Wednesday, July 16, 2014

ellison discus peach

  • If you learn one thing from having lived through decades of changing views, it is that all predictions are necessarily false. (M. H. Abrams)

  • Incomplete Manifesto   Bruce Mau
    Take field trips. 
    The bandwidth of the world is greater than that of your TV set, or the Internet, or even a totally immersive, interactive, dynamically rendered, object-oriented, real-time, computer graphic–simulated environment.
  • Celebrate, celebrate!  That is the last of the manifesto.  But guess what-  I have somebody else in the wings with more steps to unlocking creativity and improving your work.  We'll start soon.  

Today I got to spend a couple of hours with Mister watching him eat books and do his funny half crawl/ half worm intrepretation.  Maybe he's in practice for break dancing but I guess he has to be able to stand first, but what the hell do I know about a break dancing career?   I grabbed him his first Pantone card pack the other day at the museum so he can pick his colors for next year.  Maybe he will follow his bliss into art and, like his dad, figure out how to make a dime at it.  Or maybe he will just make a living at being cute.
checking his files

taste testing his books

And now a bit o' art of other types:

 It must be at once heartbreaking and cathartic to smash these lovely things to pieces!  But perfection isn’t always what it’s cracked up to be ( pun intended, ha! ).  Instead of collecting dust in a china cabinet or waiting for a buyer in an antique shop, these pieces are given not just a second chance, but are transformed into a completely new object.  May we all be so lucky!
To see more of Sandra Shashou‘s work, please visit her website.

Casa Tomada is a project of traveling installations started in 2007 by Colombian artist Rafael G√≥mezbarros in which giant sculptures of ants are fixed in swarms on buildings and structures. Self-described as “urban intervention” by G√≥mezbarros, the ants have been showcased in locations varying from London to Cuba with a very specific goal in mind: shedding light on immigration, forced displacement, and uprooting through historical points of departure for travelers and immigrants. The 2-foot ants themselves are crafted out of tree branches for legs and two joined skull casts made of fiberglass resin and fabric to make up the torso, making for a particularly morbid, visceral depiction of migrant workers in Latin America who are looked at as nothing more than vermin.

I'd fight this guy barehanded for his chocolate...

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