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Faig Ahmed: Constructing and Deconstructing Language in Rugs

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Azerbaijani artist Faig Ahmed is an artist whose work focuses on the construction and deconstruction of traditional patterned rugs and carpets. Carpets were initially seen as a sophisticated form of writing rather than a decorative piece. Each element of the pattern was once a written sign. Ahmed’s work explores how a carpet is more a time structure than a graphical […]

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Hang a Swing on it! The Swings Tampa Bay Project

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Swings Tampa Bay is a group that hangs hand-made hand-painted Swings around the city of Tampa Bay, Fl.  The swings are hung on trees, bridges, various structures, inside buildings, and in other locations. The project came out of a environmental design project to hang classic red Swings all over downtown St. Petersburg, FL.  Reuban and Hunter, the team behind the […]

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Papaya and Tomatoes – Kbaumlier Images on a Billboard in Detroit, MI

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Earlier this summer, I participated in the Digital Billboard Art Project, a project where artists can submit images to be displayed on a public digital billboard.  I had 45 images in the show that were shown on a billboard near a highway in the Detroit Metro area (Macomb County), MI.  The images were of food – in both abstract and recognizable […]

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Tosa Market – New Food Alphabet in the Works

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Last weekend Food Font was at the Tosa Farmers Market outside of Milwaukee, WI.  People were really excited about the project, and we made two (which is a record for the number of alphabets made at one event) alphabets, both an uppercase and lowercase alphabet. The vegetables we used were from: Jay’s Plant Shop – Eggplant Petzold Farms – Carrots, […]

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Kbaumlier Artist Statement

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I believe that art can go beyond being a visual object by communicating ideas that call people to action.  Community art and involving an audience in a work can be a force for social change.  Art can be a powerful tool to deepening ones’ views of ourselves and the world around us by provoking thought about social, political, and cultural […]

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