Friday, April 11, 2014

“The Man Behind The Mountain” – An Intimate Look at American Folk Artist Leonard Knight

The video is a beautiful tribute to Leonard's life.
I've always wanted to visit this place.  It looks incredible.

Thursday, April 3, 2014

So satisfying...

London based designer Tom Williams caught these city workers in action.  So good.  I always thought it was stenciled... mesmerizing.

Friday, March 28, 2014

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Mickalene Thomas

Symmetry and Color pallete of Wes Anderson's Films

A new video celebrating the composition style of director Wes Anderson is currently making the rounds on the Internet: a beautiful ode to the power of symmetry and Anderson’s ability to use it better than just about anybody in cinema.Petapixel
Designer Beth Mathews created the Wes Anderson Film Color Palette, a chart of the color treatments used in Anderson’s past six films.

The Ross Sisters - Solid Potato Salad

Watch this all the way through...they are amazing back bend queens!

Lauren Satlowski

"Rich with associative qualities, the common figurine evokes connotations both personal and collective. In her work, Lauren Satlowski adopts the figurine as a cultural norm that can be dismantled and reconstructed. Satlowski’s paintings and objects aim to suspend the viewer in a state of uncertainty. Unable to reconcile their own attraction/repulsion toward the subject, viewers find themselves experiencing a cyclical interaction with the painted image or inanimate object." Wassermanprojects

Michelle Matson

  Michelle Matson is an artist from Bravo's 2011 reality TV show Work of Art-- but don't judge her solely on on that.  Her life size paper creations have an amazing sense of humor about them.  They are bizarre, vibrant, and most of all fun.  I really enjoy her work and style.

Sunday, February 23, 2014

TED Talk: Kelly McGonigal: How to make stress your friend

super interesting.

Das Triadische Ballet

"Triadisches Ballett (Triadic Ballet) is a ballet developed by Oskar Schlemmer. It premiered in Stuttgart, on 30 September 1922, with music composed by Paul Hindemith, after formative performances dating back to 1916, with the performers Elsa Hotzel and Albert Burger. The ballet became the most widely performed avant-garde artistic dance and while Schlemmer was at the Bauhaus from 1921 to 1929, the ballet toured, helping to spread the ethos of the Bauhaus. "Wiki

very trippy.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Ally White

 Georgia based artist, Ally White's work is so vibrant!  
My paintings are a re-imagined portrayal of living in contemporary southern suburbia. They are intuitive responses to everyday surroundings that are transformed into unfamiliar and fictional situations. The image emerges through a process of erasure, mending, and embellishment of paint and collage. The use of collage as a preconceived “mark” forces the image and materials to interact with one another. Raised in a house in which the interior was a monochromatic brown, I now indulge in ebullient color. An inclination to fantasize and exaggerate the ordinary offers me a way to reshape what I see, think, and feel into something tangible. New American Painting

Kirsten Lepore - Move Mountain

Another amazing video by Kirsten Lepore.  I loved her older piece "bottle." So good!

Bill Nye Debates Ken Ham


Sunday, February 2, 2014

Joan Cornellá

 Joan Cornellá's work is super twisted, bizarre, but strangely hilarious.  Definitely a lighthearted presentation of a dark sense of humor.

Erwin Wurm

 “I knew from a fairly early age, about 15 or so, that I wanted to be an artist. The problem was, my father was a detective in the police. In his view, artists were almost as suspect as criminals”, explains Austrian artist Erwin Wurm. He obviously withstood his father’s objections to his artistic ambitions and followed his vocation. Good for him and for us, because Edwin Wurm is now one of the most successful contemporary artists in the Northern hemisphere.
We too love Erwin Wurm. He’s right up there with the zeitgeist. He speaks our language – the language of pop culture, tv, movies, comics and science fiction. And even though he’s had solos at some of the most prestigious museums and art galleries around the globe, Wurm dares not to take art, the art world, or himself all too seriously. “I want to reach more than just an elite circle of insiders”, says Wurm. And he did. Even if you’ve never seen one of Wurm’s shows, you’ll still know his work indirectly from The Red Hot Chilli Peppers ‘Can’t Stop’ music video. The video is nothing less than a tribute to Erwin Wurm’s work. It’s filled with Wurm-style concepts and sculptural jokes inspired by his one-minute sculptures. Big Kudos to the Peppers for recognizing the influence Wurm had on their video."PrettyCoolPeopleInterviews