Fleeting moments: Responses to Transference and Common Thread

Fleeting moments: Responses to Transference and Common Thread

Robyn Campbell, Blaze, 2020. Photo: courtesy of the artist.

Julie Bartholomew writes about two exhibitions that reveal the mysteries of making.

Transference: Works by Jo Victoria and Robyn Campbell

Integrating glass and porcelain is a passionate focus of my art practice, so writing about two artists who are exploring these exquisite materials, each requiring challenging processes of making, is an exciting task. However, discussing art objects that I have not experienced in ‘real’ life and time is unfamiliar, although 2020 is a year for unparalleled experiences. The art world must move forward by expanding its virtual engagement so artists, writers, galleries and their audiences remain connected, enabling forms of physical distancing to reboot our lives. Fortunately, I have walked around, touched and engaged with Jo Victoria and Robyn Campbell’s earlier work during exhibitions and studio visits. Memories of haptic body and object interactions—gliding fingers across clay surfaces and soaking up the three dimensionalities of an object whilst sharing the same space – seem more crucial now than ever before.

The exhibition titled Transference—the action of transferring something—encapsulates Victoria and Campbell’s shared enthusiasm for light in action. Both artists engage with porcelain and glass forms to activate reflections, shadows, glints, shimmers, flickers and transience. Within bodies of porcelain, light animates a soft white translucency, and in bodies of kiln cast and slumped glass, light radiates a crystal-like transparency.

As demonstrated by the artists’earlier work, form is realised in very distinct ways. Victoria deconstructs the solidity of form by allowing light to pierce through fragmented or perforated slip-cast segments and organic burn-outs. Campbell reinforces shape and form by attaining a continuity of surface across planes of porcelain, glass and enclosed structures. For Campbell, this approach encourages reflected light to transit smoothly and quietly across open vessels and enclosed objects that are nestled within.

Sharing an enthusiasm for the natural environment, Victoria’s porcelain forms echo the fragility of disintegrating organic matter or fractured shells found at the edge of oceans. Reflective high gloss glazes and aquamarine kiln slumped glass capture the transitory and fleeting ocean light that is so fundamental to her practice.

Campbell’s glass and porcelain pieces reconfigure patterns and shapes experienced during nature walks, as essential and simple material manifestations. The interplay between open and enclosed organic forms, intensified by fleeting light and shadow, transmits a visual narrative that speaks to protection, shelter, containment, calmness and tranquillity. Pool and Echoin particular visualises the interrelated natural world in a refined and sensuous manner.

Transference is an exhibition that foregrounds the capacity of light to activate inanimate clay and glass forms and suggests the beauty and transience of the natural world. This show presents a collection of stunning pieces and given the opportunity, audiences would marvel at their beauty, strength, vulnerability and obvious dedication to craftmanship. On the other hand, Transference may also allude to the act of sharing material knowledge, skills and different responses to the world of nature. Trained as a glass artist, Robyn Campbell suggests the quiet beauty of landscapes with the interplay of light and relational porcelain and glass forms. Trained as a ceramics artist, Jo Victoria captures and reflects light through the fragility of porcelain and glass forms to advocate for the transcendence of seascapes. Transference is the end result of a collaborative narrative between the artists that encapsulates a passion for porcelain, glass, light and the natural world that they occupy.

A Common Thread: Works by Harriet McKay and Sam Gold

Sam Gold, Stillness (Votive vessels series), 2020. Photo: samRoberts

Touch and haptic are fundamental aspects of material and process-oriented art practices. Intimacy between bodies and materials during long periods of repetitive physical engagement engenders artwork that is guided by the procurement of material knowledge and processes that activate relational and often cathartic experiences. Sam Gold and Harriet McKay explore these processes of connectedness, a common thread aligning their distinct approaches to making. 

Gold draws attention to the labour of hands that manipulate threads of clay. Repetitive movements conjoin body, material and mind to form voluminous structures that lay bare the rhythms of making. McKay’s intensive processes of layering threads of naturally dyed felt, calico and raw canvas, form rich and worn textured surfaces. McKay’s fibrous collages disclose the reiterative hand and material interplay. 

