found artistic inspiration in his job:
The first thing that I drew for fun was a cluster of red blood cells. Why red blood cells? Partly because I love anatomy and physiology , the design, the processes, the architecture, the relationships of the different systems and hierarchies within the body, the precise, calculated nature of it all, it never ceases to amaze me. ... Also because it's something that the naked eye cannot see and I often find the most meaning in aspects of life that I cannot see. Lastly because from a scanning electron microscope image they look really cool and red and blobby.Just a few minutes in Lewis' room installation will help you to find art in your job.
Tom Noll shows lyrical possibilities in bending rebar. Rebar is typically used to re-enforce concrete or stone-block structures, such as bomb-proof raised beds for gardening. However, rebar can also be beautifully bent and hold up curiously shaped rocks in unusual positions. Noll's installation of his sculptures at Artomatic nicely contrasts with the regular structure of the buildings beyond the wall of his work. Construct the extraordinary from the usual!
More generally, design, creativity, and innovation are keys to economic development in post-mass-production economies. Speaking at Artomatic's opening, Ivan Duque of the Inter-American Development Bank described Artomatic as democratization of the arts and an important engine of economic development. He said that he favors bringing events like Artomatic to South America. The Ode Street Tribune favors bringing events like Artomatic to Rosslyn.
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