Coronatessellations: Chronological Order (Oldest to Newest)
Updated: Jul 19, 2020
This is all the coronatessellations (collages / art pieces from recycled items) I've made in chronological order (oldest - top; newest - bottom). I update this page as I make them. You can look on Instagram and search hashtag #coronatessellations to see all of the ones that everyone has done! :) It is a collaborative art project from @stylefarmer (David Hamlow) on Instagram; someone called it a "virtual quilt". You can join in on the fun too & put #coronatessellation on your photo.
I like to make collages and hang them on my wall, but you can also make temporary arrangements of items you have and take a pic. It's fun & relaxing to make them! :)
You can also check out @wearegoodatthis on IG for more fun.
Making the Digital Images on Different Color Backgrounds -- gogobox app (< 1 minute)
I use the gogobox app to take the picture and place it on different color backgrounds -- to post it on IG.
Step 1: "Upload from Device"
I take a photo with shadows as a square (not a diamond). I use the "Upload from Device" feature in "Content Creation & Classification" to crop out the shadows, then I save this image on to my camera roll.
Step 2: Draw feature
I then use the Draw Feature in "Content Creation & Classification" in the gogobox app. I choose a color for the background and then press "Image" to select the image I just took from the camera roll. Then I rotate the square into a diamond
Immediately below is a tessellation of all of my coronatessellations. :) Then, after this each individual one is bigger with some more notes. Others have more notes and behind-the-scenes on that post.
"A Tessellation (or Tiling) is when we cover a surface with a pattern of flat shapes so that there are no overlaps or gaps."
Btw the scraps of cloth are from a custom textile I made with@spoonflowerfrom a photo of a mirror glaze I was trying to make for a cake. Not great at making mirror glazes yet 🤣, but it’s a cool psychedelic textile. 🎨
Coronatessellation collage — with some coronavirus in it — just the words! 🙃
Some of the shapes are loosely inspired by Henri Matisse.🎨 I made it mostly from mail with a little paint and a Diet Mountain Dew cap.
Do you like blue or black background better?
Post created with gogobox app.
Before I started, I had a different color scheme in mind, but then I decided to use the plastic label from Mentos gum container and it came off in this cool 3-D spiral!
So I went with it. 🙃🎨. Post created with gogobox app.
This “Let’s Easter Together” & looked perfect for Easter (obviously 🙃🐰🐣). When I made the coronatessellation for yesterday I thought the Mentos label spiral kind of looked like a nest. So for this one, I shaped it more into a nest and added some M&M eggs (which are not glued down 🤣) — which also fit w/ Easter & springtime. I shaped some foam packaging into flowers.
I also reused some of my dried paint scraps and also tape with paint from the painting in my earlier post today.
I couldn’t decide which background I liked best, so I posted them all. 🙃
Fun stuff! It’s very relaxing creating collages. 🧘🏻🎨😎 I made room on the wall to hang them. I took down another recycled art I made ♻️🎨 which I will use in a collage. 😎
More info on this one at:
Multimedia coronatessellation! With lights! 🤣💡 Swipe 👉 for video.
Reused the lights & cake board from my dinosaur abduction cake. I also cut out part, so you can still see this QR code on the base piece of paper. It would probably work if you scan it with your phone. I also recycled some pieces of soda cartons that I had made into a different recycled art piece. I took that one down to make room for all my coronatessellations. 😀♻️🎨. Will write more on my website.
More info on this one:
Today I kept it simple because yesterday there were a bunch of bells & whistles. 😀
There are 3 materials here other than base paper: plastic packaging, paint and 1 piece of cardboard from the box that plastic baggies come in.
Flicking paint is fun! While I was flicking paint, I covered the border and the center with foam packaging to concentrate the paint in between. I will use these foam packaging pieces that had excess paint in a future piece.
It’s a weird one, but it is spring! Spring flowers. 🌷🌷🌷♻️🎨😎 Coronatessellation#7
This one has a joke to myself in it: “Imagine your home, totally organized!” I’m not the neatest person. 🤣. Patriotic colors. 🇺🇸 Also influenced by Mondrian — even though his geometric paintings were not symmetric, he was seeking balance and harmony. I don’t think this is completely balanced, but when I tried to add a little bit more to the right side, it seemed to be too much...so maybe it is balanced. 🤣🎨 Coronatessellation#8.
2 things I learned from IG artists collide! 🌷🎨💥😎 Learned about@handicraft_360&@stylefarmeron IG. Flowers I learned from@handicraft360YouTube video & Coronatessellation#9! Was going to have 9 flowers for#9, but it looked incomplete— so I added#10! 💐🌺🌸🌼🌻🌹🌷. Btw I decided to do 25 or more? 💁🏻♀️ 25 will look nice where I put them on my wall, but I could make more room too. 😀
Andy Warhol-inspired coronatessellation! This@theartassignmentYT video was recommended to me: Eat like Warhol where they went through things he liked to eat. Haha. 🤣🎨. They have other Eat like the Artists videos too. When things are normal, I’m going to do a series of recipes inspired by Eat like Warhol and the other artists.
But Warhol ate a raw mushroom 🍄 for one of his video pieces or maybe all the time — I’m just going to cook a mushroom recipe instead. 🤣. I didn’t think I could draw a Campbell’s soup can or other things. I decided to do his Flowers in a grid, but with recycled items. ♻️🎨. Coronatessellation#11.
