Friday, 24 June 2016
Wednesday, 22 June 2016
more from the npr tiny desk series. if you can't find something on here that you like you need to do some serious thinking! this fills me full of joy and makes me want to give away all my stringed instruments at the same time!
Tuesday, 21 June 2016
Monday, 20 June 2016
Friday, 17 June 2016
given my love of flower pictures there's no way i;d be bypassing this. it;s the 1930's and you've got an x ray machine going begging. what're you going to do? these are what dain l tasker did. unusual too to see images that haven't been stepped all over.
Thursday, 16 June 2016
Wednesday, 15 June 2016
Monday, 13 June 2016
Friday, 10 June 2016
Wednesday, 8 June 2016
Monday, 6 June 2016
after the frankly dismal outing that was the new star wars movie i was loving it when i tripped over a mention of a shadow puppet version from indonesia. i would far rather go and see one of these performances! not least because it's great watching something so essentially hollywood being reinterpreted by a very different cultural tradition. there's even a fusion wayang kulit page here.
so here's some ukiyo-e captain america and iron man from illustrator takumi. i know which version i'd rather look at!
Thursday, 2 June 2016
i make no excuses for continuing on a textile theme. esp when that textile is knitting. it seems (to me) that knitting, of all the textile forms, is the easiest to dismiss if it's even talked about at all. a great shame as there's so much that can be done with it and so much local culture associated with it.
i was delighted then to come across knitsonik who not only engages directly with the environment (see the source book) but also does field recording.. felix - i am projecting a lot of love your way. i adore work like this, that takes a little from here, a little from there and makes you think differently about your own practice.
*i feel it's only fair that in this blush of enthusiasm for knitting that i can't knit for toffee!
Wednesday, 1 June 2016
off the back of yesterday's post while i was looking for images for kate daudy i came across this rather excellent article on stitching. lorina bulwer (above) is worth a look on her own. it's always interesting to speculate on why or how a certain type of art may be neglected or sidelined, certainly with textile there's plenty to work with both in terms of gender and class (this latter ex in terms of male textile workers - work now almost erased from popular knowledge).
but aside from all that it's a great opportunity to dip a toe into a field that's alive with skill and an underground, subversive quality
Monday, 30 May 2016
using text and image cam be a tricky business so it's even better to see it done so well in that most neglected of fields - textile. a browse around kate daudy's work is well worth the time and is far from just being about dress based pieces. do tho, check out war dress as another example.