In art & design on January 20, 2012 at 8:55 pm
…becomes deeper in meaning with peruvian artist, cecilia paredes.
being a lover of pattern and texture, i admire paredes’ correlation between them and camouflage. as portrayed in these pictures, she painstakingly recreates the textures in paint on her limbs and body making her secondary to the wallpaper’s vibrant colors.
you can check out her website here: ceciliaparedes.com
In art & design, culture and lifestyle, humour on April 9, 2011 at 8:33 pm
…has allowed me to slake my thirst on another cup of inspiration! during one of my random infoquests, i chanced upon the kitschy-est, saccharine delight of all time! there are no words to describe the magic land of candy pop. one has to visit, and yes, it’s worth it to click on the links! it’s how i found the creative genius of ‘boopsie daisy.‘
trust me and bring a toothbrush!
In art & design, travel on March 1, 2011 at 11:00 am
…on our overnight sojourn to seattle, we were urged to take our night’s rest at the sleek hotel max. billing itself as an art hotel (350 paintings by local artists), it boasts several packages aimed at an array of guests from the “feel good package” for the civic minded featuring a charitable donation and tree planting, the “staycation” discounted for localites to the “gaycation” for same sex couples replete with specialty items for a more, ahem, intimate experience. as we were there for business first and foremost, we indulged in the artist king minus the extra goodies. quite comfy and quiet with a killer view in a corner unit, i was impressed with the helpful staff and best off, the creative graphics which personalized each room. the door to each room features a black and white themed photo graphic with tongue in cheek imagery reflecting the special touches found in hotel stay.
my favorite was the “queen sleeps here” and was lucky enough to get the matching key card:
i love the way they took a common emergency exit and made it more “visually” interesting with a playful eye chart:
how could i resist? my souvenir:
In art & design on February 17, 2011 at 12:37 pm
la negra 1980 & 2010 ©irina werning, photographer
…is a simple yet brilliant idea by native buenos aires photographer irina werning! her obsession with old photos has led to her on-going project titled ‘back to the future.’ i found her reminiscent of cindy sherman but more accessible because the images are so personal and a commonality among so many. using old snapshots as her guide, she recreates photos of the same subjects 20+ years later in the corresponding poses, clothing and attitudes. the results are simultaneously funny, touching and bittersweet as you reflect on how much and how quickly we change over the years. looking at the images makes you wistful when you know that in your core, that child still remains and the two selves are, albeit briefly, reconciled.