Toilet paper! One of the top topics during#quarantinelife! 🧻 🤣 At one point worth more than bitcoin probably. 🤣
This is made of strips of toilet paper rolls. I was actually saving them for other recycled art projects before#covid19. Tomorrow’s Coronatessellation will be inspired by#quarantinebaking. 🥖🤣 Coronatessellation#12.
#Quarantinebakinginspired coronatessellation! 🥖🍞🤣 Actually I think I read gold went up. It’s a joke anyways. 🤣 I was going to add some more, but it looked better simple like this. Happy#quarantinebaking!
Coronatessellation#13. Post created with gogobox app.
I wanted to do a collage of animals because of the talking gecko there, but the journals, magazines & mail I get don’t have a lot of animals. 🤣 So then I made a geometric collage kind of inspired by tangrams / Tetris, but I’ll make a real tangram (7-piece puzzle) one of these days. 😎 That’s a green faux leaf I painted light blue. I made one more of a turquoise color, but this one looked better. The turquoise leaf will make an appearance in an upcoming one. 😊Coronatessellation#14. Post created with gogobox app.
Saw this fun lung illustration (is there such a thing as a fun lung illustration? 🤣) in an ad in a journal. Then I added some pieces of a soda carton around it for color & design. I didn’t intend it to have any meaning, but when I looked at it when I finished, the red pieces look like little bricks.
So it could mean that if you stay vigilant that you can keep yourself and your lungs (which can be hard hit by coronavirus!) safe — staying vigilant is like building a little brick wall around them! 👩🏻⚕️😷 🧱😎 Coronatessellation#15.
This was inspired by@voxdotcomYT video on why knights are always fighting these giant snails in medieval art. 🤴🗡🐌. Unfortunately it may be a slur against the Lombards, but the image of the knights fighting these giant snails in these serious murals of medieval art was funny. We also don’t actually know what they meant. As one of the comments said, maybe there were giant killer snails back then & fortunately the medieval knights took care of them. 🤣 I didn’t have a little knight figurine, but I had some astronaut figurines. Unfortunately he only has a dustpan to fight off the giant killer snail. 🧑🏻🚀🤣 Coronatessellation#16.
I saw hot air balloons when I saw these multi-colored ping pong balls! 🤣🏓 I like the 3-D effect too. Coronatessellation#17. Post created with gogobox app.
Chubby Birds Coronatessellation! 🐣🐥🐧🐦🐤🔹 🎨 Maybe chubbier than real life. 🤣Primarily inspired by@pencilshavingspost for color inspiration, so it worked! 🙃 I think they are rough approximates of a pink robin, European eater, & a parakeet (oops black head, instead of whitish). Coronatessellation#18.
Recycling squared art! I use the plastic that comes with packages for different things — including as a painter’s palette. The feather shape is plastic that was already used as a painter’s palette & now art. The pieces of cardboard are scraps from the 3D flowers from yesterday. 🙃 📦 Coronatessellation#20. Post created with gogobox app.
Here is a tangram: a dissection puzzle with 7 pieces. You can make lots of different shapes with just these 7 pieces — over 6,500! I will make a few in my upcoming coronatessellations. 🙃 I said I was going to do 25, but it’s looking more like 50. 🤣 Join the “virtual quilt” as someone called it. It’s really fun! 😎 I like to make collages, but you can also take a quick pic of things at your place. Check out@stylefarmerfor more info. 📸. Does anyone know what magazine these are from? 🧐 Post created with gogobox app.
What do you see? 🧐 A candlestick? 🕯 Faces? 😀 This is a tangram candlestick, but I liked this one because it reminded of the visual illusion called the “figure / ground effect” We don’t like uncertainty, so our brain looks for stable items in an image, but we can see multiple things@interaction_design_foundationhas a good discussion. Example 👉🏼 right via@wikipedia. Also kind of reminded me of Rorschach or ink blot test. 🤣 Coronatessellation#22.
"Figure/Ground (Multi-stability): Disliking uncertainty, we look for solid, stable items. Unless an image is truly ambiguous, its foreground catches the eye first."
Much more information about gestalt principles at this link:
Example of Figure/Ground from wikipedia.
A Vase or Faces? :)
Chubby or Extra Chubby Fish! 🤣🐠🐟 Sequel to Chubby Birds (#Coronatessellation18) 😎 The scales are the peanuts that came in the box with glass salsa jar today, which it said were made out of sustainable packaging and now they are art. ♻️ 🎨 I looked at some pictures of tropical fish, but then I just did random colors. 🙃 If you’re interested in seeing more of the process of how I make some of the coronatessellations, I post some on YT: wearegoodatthis1 channel. If I have a clear idea of what I’m doing when I start, then I make a video. If not, I don’t. 🤣 Coronatessellation#23. Post created with gogobox app.
Collages are usually 2-D, but I like playing with 3-D. 🙃🎨. Thought it would be cool to make a planet’s rings 3-D with cardboard. 🪐📦. Inspired by#AstronomyDay. Paint and splatter paint galaxy. So fun to do! 😍🎨 And a few yellow cardboard stars. ✨ 🌟💫Coronatessellation#24. Post created with gogobox app.
