Most painters work in water color, oil or acrylic, but one Virginia man is making his mark by painting with dirt.
Mike Heivly’s Dad was in the military, so his family moved around a lot, and in each new place, he noticed the dirt was different. In some spots it was black – in others, red, and during one cross country trip, he decided to demonstrate its diversity.
“Every place that we stopped I got a little soil sample – evidence that I was there. And then I did a series of paintings/prints to document a movement across the continent.”
The artist Joseph Cornell spent almost every day of his life in New York City, but he’s becoming an honorary Virginian. The foundation he left behind has given millions to causes in the Commonwealth, and this spring his work will be shown and discussed in Charlottesville and Richmond.
3-D printers have quickly found a home on many college campuses and businesses in just the past few years. One such printer in Western Virginia is geared toward educating the public on what the future holds. Star Trek fans are familiar with “replicators”. You just tell the machine what you want and it immediately appears. Science might not be that advanced yet but it’s well on its way.
At first glance, the MakerBot Replicator 2, located at the Taubman Museum of Art in Roanoke, looks like an ordinary inkjet printer, but. . .