Today we open with Michelangelo Pistoletto’s Reinstated Apple. " ‘The bite from the apple represents the disconnection of human creativity from the natural sphere,’ says Pistoletto. ‘In my apple, artifice is reintegrated within nature.’ The work expresses Pistoletto’s concept of the Third Paradise, where reconciliation between the artificial and natural worlds takes place as a crucial factor for human survival."
Also after the jump is Marian Bantjes Wishing You All the Best in the Future.
"Bantjes’ intricate linework is reminiscent of medieval manuscripts, yet the cover she created for us was filled with futurism and humour. ‘It has rockets and sputniks blasting out from the centre, with 16 spokes containing quirky, but hopeful wishes for the future.’"
Artists: Michelangelo Pistoletto and Marian Bantjes
The Reinstated Apple, Michelangelo Pistoletto, May 2008
Cover No. 098: Wishing you all the best in the future, Marian Bantjes, April 2007