Anni Albers / Hank Willis Thomas

Red Meander, Anni Albers. Hand-knotted, handspun wool. (7 × 10 feet)

Red Meander, Anni Albers. Hand-knotted, handspun wool. (7 × 10 feet)

We The People , Hank Willis Thomas, 2015. Quilt made out of decommissioned prison uniforms. (73 ¼ x 88 ¼ inches)

We The People, Hank Willis Thomas, 2015. Quilt made out of decommissioned prison uniforms. (73 ¼ x 88 ¼ inches)

Heraclitus

"The most beautiful order of the world is still a random gathering of things insignificant in themselves."

Heraclitus, as quoted in Utopia Drive, by Erik Reece

Theaster Gates on Archinect

Worth a listen for this quote alone:

"Let's imagine that the work that I've been doing was simply an effort to demonstrate that beautiful things live everywhere. That I'm actually interested in beauty, and beauty in places that we don't imagine it ..."

Kevin Beasley on Art21

An installation centered on a cotton gin motor and the artists response to seeing cotton growing. "Why am I so mad at this plant? This plant is not doing anything except growing and being beautiful."