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"Topsy-Turvy: A Camera Obscura Installation"

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Art & design

Various venues

Until Fri Apr 5 2013

  • Photograph: Jessica Lin

    Madison Square Park art 2013: "Topsy-Turvy: A Camera Obscura Installation"

  • Photograph: Jessica Lin

    Madison Square Park art 2013: "Topsy-Turvy: A Camera Obscura Installation"

  • Photograph: Jessica Lin

    Madison Square Park art 2013: "Topsy-Turvy: A Camera Obscura Installation"

  • Photograph: Jessica Lin

    Madison Square Park art 2013: "Topsy-Turvy: A Camera Obscura Installation"

  • Photograph: Jessica Lin

    Madison Square Park art 2013: "Topsy-Turvy: A Camera Obscura Installation"

  • Photograph: Jessica Lin

    Madison Square Park art 2013: "Topsy-Turvy: A Camera Obscura Installation"

Photograph: Jessica Lin

Madison Square Park art 2013: "Topsy-Turvy: A Camera Obscura Installation"

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  • Nice to see more articles about upside-down art. Ever ask “who invented Upside-Down Art?” L. R. Emerson II. Today we are finding artists everywhere mimicking the topsy-turvy style of American Artist L. R. Emerson II who started an international movement involving upside-down, multi-directional art. Emerson is credited with inventing Upside-Down Art. Please visit www.upside-down-art.com to see the world’s coolest art from internationally known American artist L. R. Emerson II. Emerson is the leading artist of the Upside-Down Artist movement having produced thirty years of artmaking success and documented invention regarding multi-directional design and compositional arrangement. In a recent interview Emerson responded to questions about process versus product saying: “Thirty years of working upside-down, arranging subjects every which way has embedded a formula for composition firmly into my internal, visual psyche. I’m frankly unable to work in a traditional right-side up manner. Stored in my mind thousands, memory holds thousands of my works, - artworks comprised with every unconventional combination of compositional structure yet I believe I still have not even scratched the surface. Whereas there’s a genital form of flattery in the fact of other artists copying my style, at the same interval I keep moving forward, seldom showing my latest discovery.” Emerson 2013 Due to Emerson’s published research and exploration Art Education texts are having to be re-written to include Emerson’s compositional variant; upside-down, multi-directional composition has been validated and stands alone as a worthy from of composing subjects. Emerson’s work has been presented to more than 500 galleries in the U.S.A. and to over 50 major museums across the planet. His pioneering effort, enduring over three decades to break the glass ceiling of conventional composition sets L. R. Emerson II apart from followers of the Upside-Down movement. L. R. Emerson II may very well be the Thomas Edison of artmaking. More information documenting Emerson’s thirty-five unique methods for creating upside down art can be found in the book The Purple Tree; Art in a Boundless Age, 2009. Included in the text are examples of upside-down painting, upside-down drawing methods and more dating back to 1983. Mary Arkin

    Mary Arkin Thu Oct 31 2013
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