No joke! This bird is called the superb bird-of-paradise! Kinda looks like a cute sci-fi character, huh? 🤣 Learned about@cornellbirdsvia@mymodernmet. Coronatessellation#25. Link to article and more info will be on my website tomorrow. 😎 Post created with gogobox app.
Neon! It came up a couple times today — when I was watching a trivia game show & when I was learning about Frank O’Hara, an American Poet.
When it was first being introduced to people in the 1920s, they called it “liquid fire” in ads, which I thought was super cool & accurate. 💦🔥.😎. Then I decided to make a marquee sign that said “Liquid Fire”. After I cut a bunch of little yellow lightbulbs 💡, it occurred to me that the lights in marquee signs are not neon lights🤣🤣🤣, just regular light bulbs, but they look cool as part of the design. I could have not even told you that part. 🤣. 2.) Also I mentioned Warhol before, but Frank O’Hara will be featured first as part of a new series “Eat like the Artist” - with food inspired by artists or their works (Stay tuned!) 😀
3.) I put all my coronatessellations and more notes / video links on https://wearegoodatthis.com in different galleries for easy reference. Check it out!
4.) 👉🏼 Swipe right. Here is what the first 25 look like on my wall! So cool! Join in on the fun. 😎🎨
Do you bet on black or red? 🤑🎰 🎲 ♦️ ♠️ ❤️♣️ Roulette came up on a trivia game show today. Invented “by chance” as an article I read said (get it?!?! 🤣) by Blaise Pascal, famous French physicist and mathematician back in the 17th century! He was trying to invent a perpetual motion machine — a machine that could produce more energy than it used once it got started. ⚙️😎 — and roulette was a by-product. This doesn’t have perpetual motion, but it will spin a lil bit. 😀 Never used gold leaf before, but thought gold goes well with casinos and roulette. I didn’t look up how to use it either, but pretty sure hot glue gun is not the typical technique. 🤣. It kind of has an Ancient Egypt vibe to it. That’s going to be another inspiration for another one. Coronatessellation#27
💳🎨 I should have bought a lotto ticket! 😎 I was lucky today! 🍀 I was planning to do this@hgtvhandmadepainting w/ a credit card I saw, but I didn’t want to use one of my real credit cards. Not that it matters; it’s paint — it comes off. 🤣. Anyways, I thought I could find a card like a credit card in my junk mail. But I got a new credit card today b/c one of mine was expiring! 😀 So I used the old one. I added some fabric and did some masked tape to areas, so there would be clear areas. I did this on my Easter Bunny painting too. However, here I added some splatter paint — it’s SO fun to do! — so some of the clear white area have more texture.
HGTVHandmade video YouTube link
Inspired by Andy Warhol, Frank O’Hara & Coca-Cola, which was featured in both of their work. 🎨📝 I’m obsessed with Diet Coke (& Diet Mountain Dew), so I did things with Diet Coke. Do you think they would like diet soda? Probably not. 🤣. This is part of my post for the new series: Art Cooking (inspired by@theartassignment). Check it out https://wearegoodatthis.com. I made this & an#ASMRvideo of watching soda fizz (on YT, wearegoodatthis1 channel) — oddly satisfying! 🎥 😴🧘🏻♀️ This is the can from the soda carton & I noticed I was only cutting out the word, “ok” which I thought was cool. 😎 I also just watched a YT video from@voxdotcomon the Hx of the word ok. 👍🏻 Coronatessellation#29. Post & collages created with gogobox app.
🔥🐲🐉 Inspired by@mokso_channel EPIC fire-breathing dragon YT video made of recycled materials. ♻️ Badass! Lives up to the EPIC-ness! I tried some “do not try this at home” stuff with the dry ice last night. ❄️👩🏻🔬. That was definitely “do not try this at home”, but SO cool to watch. I’m actually afraid of fire 🚫🔥😟, so I’ll just watch someone else. 😎 I was going to paint the dragon green 🐉, but then you wouldn’t have been able to see all the little pieces of toothpicks I glued on. 🤣 There are also scraps of filti material in here from making the masks. 😷 Coronatessellation#30.
Made w/ marbles! 🎨 Technique I learned from@wigglzart. Super fun! The marbles are covered w/ paint now & look super cool. They will be a part of a future Coronatessellation! 😎Junk mail as the canvas and a box to keep the paint-covered marbles contained & not rolling around my apartment, so actually no mess! 🤣 Post created with gogobox app.
Not the best video work, I know. Haha! :) I'm new to the video creation game. I ordered a little tripod extension arm, so I think it will get better.
More photos of the process and information at this link: https://www.wearegoodatthis.com/post/coronatessellation-31-marbles-and-paint-fluid-art
Wigglz' Art YT video link here:
Inspired by some of my fav Surrealist works! 🎨 I ❤️ Surrealism. A lot of them are fun & funny to look at and make you think 🤣🧐. 🔹The main object is inspired by Meret Oppenheim’s Object (Le Dejeuner en fourrure) which is a cup and saucer (& spoon) ☕️covered in fur! It came up after a conversation with Picasso in 1936. Here, the cup & saucer are covered with scraps of this faux sort of crocodile print cloth I had — to represent the fur in Oppenheim’s piece. 🔹 Then, when I was making it: I thought of Rene Magritte, The Treachery of Images — which is a pipe with the phrase: C’eci n’est pas use pipe. (This is not a pipe — but it is 🤣). I thought of: “I am not a cup of coffee.” first instead of: “This is not a cup of coffee.”, but I kept it as is because it’s even more surreal. 🤣 🔹Inspired by this new book I got:#YouAreanArtist. 🎨📚. It’s really good! 🔹Urist Green describes some surrealist works as “arranged found objects in unexpected, irrational combinations,” which I think also describes#coronatessellations really well! 😎 Coronatessellation#32.
