Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Love Letter to Plywood by Tom Sachs

Love Letter to Plywood by Tom Sachs tickles me silly. Confession: I have a birch plywood fetish and I have to stay away from building supply warehouses.



Thursday, May 17, 2012

Beginnings of a new series

At the end of last year, I took some photos of actors during a play I attended. Since then, I've had some ideas rolling around in using them and these pieces are the end result - the beginnings of a new series. What's on my mind? Drama, death, creation, electricity, connection, competition, and printmaking.





Thursday, May 10, 2012

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Vidal Sassoon 1928 - 2012

As a former hairstylist, I was extremely saddened to hear about the death of Vidal Sassoon today. He was an incredible artist, who revolutionized an entire industry and an entire way of life for that matter. A giant.

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Video for Benga's I Will Never Change

This video for Benga's I Will Never Change touches me in all of the right spots.

Info on how the video was made here.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Ben Lowy is a Prophet

The New York Times has an interview between photographer Ben Lowy and James Estrin in which they discuss mobile phone photography. The full article is definitely worth the read, but these words stood out for me: 
I think there are a lot of purists out there. It’s just like, when people didn’t accept Eggleston’s color photography and said you can’t do art with color. They couldn’t move on and were unwilling to accept this as a new form of communication, of art. I think that’s the same thing with iPhone photography.
The idea of using a tool that everyone and their brother and their mother has can make some people feel less exclusive. You know, art is only that rare stuff that certain people in certain circles can get and that rarity is what makes it art (emphasis added). 
To expand on that a bit, so many artists I have known or met get so caught up in their own agendas that they forget that the world is turning around them. I'm not saying that to be relevant an artist needs to choose among the latest technologies or methods. I am saying, however, that once an artist gets trapped in a certain framework of making that he or she becomes completely closed off to experience, new or otherwise.