OKAY OKAY… Let’s get the elephant in the room slaughtered first (is that how the expression goes?). I’ve been M.I.A. for a while… Let’s just say that I was busy travelling the south seas, perfecting my spanish guitar and cashing in my two lottery victories (all of that may or may not be true). BUT FORGIVE ME GUYS, PLZ?
So as a special welcome back return gift, here is an amazing sculpture by artist Jason Freeny:
It’s the lovely, large breasted, tiny footed, anatomically incorrect miss Barbie dissected and made sort of more anatomically correct (feet and boobs still the same though…)
I don’t know quite why, but I’ve had a very enjoyable day. Maybe it was going to the gym at 9 in the morning, maybe it was the fact that the radio station had a memorable movie songs playlist or maybe it’s that small coffee (I refuse to say tall, grande or venti) that I just scarfed down. BUT I FEEL GREAT. Cheers to your weekend and enjoy this image below.
So I was immediately intrigued when I saw the interactive website Draw a Stickman. It’s a lot of fun and has a customized message section at the end. I don’t want to ruin it, so check it out through the link above.
After you are done, check out the gallery to see how creative people got with it (my skillz didn’t quite cut it).
So I’m heading to Mexico in a few hours, so I will not be updating for the next week and a half or so. So I have decided to leave you with a special project (besides finishing your Billy Murray poems, people!)
This weekend is the last 4 days (yes I celebrate 4 day weekends) of The Lifecatching project – a crowdsourced time caspule. They say it is the first one , but I’m pretty sure Yahoo did on a few years ago. ANYWAY, you take a picture that represents a moment of your life.
The picture must be taken in between 9/16-9/26. Take 3 photos of the people, places, or things that you’d want to hand yourself 5 years from now to bring you instantly back to this time in your life. Photos must be hi-res, in .jpg format and submitted in 3 separate emails to firstname.lastname@example.org.
For every photo submitted $1 will be donated to New York’s ConArtistGallery in support of their effort to expand their collective and workspace. Continue reading →
Commercial advertisements, video games and reality television have unofficially been the bastard children of the entertainment industry. Sometimes rightfully so (I would put Dancing with the Stars near the top of my list), but all three mediums are going through a little bit of an artistic renaissance (well maybe reality television not so much).
cultural Renaissance in the works
Okay, jokes aside. I’ve been thoroughly impressed by a number of commercials on television recently (tangent: I only recently moved into a house with a TV so I may be a little bit behind the times). One of these commercials is the Heineken commercial below:
So for all you out there who believe that commercials cannot be art because their primary goal is to make money, I provide you with some of the references the commercial makes after the jump.
I have this very distinct memory from Kindergarten that my class was preparing for an art show. All of us were so excited about getting a chance to show our watercolor paintings to our parents in a proper venue (the school gymnasium). When I finally got to the art show, I noticed that all our pictures were slightly different. I had drawn a lone corn stalk as my painting, but now it had a farm in the background, roses next to my corn. I mean, none of our art was particularly amazing, but we were Kindergarteners! It wasn’t supposed to be good. I later found out that the teacher had recruited 5th graders to improve on our work to impress our parents. That had to break some unspoken rule of Elementary School.
Recently, I found three websites that instead of hiding the unrefined nature of children’s art, embrace it, transform it. Click the links for additional drawings!
I love fusion food! When tacos got all Korean on us, I embraced it. One day I read a review of an Indian/Chinese restaurant, I showed up that same day. How could you go wrong when you mix the best of two cultures! NOTHING (well actually a lot of things, but for the sake of this artcle, NOTHING!!
Sushirrito is a restaurant in San Francisco , with a mission to “To challenge the status quo of sushi restaurants through creativity and innovation of flavors, form, and sourcing.”
I get the concept, but creative and different doesn’t necessary mean good. Proof:
It’s too big. too messy. too rice-y. Would you try it?