Artists like to come up with gimmicks to set themselves apart. Sandy Byers' gimmick is that she paints using credit cards as her paint brush. Full story at komonews.com
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(in back page advert section).
If this ad were selling bottled elk urine, I'd buy the stuff. Luckily, the product actually sounded beneficial.
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On a recent road trip through Oregon (while on vacation) I came across something in the town of Ashland
that seemed WU worthy. It's an outdoor art gallery located on the underside of a bridge.
From a distance, you can't tell it's there. But as you approach, you see a sign identifying the area beneath the bridge as "The Path to Joy and Unity." It invites you to "open your heart and contemplate the magic that you will view." And then, as you get closer, you can see the artwork hanging upside-down.
Beneath the "Path to Joy and Unity" sign is another sign: "NO ADA ACCESS". So apparently there's no wheelchair access to Nirvana.
What does this great illustration by Jan Faust
1) Young lads who prey on MILFs
2) Embezzlement by cash register clerks
3) Lyndon LaRouche's theory of Space Lizards among us
4) An incident from the next Spider-Man
5) The dangers inherent in our food supply
Find the answer here.
An art project by Sherri Wood. Check out the full gallery of her dolls at her site, daintytime.com
Catherine Yass has been nominated for a Turner Prize, so this means that she's a serious artist. Nevertheless, her plan to drop a piano off the top of a 27-story building in London, as a way to allow the community to "explore how sound travels," has been vetoed by the local housing association. Locals apparently feared her plan was "dangerous and ludicrous." [artnet.com
calls herself the "upside-down artist" because she completes all of her work upside-down. And then she turns it rightside-up for display.
I guess this might be a useful trick for learning how to draw. Though I suspect my own attempts at drawing would look equally distorted whatever way round I did them.
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I love the almost-human arms and legs on this enormous alligator, which is being attacked, ostensibly, by Native Americans, as depicted by 16th-century artist Theodor de Bry.
"The verisimilitude of many of de Bry's illustrations is questionable; not least because he never crossed the Atlantic. "
We last reported on artist Heather Dewey-Hagborg a year ago
when she was collecting random samples of DNA on the street (bits of hair, saliva on cigarette butts, etc.) and then using the genetic information to reconstruct what the person whose DNA it is looks like.
Now she's back with a new project. She's started a company called BioGenFutures
that will be selling a spray called "Invisible" for $99 that you can use to erase your DNA from everything you might leave it on. In case you're worried about leaving your DNA around.
I'm not sure what's in the spray, but I imagine bleach would break down DNA and be a lot cheaper than what she's selling.
You do not have to be religious to appreciate the beauty and craftsmanship of these
stained glass windows from around the world. 'Glory Window' pictured above resides in The Chapel of Thanksgiving in Dallas, Texas.
Picture above from Yahoo images.
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