Inspired by Takashi Murakami (@takashipom) - Japanese pop artist known for “blurring the line between high and low arts.” You might have seen these smiley flowers on a Louis Vuitton bag or a t-shirt. 😀🌺😀🌸😀🌼😀🌻😀 There is more to the smile 😀 than you think. He has long said that the flowers smile to “hide the pain” — representing the “face the Japanese people wore to hide the despair following the 1945 atomic bombings of Hiroshima.” as@tokyoweekenderarticle said. And as@manga_de_japansaid, like the flowers, “Even if there is pain inside, we must keep smiling.” 😀 🌸😀🌺😀🌼😀🌻😀 I recycled a painting background I made for another piece (Stay tuned! 😎) and I recycled protein bar boxes, magazines, soda cartons, foam packaging, and envelopes for the flowers. ♻️🎨 The links & more on https://wearegoodatthis.com tomorrow. Coronatessellation#33.
Article links mentioned in the post & more:
Snakes on a plane! 🐍➕➖➗✖️🤣. I did a random word generator tonight for some inspiration and settled on snakes. I was thinking of doing Medusa for a second, but then gametime decision ➡️ went geeky math route instead. 🤓🤣 I made some cookies w/ a similar geeky design awhile back inspired by@ninapacella. 👉🏼Coronatessellation#34.
Just like it’s 5 o’clock somewhere, it’s Numeracy Day somewhere.🍹🤓😆. In this case, it’s in the UK. (I’m in the US. 🇺🇸) Numeracy Day celebrates numbers and how we use them in everyday life! 🔢🎉This was made from numbers collected from everyday life: mail, magazines, soda carton and protein bar boxes etc. 😎 This is a 2-for-1. post! Gummies in here too. 🐻🎨👉🏼. Coronatessellation #35.
More photos in this link:
What do you see? I like playing with images and changing how they look. Then you can see something completely new! 👀🤩 This is a photo of a landscape I tore out of a magazine. 👉🏼 I cut the image into a square and into strips. ✂️ Once I started playing with the placement of the strips, it became much more interesting to me to use most (but not all) & form a leaf. 🍃 I did a similar technique for Coronatessellation#29. One of the (many) fun things about coronatessellations is that the composition of a piece is for a diamond ♦️ instead of a typical square or rectangle. 🤩 Coronatessellation#36. Post and collages created with gogobox app.
More photos of the process on this post:
#YouAreanArtist assignment - the book has info about lots of different artists and little projects to spur creativity. 💡 You can do them over & over again with different materials etc.! 🎨
This contribution / assignment is from Kim Beck@idealcities, “pothole enthusiast” 🤣 as her profile says. She makes different pieces by doing crayon 🖍 or colored pencil rubbings on different surfaces like potholes or sidewalks. This would be really fun to do outside & I’ll do that sometime!
Right now, I’m inside mostly (#stayhome). 🏡 I thought an interesting surface was the corrugated part of cardboard boxes. I tore off outer layer of some pieces of a cardboard box. 📦 Harder than it looks. 😆 You know built to be sturdy. Thin paper works best and I happened to have this paper insert from some mail about life insurance 📩, which was thinner than normal 8.5” x 11” paper. 😀 Then I did rubbings with different color markers. Added some Scrabble letters for fun. It didn’t take me very long & was a fun outlet for creativity. It was fun and HAVE FUN! 😎 Coronatessellation#37
More photos of the process on this post:
🦋🦋🦋 This was inspired by It’s Okay to Be Smart /@drjoehansonYT video on why the color blue is SO rare in nature! 🚫🟦🌱The main butterfly is a abstract representation — made from recycled foil & paint — of a Blue Morpho butterfly, which happens to be the emoji! 🤣🦋 The bright blue color is formed by the shape of the scale and how light reflects off of it — not pigment! Peacock feathers are the same.🦚. The other main butterfly to the left is from@heyyorigamiYT tutorial! It turned out really well! 🦋 She had 2-sided origami paper. Mine was one-sided, so I used some markers to make a cool design. I recycled & cut out smaller butterflies from noodle boxes, packaging & junk mail. Coronatessellation#38. Post created with gogobox app.
🌴 🌊🎶 🎵 Islands in the stream / That is what we are / No one in between / How can we be wrong? / Sail away with me / To another world / And we rely on each other, ah ha / From one lover to another, ah ha...” 😀
I did a random word generator & thought I could make an island with palm trees 🌴 by recycling cardboard. Then I thought of Dolly & Kenny Rogers, so I made 2 Islands for islands in the stream. 🤣 But islands in a stream probably don’t have palm trees, so it is in some place where there is a stream in the middle of an ocean. 🌊😆 I painted some music 🎶 🎵 in the water. I actually don’t know what islands in the stream are, but I ❤️ that song! 🤣
Coronatessellation#39. Post created with gogobox app.
