Friday, September 27, 2013

The Internet - Dontcha

Dontcha want me. sexy music.

Herbert Baglione

 I had seen Herbert Baglione a while back but today as I was going through other street artists I realized Baglione looked familiar. And after some research I realized I am in love with his billowing  patterned textile floral heads and wispy spirits that dance around chairs and and floating nudes.

Hell'o Monsters

 Hell'o Monsters are a Brussels-based trio that have been working together for the past 12 years.  They surprisingly draw seperately and then compose together.  “Our styles are similar, but our interests are not. We each have different ideas and we let them clash with one another. Our work is thus somewhat like an exquisite corpse, which ultimately presents one final result. The work is by one person, but executed by three people. We’re like a band with a drummer, a guitarist, and a singer who write one song all together. Hell’o Monsters is a complete and natural fusion of technique, but also of a mind frame about art and creation in general.”


Humerous and Political Spainish Street artist, Escif, has been a favorite of mine for a while.  His simplistic and thoughtful style is incredile vehicle to talk about important issues.
"Although sometimes is not easy to separate, I try to focus my work around concepts, not just shapes. I try to [find] my style like the consequences of my own ideas.
I understand the painting as an exercise of reflection that can be shared with people.
I´m not looking for decorative paintings, I try to wake up viewers' minds." Unurth

Julia Alverez

The wise words of Julia Alverez, Latina Author of How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accent. She speaks about her experience coming to the states and how it inspires her writing in the new PBS special Latin American.

Saturday, September 21, 2013

PBS Latin American Series

There is a new PBS series titled Latin American, it's six hours in three installments.  It's claimed to be "TV’s most ambitious attempt ever to document the Latino experience in North America." And so far from what I've seen I would have to agree. It runs at 7 p.m. Tuesday on your PBS station.  Catch up on the episodes you've missed here.  

Louis C.K. Hates Cell Phones

Love this. I totally agree.


The Anger Release Machine by Yarisal and Kublitz is an interactive sculpture. Experience the most satisfying feeling when a piece of China breaks into million pieces. All you have to do is insert a coin, and a piece of China will slowly move forwards and fall into the bottom of the machine, breaking, and leaving you happy and relieved of anger.

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Pedro Reyes

Amazing Art/Social Project by Pedro Reyes titled 'Disarm'.  Reyes turns weapons into Musical Instruments. I love his quote at the end of the video he states,"I'm taking this piece of metal that represents our instinct of killing each other, and I'm turning it into a musical instrument which is the most sophisticated form of communication on the planet." poetic.

Monday, September 9, 2013

Space is the Place - Sun Ra Film 1974

Just watched Space is the Place -it's super trippy with a poetic twist.  Definitely worth a watch- you can stream it on youtube here.
"Sun Ra - space-age prophet, Pharaonic jester, shaman-philosopher and avant-jazz keyboardist/bandleader--lands his spaceship in Oakland, having been presumed lost in space for a few years. With Black Power on the rise, Ra disembarks and proclaims himself "the alter-destiny." He holds a myth-vs reality rap session with vblack inner-city youth at a rec center, threatening "to chain you up and take you with me, like they did you in Africa" if they resist his plea to go to outer space. He duels at cards with The Overseer, a satanic overlord, with the fate of the black race at stake. Ra wins the right to a world concert, which features great performance footage of the Arkestra. Agents sent by the Overseer attempt to assassinate Ra, but he vanishes, rescues his people, and departs in his spaceship from the exploding planet Earth."IMDB

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Saturday, September 7, 2013

James Blagden


James Blagden's illustrations and animations have so much humor and raw vivid character! They caught my eyes immidiately.  He's currently a New York based and works for the art/fashion label No Mas.  I love his style.

Lisa Frank's First On-Camera Interview

Oh how I loved her stuff as a kid.  I would collect all the stickers and I would never use them because they were too precious to me.  haha.

Jessica's Daily Affirmation

Best. thing. ever. and sometimes it's a good reminder.