Time is fundamental to Gold and McKay’s individual practices because both artists embrace repetitive crafting, as does Adelaide textile artist Sera Waters who refers to her own practice as ‘using time to make time …’ Waters describes a repetitive body and object interaction as opening space for thinking about the world in a different way. Therefore, immersive making may be understood as activating an interconnection between body, material and mind. As philosopher Maurice Merleau-Ponty argues, all our senses are connected, both body and mind are needed to form experience. 

From the perspective of the viewer, art objects that reveal enduring acts of making can trigger a prolonged moment of consideration. The duration of the making and the artist’s time is often noticeably apparent, and the viewer reciprocates by spending time with the work as its fullness unfolds.  

Gold’s groupings of stoic, bulbous forms emanate a silent strength. The viewer is able to glimpse inside these vessels, through mostly small openings, that provide access to a hidden, mysterious inner space. For Gold, the vessel’s interior holds significance. Her new series ‘takes inspiration from seeds, what emerges from the internal space, what could grow from within…’.   The …

Article Types: What’s the Difference Between Newspapers, Magazines, and Journals?

Article Types: What’s the Difference Between Newspapers, Magazines, and Journals?

10 Tips for Designing High-Impact Magazines

Magazine Article Characteristics

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Authors: Author names may or may not be listed. Many magazine articles are written by magazine editors or staff writers and may not attribute responsibility to individual authors. Those articles that do list authors typically do not give the author qualifications.

Frequency of Publication: Magazines typically publish monthly or more frequently (there are exceptions). Magazines routinely will use specific dates on their issues, such as December 14, 2008, or July 2008.

Use of Everyday Language: Magazine articles are typically written with the average reader in mind, so the language used is easily read and simple to understand.

Use of Illustrations and Photographs: Articles published in magazines frequently are illustrated with drawings or photographs, often in full color. Other publications might also include illustrative materials, but magazines are the most likely types of publications to include them.

Bibliography: Bibliographies are typically not included in magazine articles or, if they are included, are usually fairly brief.

Brevity: Magazine articles tend to be much shorter than articles from journals. An article might be half a page or even a dozen pages, but typically not much longer than a dozen. Pictures are often interspersed throughout the text so the actual text, even for a 12-page article, would amount to far less than a dozen pages.

Subject Focus: Magazines might cover a wide variety of interests or might focus on a particular interest. For example, magazines like Time and Newsweek will cover current events, politics, entertainment, art, music, a wide variety of interests. Articles might take note of research being done in medicine, for example, but they stop short of actually providing the full details of the research being done. Magazines like Car and Driver and Popular Science will focus on specific areas of interest, but the articles that they publish are geared toward the casual reader or to readers with more than a passing interest in a subject, rather than to academics and scholars.

Advertisements: Magazines usually include numerous product advertisements. Advertisements might be for beauty aids, or automobiles, or computers, or just about anything. Some ads might be full pages or even could consist of several pages included as an advertising insert or supplement.

Overall Appearance: Magazines are typically published in full color on glossy or semi-glossy paper. Magazine covers are slick and appealing and often provide highlights of big stories that will draw a reader’s attention.…

DIVERSITY ON MAGAZINE COVERS INCREASED BY A RECORD DOUBLE-DIGIT PERCENTAGE IN 2018

DIVERSITY ON MAGAZINE COVERS INCREASED BY A RECORD DOUBLE-DIGIT PERCENTAGE IN 2018

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It’s been a long 12 months, and before we kick 2018 to the curb, we’re looking back at all of the most memorable, game-changing fashion and beauty things that went down. Follow along with us as we look back at the year in review.