✂️ Thought it would be cool to cut up a photo & rearrange it. Seaweed & kelp — now kind of looks like flowers. 🌷🌸🌺😎 Coronatessellation#40. Post created with gogobox app.
A bloom of jellyfish! Can also be called a smack or swarm. When they float around, they kind of look ethereal and also like flowers, so I like calling it a bloom. The jellyfish are made from a custom textile I had made with@spoonflowerfrom a photo of a mirror glaze for a cake I made.🎂 The mirror glaze didn’t turn out well as I mentioned before 🤣, but the textile did! You can order the textile from spoonflower if you want or make your own. 😎🧵 Coronatessellation#41. Post created with gogobox app.
Syzygy - not just a collection of consonants 🤣 A real word! An alignment of 3 celestial objects. 🪐🌎🌒 I thought it would be cool to show the planets sticking out 3-D. 😎 👉🏼 Photos show one of the planets moving and other perspectives. Popup from dictionary.com. I made this with recycled paper & cardboard, 2 paperclips 🖇 & paint. Coronatessellation#42.
🐢 Had this paper packaging with a cool texture. I decided to use the roundness of it to make a turtle shell. I actually first thought the ridges were reminiscent of the rugae of the lining of the stomach, but no one want to see a collage with that. 🤣 Coronatessellation#43. Post created with gogobox app.
🎼🎶🎨 Mozart song you know in shapes and colors! 👉🏼 right to see video w/ the music. 🎼🎶🎵 This was an assignment / contribution from@stuarthyattin#YouAreanArtistfrom@theartassignment! He is a composer that uses graphic scores (not sheet music) to represent his ideas. I took Mozart’s Eine kleine Nachtmusik & made each note a different color & the length of a note a different shape. 🎶🎼🟥🔹🟡🟩🟣 Then I took my code and wrote out the first part (right hand only of piano) in colors and shapes & then added recycled boxes & magazine shapes. The 60 notes fit perfectly with the ♦️ of the#coronatessellation! Mozart must have planned it that way. 🎼🤣 More on https://wearegoodatthis.com tomorrow. Coronatessellation#44. Post created with gogobox app.
Inspired by@thecanvasyoutubevideo on Barbara Kruger’s “I shop therefore I am” piece (@barbarakruger45) which refers to Descartes “I think therefore I am.” I shop therefore I am applies to me 🤣, but I put a twist on it & brought it full circle back to Descartes by writing it in French. This says: “I post, therefore I am.” 💁🏻♀️. 🔹 Her works use multimedia, short phrases in a distinctive font and striking graphics to question stereotypes and consumerism. 🔹 I recycled magazine ads and even the little scraps of paper from my other coronatessellations and added a little paint. ♻️🎨Coronatessellation#45.
Inspired by Jasper John’s Flag & Memorial Day. 🇺🇸 He was a veteran before he became a painter. 👨🏻🎨 What is interesting about this painting is that it is the “perfect balance of gesture and representation” as@thecanvasyoutubevideo says. 🔹 His work has been called Neo-Dada and questions what makes art art? 🤔🎨 He said painting a flag freed him from a lot of constraints because he already knew the object and could focus on the brushstroke and textures. 🔹 At the same time, the brushstroke & technique do not take away from the main subject of the painting: the flag. 🇺🇸 There is newsprint under Jasper John’s flag and I recycled a page from a journal for the base. ♻️📝. I purposely watered down the acrylic paint I used, so you could see some newsprint through it. 🎨💧His painting was made in 1954-1955 — before Hawaii and Alaska were states — so I added them in. Got a little over ambitious with the spacing of the stars.⭐️⭐️ Haha! 🤣. But I was lucky 🍀 with the stripes! I just cut out the rectangle and it was perfectly 13 cm. Coronatessellation#46. Post created with gogobox app.
Don’t have to get too deep with it. It’s just cool shapes and colors.😀🎨. I’ve been looking at maps a lot 🗺 & decided to play around with an artistic interpretation of a topographic map. They use different colors to show different heights or depths on a 2-D paper. Here, I also made it 3-D by putting different pieces of cardboard on top of each other. I made it look like a map, but I purposely left it ambiguous without NESW because it’s also similar to how people measure volume on xyz axis. 📐📏 I had the main island / mass, but the composition didn’t look right, so I added the little guys. 😎 Coronatessellation#47.
🐫📸 I was inspired by this cool aerial drone photo of a desert (from@zekedrone/@unsplash👉🏼) and I thought the shapes that were formed by the sand and sand dunes were cool. I recycled some cardboard for texture for the blue shapes. ♻️🎨 Of course, the black background also forms some shapes as well. 😎 Coronatessellation#48. Post created with gogobox app.
