the digital giraffe - Site of the Month

March, 2018: Giraffe's Site of the Month

Ceramic artist Dora De Larios mixed themes from Japan, Mexico, and contemporary life to create evocative and complex pieces. Her imaginative work ranged from the functional to the decorative. Regarding art trends throughout her life, she commented, "I had to follow my own dream. I really didn't care what others were making." De Larios died recently at the age of 84.

Previous Winners of GIRAFFE'S SITE OF THE MONTH:
Gabriel Dawe Light Installations
Lynda Benglis
Benglis (January, 2018)
David Ruth
Ruth (December, 2017)
Patricia Paccinini
Paccinini (November, 2017)
Maria Nepomuceno
Nepomuceno (October, 2017)
Dale Chihuly
Chihuly (September, 2017)
Magnum Photography Awards
awards (August, 2017)
"We Wear Culture"
culture (July, 2017)
William Latham's Mutator VR
Latham (June, 2017)
Guggenheim Collection
Museum (May, 2017)
New York Times 25 Top Songs
Times". (April, 2017)
Sick Lullaby
Lullaby, output by the Vinyl Factory and created by UNKLE and Keaton Henson.(April, 2017)
Richard Greaves, chaotic architecture
Greaves. (March, 2017)
Lucas Zimmerman
Zimmerman (February, 2017)
Yinka Shonibare
Shonibare. (January, 2017)
"Poignant Art of the Posthumous Portrait"
Museum. (January, 2017)
Rushad Eggleston
Eggleston (December, 2016)
Magnetic (November, 2016)
Marvin Lipovsky
Lipovsky (October, 2016)
Morten Lauridsen
Lauridsen (September, 2016)
Niki de Saint Phalle
Phalle.(August, 2016)
Digital Video by Method Design
animation (July, 2016)
"The Sound of Ikebana: Four Seasons"
Seasons (July, 2016)
Seymour Chwast
book (June, 2016)
Richard Falk on Daniel Berrigan
Berrigan (June, 2016)
No More War
War (June, 2016)
Conscious Sleep
Sleep, 2016". (May, 2016)
Woman transformed into 3D printed mesh
mesh (March and April, 2016)
Aequora, Vincent Callebaut Architectures
Aequora (February, 2016)
"The Hunting Ground", Lady Gaga
Gaga,(February, 2016)
Satellite images of Planet Earth
images (February, 2016)
"The Trauma of Painting", Alberto Burri
Burri (January, 2016)
Kouhei Nakama, Changing the Human
video (January, 2016)
Amniosya Architects
firm (December, 2015)
Uruguayan Sculptor Pablo Atchugarry
atchugarry (November, 2015)
Keiichi Tanaami
tanaami (November, 2015)
Picasso's sculpture
sculpture. (October, 2015)
Tara Donovan
Donovan(October, 2015)
Three Scientists on 3D Printing
TED (September, 2015)
Justin Bieber and the Making of a Song
Tube (September, 2015)
Nicholas Kristof
Kristof (August, 2015)
Tony Cragg's Sculpture
Cragg (July, 2015)
Sculptor Doris Salcedo
Salcedo (July, 2015)
Sacred Traditions of the Himalayas
Himalayas (June, 2015)
European Space Agency space photos
Agency (May, 2015)
Monad Studio's Sonic Environments
Monad (April, 2015)
Sarah Lucas
Lucas (April, 2015)
Lincoln Center Glass installation
Center (March, 2015)
Schiele and Savile at the Kunsthaus
Museum (February, 2015)
Euromold Conference
Conference. (January, 2015)
Page the Magazine
page (December, 2014)
Basketry: "Uncontained Excitement"
basketry(November, 2014)
strandebeests (October, 2014)
Throwing the Wave
Wave (September, 2014)
Watching Ceramics being Made
form (September, 2014)
Avital Sheffer
Cocky Eek
eek (June, 2014)
"Nowness: Mine All Mine"
nowness (May, 2014)
Sarah Lucas
Lucas (April, 2014)
Joseph Wright of Derby
Wright (March, 2014)
The Poetry of Pascale Petit
Petit (February, 2014)
Cosmic Spider
Spider (February, 2014)
"Sensory Stimulation", Ryoichi Kurokawa
Korokawa(January, 2014)
Letters from Prison
Tolokonnikova (December, 2013)
Ten Tough Women Artists
News(December, 2013)
Ann Weber sculpture
Weber (November, 2013)
Morten Lobner Espersen
Espersen (October, 2013)
"Windswept", kinetic facade
windswept (August/September, 2013)
Peter Reiss photography
Reiss(July, 2013)
Oscillate Vimeo (June, 2013)
Artists' self-portraits (May, 2013)
Web portraits
Whitaker's Self Portrait, tongue in cheek (May, 2013)
Ron Mueck's hyper-realistic sculptures (April, 2013)
Patricia Piccinini's superreal sculptures (April, 2013)
Panemoticon (March, 2013)
What is Missing? (February, 2013)
Earth as Art
eBook (January, 2013)
Tommy Ingberg
Ingberg (December, 2012)
Sarah Sze
Sze (November, 2012)
Jacob Hashimoto's installations
Hashimoto (August, 2012)
Anthony Howe's kinetic sculptures
Howe (July, 2012)
Teppei Kaneuji
Kaneuji (June, 2012)
Wayne Thibaud
Thibaud (May, 2012)
Beth Cavener Stichter
Stichter (April, 2012)
Paul Friedlander
Friedlander (March, 2012)
Katy Makkai
katymakkai (February, 2012)
Academic Earth
academicearth (January, 2012)
Jim Campbell, LED Imagery
engineer (December, 2011)
Alexander McQueen's Runway Shows
metmuseum (November, 2011)
