Artist/beekeeper Hilary Bersethan makes these sculptures with the help of his bees. Pretty cool. NY Times art section via Boing Boing.
Monday, May 18, 2009
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
This week sometime I plan to go to the SFMoma to see the new exhibitions. I am particularly excited to see the installations by India based artist Ranjani Shettar. Ever since my display days I am drawn to artists that use a combination of traditional art materials and everyday objects to produce something amazing.
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
Deco ring by The BesideApparently there have been many studies that say willpower is finite and that you only have so much to go around at a time; you shouldn't try to quit smoking while also trying to lose weight, for example...so maybe my plan of growing out (aka not biting) my nails, doing art everyday, keeping a tight budget, and exercising on a regular basis may be flawed...which will go first?! Who knows? It's so exciting to see which failure will win the race. But let's not be so negative JUST yet. If I do manage to stop biting my nails, I think I will have to reward myself with one of these beautiful rings. As incentive to continue exhibiting superior willpower of course...
Quartz ring by One Stone New York
I'm a big fan of obsessive imagery and art of epic proportions. I find a lot of Turner Prize winners are right up my alley in this way. Here is work by another turner winner and awesome artist, Keith Tyson. His website has lots of amazing images, but is a little flash-heavy for me (lots of loading). But worth checking out for sure.
Thursday, May 7, 2009
Wednesday, May 6, 2009
I have been feeling totally paralyzed artistically. I have just been out of it for so long, I think I am approaching things with a completely toxic, unproductive and desperate mind. I can't focus on anything and experiment. It's truly frustrating. I'm going to try to put on my positive hat though, and say today was a better day than most. I finished the book i was reading on the role of the muse and started reading a book about Krasner, Hesse, and O'keefe. I also spent a huge part of the day reading the blog I call it ORANGES. Ed Schad has some really great reviews of various art shows in LA and I really enjoy his writing. It is helpful to me to read some reviews and some theory, so I can get my mind back into the swing of things, kind of. At this point it is exactly like a freezing lake and I just need to jump. No more toe dipping, because frankly the anticipation is driving me crazy.
Tuesday, May 5, 2009
i've been in love with tape since i was little. so of course i love any and all amazing art that is made with tape. the one below is really crazy. i wonder how she installs these pieces. it kinda gives me a headache just thinking about it, but the results are stunning.