap finish. Made in France, the low-energy appliance is super easy-to-use, with a luminous interface that controls purification power and a stainless steel cartridge that, once spent,......read more

Mystic Highway by Jeane Umbreit

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Wistful, double exposed photos of the Deep South

The Mississippi Delta is a mythical place, filled to the brim with characters and stories that have helped shape America as we know it. Memphis photographer Jeane Umbreit manages to capture the ethereal appeal of the Deep South in these layered, double exposed images of landscapes, people, and wildlife. The photos, shot along the highway south of Memphis, are digitally enhanced to deliver a......read more

SHFT Sampler 11-5-10

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Weekly links: A Mark Ronson bike contest, Ryan McGinley's new book, and longhairs in the wild.

Ryan McGinley's latest exhibition Life Adjustment Center features the photographer's trademark nudes posing with live, wild animals. Flavorwire has a slideshow of the strangeness. The book is available from Dashwood. We know you love the "The Bike Song" by Mark Ronson because how can you not? Now, the nice people at The Fader are giving you the chance to win a custom Republic......read more

Gardens NYC: Patrick's Place

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Urban gardening comes up from underground.

There's nothing new about urban gardening. The Romans grew food on rooftops. Schoolyards and vacant lots have hosted veggie plots for centuries. So today's city agriculture explosion is really just a reclamation of our heritage. And nowhere is it more prevalent than Brooklyn, where Patrick Nagel (no, not that Patrick Nagel) gets his green thumb dirty every day. Born and raised near Detroit,......read more

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