Visual Art


Local Color

PEOPLE HAVE TRIED TO CONTROL traffic and speeding since the invention of the car—maybe since the domestication of the horse. And for good reason: research has shown that when America got Continue reading


The Art of Infrastructure

THE TERM INFRASTRUCTURE is rarely associated with objects of beauty or cutting-edge creativity. Rather, it suggests a certain bureaucratic blandness, abstractly removed from that which we care about or relate to. Continue reading


Slide Show: David Maisel

Renowned photographer David Maisel challenges our notions of beauty and toxicity with his unsettling abstract aerial photos of altered landscapes. David Maisel’s photographs in this issue of Orion are from Black Continue reading