Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Danse Serpentine - Loie Fuller

Kuroshio Sea - 2nd largest aquarium tank in the world

I love watching this full screen it allows me to just marvel and relax.

Alone with my giant soap bubbles...

Radiolab and NPR Present Words

I love how each everything connects so beautifully.

Baboons attack a car with roof luggage

completely mesmerizing.

Marja Pirla

These are beautiful photographs from Marja Pirila. She specialized on camera obscura and pinhole techniques the last 20 years. I love the use of projections.

Betsy Walton

Betsy Walton is an illustrative painter and Portland artist that I have seen all over the "blog world." Her color palate definitely attracts me.

Paul Gauguin

While I was traveling I saw an exhibition of Paul Gauguin's work and fell back in love with him. A fact I was not aware of until further researching him is that though he was born in Paris, France his mother was half Peruvian. He also lived 4 years in Peru when his father passed away and then he and his family returned to France.

Dana Schutz

In Bomb Magazine, conceptual artist Mel Chin wrote that"dissection and dismemberment abound in Dana Schutz's work, all offset by sunny colors and a pert sense of humor. Among other things, she has created a race of people who eat themselves; a guy called Frank who is the last man on Earth; a gravity-phobic person who has tied herself to the ground; and a variety of characters that are spliced, for different reasons, on operating tables. Schutz loves to give her characters life and then cut them up. Yet hers is a blithe cruelty, the curiosity of a child playing at being a creator. Even when she hates, she does it with whimsy."

Nicole Eisenman

Read more about Nicole Eisenman here.


Andrew Mazorol and Tynan Kerr
's painting really captured me. I love the rough looseness with the amazing color palate. The crowded images actually make me want to spend more time with them to discover new things. After looking at these I'm ready to experiment a little in my studio with paint.

Huang Qingjun and Ma Hongjie

Huang Qingjun and Ma Hongjie decided to collaborate on this photo series ‘Family Stuff’ in 2005. "Huang and Ma work as independent partners, Huang covering the North, Ma the South of the country. Convincing families to expose themselves to their cameras is the major challenge that both face on their respective expeditions. Building trust and laying the groundwork for the shoot can take months, again and again Huang and Ma have to explain why they want the families to empty their houses and let the artists decoratively arrange their belongings outside. Once they have agreed to participate, most families are happy to display their possessions, even more so since they receive financial compensation. In some cases, not all belongings are permitted to be shown, in others not all furniture fits through the doorways; but generally, the artists confirm, their portraits depict average Chinese reality as it is today: simple, unpretentious and compared to 20 years ago, strikingly void of political paraphernalia."