30 September 2011

Ray: A Life Underwater

'Everybody wants gold and a mermaid'
Ray.is.the MAN!

Found via 2or3things

director: Amanda Bluglass
filmmaker: Danny Cooke
Make sure to watch this on full screen to get a good peek into Ray's world.

29 September 2011

Crown Point Press

One day I want to go to Crown Point Press...and maybe make a print! The collaborations are always so beautiful. Go and have a look.

1) Andersson/Nordström: Hunter, 2010. Color spit bite and sugar lift aquatints with aquatint and soft ground etching
2)  Darren Almond. Fullmoon@Bujuku: Mountains of the Moon, 2010. Color photogravure
3) Anne Appleby. Verona Variation #3, 2003, Color aquatint with burnishing
4) John Chiara 23rd at Carolina, 2006. Photogravure printed on gampi paper chine collé
5) Susan Middleton Requiem, 2008. Color photogravure.
6) Kiki Smith Still, 2006. Color spit bite aquatint with flat bite and soft ground and hard ground etching printed on gampi paper chine collé

28 September 2011

26 September 2011

Money Trees

Human beings do such strange and wonderful things! I came across these wondrous things on thisiscolossal. I'm going to reference what is written there as it is put so well...

"...Apparently in several wooded areas around the UK, passersby have been stopping for decades (if not centuries), meticulously hammering small denomination coins intro trees. Most of the trees seem to be in and around Cumbria and Portmeirion, and I didn’t find a single example of a tree like this located outside the UK. According to this recent article by the BBC, the practice might date back to the early 1700s in Scotland where ill people stuck florins into trees with the idea that the tree would take away their sickness. The practice seems akin to love padlocks or Americans collaborative effort of sticking their nasty ass gum all over everything. (photos courtesy shaun whiteman, drew, ken werwerka, rachel bibby, paul moriss, ministry, donald mcdougal, heartbeeps, via lustik and hrtbps)"

Starting in 1935, Russell Vernon Hunter & Chapman of the Library of Anthropology in Santa Fe set out to develop a portfolio of Navajo blankets spanning 1840-1910- several of their selections can be seen here
I found this lovely collection via anambitiousprojectcollapsing. I do love a good collection! 

Sunday Tune

23 September 2011

1) Flannery O'Connor and her peacocks. via evencleveland
2) Peacock, Kiki Smith. Etching. 1997. via moma
3) white Peacock via here.
That we find a crystal or a poppy beautiful means that we are less alone, that we are more deeply inserted into existence than the course of a single life would lead us to believe.
John Berger

Gold Earrings from Greece, 100 BC.
Found here

Vanessa Bruno...her ads ROCK!

22 September 2011

20 September 2011

17 September 2011

back pages of Trash Can Toys and Games by Leonard Todd, Subsistence Press/Penguin, 1974
found here

Channa Horwitz

Channa Horwitz

16 September 2011

“It is simply this: do not tire, never lose interest, never grow indifferent—lose your invaluable curiosity and you let yourself die. It's as simple as that.”
Tove Jansson, Fair Play


i.heart.sylvain-emmanuel's world. Very inspiring...now wheres my camera...