Franz Falckenhaus

21 02 2014

One of the things I’ve always loved about collage work was the sense of ‘whimsy’. A kind of silliness. A universe where no great harm can come to you. The universe of Buster Keaton and Charlie Chaplin. This is the universe of Franz Falckenhaus.

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More Christmas listening: ‘Lux Aurumque’

30 12 2012

a beautiful sound. on a Saturday evening it can make you feel at peace with yourself.

the candle

Eric Whitacre is the rock star of the choral world. His innovative “virtual choir” is a phenomenon, watched by millions online. And this lovely piece, “Lux Aurumque,” is perfect for the Christmas season.

The text is a Latin translation (by Charles Anthony Silvestri) of an English poem, “Light and Gold,” by Edward Esch:

calida gravisque
pura velut aurum
et canunt angeli
molliter modo natum.
warm and heavy
as pure gold,
and the angels sing softly
to the newborn babe.

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7 08 2012

When I had a lot of hair it was longer than this strand. Still I am curious.

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Hong Chun Zhang




From the artist:
Twin Spirits are large charcoal hair drawings, self-portraits of my twin sister and me. I use long hair to exaggerate our major characteristic and as a metaphor to reveal something that is beyond the hair. These drawings are presented as scroll paintings in order to accentuate the length of the piece and the flow of long hair. The larger than life-size scale creates a three-dimensional effect that extends the meaning beyond the surface. My most recent drawings and paintings on hair, however, is a new approach from personal to more universal. This time, long hair is meant to examine a woman’s complete life cycle.

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Christopher Bales

21 06 2012

Garage sales, flea markets, antique stores, junk yards: these are places you might find me rummaging over display tables or inside water stained boxes looking for any object that asks me politely to take it home. I place my excavations on one of dozens of dusty shelves where they may sit for years waiting to be put to use.

These are the most interesting collage sculptures I have seen in some time. They fit  under the very odd category of ‘curios’. And they look like the kind of pieces that would look very nice in your home. More than in a gallery. You have to check out this Christopher Bales’ sight. Besides being a sculptor, he is also an author.

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Philip Glass

11 06 2012

I have heard so much about this opera though I have never seen it. The music is certainly interesting. And the title Einstein on the Beach is intriguing. My daughter Katie is very interested in music. (She is writing background sound effects for a heavy metal band CD). I think this is something she might find interesting.

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Director and designer Robert Wilson and composer Philip Glass, with choreographer Lucinda Childs, created the opera Einstein on the Beach in 1976. It has been hailed as one of the most revolutionary and visionary works of the late 20th century in the fields of music and theatre: “One of the truly pivotal artworks of our time,” “a masterpiece,” “an achievement for which the descriptor ’supreme’ does not seem the least excessive,” “among the most significant theatrical achievements of the entire post-World War II period.” – Stephen Eddins

This is an article on Einstein on the Beach–einstein-on-the-beach-opens-luminato-on-june-8



Willard Wigan

10 05 2012

I don’t know if this is art. But I find it difficult to do many things that require patience. This is beyond patience. Its like something out of Edgar Allen Poe. Willard Wigan

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20 03 2012

FRONT. Furniture from a doodle. I find this intriguing. I’m not sure it should be restricted to furniture. I could see some wonderful sculptures being created with this method. Although I’m not sure I understand how it works.

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17 03 2012

I like cats. I know that dogs are man’s best friend. But I find these animals disturbing. They seem to be coming for you.

3 03 2012

this is so odd. i don’t want to ask the question about the source of this idea. i may get an answer.


Gathering Moss while Wandering

This installation by Spanish artist Ana Soler reminds me of the end of a successful game of solitaire. She stitched together 2000 tennis balls with filament to make them appear as if they were bouncing.

The piece, Causo-Efecto (Cause-Effect) is installed throughout spaces at the Mustang Art Gallery in Alicante, Spain. See a short video of the process at the source link and visit her website (linked above) to see some of her earlier suspended installations.

– via Colossal

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forgot his name

1 03 2012

They are at it again. The Belgians. Only the Newfoundlanders have a better sense of the ridiculous. But the Newfies can dance. The Flems not so much. But they are good bowlers and archers. And I’ve seen a half dozen of them make a mountain out of a molehill. Dendermonde. Termonde. Same town. Different names. You don’t get it until you are there.

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