Other

12 11 2011

Words. They seem to fail me. When I talk about street artists. Their canvas is anything. Their work is always a surprise. And yet their work is often in jeopardy. Few people think of it as art. In their every day trucking from home to work to mistress to home they don’t notice these small miracles. Or maybe they do.

This artist is called Other. No more can be said. These artists so relish their anonymity that I’m sure someone is called Anonymous. There were many anonymous artists in the middle ages. Men or women who either did not sign or were not allowed to sign their work. This is true of much of the work in the world. Anonymous may be the greatest artist in history. Next to Shakespeare.

But for now we’ll settle for Other.

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O Canada

12 11 2011

It’s Remembrance Day. My father, a veteran, would have enjoyed this singing of the national anthemn by William Shatner. Its respectful and very funny.

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Paul Lehr

12 11 2011

As a young man I searched the pictures on Sci-Fi novels for a world I had never seen. Creatures great and small, of odd shapes, filled my imagination. The stories it seemed to me were never quite as interesting as the promise in the picture. The writing in the books was often marginally literate. But the illustration on the front was always remarkable. Such an illustrator is Paul Lehr. Perhaps our culture is tied to closely to this work. Submerging much heavier and more serious adult themes. But there was just so much fun to be had with these pics.

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