Elizabeth Turk's Marble Sculptures
Turk's (October, 2011)
Google's Art Project
Project (September, 2011)
Bali Reef Divers
Divers (August, 2011)
Master Drawings in London
Drawings (July, 2011)
Janet Echelman's Ted Talk
Echelman (July, 2011)
Alexander McQueen at the Met
McQueen (June, 2011)
NanoArt (May, 2011)
William Latham
Latham (April, 2011)
Yad Vashem
YadVashem (February, 2011)
Benjamin Badock
badock (January, 2011)
"It Gets Better - Love, Pixar"
Pixar" (December, 2010)
Sunflowers (November, 2010)
Murakami at Versailles (October, 2010)
Elene Usdin
Usdin (September, 2010)
David Altmejd
altmejd. (August, 2010).
Paper Art
paper. (July, 2010).
The Oil Disaster in Photos
disaster and oil. (June, 2010)
Picasso's Guernica in 3D
guernica(shut down by the Picasso estate).(May, 2010)
Art that was Once Alive
Alive. (May, 2010)
Atelier Van Lieshout
Lieshout (April 2010)
"Get Out" (March, 2010)
Biotech Art (February, 2010)
Luke Jerram's Viral Scuptures (January, 2010)
Maharaja: The Splendour of India's Royal Courts (December,2009)
"Infernal Landscapes" of Lu Guang (November, 2009)
Brian Dettmer's Old Books and Obsolete Maps (October, 2009)
Obscura Digital (September, 2009)
Julie Heffernan" (August, 2009)
Jason Hackenweth balloons (July, 2009)
Robert Buelteman (June, 2009)
Erik Parker (May, 2009)
Roman Verostko (April, 2009)
"Librophiliac Love Letter: A Compendium of Beautiful Libraries"
Libraries (March, 2009)
Hendrik Kerstens photographs his daughter, 2009)
Tara Donovan,29307,1860690,00.html" (January, 2009)
Mounir Fatmi (December, 2008)
U-Ram Choe's kinetic traces of evolution (November, 2008)
Santiago Calatrava, "Sculpture into Architecture" (October, 2008)
Jeremy Mayer's Typewriter Sculptures (September, 2008).
Rick Smolan tells us the Story of a Little Girl (August, 2008)
"The Danish Poet", 2008)
"One Nation, Under God and Overlooked: The State of Being Atheist", 2008)
"The Lost Generation", 2008)
"My Stroke of Insight", 2008)
"Hollywood for Ugly People", 2008)
"Nothing To Do", by Ann Jones 2008)
"The Age of Rembrandt" (February 2008)
Haute Couture in Paris 2008)
The work of David Altmejd Interview with him: (January, 2008)
Life Inside the Cell (December, 2007)
Photosynth (December, 2007)
Dove Onslaught (November, 2007)
Dr. Randy Pausch (October, 2007)
Purple Hearts (September, 2007)
"Hand Jobs the Arts" (September, 2007)
Animator vs. Animation (July/August, 2007)
CNet design innovations: (June, 2007) (June, 2007) (June, 2007)
Barbara Weissberger (May, 2007)
Neurozapping, 2007)
Tom Chambers (April, 2007)
Ernest Neto (March, 2007)
Susan Ressler: "At Owner's Risk" (February, 2007)
Stephen Wilson"(January, 2007)
Deborah Barrett, 2006)
Rendering Jellyfish, 2006)
Joseph Nechvatal, the american jesus tOrture series, 2006)
The Art of DeTouch, 2006)
Information Aesthetics, 2006)
The Videogame Art of Kathleen Ruiz, 2006)
The Mars Patent (September, 2006)
Dana Schutz (August, 2006)
10 Ways, from Getty Images" (July, 2006)
El Circo"(June, 2006)
Andy Dick's Screening Circle, 2006)
Zoe Zimmerman - Elements of Containment, 2006)
Cara Bearer - The Book Project: or Words, Paper, and Shapes, 2006)
Magdalena Taber - The Muses, 2006)
Ingres at the Louvre, 2006)
Experimental Superstrings, 2006)
Anna Ulrich's Photography, 2006)
Amanita: Samorost, 2006)
Ben Fry: Distellamap, 2006)
The ASCII Unreal, 2006)
Art After Science - Op for Pop"(January, 2006)
Art After Science - Gears for Sound"(January, 2006)
Art After Science - Minimal Interaction"(January, 2006)
The Bot Shop (December, 2005)
The Shape of Whale Songs (November, 2005)
Be Your Own Designer (November, 2005)
Aaron as Screensaver (October, 2005)
Take Me Back to the Fifties (September, 2005)
Remembering Netscape: The Birth of the Web,15114,1081456-1,00.html (August, 2005) (Unfortunately this excellent article is no longer available online.)
Zoomquilt (August, 2005)
Kenneth Huff's Organic Constructions" (July, 2005)
Archimedes at the Walters Art Museum (July, 2005)
Michael Takeo McGruder (June, 2005)
Zoacodes (May, 2005)
Shirin Neshat (April, 2005)
Ashes and Snow (March, 2005)
Walker Art Center Billboards (March, 2005)
Museum of Computer Art (February, 2005)
Matthew Ritchie (January, 2005)
Imagination Cubed (December, 2004)
Pentagram (December, 2004)
Create a silkscreen online (November, 2004)
Nechvatal's robotic assisted acrylics (November, 2004)
Inconvenient Evidence: Iraqui Prison Photographs from Abu Ghraib (October, 2004)
Touch and Temperature: Art in the Age of Cybernetic Totality (September, 2004)
Gear That Gives (August, 2004)
Scorecard - check your neighborhood air, water, and soil quality (July, 2004)
Explore Mars (June, 2004)

