Thursday, 29 September 2016

Katsushika Ōi

the work of hokusai finds its way from bookshelf to many a student's wall but that of his daughter katsushika oei isn't anything like as well known. there's not a ginat amount of info available online but it's worth the googling just to get a look at her sumptuous images.

Wednesday, 28 September 2016

Monday, 26 September 2016

hurdy gurdy

la libellule et la baobob. because there should always be room in your life for a bit of hurdy gurdy!

Friday, 23 September 2016

hospital sound

part of my schedule for this week involves editing some hospital noise so i'm loving this wee film. imagine a non-dissonant sound palette!!

Thursday, 22 September 2016

amy genser

i am loving the paper work of amy genser. it's true that as the years go by i feel more and more connected to paper and i'm never going to be uninterested in works based on water but these genuinely raise the bar. totally worth a bit of time browsing her portfolio

Tuesday, 20 September 2016

aqua sonic

FuturePerfect Productions: Between Music / AquaSonic "Breaking The Surface" from FuturePerfect on Vimeo.

maybe it's too easy for these musicians who are obviously so much better than me. so better invent some new instruments. and play them underwater!

Monday, 19 September 2016

blue monday

if you only listen to one version of blue monday featuring ukelele, dulcimer and theremin you may as well make it this one

Thursday, 15 September 2016

joni sternbach

there is not, it has to be said, a whole lot of figurative photography on here. not because i don't like it but, mainly, there's just the same old thing over and over again. so i was really taken by joni sternbach's surfer pictures. not just because of the process but because these look like real people in an environment i'm familiar with. their boards are scuzzy with wax, their faces have been out in the sun too long (okay this last i can only imagine - in scotland it's windburn and cold!) and i can practically smell the feeling of salt in their hair. real people. all ages. love this!

Tuesday, 13 September 2016

cities and memory

i was up for being involved in this project from cities and memory but didn't have enough time and had some concerns about the legality of using sound samples from the underground (they had a set of sounds for using - recording on the underground is a murky legal area). but i'm loving this. in sharp contrast to photography these days i'm finding i much prefer a sound file to an image for capturing a place. and discuss.....!!

Monday, 12 September 2016

il lee

il lee started out making these images with a ball point pen. a pen!! makes me wish i'd stuck at it when i was young. i use the likes of him when i start talking about drawing to people who say they 'can't' draw. beautiful and sublime

Friday, 9 September 2016

the conference of the birds

I'd rather die deceived by dreams than give
My heart to home and trade and never live

the conference of the birds is one of those works it seems easy to pass by, esp if you're not reading translated or 'historical' poetry. which is a shame as it's great. you could go for the full fat version or maybe start off with peter sis's beautifully illustrated version. definitely one for the bird lovers

Wednesday, 7 September 2016

marjorie schick

i'm not unfamiliar with wearable art at the moment and marjorie schick isn't a bad place to start if you're wanting to see the body placed at the centre of work that's got more in common with sculpture/installation than what i'd imagine most people think of as traditional jewellery making. what i like is her sense of daring, of making what'[s possible. a bit of time googling will be rewarding!!

Monday, 5 September 2016

valerie wartelle

got myself introduced to the landscape work of valerie wartelle the other day. i'm used to seing a fair amount of felt work but she takes the medium and really steps it up. i'd love to see these in the flesh

Friday, 2 September 2016

yulianus yaps

who is yulianus yaps? i have no idea. and the internet is giving away precious little detail. but whatever his bio i'm loving these images. the only detail i've got is mixed media, silicone rubber, oil on cotton, which is equally intriguing.