A COLLECTION OF

Month: October, 2010

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The Pencil Story, 1972 – 1973 An idea about art via John Baldessari. And one more thing: QUOTE: Look at the subject as if you have never seen it before. Examine it from every side. Draw its outline with your eyes or in the air with your hands, and saturate yourself with it. (JB)

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Helix aspersa, commonly known as the garden snail, is a terrestrial  mollusk related to clams and shellfish.  It is a gastropod, can live up to 15 years and is both male and female. Garden snails have a protective shell, which they will withdraw into in case of disturbance or dry weather.  They will also hibernate […]

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I picked up a copy of the fall issue of Bidoun Magazine titled Library at Spoonbill & Sugartown in Williamsburg over the weekend, and it is exquisite. Each issue has a different photograph attached to the cover. Here is a portion of Babak Radboy’s (Creative Director of Bidoun) blurb about it from the magazine: “The issue […]

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I have  a love/hate relationship with the highway and although I can’t wait to get where I am going, I am always trying to get off the highway. This is a strange and interesting exit along the highway 5.  Located in Bakersfield, CA the Tule Elk Reserve is a permanent habitat for a species of […]

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Sometimes if you see something so completely unremarkable, it’s heartbreaking. I don’t know why. Sometimes if you see something so totally ridiculous and straightforward, it’s also heartbreaking. It gives you this weird feeling where your eyes swell up and you can’t decide whether to laugh or cry.  (Jason Fulford, 2005) Jason Fulford has a way […]

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After watching the video I posted with Jesse’s interview I was totally inspired to make things.  As suggested by Jesse I made  POM POMS and this list of what I like and what I don’t. Check this out: According to Robert Reiner, PhD, a New York University psychologist , “The act of performing a craft […]

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Walton Ford’s animal paintings make me uncomfortable in the best way possible. They make me feel disregarded and inspected at the same time - as if they can see through me and somehow understand me more than I do them. They are defensive, grand, unapologetic, and majestic, wrapped in stories and histories of their own.  Walton […]

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All mammals eyes are moistened with tears but humans are unique in shedding tears for emotional reasons.  Crying is an exocrine process which means that something comes out of the body (others include urination, exhaling, sweating). Dr. William H. Frey proposes that humans cry to relieve stress, in the process ridding the body of potentially harmful […]

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If you haven’t been to Salvation Mountain, you should think about visiting. Salvation Mountain is a colorfully constructed mountainside near Slab City, just a few miles from the Salton Sea near Niland, California. It was created by Leonard Knight to remind people that “God Loves Everyone.” Salvation Mountain is made from adobe clay, some straw, […]

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Gilda and I were so excited to go over to Jesse’s house and hang out with her in the beautiful nature of her front and back yards.  We made photos and talked about sensitivities to sound, books and boys.  Check out what we saw in her backyard!  Jesse has an openness of thought, feeling and […]