Every December, we comb through the year’s newsstand to chart how diversity and inclusion have been reflected on the covers of the leading U.S. fashion magazines. Looking back on 2017 last December, we were disappointed to report that diversity on the covers of 10 major titles — Allure, Cosmopolitan, Elle, Glamour, Harper’s Bazaar, InStyle, Marie Claire, Teen Vogue, Vogue, and W — saw a slight decline as compared to the year before: 48 of 153 covers — 31.4 percent — featured people of color*, a 4 percent dip from the numbers we reported in 2016. 

But in 2016, there was progress to celebrate: Those same publications (substituting Marie Claire for Nylon, as this was prior to the latter’s print closure) saw 52 of 147 covers — 35.4 percent — starring people of color*. In 2015 and 2014, 19.7 and 19.8 percent of covers, respectively, starred people of color*.

So, how would 2018 stack up? Perhaps the September issues — which we don’t normally analyze on their own — were a promising sign, with 54.5 percent of covers featuring people of color*, a 32.3 percent increase from 2017.

Indeed, they were. But before we get into this year’s data, a few notes: For consistency’s sake, we reviewed the covers of nine of the same titles we looked at in 2017, but due to Teen Vogue ceasing print operations, we omitted it altogether. As with previous years, we focused only on domestic fashion magazines, rather than independent or international titles, as well as on newsstand covers, rather than subscriber ones (which may have featured different cover stars). Finally, we’ve included a footnote at the bottom of this article explaining how we’ve categorized “nonwhite*” for the purpose of this story.

Of all the covers we reviewed this year, we found that 62 of 128 covers — 48.4 percent — starred people of color*, a record 17 percent jump from 2017. That’s higher than any increase we’ve seen in the five years we’ve compiled this report; the second highest, from 2015 to 2016, came in at 15.7 percent.

InStyle saw the most diversity this year: TheLaura Brown-led publication featured people of color* on 75.0 percent of its issues.Allure and Glamour (the latter of which announced the folding of its print edition in November) came next, both with nine of its 14 covers — 64.3 percent — starring people of color*. This was closely followed by Cosmopolitan, with six of its 13 — 46.2 percent — and W, with seven of its 16 — 43.8 percent. VogueMarie ClaireElle and Harper’s Bazaar comprised the bottom four, in that order. While Elle and Harper’s Bazaar saw slight increases in their own cover diversity as compared to 2017, Vogue and Marie Claire remained stagnant with 41.7 and 37.5 percent, respectively, in both 2018 and 2017. Meanwhile, InStyle saw the most improvement: In 2017, the publication featured just two nonwhite* covers and this year, upped it to nine. 

In terms of age diversity, Mia Farrow, 73, and Oprah, 64, covered Elle and InStyle, respectively; Angela Basset, 60, fronted both Allure and Elle in November. With size diversity, Glamour and InStyle put non-sample-size women like Melissa McCarthy and Chrissy Metz on their covers. And in regards to LGBTQ+ representation, openly transgender actress Daniela Vega shared W‘s Volume 1 cover with Robert Pattinson.

The magazine industry could clearly do better in those categories, and we would be remiss if we didn’t acknowledge the stunning lack of Asian inclusion across the board — especially considering the landmark success (and incredible, high-fashion costumes) of “Crazy Rich Asians” in the box office and throughout popular culture. (As of September, the movie had grossed $165.7 million, making it the U.S.’s highest-grossing romantic comedy in 10 years.) As Fashionista Tyler McCall questioned in August: “‘Crazy Rich Asians’ is the kind of stunning summer blockbuster — coming out in August — that should land its stars major September covers.” And yet, she asked, where were they? “Fashion media should be tripping over themselves for these ladies!”  

Janelle Monáe, Zoë Kravitz, Camila Cabello, Nicole Kidman and Kendall Jenner racked up the most covers of the year with three each; of the “Instagirls,” Gigi and Bella Hadid walked away with two.

That 2018 saw significant strides being made in diversity while also marking the first year of a number of new editors in media (including Samantha Barry joining and relaunching Glamour) is likely not a coincidence. It’s no secret that the future of print magazines as we know them is, at best, quite precarious. But as these publications continue in the traditional format, we can rest assured knowing that diversity and inclusion appear to be a priority when it comes to selecting cover stars.

