The Lenten Rose has finally bloomed…just in the nick of time.
Tomahawk Nolan, 1965
Welded and painted metal automobile parts
43 3/4 x 52 1/8 x 36 1/4” (111.1 x 132.2 x 92 cm)
Museum of Modern Art
Perfect for that hipster woodworker in your life. Doc Martens and Davidelfin have collaborated on a wood grain shoe.
Late Night Special: Old Douglas Fir Woodpeckers Covered With Acorns
Acorn woodpeckers spend their time collecting acorns, drilling holes in firs, and then popping the acorns in the holes for safe keeping. This is the most extreme example I’ve seen to date, with hundreds of holes on every surface, including the underside of the limbs!
(Mount Tamalpais, California - 4/2014)
I suspect these little miscreants would be a nightmare for our arborists and groundskeepers. Aside from trees, they’ve been known to create acorn “granaries” in just about anything they can punch holes in—buildings, fenceposts, etc. Lucky for us they’re westerners through and through. —MN
FEATURED ARTIST: Serra Victoria Bothwell Fels
Serra Victoria Bothwell Fels (b. 1982, Tennessee) is an Australian-American installation artist based in Brooklyn who makes large-scale architectural responses to small fantastical blueprint drawings that abstract and compress representations of family systems. Utilizing geometry in ways akin to Sierpinski fractals or crystal structures– where larger wholes are made from smaller repeating components– Fels uses triangles as a process of mapping the thousands of other people that make up ourselves. The resulting installations turn discarded housing materials into environmental outgrowths that strive to capture both the expansive feeling triggered by vast landscapes and the intimacy felt in discovered nooks. Her work has recently been shown at the Clocktower Gallery in New York, Sky High Gallery in Milwaukee, and the Palais de Tokyo in Paris. She is currently working on a small custom installation in the Clocktower Gallery’s new radio station at Pioneer Works.
Serra Victoria Bothwell Fels, Crystal Caverns, 2013. Lath, structural lumber. 18ft x 12ft x 10ft. Photo: Mike Goelzer. Courtesy the artist.