Make prints at MOMA (May, 2004)
Giver of Names (May, 2004
An audio-visual tour of the Brooklyn Museum (May, 2004)
Visual Composer, 2004)
Errata/Erratum, 2004)
Phonemer, 2004)
"Pool" (Experimenta Media Arts)" (March, 2004)
Meet the Composer" (March, 2004)
The Decline of Fashion Photography, 2004)
Eyetap, 2004)
"North-South-East-West", 2004)
Donor's Choice, 2003)
British Libray - Turning the page on the Web, 2003)
Poetry as Animated Typography, 2003)
Egyptian Galleries, 2003)
Interviews with New York's Graffitti Artists, 2003)
Au Fond du Fleuve, 2003)
Contemporary Foibles as seen by Banksy, 2003)
Clown Generator (no longer online), 2003)
Amorphoscapes, 2003)
Complex City (no longer online)"(June, 2003)
Lots of Robots, 2003)
"Paper Sky", 2003)
The NEAT Comet"> (March, 2003)
The Digital Photography of Karin Kuhlmann (March, 2003)
VanGogh and Gaugin (February, 2003)
Eric Myer's Photography (no longer online) (January, 2003)
NASA's Astronomy Photo of the Day (December, 2002)
Archive of Free Online University Courses, 2002)
MIT's course offerings, free (November, 2002)
Scientific Photography at RIT (November, 2002)
Anticipation (October, 2002)
Message on a Satellite, 2002)
Columnist Mark Fiore (September, 2002)
Natural Car Alarms (no longer online) (August, 2002)
Meadowsweet Dairy, 2002)
Bitforms, 2002)
Andy Fould's Portfolio (no longer online), 2002)
The Photography of Karl Grimes (April, 2002)
International Space Station (March, 2002)
The Miniature Earth (no longer online) (March, 2002)(No longer online)
Scrap Pile (February, 2002)
Levitated (January, 2002)
Body Art (December, 2001)
The Ink Spots (November, 2001)
Sodaplay (October,2001)
E Pluribus Unum (September,2001)
Avotaynu (August,2001)
Thunderbaby (July,2001)
Virtual Fish Tank (June, 2001)
Superbad (May, 2001)
Bitstreams, at the Whitney Museum (April, 2001)
Roman Verostko's Epigenetic Art, 2001)
Is Anyone There? (Steve Wilson) (February, 2001)
The Total Museum of Contemporary Art: Web Project 8, 2001)
Paradise Now (no longer online) (December, 2000)
Lissajous Figures!history/Java/index.html (November, 2000)
"Sperm: The New Digital Art",1284,38454.00.html (October, 2000)
Turbulence, espcially "Empty Velocity" by Eng and "Here and Now" by Crawford (September, 2000)
Amy Young's Interactive Installations (August, 2000)
The Jewish Museum (July, 2000)
Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles (June, 2000)
Walker Art Center, 2000)
Noise (no longer online) (April, 2000)
Eye4U Active Media, 2000)
Judy Garfin Gallery (no longer online), 2000)
The Font Foundry (January, 2000)
Snarg Web Fun, 1999)
The Hunger Site, 1999)
eToy (October, 1999 - no longer on line)
French k.i.s.s., 1999)
1200 Years of Italian Sculpture (August, 1999)
International Sculpture Center (July, 1999)
from Spain: the art of German Bandera(June, 1999)
Digital Landfill (May, 1999)
Russian Art(April, 1999)
Hitachi NanoExplorations (March,1999) No longer online
A Healthy Heart: Women's Fitness and Sports (February, 1999)
American Treasures in the Library of Congress(January, 1999)
Web Museum(December, 1998)
Hubble Heritage Project (November, 1998)

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