Below, review what 2018 looked like on the newsstand, as well as how these nine major U.S. magazines did compared to last year and the year before.

“ALLURE”

Nonwhite* domestic covers in 2018: 9/14 (Lupita Nyong’o, Adwoa Aboah, Sasha Lane, Soo Joo Park, Fei Fei Sun, Fernanda Ly, Janelle Monáe, Rihanna, Angela Bassett)
Nonwhite* domestic covers in 2017: 6/12 (Zendaya, Alicia Keys, Dilone/Imaan Hammam/Aamito Lagum shared cover, Zoë Kravitz, …

Black Tape For A Blue Girl – These Fleeting Moments (CD Album – Projekt)

Black Tape For A Blue Girl – These Fleeting Moments (CD Album – Projekt)

Genre/Influences: Dark-wave, cinematographic, dream-wave.

Black Tape for a Blue Girl

Background/Info: I realized that this year Black Tape For A Blue Girl celebrates its 30th anniversary. The American formation set and driven by Projekt owner Sam Rosenthal can look back at an impressive discography. We had to wait 3 years for this new work featuring 13 songs and mainly characterized by the ‘return’ of their former singer Oscar Herrera (after an absence of 17 years). The album also features a few guest artists like Brian Viglione (The Dresden Dolls).

Content: This band has always composed a unique sound accomplished by a deeply artistic approach. It’s nearly impossible to define the genre of Black Tape For A Blue Girl and it’s not that different with the new work. “These Fleeting Moments” takes the listener by the hand to travel throughout a beautiful sonic universe made of ambient passages and cinematographic impressions. It’s a kind of dark reverie, was composed of acoustic instruments and electronics. It sometimes moves into a ballad and quickly sounds sad and melancholic again.

Some tracks are driven by mysterious and somewhat Eastern-like atmospheres, like awakening the listener’s imagination. I also noticed somewhat psychedelic-like guitar parts and a few beautiful instrumental passages.

The vocals inject a real charisma to the work while female backing vocals by Dani Herrera creates a delicious ethereal effect and a perfect symbiosis with the male vocals.

+ + +: This album is an invitation to dream away and feels like a sweet caress filled with melancholia. It truly sounds like an artistic creation where electronics and authentic instruments create a delicious and enjoyable harmony. Some cinematographic passages have this magical power to awake your deepest hidden fantasies and I here especially would like to recommend “Please Don’t Go”. I also have to mention the opening cut, which is into pure magic, and the more mysterious “Meditation On The Skeleton”, which is an appropriate title to describe your inner feelings when listening to this work.

– – – : Speaking for myself I would have liked to hear more ethereal passages and especially female heavenly voices, which is totally appropriated to this kind of music.

Conclusion: Black Tape For A Blue Girl is an invitation to a dream featuring images and stories created by your own mind. It’s an intimate experience in sound and once more a beautiful album accomplished by this legendary formation.…

How To Play Bocce Ball

How To Play Bocce Ball

Bocce is a relaxing but challenging outdoor spring sport. It looks like baseball but it is a bit different from it. The tips provided here under can help you in playing this challenging game easily.

Be relaxed: Bocce is a causal game for gentlemen as it has been invented in Italy. It can be played at home, on a common yard or on a tournament court. So, while playing this game you should be relaxed and fashionable just by wearing jeans of your choice. It will keep your lower body free to implement the tips provided in this write-up.

Be familiar to the Jack: To play bocce ball first f all you will have to toss the Jack or pallino, the white ball known as bullseye in this game. You should try to put it as far as possible in the downcourt. Now let your opponents to toss their balls to knock you out or play around you.

Get your chance to win: You should avoid throwing the ball with an overhand as it is not a graceful way to play this game. Though everyone has his own style still you should throw the ball keeping your legs apart equal to the width of your shoulders, if you are a stander.

