Max Colby - Role-play: Microscopic Views (2011) - Hand embroidery and collage on hand-made paper
Caroline Morris | http://carolinemmorris.com
“Urban Seed is a hypothetical non profit organization that exists to inspire a new generation of people to build relationships with healthy food, farming, and the land. Through educational development programs, Urban Seed provides an outlet for community enrichment while supplying fresh, local produce. The organization is located on Dudley Farm in Nashville, TN.
The 5th annual Field-to-Fork benefit dinner serves to promote the ideals of Urban Seed. The idea is to raise awareness and funding for the organization while giving participants a genuine dining experience. The event is located on the farm itself, bringing people directly to the source of their food. Participants should leave with a better understanding of Urban Seed and feel motivated to support the organization financially.”
My name is Caroline. I currently work for a branding firm in Birmingham, AL.
Yes, I realize these are horrific and may be terribly upsetting (they are to me). There are also color photos which are much more graphic and which I could hardly bring myself to look at for longer than a second or two, let alone post (you can view them for yourselves on the artist’s website).
Nevertheless, it’s an important series. So here it is.
Sally Mann - What Remains (2003)
“Mann’s fifth book, What Remains, published in 2003, is based on the show of the same name at the Corcoran Gallery in Washington DC, and is in five parts. The first section contains photographs of the remains of Eva, her greyhound, after decomposition. The second part has the photographs of dead and decomposing bodies at the federal Forensic Anthropology Facility (known as the ‘Body Farm’). The third part details the site on her property where an armed escaped convict was killed. The fourth part is a study of the grounds of Antietam, the site of the bloodiest single day battle in American history during the Civil War. The last part is a study of close-ups of the faces of her children.Thus, this study of mortality, decay and death ends with hope and love.”
Yulia Brodskaya is well-known for her paper graphics or ‘quilling’ (rolled paper glued on it’s edge). The ‘O’above was created for Oprah’s magazine which also featured an article about Yulia and her work.
She revealled that since she’d designed the cover of a holiday supplement for The Guardian newspaper (UK) in 2008, she’s “never been out of work since”. She also said that she’d like to do more “live” pieces where people can see the work itself, not just photos of it. This seems to have happened this year when she created a huge installation in Shanghai.
See an earlier post about Yulia’s work