⏰ 🔥🧊 🎨 Time is literally melting away in Salvador Dali’s The Persistence of Memory. I felt there were some similarities with what’s going on now. 🤣 I mostly liked the idea of time melting away, so I left out the creepy ants 🐜🤣 in my interpretation and I left out the part, which can be interpreted as a reflection portrait of Dali himself. 👤👁 In this part, I put my own twist: What’s the date again? en español — since Dali is a famous Spanish Surrealist. 📆 And to remind you of the date, I put it on the bottom. 🤣 If you 👉🏼, you can see it without writing. Coronatessellation#49. Post created with gogobox app.
mini-Stonehenge! 😎 Swipe 👉🏼 for other perspectives. I’m fascinated by these huge ancient buildings and sculptures all over the world built without modern technology. 🏺⚱️🌎 How did they do it? 🧐 Stonehenge is an ancient burial ground in Southern England and it’s thought that the first construction started about 5,000 years ago & that it may have taken 1,500 years to build! Somehow they were able to move these huge stones from miles away too! 😀 Tomorrow Easter Island 🗿😎 Info from@history. Coronatessellation#50. Post created with gogobox app.
More in the mini-Stonehenge post (Coronatessellation #50)
There is also this great website that has information on all the "clonehenges" or replicas of Stonehenge made of different materials -- some small like mine and others big! :)
Easter Island / Rapa Nui! 🗿🏝 This tiny island 2,300 miles off the coast of Chile in the middle of the Pacific Ocean had 887 of these big stone sculptures! They were carved from 1100-1680 AD. The largest one is about 32 1/2 feet and 82 tonnes! 🗿🗿🗿 They have a striking look and artistry to them. 👩🏻🎨 It is incredible that they were able to carve and move these huge sculptures around the island without modern technology! Info from@wikipedia& Bright Side YT. I made a stencil from a photo on@theplanetdwebsite & cut them out of cardboard and added some paint. 🎨📐✂️Coronatessellation#51. Post created with gogobox app.
🐷🐱 “Let the cat out of the bag” / “Pig in a poke” — one of my favorite idiom / sayings. 😎 It means to reveal a secret prematurely. It came from 18th or 19th century when some shady people would sell someone a pig at a market, but then there would actually be a cat inside (which was cheaper & not what they wanted). 🐷🐱If the cat stuck its head out or something, then their fraud would be known (“letting the cat out of the bag”) 🤣 Can you imagine buying a pig 🐷& then you get home & see a cat 🐱? 🤣 There are actually over 30 similar idioms from all around the world. 🌎 Info:@wikipedia. Coronatessellation#52. Post created with gogobox app.
Peru’s Nazca Lines! 👉🏼 for real photo ➰〰️🐦 Pre-Inca people made these gigantic landscape art designs on the ground. Sort of like crop circles, but on a desert like area. There are over 2,700 designs, plants and animals! 👩🏻🔬👩🏻🏫Scientists and archaeologists have figured out that this design is a real bird in the rainforest nearby - long-tailed hermit (Phaethornis supercilious). How cool is that? 🐦😎 Mine looks pretty good, but not as good as per-Inca people who also didn’t have modern technology. 🤣 Original photo & info from@sciencenews👩🏻🔬 Coronatessellation#53. Post created with gogobox app.
Painting of a photo from a daily geometric shadow photo project I’m doing (more#quarantineart😎). I take photos of the same spot in my apartment complex everyday during my walk. The shadows change shape depending on the sun ☀️ and time of day ⏰😎. I’ve been doing it for about 1 month! 👉🏼📸 You can see the original photo, which I cropped and turned into a diamond. ♦️ Since I ❤️ tessellations now because of#coronatessellations😀, I’ve been making some tessellations of them 👉🏼 and also made a custom textile (last pic) after playing with one of them; still on the way. 😊 The tessellations are from shadows in early May. More on my website tomorrow! 🙃 Coronatessellation#54. Post created with gogobox app.
Seize the Day or more accurately, “Pluck the Day” 🤣 in Latin from Horace over 2000 years ago. Go Get ‘Em in Latin! 🥳😍😎💪🏻 I’ve actually been taking Latin for a little over 1 week with@duolingofor fun, but I liked this phrase before that. 😀 To represent the phrase, I made a colorful recycled collage from photos in magazines. 🌈📸 From Ancient Rome to Ancient Egypt tomorrow!
My name in hieroglyphics! 😎@pennmuseumhas a fun website where you can put your name or whatever & it will translate it into hieroglyphics.@todayifoundout1has a good article on the Rosetta Stone & Champollion cracking the code. Will put the links on the website. I started thinking about hieroglyphics because I’ve been watching & reading different things about Ancient Egypt and also since Coronatessellation#44where I translated Mozart into colors and shapes. It was a code similar to how Champollion figured out hieroglyphics. 👨🏻🏫😀. You can’t help, but think of the Bangles either. 🤣🎸 To make it, I recycled a styrofoam container that these veggie skewers came in for some depth. I added some gold leaf for some bling, and also used paint and markers. Coronatessellation#56. Post created with gogobox app.
