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Author: Kosmas Ballis
Johnny Carson’s Finale
30 Years Ago Today I vividly recall watching Johnny Carson's final show as a sophomore in college in Kansas City. It was a bittersweet moment, filled with a mix of happiness and sadness. Sitting in front of the TV, I couldn't help but feel a deep sense of nostalgia. Carson's farewell marked the end of [...]
Forging the Anthropocene Anew This artistic expedition marks a continuation of my Anthropocene Series—a testament to our current geological age, where human activity reigns as the dominant influence on climate and the environment. Within this context, I blend traditional materials with concepts of modernity and technology, unveiling a new mixed media sculpture style. Through this [...]
I tried to paint a picture of Mount Everest…
It was a real 'peak'-ture!
The Chiaroscuro of Soul's Lament: Echoes Within the Absence of Being https://videopress.com/v/tvcZRTBY?resizeToParent=true&cover=true&autoPlay=true&loop=true&playsinline=true&preloadContent=metadata&useAverageColor=true In the enigmatic realm where temporal intricacies converge with conceptual depths, "72 Seconds" emerges as a testament to the interplay between fleeting moments and the profound existential tapestry that unfolds within them. As a sculptural embodiment of temporal fluidity, this work seeks to [...]
Ceramics & The Titanic
James Cameron's iconic film Titanic tells a fictionalized love story set against the backdrop of the tragic 1912 voyage. However, the character of Rose, portrayed by Kate Winslet, was partially inspired by a real person: Beatrice Wood, a remarkable artist known for her ceramics. Wood's avant-garde approach to ceramics and her ability to infuse her [...]
Pit Firing Clay Process
Pit firing clay is a fascinating and ancient technique that involves using a simple pit or hole in the ground to fire clay objects. As an expert in this field, allow me to guide you through the process step by step, including the temperatures involved and the firing techniques employed. Step 1: Preparing the Pit [...]
Clay’s Historical Discoveries
Ancient city of Uruk In the world of archaeology and paleontology, clay has played a significant role in preserving numerous discoveries that provide insights into our past. Over the years, various fascinating artifacts and fossils have been unearthed from within layers of clay, shedding light on ancient civilizations, extinct creatures, and even prehistoric environments. One [...]
Shadows shift, silence seethes Sorrowful soul, secrets sheathed Stifling stillness, shattered soul Suffocating sadness, sinking whole. Inky abyss, endless night Eroding emotions, eerie sight Empty echoes, eerie cries Endless agony, endless lies. Desolate dreams, dead desires Deceptive devotion, drenched in fires Doomed devotion, desperate plea Damned desire, death to me.
Art and AI: A Harmonious Fusion or Uncertain Future?
In my artistic journey, I am thrilled to embark on a new path that embraces the remarkable advancements in visual media technology. With great enthusiasm, I present Transition, my first venture into digital manipulation within mixed media sculpture. As you behold this artwork, I invite you to ponder: How do these technological advances inspire your [...]