11/22/09

Allison Schulnik



Standing Gin and 1/3 Gold Nipple man, both from a set called THING. Found Here.

OMFG!

ADAM CRUICKSHANK
HIT & MISS
KOTOE ISHII
ROB MCLEISH
SIMON PERICICH
DELL STEWART
EMILE ZILE

Curated by Adam Cruickshank and Dell Stewart.

OMFG! Various meanings, forms and incidences are offensive to some, but not to others. Why, where and what are these subjectivities and how can we possibly hope for everyone to be happy, all of the time?

In a world where big culture costs trillions, is cynically target-marketed and controlled by bigger economics, the individual artist deciding she or he can brazenly contribute to culture on their own divisive terms is tantamount to a revolution.

Opens 25th November , 6pm at C3 Gallery.

11/5/09

Watermelons




I love these gay carvings. Found by googling 'great art'. Also, another questionable development on the watermelon front, square stackable melons.

10/21/09

War Rugs


For thousands of years, the woman of nomadic tribes in what is now Afghanistan and its environs have been weaving rugs by hand. The oldest known and intact example of these rugs in the world is the “Pazyryk” rug dating from the 4th century B.C. (currently housed in the St. Petersburg Museum). These traditional pieces of folk art have long depicted the same deeply rooted motifs and patterns, with occasional images derived from the artist’s everyday experiences. However, about 25 years ago, all that suddenly changed. Following the 1979 Soviet invasion into Afghanistan, rug dealers began seeing drastic alterations in the content of Afghani rugs. Tanks replaced flowers, rocket launchers replaced vases and airplanes replaced abstract borders.



Those living outside of the war-torn Afghanistan can’t comprehend the reality of living in a world where the images depicted through the rugs are a part of everyday life. To the women of Afghanistan the rugs have become a way to make their voices heard and to communicate to the rest of the world what they live with everyday.



Adam sent me this website yesterday with the subject line: Would we get one? All of these rugs and many more are here.

10/7/09

Eatable of Many Orders






I found these incredible bags here. Like some things I have been wanting to make.

I really wanna go Japan next year





All images and more information at Biliodyssey, the internet home of amazing images.

9/30/09

Charlie Logan



This is he, and his incredible work. Thanks to Pen for the heads up. All images and more information can be found at Accidental Mysteries.



Mr Imagination




Found here.

9/19/09

Rosemarie Fiore



Rosemarie Fiore lots of good work, but these fireworks paintings just look so good.

Anna Emilia




Anna Emilia probably likes wood too.

9/2/09

8/29/09

Sally Campbell




These gorgeous patchwork quilts from vintage sari fabrics, handmade in villages in India. I would love one. More here. I read about them here.

8/19/09

Good enough to eat

This beautiful dress is apparently made from hand-loomed shimsa (nonviolent) silk blessed by H.H. The Dalai Lama, hand-dyed with iris root, sumac leaves, boiled carob, indigo, blueberries, first-year woad leaves, mulberries, elderberries, grapes, cherry root, red maple, raspberries, blackberries, pokeweed, hibiscus, day lillies, and (wait for it) logwood!.



Look here for more. Bodkin.

8/9/09

Emily Barletta




From top to bottom, Spill, Pelt and Flesh Spot.

Beautiful, yet gory. Like the prettiest scabs and vomit you've ever seen. More here.

8/8/09

John Brack


On history, on war, on humanity, with paint and pencils.

8/3/09

Ikat

Stunning textiles, I found here. I would wear all of them.