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I have decided to move the blog to Tumblr. You can see my most recent inspirations/projects at www.olivegoldwine.tumblr.com
Thursday, January 05, 2012
This is the most humbling and inspiring video I have seen in a while. Art making should be like this. He created something so impactful and wonderful while really nurturing his community by providing work. So many important layers.
Tuesday, January 03, 2012
Monday, January 02, 2012
Hands down the most heartbreaking and beautiful interview I have ever heard. This conversation between Maurice Sendak (author of many children's books, namely WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE) and Terry Gross for Fresh Air on NPR. Sendak is honest and vulnerable in his interview. He just breaks my heart, but somehow fills me with joy at the same time. Unbelievable.
"I'm writing a poem right now about a nose. I've always wanted to write a poem about a nose. But it's a ludicrous subject. That's why, when I was younger, I was afraid of [writing] something that didn't make a lot of sense. But now I'm not. I have nothing to worry about. It doesn't matter."
"I have nothing now but praise for my life. I'm not unhappy. I cry a lot because I miss people. They die and I can't stop them. They leave me and I love them more. ... What I dread is the isolation. ... There are so many beautiful things in the world which I will have to leave when I die, but I'm ready, I'm ready, I'm ready."
Thursday, December 29, 2011
Yayoi Kusama created a "blank slate" for the Gallery of Modern Art in Brisbane, and called it The Obliteration Room. AMAZING. She made a room completely white and allowed children to participate in the overall creation of the piece by taking thousands of stickers and decorating the walls with them. Really really fun.
Monday, December 26, 2011
Lucas Maassen & Sons from Lucas Maassen & Sons on Vimeo.
Thursday, December 22, 2011
Strata #4 - Site-Specific Installation from Quayola on Vimeo.
Topologies (Excerpt) - Velazquez from Quayola on Vimeo.
SO. I am not usually that excited about digital anything these days--I find myself really moving towards traditional painting, etc. since it is so hard to find lately. Still, I think that this project "TOPOGRAPHIES" by Quayola is really something wonderful. They take these classical paintings and create sort of topographical maps about them, creating living digital paintings, installed site-specifically in older buildings. So cool. The imagery turns soft, fleshy curves into geometric bursts of color.
Tuesday, December 20, 2011
I am sort of floored by the installation-based design of the Royalton in Manhattan. They combine so many materials but still keep a cohesive design idea with simple execution.
Thursday, December 15, 2011
These images by Frauke Thielking really capture the simple beauty and amazing similarities between mother/daughter, father/son likenesses. They do look like older/younger versions of the same person.
Wednesday, December 14, 2011
Must be nice to see art nouveau as you walk around the streets of Montreal. This would surely stop me in my tracks. By A'shop. Fun to hear the stories that they have on their site about the process:
“The main thing that struck us was the public’s reaction while we were painting the mural. Some people gave us the cold shoulder at first, thinking we were painting an ad. Then when they realized we were reviving an old wall with a mural, they were came back to see us everyday. That really fueled us. Within days we had the whole community involved. People invited us for lunch and the Jamaicans at the local barber shop were giving us high-fives!”
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
Saturday, December 10, 2011
Thursday, December 08, 2011
Tuesday, December 06, 2011
Monday, December 05, 2011
Sunday, December 04, 2011
I am sort of blown away by this wall of doors by Dutch designer Piet Hein Eek. Often times, the use of old doors can come across as crafty or overdone. By using a collection of doors as a texture, Eek creates something much more wonderful and not crafty in the least. Instead, the wall is mathematically sound---each door holding individual presence while still maintaining the overall image of a three-dimensional wallpaper. I have never seen anything like it!
Saturday, December 03, 2011
Friday, December 02, 2011
Bruce Monro's Field Of Light installations are just so captivating and magical. Here is his newest piece at the Holburne Museum. I posted about him before, but this piece is entirely different in the way that the ground drawing is used. The tendrils of light on the ground take the work to a new, greater level. They become systems, growing from specified areas in the ground. I love the work. I love it.
Thursday, December 01, 2011
SoulPancake gives people on the go an opportunity to inject a moment of spontaneity and fun into an everyday activity by turning a busy crosswalk into a dancewalk.What a fun idea. SoulPancake