darksilenceinsuburbia:

Tamsin van Essen
Erosion Series
This work explores erosion and the disruption of form. Focusing on biological erosion, I wanted to convey the idea of a host being attacked and eaten away by a parasitic virus, highlighting the creeping spread of the infection as it corrupts the body. I have produced a series of angular porcelain forms, sandblasted to wear the surface and reveal inner strata. This aggressive process, contrarily, creates a delicate vulnerability in the shape. The translucency of the porcelain and the interruption of the surface make it possible to glimpse through to layers beneath, creating a tension between the seen and the obscured.
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darksilenceinsuburbia:

Tamsin van Essen
Erosion Series
This work explores erosion and the disruption of form. Focusing on biological erosion, I wanted to convey the idea of a host being attacked and eaten away by a parasitic virus, highlighting the creeping spread of the infection as it corrupts the body. I have produced a series of angular porcelain forms, sandblasted to wear the surface and reveal inner strata. This aggressive process, contrarily, creates a delicate vulnerability in the shape. The translucency of the porcelain and the interruption of the surface make it possible to glimpse through to layers beneath, creating a tension between the seen and the obscured.
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darksilenceinsuburbia:

Tamsin van Essen
Erosion Series
This work explores erosion and the disruption of form. Focusing on biological erosion, I wanted to convey the idea of a host being attacked and eaten away by a parasitic virus, highlighting the creeping spread of the infection as it corrupts the body. I have produced a series of angular porcelain forms, sandblasted to wear the surface and reveal inner strata. This aggressive process, contrarily, creates a delicate vulnerability in the shape. The translucency of the porcelain and the interruption of the surface make it possible to glimpse through to layers beneath, creating a tension between the seen and the obscured.
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darksilenceinsuburbia:

Tamsin van Essen
Erosion Series
This work explores erosion and the disruption of form. Focusing on biological erosion, I wanted to convey the idea of a host being attacked and eaten away by a parasitic virus, highlighting the creeping spread of the infection as it corrupts the body. I have produced a series of angular porcelain forms, sandblasted to wear the surface and reveal inner strata. This aggressive process, contrarily, creates a delicate vulnerability in the shape. The translucency of the porcelain and the interruption of the surface make it possible to glimpse through to layers beneath, creating a tension between the seen and the obscured.
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darksilenceinsuburbia:

Tamsin van Essen
Erosion Series
This work explores erosion and the disruption of form. Focusing on biological erosion, I wanted to convey the idea of a host being attacked and eaten away by a parasitic virus, highlighting the creeping spread of the infection as it corrupts the body. I have produced a series of angular porcelain forms, sandblasted to wear the surface and reveal inner strata. This aggressive process, contrarily, creates a delicate vulnerability in the shape. The translucency of the porcelain and the interruption of the surface make it possible to glimpse through to layers beneath, creating a tension between the seen and the obscured.
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darksilenceinsuburbia:

Tamsin van Essen
Erosion Series
This work explores erosion and the disruption of form. Focusing on biological erosion, I wanted to convey the idea of a host being attacked and eaten away by a parasitic virus, highlighting the creeping spread of the infection as it corrupts the body. I have produced a series of angular porcelain forms, sandblasted to wear the surface and reveal inner strata. This aggressive process, contrarily, creates a delicate vulnerability in the shape. The translucency of the porcelain and the interruption of the surface make it possible to glimpse through to layers beneath, creating a tension between the seen and the obscured.
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darksilenceinsuburbia:

Tamsin van Essen
Erosion Series
This work explores erosion and the disruption of form. Focusing on biological erosion, I wanted to convey the idea of a host being attacked and eaten away by a parasitic virus, highlighting the creeping spread of the infection as it corrupts the body. I have produced a series of angular porcelain forms, sandblasted to wear the surface and reveal inner strata. This aggressive process, contrarily, creates a delicate vulnerability in the shape. The translucency of the porcelain and the interruption of the surface make it possible to glimpse through to layers beneath, creating a tension between the seen and the obscured.
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darksilenceinsuburbia:

