Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Friday, April 25, 2014

Henry Darger

 A friend of mine just recently reminded me of Henry Darger, the outsider artist.  He worked as a custodian in my home town, Chicago.  He kept to himself and dedicated all of his free time to writing and drawing his stories about "The Vivian Girls," all of which were discovered after his death in 1973.  In 2004, they created a documentary about of his life and art titled The Realms of the Unreal.  I was able to find this wild story on youtube.

Winston Chmielinski


 Winston Chmielinski is an American artist who mostly works with the exploration of color and abstraction through the figure.  I admire his looseness paired with at times tight details.

Gabriele Galimberti

 "Gabriele Galimberti pays homage to all the grandmothers in the world and to their love for good cooking, starting from his own grandma Marisa who, before the departure for his tour around the world by couchsurfing, took care to prepare her renowned ravioli. She was not so concerned about the possible risks or mishaps her grandson might face in his adventurous traveling worldwide, but her major worry was, “what will he eat?”. That is because only at home you can eat well and healthily. And above all, only your grandma (and sometimes mum) knows what is best for you.  With the taste of his grandma’s ravioli in his mouth, Gabriele traveled around the world and, next to thousands of other adventures, turned into a curious and hungry grandson for the grannies of all the countries he visited.  Appealing to their natural cooking care and their inevitable pride in their best recipe, common factors to all grandmothers in the world, Gabriele persuaded them to do their best in the kitchen."Arianna Rinaldo

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.