Skeletal muscle is responsible for all voluntary movements, such as running or playing a piano. It is also involved in some involuntary actions, such as breathing, shivering and maintaining posture. Cardiac muscle is responsible for the beating action of the heart. Smooth muscle creates the movement in many hollow internal organs, such as the gut, bladder, and blood vessels, and is under the control of the autonomic nervous system. All 3 muscle types use the same sliding filament…
In the Pauses Between Thought I am thinking of you - Simryn Gill used books as a raw material, choosing words such as ‘because’, ‘vessel’, ‘always’, ‘jealous’, and ‘lull’, and removing them from the books to investigate if, and how, words lose or take on meaning when taken away from their intended structures and contexts.
Swimming Pool, Titanic. A photograph of the Swimming Bath on Titanic, the biggest of its kind on any vessel. It cost 1 shilling to use the 30-by-14-foot pool, which included use of a costume. MEN AND WOMEN were NOT allowed to use the pool together.
Japanese basket art. It takes ten years to apprentice in this art, and then more time to develop a style and voice. And then there's the material. These works last a long time. "...Japanese baskets coated with lacquer that date from the late Paleolithic era have been found at excavation sites. Processes that involve boiling the bamboo and treating it to make it stable under tremendous stress and climate changes..."
Unlimited Edition, Pieke Bergmans “a unique production of unique vases”. Unlimited Edition vase collection is a good example of generating individuality using techniques of mass production: by extruding clay through a variety of templates and cut points, each is produced the same way, but looks different.
Mary Button Durell rearranges reality using tracing paper and wheat paste which she whips into sculptures that are at once organic and abstract, reminiscent of cellular structures, honeycombs and beehives. “The translucent quality of the tracing paper allows light to play a significant and dynamic role in the work. In combination with the physical structure of the work, this translucent quality creates an interior, as well as exterior, perspective.”
Getting into ceramics/pottery lately. Especially after a dear friend spent sometime in Tuscany working her potters wheel. From an extra virgin olive oil, balsamic or even sake. These rustic vessels would be sure to please.