Tamsin van Essen
Erosion Series
This work explores erosion and the disruption of form. Focusing on biological erosion, I wanted to convey the idea of a host being attacked and eaten away by a parasitic virus, highlighting the creeping spread of the infection as it corrupts the body. I have produced a series of angular porcelain forms, sandblasted to wear the surface and reveal inner strata. This aggressive process, contrarily, creates a delicate vulnerability in the shape. The translucency of the porcelain and the interruption of the surface make it possible to glimpse through to layers beneath, creating a tension between the seen and the obscured.
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darksilenceinsuburbia:

Tamsin van Essen
Erosion Series
This work explores erosion and the disruption of form. Focusing on biological erosion, I wanted to convey the idea of a host being attacked and eaten away by a parasitic virus, highlighting the creeping spread of the infection as it corrupts the body. I have produced a series of angular porcelain forms, sandblasted to wear the surface and reveal inner strata. This aggressive process, contrarily, creates a delicate vulnerability in the shape. The translucency of the porcelain and the interruption of the surface make it possible to glimpse through to layers beneath, creating a tension between the seen and the obscured.
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darksilenceinsuburbia:

Tamsin van Essen
Erosion Series
This work explores erosion and the disruption of form. Focusing on biological erosion, I wanted to convey the idea of a host being attacked and eaten away by a parasitic virus, highlighting the creeping spread of the infection as it corrupts the body. I have produced a series of angular porcelain forms, sandblasted to wear the surface and reveal inner strata. This aggressive process, contrarily, creates a delicate vulnerability in the shape. The translucency of the porcelain and the interruption of the surface make it possible to glimpse through to layers beneath, creating a tension between the seen and the obscured.
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darksilenceinsuburbia:

Tamsin van Essen

Erosion Series

This work explores erosion and the disruption of form. Focusing on biological erosion, I wanted to convey the idea of a host being attacked and eaten away by a parasitic virus, highlighting the creeping spread of the infection as it corrupts the body. I have produced a series of angular porcelain forms, sandblasted to wear the surface and reveal inner strata. This aggressive process, contrarily, creates a delicate vulnerability in the shape. The translucency of the porcelain and the interruption of the surface make it possible to glimpse through to layers beneath, creating a tension between the seen and the obscured.

thebrainscoop:

Silicified stump: a type of petrified wood in which the organic material was replaced with a silicate mineral - in this case, clear quartz. The process of petrification occurs when organic material becomes quickly buried in a strict, oxygen-free environment, often as a result of flooding or volcanic eruption.

This specimen comes from the Gallatin Petrified Forest in Yellowstone National Park, an ancient Eocene ecosystem which thrived between 55-35mya. Check out this beauty on display in the newly configured geology exhibition space on the 2nd floor at The Field Museum!

didierleclair:

The trouble with most musicians today is that they are copycats. Of course you have to start out playing like someone else. You have a model, or a teacher, and you learn all that he can show you. But then you start playing for yourself. Show them that you’re an individual. And I can count those who are doing that today on the fingers of one hand
Lester Young

reverbivore:

Mutations - Vijay Iyer (2014)
This is easily the most cerebral album I have heard all year, I wouldn’t be surprised if it ends up in my top ten.  These compositions are mind blowing.
Vijay Iyer - Piano, Electronics
Miranda Cuckson - Violin
Michi Wiancko - Violin
Kyle Armbrust - Viola
Kivie Cahn-Lipman - Cello

I’m still unpacking this record.  Vijay Iyer is one of the most astounding musical minds today,
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reverbivore:

Mutations - Vijay Iyer (2014)
This is easily the most cerebral album I have heard all year, I wouldn’t be surprised if it ends up in my top ten.  These compositions are mind blowing.
Vijay Iyer - Piano, Electronics
Miranda Cuckson - Violin
Michi Wiancko - Violin
Kyle Armbrust - Viola
Kivie Cahn-Lipman - Cello

I’m still unpacking this record.  Vijay Iyer is one of the most astounding musical minds today,
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reverbivore:

Mutations - Vijay Iyer (2014)

This is easily the most cerebral album I have heard all year, I wouldn’t be surprised if it ends up in my top ten.  These compositions are mind blowing.

  • Vijay Iyer - Piano, Electronics
  • Miranda Cuckson - Violin
  • Michi Wiancko - Violin
  • Kyle Armbrust - Viola
  • Kivie Cahn-Lipman - Cello

I’m still unpacking this record.  Vijay Iyer is one of the most astounding musical minds today,