Give a chance to you: Actually, you should not throw the ball for the fences by holding it tightly in your hand. You should use your index finger and thumb to hold the ball gently in your hand like a small child to throw it close to the pallino.

Be a spin specialist: Initially you should act like playing on the pitch of softball with your palm in upward direction. But while playing the Bocce ball for the first time you should keep your palm down while throwing the ball around the pallino. It will give more spins to the ball and will allow it to stop very close to the pallino.

Bowl them over: When you know the ways to throw the bocce ball then it is important to start playing its first game, Puntata. In this game you will have to throw the ball rolling close to the ground on a clear path towards pallino. While rolling the ball your lower arm, from your elbow to forearm and wrist, should move like a pendulum and your head should be still and body well balanced. You should wear something relaxing like jeans to ensure the movement of the lower and upper arm in the necessary range.

Thus you can start playing Bocce ball.

Reference:

Backyard Sports Club – Kick Ball Leagues Near Me

How To Make Money Selling Handmade Jewelry On Etsy

How To Make Money Selling Handmade Jewelry On Etsy

If you have plans to create and sell your jewelry design on the internet, Etsy is a popular online platform to start your business. After you’ve purchased your jewelry clasps from A Grain Of Sand, it’s now time to craft personal designs that you will sell and make money from in the future. Once you’re decided to sell handmade jewelry, the first thing you need to do is to create an account on Etsy.

As a crafter, your goal is to create unique designs that will stand out among the thousands of jewelry and accessories sold today. And since yours is handmade, you must produce high-quality items to make it in the open market. So, how do you create and sell your jewelry on one of the hottest online marketplace on the internet? Here are some tips to help you excell in selling your handmade jewelry designs.

Creativity

Your creativity in producing unique and beautiful jewelry is one way to attract potential customers to check out your products. As a seller, you must make a good impression to draw more people to your online business. Since you are selling online, you need to come up with products that will catch the attention of prospective buyers.

Good Quality Photographs

Since willing buyers will pay for the items, your job is to provide clear photographs of your merchandise. Invest in a top-quality camera to help you take the best looking images of your products. As sellers, it is your responsibility to provide good photographs of your jewelry. Take as many photos as you can so you will have more options when you post them on your online store.

Clear Product Descriptions

Although some people don’t read product descriptions because they are familiar with the items, most buyers would love to gain more information about your merchandise. Provide clear and concise description about your products to create a good impression. Each product must have a quality content to help willing buyers to find the right item for them.

Ensure Fast and Good Communication with Customers

Most buyers prefer fast transactions since they are excited to purchase their desired items. Your goal is to provide fast and good communication so they don’t have to wait for your response. More often than not, you’ll get favorable response from potential buyers when you provide good communication.

Set the Right Price

Last and most important of all, set the right price for each and every item you sell on your online shop. If you’re starting your business, you can offer promotional such as introductory pricing. Since you are entering a new market, setting your prices low will help you attract potential buyers. Once you’ve established your market, it is now time to set the right price range. Never price your products out of the market to make sure you maintain loyal customers and new buyers.

Whether you’re a new crafter or a professional jewelry designer, selling jewelry on Etsy is a fun, exciting, and rewarding experience. If you want to sell better, produce high-quality items with clear photographs and product description set at the right price.…

What Services Do Orthodontists Provide

What Services Do Orthodontists Provide

When many people think of going the orthodontist, they mainly think of getting braces to align and straighten their teeth at quimbyandcollins.com . However, while this is one of the services offered by these dental specialists, it’s not the only thing. If you’re wondering whether or not you can benefit from orthodontic services, this article helps you learn everything one of these specialists can do.

Braces

Braces is one of the most common services provided by an orthodontist. Braces are simply wires and metal bands that exert pressure on the teeth and realigns them into a natural alignment. This service provides both functional and aesthetic benefit. Teeth not aligned properly may cause bite and jaw problems. People who experience these issues may get their dental insurance to cover this service offered by an orthodontist. Those who just want them for aesthetic purposes will likely have to pay out of pocket to get braces.

