Thursday, April 7, 2011

happy place

take a little break from google-ing the symptoms of your godforsaken life and look at these glorious images.
you can't really covet mountains but you can covet a first class plane ticket to here.


Jungfrau Region



Tuesday, April 5, 2011

awesome stuff right now!

Here is what I am, like, totally digging lately

library/ wide leg/ Fry/ Rake/ necklace/ knitting kitty

  • Knitting- this is my foray into the world of CRAFT.
    Not since Catriona Rowntree's  Crappy Craft segment on the cartoon show, have I been so interested in Crafting. Are blogs craft?
    Anyway, I've started knitting by looking closely at a child's How To book. I know that some people are fanatics when it comes to knitting. I am not about to get a knitting tattoo or anything, but it is relaxing. Once the calluses form, I guess.
  • Libraries- it's where I borrowed the How To book.
  • Rake on abc tv
  • Wide Leg Jeans- with RM Williams boots; hello 70s revival
  • Autumn; breezy and sunny. I even go outside most days
  • Resin Jewellery- handmade from recycled material.
    But you had me at 'looks like lollies'
  • Philip J. Fry- so stupid, but sensitive and courageous. He loves Leela. Most episodes leave me with an aching heavy heart, i almost cry. So melancholy, so much longing. If you listen to it and don't watch the screen, Fry is Stimpy. Billy West is so excellent; how does a cartoon make you feel so much?
  • Dandelion Tea

Monday, April 4, 2011

internet connect

the internet has finally started to make sense to me just recently. I dont mean that i'm a scared little bunny when it comes to getting around the www, just that previously I hadn't seen anything truly remarkable in it.

When I saw this art work; it all made sense!

Value Restored- Mitchel Cumming
thanks to miss moss where I saw it
The internet is all about connections (der)
An artist can use the 'stuff' that already exists in the world to make a comment or bring our attention to a concept. Our shared history, our access to anything we want, anything that exists is the new medium.
Images and information are just like paint or clay; they can be used to create art.

Putting famous flowers into famous vases. Why bother painting flowers in a vase that are sitting in your lounge room, what good is that? Cummings says alot using masking tape and our shared knowledge, however basic it is.

The 24 hour film installation by Christian Marclay, The Clock takes moments from films showing the time passing in the human loops which we all endure.
I didnt see this film, how i wish i could have, but reading and knowing about it is (almost) enough. It is the connection of all of these moments which already existed in other contexts, other works, that make this artwork so amazing and inspiring. Concepts of time are illustrated here using stuff that existed already, that we are all educated in already.

So that's what the internet is all about for me. It's post-modernism but with everything available and downloadable. It has levelled the field completely and it has made anything, any concept possible. Creating is easy. Exhibiting is easy. Discovering is easy too.