28 February 2013


Milagros (also known as an ex-voto or dijes) are religious folk charms that are traditionally used for healing purposes and as votive offerings in Mexico, the southern United States, other areas of Latin America, and parts of the Iberian peninsula. They are frequently attached to altars, shrines, and sacred objects found in places of worship, and they are often purchased in churches and cathedrals, or from street vendors.

Milagros come in a variety of shapes and dimensions and are fabricated from many different materials, depending on local customs. For example, they might be nearly flat or fully three dimensional; and they can be constructed from gold, silver, tin, lead, wood, bone, or wax. In Spanish, the word milagro literally means miracle or surprise.

(source: wiki and good ol'google searching...)

27 February 2013

David Wojnarowicz

David Wojnarowicz

Objects & Artifacts - The objects in this series include religious objects, figurines, jewelry, toys, textiles, and artworks. While some of the objects are artworks made by Wojnarowicz, they also include artworks made by others, ritual objects, natural artifacts and commercial objects that he collected. Some of the objects figured as props in Wojnarowicz’s photography and film works.

Small Painted Mammal Skull, sculpted material, wire, blue paint, 4 x 2.875 x 2.875 inches
Stones, possibly quartz, between .5 and 1 inches in diameter.

Envelope of Paper Currency, 280,000 and Argentina Pesos. contents: seven 1 peso bills; eighteen 10,000 peso bills; one 100,000 peso bill; one 100 Turkish bill; one 50 Israeli bill,  4 x 9.5 inches

Framed Photo of Young Yogi, Sepia colored photograph of boy wearing a necklace and large bindi dot on his forehead, framed in plastic standing frame. Boy is probably Swami Muktananda. Copyright SYDA Foundation, 3.375 x 2.25 x 1.75 inches

Cloth Snake, Green and white striped cloth stuff snake, with embroidered dots of green, purple, red and yellow, 6.375 x 9 x 1.75 inches

Dog-head Toy, Plastic dog head attached to rubber base, perhaps a horn, 3.75 x 1.125 x 1.8 inches

Group of Knives, File, Clipper, Lighter, Tweezers, One “Space Ship” pocket and jack knife; one black lighter; one nail clipper; two tweezers; one pocket knife/file combo, 5 x 5 x 0.5 inches

Glass Phial with Porcupine Quills, round glass bottle with many plastic hedgehog or porcupine quills, 2.625 x 11 inches

Worry Beads and Necklaces, Large bundle of necklaces and stringed beads. Labeled by MR: Worry-Beads and Necklaces A(14) 4/11-12/95. Stone bead necklaces: one mostly yellow cylinders; one black, yellow and red necklace with mother of pearl Indian head pendant; two necklaces of purple flat cylinders; one turquoise beads; one of green white and red cylinders; two of small beads, many green; one green striped orbs; one of red oblong stones. Miscellaneous necklaces: one green with yellow stripes beads; one heavy metal cylinders; one of beads made from US dimes; one of ornamented silver orbs; brown plastic rosary; one green plastic beads; one mutli-colored faceted gem-like beads; one silver chain; one light blue beads rosary; African style yellow, black and red beads on leather; one of multi-colored stones, plastic, clay; plastic reed heart with yellow squiggles pendant on string. Red tissue paper, 2.5 x 144.5 inches

Circle Pin,  Black and White concentric circles pin, 1.25 x 1.25 inches

(Source: museumuesum)

Found here

25 February 2013

thing searcher

‘I don’t know what you’ve got in mind,’ said Pippi, ‘but I’m not the sort to lie around. I’m a thing-searcher, you see. And that means I never have a moment to spare.’
‘What did you say you were?’ asked Annika.
‘A thing-searcher.’
‘What’s that?’ asked Tommy.
‘Someone who goes searching for things, of course! What else would it be?’ said Pippi as she swept all the flour into a little pile. ‘The whole world is full of things, which means there’s a real need for someone to go searching for them. And that’s exactly what a thing-searcher does.’
‘What kind of things?’ asked Annika.
‘Oh, all kinds,’ said Pippi. ‘Gold nuggets and ostrich feathers and dead mice and tiny little nuts and bolts and things like that.’

Astrid Lindgren, Pippi Longstocking
found at things magazine via evencleveland

I think this is what i am...

22 February 2013

found here

Hiroshi Sugimoto

Hiroshi Sugimoto
photographs from the series Seascapes, 1989-1997
gelatin silver prints, dimensions vary with edition
Caribbean Sea, Jamaica, 1980
Mediterranean Sea, Cassis, 1989
North Atlantic Ocean, Cliffs of Moher I, 1989
North Pacific Ocean, Iwate, 1986
Tyrrhenain Sea, Scilla, 1993
North Atlantic Ocean, Cape Breton, 1996
Ligurian Sea, near Saviore, 1993
Cascade River, Lake Superior, 1995
Boden Sea, Uttwil, 1993
Red Sea, Safaga, 1992
(Source: museumuesum)

21 February 2013

Jason BrinkerhoffUntitled, 2012
Graphite, colored pencil, & spray paint on paper
(Source: andrewharlow)
As I explore the wilderness of my own body, I see that I am made of blood and bones, sunlight and water, pesticide residues and redwood humus, the fears and dreams of generations of ancestors, particles of exploded stars. 

~Anne Cushman

20 February 2013

Margaret Howell

Koto Bolofo for Margaret Howell.
Images form Irish Linen, Spring/Summer 2013 and The Jumper, Autumn/Winter 2012.

19 February 2013

“Plant your own garden and decorate your own soul, instead of waiting for someone to bring you flowers.”

― Veronica A. Shoffstall


via etsy

Louise Bourgeois

18 February 2013

Ad Reinhardt: How to Look.

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Details from Ad Reinhardt's six-page series How to Look at Art, Arts & Architecture, January 1947
From StoppingOffPlace

15 February 2013

Emilie Faif

Emilie Faif
VĂȘtements paysages/ impressions sur vĂȘtements Isabel Marant / 2006

14 February 2013

Happy Valentines!

'I love you... like dogs love squirrels'

Card from RedBirdInk

13 February 2013

11 February 2013

blue ink

Image of Kiki Smith's back - by Valerie Hammond, 'apports', 4-color photogravure, 20 x 16 inches, 2012.
Blue songs are like tattoos
You know I've been to sea before
Crown and anchor me
Or let me sail away
Hey Blue, here is a song for you
Ink on a pin
Underneath the skin
An empty space to fill in
Well there're so many sinking now
You've got to keep thinking
You can make it thru these waves
Acid, booze, and ass
Needles, guns, and grass
Lots of laughs lots of laughs
Everybody's saying that hell's the hippest way to go
Well I don't think so
But I'm gonna take a look around it though
Blue I love you

Blue here is a shell for you
Inside you'll hear a sigh
A foggy lullaby
There is your song from me

© 1970; Joni Mitchell

From Karen Jacobs

10 February 2013