TMJ Treatments

TMJ, or problems with the temporomandibular joint, may create pain in the jaw and limit movements in the jawbone. As time goes by, this may lead to huge pain in the neck and face as well as serious headaches that may come back with some regularity. An orthodontist has a variety of treatments available to treat this condition that affects millions of people each year. Treatment may be as simple as braces to correct the bite or mouthpieces to cut down on gripping motions or more complex treatments, including surgery to correct damaged tissues in the jaw.

Wireless Braces

An orthodontist also has a new alternative for patients who need to have their teeth realigned, and this alternative is wireless braces. These are clear, removable devices which cover the teeth and exert pressure on them that is required to move them to their normal position, without the need for metal and wire brackets. These systems may cost more than other braces, but they are less noticeable and work faster, making them a favorite among young adults who don’t wish to deal with metal in their mouth for a long period of time.

Surgical Orthodontics

Surgical orthodontics helps to reposition the teeth or fixes jaw problems through surgery in addition to braces. These surgeries may be performed on people who are done growing, which usually finishes at the age of 16 and 18. Treatment comprises a traditional series of adjustments and braces, then surgical realigning the jaw to put the teeth into the required position and adjust the bite. This is a may be considered as an extreme treatment, but sometimes its necessary for people with serious teeth alignment issues.

If you require an orthodontist to help with your teeth, you may start by speaking to your regular dentist. By doing this, you will find out if they have a professional they recommend or use. Then, go on ask family or friend who have had orthodontics done, which doctor they used and whether they would recommend that specialist. Finally, you can use online resources that review and rate orthodontists to get one with the best ratings, as this will help make sure that your experience is a good one from beginning to the end.…

Can you pressure-wash wooden decks?

Can you pressure-wash wooden decks?

Yes, you can pressure wash your wooden fences, but you should be careful. Too much pressure can affect the durability of the fences. You should always regulate the pressure, and you will enjoy a lot of benefits out of pressure washing your fence. You don’t even need an expert for you to pressure wash your wooden fence among other areas in your home. The process is very simple. If you are looking for ways you can make washing your fence an easy task, you should consider applying pressure washer. There are many models of the pressure washers available in the market; you can order one and enjoy keeping your home clean.

Benefits of pressure washing your wooden Decks

Easy to wash

You don’t need a lot of training for you to start washing your wooden fence with the help of a pressure washer. You just fill your pressure washer with water and direct the nozzle towards the dirty area. The high-pressure washer will then wash off the dirt from your fence allowing you to easily clean your wooden fence. Apart from your wooden fence, you can apply the pressure washer in several other areas. It is among the tools you need to buy for you to make your fence washing process easy.

Saves time

You can waste a lot of time trying to wash your dirty deck. But, things have been made different if you can decide to rely on the pressure washer. It allows you to easily wash your fence within a short period. The pressure at high pressures strikes the fence removing all the dirt. It is a process which you will enjoy, and it will help you save the time wasted when trying to wash your fence. Sometimes you may be too busy to an extent where you can’t spare a lot of time for you to spend in washing the fence, but the machine makes it easy for you to have your fence cleaned within a short period.

Enhances family safety

When washing fences and the decks in your home through the use of high-pressure washer, you don’t have to use harsh chemicals. The washing process does not expose your family members to harmful effects of harsh chemicals. It is among the best strategies you can employ if you are looking for ways you can keep your family members safe. Dirty surfaces can attract germs which can compromise the safety of your family members; you achieve great success in making your family members stay safe if you can decide to use the pressure washer.

Environment friendly

There is no use of harsh chemicals when applying pressure washer. It is among the best ways you can employ for you to increase the safety of your environment. If you are among those who will like to keep the environment clean, then you will have made the right decision after you decide to apply the pressure washer. It allows you to avoid harsh chemicals as you wash your wooden fences and decks. You save time as well as money after you decide to rely on pressure washing the surfaces in your home. The quality of the cleaning job is always thorough due to the way the jets can remove dirt from the surfaces.…