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Author: Megan Geckler

Church as Home

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A dutch firm named Zecc has converted an old chapel into an apartment

Happy Easter Sunday – Being an (non-religious) architecture fanatic, I bring you these wonderful examples of renovated Churches turned into homes. This example, formerly the Christian Reformed Church of Everett is owned by a couple who had the home “reblessed” after renovations. The first floor is made up of 2,600 — Continue reading

DIY – Pussy Willow / Mgambo Seed Earrings (or purchase on Etsy)

Categories: DIY + How To, Fashion + Trends
Double strand dangling "Momo Paw Earrings" on Etsy!

I love Pussy Willows and Forsythia, having grown up in eastern Pennsylvania, these two spring branch (flowering) plants were spring bouquet staples. This week, it’s all pussy willows or as they are also known Mgambo seeds. I saw these earrings online and thought… DIY! (So if any of you decide — Continue reading

Leo Villareal: Animating Light @ Nevada Museum of Art

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"Multiverse" at the National Gallery of Art in DC

I’m a big fan of Erwin Redl’s work, it’s architectural, eye-catching, kinetic and made of light. What’s not to like? So when I saw Leo Villareal’s work, I was instantly in love. Sequenced LED lights that dance around and configure themselves into patterns and bursts of light. With the use — Continue reading

Rebecca Campbell: Asking questions just leads to more questions

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Art + Graphics, Modern Decor + Objects
Rebecca Campbell, "Frankie", 2009; image courtesy of LA Louver

There has been so much written about Rebecca Campbell’s artwork that it could be possible for me to have constructed this entire profile from quotations, either from the writers or the quotations they drew from within Campbell.  Her vision seems to pierce like a well into an internal and seemingly — Continue reading

Big Brother inspires knowledge via Art!

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Monday August 31, 2009 - Malte Spitz's life via cellphone

Enter Malte Spitz, a German Green Party politician and privacy advocate with a cell phone. Spitz knows, as most cell phone users do, that our GPS is on all the time and that his cell phone carrier basically knew where we was 24 hours a day. From German Newspaper, Zeit — Continue reading

Artistic cookies are even more delicious than ever!

Categories: Art + Graphics, DIY + How To, Kids + Baby
Baking Cookies with Photoshop - awesome stop animation video

It’s that time again and cookies are on my mind. (Un)fortunately, Photoshop is also on my mind. This video is probably one of the cutest and geekiest things I have ever seen. Bravo! Click here to watch the video on Vimeo Baking cookies is an art form. Baking artistic cookies — Continue reading

Ashes to ashes

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Art + Graphics, DIY + How To, Modern Decor + Objects, Sustainability
Consume or Conserve, 2010 from Weiki Somers Studio

I have this friend who said that he didn’t care what happened to his ashes. Rather than debate the body and soul or sentimentality to cemeteries or urns – I instead thought of the most utilitarian thing one could have your ashes made into – a cinder block. Ok, I — Continue reading

Tom LaDuke – the most fastidious artist / magician I know

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The Substitute Teacher, 2007

Tom LaDuke is a normal guy.  I used to live in an adjacent loft at the Santa Fe Art Colony, which is on the border of the city of Los Angeles and the city of Vernon (an industrial blip between LA and Huntington Park).  He lives there with his equally — Continue reading

Mary Addison Hackett – Abstracted representations on an intimate scale

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Mary Addison Hackett – Abstracted representations on an intimate scale

Mary Addison Hackett’s, “Fluid: Elusive Chapters from the Passage of Time (Volume 1: The Lost Months, Volume 2: Pools and Flowers)“ closes on October 31 at the Kristi Engle Gallery in Highland Park (LA, CA). 

This exhibition is a major departure for the artist as she had previously exhibited large — Continue reading

Warhol copies Brillo, someone copies Warhol: Hijinks ensue!

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Warhol copies Brillo, someone copies Warhol: Hijinks ensue!

Over 100 of Andy Warhol’s “Brillo Boxes” have been found to be “different” from others… Yes it’s a rather strong claim – The board avoids using words such as “fake” or “inauthentic” in its report, nor would it say whether or not it will stamp any boxes presented to it — Continue reading

The Wexner Center for the Arts in Columbus Ohio, Mark Bradford, and me.

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The Wexner Center for the Arts in Columbus Ohio, Mark Bradford, and me.

Happy Monday – Blog2Modern Readers, I haven't had a chance to post an entry in a while, due to the fact that I am currently in Columbus, Ohio at the Wexner Center for the Arts (!!!)  I was invited (in August) to do a large-scale solo installation in the lobby — Continue reading

Charting Information as Art

Categories: Art + Graphics
Charting Information as Art

Informational drawings – please comment at blog2modern with more information or diagram info/links. I will post best of the links before Xmas/holiday breaktime. T minus. 3.5 months and counting, tick tock!

Ice, Ice Baby!

Categories: Art + Graphics, News + Events + Contests, Sustainability
Ice, Ice Baby!

Summer is coming to a close and the temperatures are soaring. To keep cool, or at least brace ourselves for the colder days ahead – enjoy the following photos of nature’s ice sculptures. The wind, water flow and temperature changes carve the ice into strange and wonderous shapes. Just think — Continue reading

It’s hot, get naked.

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It’s hot, get naked.

Spencer Tunick, an artist who is famous for working with hundreds of nude bodies in his photographs since the mid-90′s is in the midst of several current projects including tackling each state in the US. above: “Mexico City 1 (Zócalo, MUCA/UNAM Campus)”, 2007 His work has spawned an unofficial website/blog — Continue reading

Sam Winston – Text as Art

Categories: Art + Graphics
Sam Winston – Text as Art

I came across the work of Sam Winston, a British artist, and am in love with it. So poetic, visual, labor intensive. His work is currently on show in the Courtauld Institute of Art in London. The institutions that have collected his work read like a laundry list of the — Continue reading

Artist Designed Mini-Golf a new fad?

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Artist Designed Mini-Golf a new fad?

Through September 16, the Salt Lake Art Center boasts 19 holes of indoor mini golf – a great way to beat the heat. Club sizes come in mini through tall adult and you can pick any golf ball color you would like, they have a rainbow of choices. 19 artists — Continue reading

The Golden Door open until September 6 only!

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The Golden Door open until September 6 only!

There is a very special mini golf course in Hamilton Square, Jersey City, NJ and it is only up for a few more weeks. It is open to the public dawn-thru-dusk. This project was curated by Christina Vassallo and includes:Victoria ColabroAsha GanpatDarren Jones & Ryan RoaHiroshi KumagaiTom McGlynnLaura NapierRisa PunoNyugen — Continue reading

Did you know that LACMA actually stands for “Lame Artists Create Most Art”?

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Did you know that LACMA actually stands for “Lame Artists Create Most Art”?

Rainn Wilson, known best as Dwight on The Office, took over the Twitter feed of LACMA for a project titled “I HATE LACMA,” offering his personal list of “many, many reasons why never to go to LACMA.” Rainn Wilson is one of the most followed celebrities on Twitter and LACMA is — Continue reading

Art inspiring Art every 24 hours, or Rebecca Campbell and Nicole Walker pick up the telephone

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Art inspiring Art every 24 hours, or Rebecca Campbell and Nicole Walker pick up the telephone

This week kicked off a game of sorts between artists that references the childhood game of Telephone. I had played it under a different name, Whisper down the lane. (Other handles the game is known under include Chinese Whispers, Grapevine, Broken Telephone, Gossip, Arab Phone, and probably played around the — Continue reading