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Mary Iverson received a BFA in design from received Cornish College of the Arts in 1995 and an MFA in painting from University of Washington seven years later.

Initially a plein air painter, the focus of her work gradually shifted toward the colorful and geometric aspects of shipping containers, and the shipping industry at large.

Iverson has won several awards and her work has been widely exhibited in museums and galleries across the Pacific Northwest, including Museum of Northwest Art, Kittredge Gallery at the University of Puget Sound, and Gage Academy of Art via



Plastic bag landscapes by  Vilde J. Rolfsen

(Source: exhibition-ism.com)


Alaska-born photographer Acacia Johnson's Polaris depicts the northern lands of Alaska and Iceland in a series of moody, atmospheric photos. With a profound connection to the Far North’s otherworldly terrains, Johnson—who describes her photographic process as “expeditionary in nature”—captures stunning images of untamed wilderness.


Featured Curator: Roberto Cruz Niemiec [ArchAtlas]

Echo by Isabel M Martinez deals with the aspects of experience where the real, the known, and the imagined blend. Perception is a recurring theme within her work, and has become a foundation from which she explores ideas that reflect on notions of time, space, simultaneity, duration, and entropy. 


Masakazu Shirane and Saya Miyazaki make a giant Kaleidoscope inside a Shipping Container

For the Kobe Biennial’s Art Container Contest, numerous designers were challenged to create an environment with the confines of a standard international shipping container. Designers Masakazu Shirane and Saya Miyazaki decided to create a gigantic kaleidoscope that people could walk inside and experience (sort of like the entrance to Tokyo Plaza).

But it wasn’t just about putting mirrors at every angle so the environment would radically change as people walked through it, explains Shirane. “We wanted to create the world’s first zipper architecture. In other words, this polyhedron is completely connected by zippers. And in order to facilitate even more radical change some of the surfaces open and close like windows.”

Via Spoon-Tomago and Colossal and A'Design Award


Alfonso Batalla (b.1958, Spain) - Prefabricated life

Capturing abandoned buildings in a complete state of disrepair, spanish artist Alfonso Batalla has photographed them for the Prefabricated life series. The images reveal a city that has been uninhabited since 1986, with the apartments left to crumble since they were initially conceived. Depicting an eerie atmosphere, the work is the result of two different trips, both in winter and autumn to achieve variation in the lighting. The rooms expose floors that bend, painted cracking walls, and paper falling across the spaces at random, showing the decoration and remnants of families that once lived there. (src. Designboom)

© All images courtesy of the artist

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Audiovisual artist Joanie Lemercier recently unveiled Nimbes, a spectacular 360º installation that immerses viewers in a breathtaking virtual universe. Created using photography, CGI, laser scans, and projection mapping, the piece takes the audience on a 15-minute journey around the cosmos, displaying constellations, solitary landscapes, and crumbling architectural structures.