Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Words and Years

Toril Johannessen

Norwegian artist Toril Johannessen graphs the frequency of opposing words in academic journals. Underlying the work is an original dichotomy: drama and objectivity. I like Edward Tufte, but the beauty in Johannessen's series lives not only in presentation, but in the inquiry as well. Miracles, crisis, nature, Science, art, logic and love, hope and reality, expansion and recession... these meander my thoughts, but infrequently result in a calm, cool, and collected picture. Johannessen harmonizes the discord. See the series here.