Peony Nebula photo from@NASA/@rawpixrelinspiredthis piece! 🌸💫👩🏻🚀 I thought it was so cute that it was called a Peony Nebula. 🙃 I looked up some peony flowers for comparison. I think they do look like peonies! 😎🌺🌸💐🌼 I used a string painting technique to make the nebula and splatter for the background. It kind of looks more like flowers than nebula. 🤣💫. Coronatessellation#57. Post created with gogobox app. 📸#cristiane/@unsplaah,@minan1398& Brenda Timmermans / @ pexels
Paper weaving! 📝👩🏻🎨 Contribution from@michelleagrabner in “You Are an Artist” book from@theartassignment! 🎨📚 Michelle Grabner does intricate paper weaving which are colorful & geometric. It’s a fun tactile project (in our digital world) and it combines math and art. ➕➖➗✖️🖼 I used some origami paper & I recycled some brown paper packaging and old foil for texture. ♻️ 🎨 I purposely didn’t do an exact pattern, but it feels balanced a la Piet Mondrian who was seeking “harmony” in his colorful geometric paintings even if they weren’t perfectly symmetric. 😎🧘🏻♀️ ☯️ Coronatessellation #58. Post created with gogobox app.
Bowie: “Ain’t there one damn song that can make me break down and cr-yyyy?” 🎸🎤Inspired email@example.com an artist who did a really cool piece based on the Beck lyric “Get crazy with the cheez-whiz”. 😎🎨 Also this painting has a double meaning because there has been a lot of pain and tears in America. 🇺🇸😢 This is in contrast to Bowie’s “Young Americans,” which seems like it means a lot, but he said no backstory: just a song about newlyweds. There are some historic non-sequiturs and a reference to one of my favorite Beatles songs: “A Day in the Life” too. ✌️❤️ Bowie was heavily influenced by American R&B artists from the 50s and he was obsessed with Soul Train. He was also one of the first non-black artists on it. This song in particular is one of Bowie’s funkiest and you can hear those R&B and soul influences. 🎷🎼🎤 Fun facts: A young Luther Vandross & John Lennon also appeared on this track. 😀Coronatessellation#59. Post created with gogobox app.
2 distinct branches of Abstract Expressionism in 1 painting! 😀 🖼 Color Field Painting and Action Painting exemplified by Rothko (with color blocks) and Pollock (splatter paint) respectively. Though they are distinctive branches, I thought it would be fun to put both branches in one painting. 😎🎨 👉🏼 right for rotated picture to see color blocks a la Rothko. Color Field painters were methodical and they were deliberate about the color choice and placement. 🟧🟦⬛️ In Action Painting, the painting was actually just the end of result of the art of the movements and actions it took to make it. 🎨👋Inspired@thecanvasyoutube video on the Irascible 18. Check it out! 🔹
Tomorrow making sense or nonsense with Dadaism. 🤣👩🏻🎨. Coronatessellation#60. Post created with gogobox app.
Idk if this is “Dadaist,” but it was just fun! 👩🏻🎨🤣 Dadaism was a movement around WWI where they challenged what art was. It’s known for its collages, “found object” sculpture like the ready-mades of Marcel Duchamp as well as poetry. 🎨📝 This fits in with Dadaism in that it’s a collage, which exemplify Dada’s “riotous and anarchic” nature (Dadart.com) but I arranged it purposefully. Dadaists would also cut words from the newspapers and make poems, so that kind of fits too, but many of the Dada poems would be more stream of consciousness and word salad. 📝🥗 You know they were random words from the newspaper. 🤣. This is also a haiku. I’ve been into writing haiku and poetry since trying it out for Haiku Day back in April. 😎 Tomorrow, pharmacology. I promise it’s cool. 👩🏻⚕️👩🏻🔬 Coronatessellation#61. Post created with gogobox app.
Inspired by a Homer’s Odyssey @tededucationvideo about plants 🌱 🔮 which were thought to be magical and mythical for a long time. Then pharmacologists discovered that the plants described matched real plants, Snow Drop flowers. And not only that, but also that the side effects of the plants could be what was described in the Odyssey. So the magic in the Odyssey was just pharmacology! 👩🏻🔬 😎 In addition, drugs derived from these plants (active ingredient: galantamine; chemical structure shown) are used to treat conditions like Alzheimer’s. 🧠👩🏻⚕️ Check out compoundchem.com or my website for more info. ♻️🎨 I recycled a plastic bag to make the snow drop flower petals. 😀
Coronatessellation#62. Post created with gogobox app.
👁 🐑🦔👩🏻⚕️👩🏻🔬. One-eyed sheep and Sonic the Hedgehog help treat cancer! This one also inspired by a@tededucation video & also my life. In the 50s, farmers in Idaho noticed that their sheep were being born with 1 eye! US government scientists figured out that it was a flower, corn lilies causing it and they identified the chemical and called it cyclopamine after the cyclops sheep. 😎👁🐑 40 years later scientists made the connection that a gene in humans and animals, which is actually called Sonic the Hedgehog after the video game character 🤣 can be mutated in cancers. Drugs with a similar structure to cyclopamine, vismodegib and sonidegib were recently developed & can help treat these cancers. I used to give talks on vismodegib and I helped write & implement a clinical trial on it. 👩🏻⚕️ I did some paint and recycled little pieces of a plastic bag for the fluffy part of the sheep. ♻️🎨 Tomorrow, my fav Founding Father. You may know who it is already, do you? 🇺🇸 Coronatessellation#63. Post created with gogobox app.
