Art, where you find it
Here are couple of art sites to take a look at. The internet is a fantastic medium for artists, with its broad reach and low-cost, a good site can make a splash. If you find a fasinating site, let me know so we can spread the word to cube dwellers everywhere. Nothing spurs creativity more than seeing the creative.
For a quick hit of photography, take look at:
File Magazine Every month they publish, as they say, "images that treat subjects in unexpected ways. Alternate takes, unconventional observations, odd angles -- the photographs in the collection reinterpret traditional genres".
My current favorite here is Cowscapes which really defines unconventional observations.
Art vending machines. These are old, vintage cigarette machines that have been retooled to vend small pieces of art. I love their mission
"Artists in Cellophane (A.I.C.), the sponsoring organization of Art*o*mat®, is based on the concept of taking art and "repackaging" it to make it part of our daily lives. The mission of A.I.C. is to encourage art consumption by combining the worlds of art and commerce in an innovative form. A.I.C believes that art should be progressive, yet personal and approachable. What better way to do this, than with a heavy cold steel machine"
This sounds so cool that I will have to make a trip to the Oak Park Library to see one. Find a machine in your area here.