Oh, my heart: “Point Break” by Maxine Gambus for Éditions du livre.
Images in milliseconds of the first atomic bomb test via Rudy Godinez/Nuclear Weapon Archive. ALSO: Jacques Hymans’ writing in Foreign Affairs on “failed” nuclear programs:
“This was probably one of the most expensive undertakings in the history of mankind in terms of dollars spent to material produced.”
12-volume, 2,450-page book with the name of every nuclear bomb detonation in the world, ever, by Andrea Pinheiro.
Stools made from discarded Christmas trees, by Fabien Cappello.
Pomegranate (2006) by Ori Gersht; Bodegón con paquetes, Homenaje a Sánchez Cotán (1966) by Claudio Bravo via Mutual Art; Quince, Cabbage, Melon and Cucumber (1602) by Juan Sánchez Cotán.
ALSO: Recipe for Spanish curtido with pickled melon, using all the ingredients in the painting.
Painted panels, hit with a hammer, by Matthew Deleget.
Embroidery on linen by Hildur Bjarnadottir via Stitch Kitchen at Pulliam Gallery:
“. . . the densely embroidered image, a central greenish splat, parodies in a painstakingly repetitive technique the spontaneous gesture of Abstract Expressionism.”
From the “Launch” series by Jone Kvie via Kunstnerforbundet.
Ernesto Caivano via Guild & Greyshkul/Richard Heller Gallery/Tomio Koyama Gallery:
“There are a lot of things that might be fallen apart in the world.”
Fawn Krieger‘s Ruin Value, referencing the Hitler-era German architectural theory of creating buildings that will leave behind pleasing ruins. Selling for $40/lb. at SOLOWAY. Via anaba:
“. . . the very prospect of realizing is accompanied by the anticipation it will one day collapse, or simply fail and remain. Failing as an intentional built-in to realization . . .”
3,190 debossed marks to fill in day by day, representing the nine years spent imprisoned by the longest-serving Guantanamo Bay detainees. “The Imprisoned Calendar” by The Best Part via Public School.
10 Crack Commandments (2010) by Swyndle & Hawks.
Burnt furniture preserved in epoxy by Maarten Baas via sky le blog via the best time of the day.
By Joel Lardner via Postcard Exhibition.
If ever there was an argument against free will, it might be sinkholes. Via 99¢ Dreams. ALSO: Promenade irrationnelle (2006) from the series, “Exploration rationnelle des fonds sous-marins” by Philippe Ramette.
Someday I will meet someone who reminds me of these pale blue paintings of explosions, and I will love her from afar. Watercolors by Rebecca Bird via Kopeokin Gallery.
These makes me think of B.M., one of the people I will definitely thank if I ever give a speech at a televised awards ceremony. Abandoned houses slowly being taken back by nature, photographed by James Griffioen.