Benjamin Franklin! My fav Founding Father! 😎🇺🇸. A polymath; he was a genius and inventor in several different fields: from medicine 👩🏻⚕️ to science (electricity 💡 🪁 ) to music 🎵 and even 🏊♀️ . Does this represent a love letter he wrote to someone? NOPE! Way funnier. 🤣When he was 16, his bro had a newspaper & he wanted to write a column, but his bro wouldn’t let him. SO a young Ben Franklin made up an identity as an old lady widow and wrote a very popular column 👵🏻✍️. Eventually his bro found out and put an end to it. 🤣 From@weird_history YT video; a lot of other fun stuff. He was also almost killed when he was trying to cook a turkey 🦃 (his fav bird which he wanted to be the national bird 🇺🇸 instead of the bald eagle 🦅) with electricity 💡! Coronatessellation#64. Post created with gogobox app.
Frankenstein helps save lives! 🤖👩🏻⚕️❤️ Not a Frankenstein Valentine 💕🤣! The Frankenstein movie inspired Earl Bakken as a kid to study medicine and electricity. 👨🏻🔬💡 In 1957, he came up with the first cardiac pacemaker — using electricity to jumpstart lives — like Frankenstein! 💓🤖🤣. But of course, Dr. Bakken did all the IRB stuff and conducted good clinical research, not science fiction. Over the years, the devices have saved ~4.5 million lives! 👩🏻⚕️ Got this from@natgeo video. ❤️💕❣️💖💓 I don’t think I’ve cut out hearts like this since I was a kid; it was fun & relaxing. 🤣🧘🏻♀️ Coronatessellation #65
Bokeh! 📸🎨 It’s actually a photography effect or term for the blurry or out of focus parts of a photo. One example is bokeh caused by lights. It comes from the Japanese word for “blur”. 🔹 I think bokeh is cool because we want photographs to be in focus and only think about the focal point of the photo, but the out of focus parts can be beautiful too! Also eventhough it is a snapshot of a split second in time, bokeh gives the effect of movement to me. 🔹 This is a collage / mixed media piece with paint that I made inspired by the colors in a bokeh photo from@thr3eyes/@unsplash. I also recycled scraps of tissue paper and painted it as well, which gives the effect of the delicate different colors of light. ♻️💡 Info from@photographylifeblog. Coronatessellation #66. Post created with gogobox app.
♻️👯♀️💋 Marilyn Monroe shoutout with a recycled and modern twist (combat boots)! When I saw the white plastic bag, I thought it kinda puffed up like her dress in Seven Year Itch. 🎥🤣 And 👉🏼 when I made it, it was under the AC vent & you can really see it move (video). 🤣 The only legs I could find were Gal Gadot’s with combat boots, so that adds a modern twist. 🦵🏻🥾She was actually wearing a sequined evening dress with them. However, Marilyn would probably not approve. Haha. 🤣 Coronatessellation #67. Post created with gogobox app.
Inspired by Dorothy Parker! Famous American writer from the early 20th century. Her poems and writings are still quite modern 100 years later and they are very funny! 🤣 BOLD would be a good word to describe her. Also it’s funny that a Lunchables ad “fun & natural come together” seems to describe her — her poems are in a very natural voice like you’re talking to her. It’s a Reese Witherspoon quote that “Funny doesn’t sag,” but it sounds like something Dorothy Parker would say too. 💁🏻♀️🤣. I wrote a haiku about her before too. I was flipping through this book I got. 👉🏼Coronatessellation#68.
Does this describe me? Maybe. 🤣. But this is how#bethanyheckdescribes Cooper Black font in a voxdotcom YT video. Cooper Black is everywhere! Look around. 👀😀 I thought it was a perfect description of Cooper Black! I ❤️ fonts! Different fonts evoke different moods or feelings from the reader. When I’m working on a presentation or report, I’ll probably spend no less than 20 min. on the fonts and formatting. 🤣 📑📊I usually don’t get to use fun fonts in professional things. Sigh. 🙃 Fonts seem trivial, but it matters for readability for the user and how your message is conveyed to and perceived by the reader. In fact, Oswald Cooper used to advertise Cooper Black as being the best font for “far-sighted printers with near-sighted customers” 🤣🤓📇. Coronatessellation#69.
Inspired by TIna Turner! “We’re going to take the beginning of this song and do it easy, but then we’re going to do the finish rough.” 🎤🚢👯♀️👯♀️ Had to bling it out for her, so more adventures with gold leaf. 🤣. Tina first became famous in East St. Louis & St. Louis and I’m from St. Louis. When I was little there were riverboats downtown and they would have a dinner cruises and music. I remember dancing when I was really little to Proud Mary! They would always play Proud Mary because we were on the Mississippi and rolling on the river! 🤣🚢 👯♀️👯♀️Coronatessellation#70. Post created with gogobox app.
Wanderlust, one of my favorite words! It evokes adventure & whimsy just thinking about it. 🧚🏻♀️🧜🏻♀️✈️ I saw the word when I was watching other people do calligraphy ✍️🤣 on@quantastic_yt video. It’s oddly relaxing to watch 😌 🧘🏻♀️. I also have been looking at lots of photos of different places around the globe 🌎📸 and it makes me want to go see them in person too! 😎. So I decided to put those ideas together here. Clockwise: Cambodia, Italy, Montana, California and then a pretty realistic illustration of an island that is shaped like a kidney with a volcano 🌋 on it. 🤣. Coronatessellation#71. Post created with gogobox app.