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Credit Card Painting

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.

Posted By: Alex | Date: Sun Aug 24, 2014 | Comments (6)
Category: Art

Clysmic Water

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Source of B&W image (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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Source of text.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Fri Aug 15, 2014 | Comments (10)
Category: Art, Business, Advertising, Products, Health, Regionalism, 1900's

Ashland Bridge Art

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.







Posted By: Alex | Date: Thu Aug 14, 2014 | Comments (7)
Category: Art

Mystery Illustration

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What does this great illustration by Jan Faust depict?

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 film
5) The dangers inherent in our food supply

Find the answer here.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Wed Aug 13, 2014 | Comments (6)
Category: Anthropomorphism, Art, Women

Tattoo Baby Dolls

An art project by Sherri Wood. Check out the full gallery of her dolls at her site, daintytime.com.





Posted By: Alex | Date: Tue Jul 29, 2014 | Comments (7)
Category: Art, Toys, Tattoos

No piano drop

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]

Posted By: Alex | Date: Fri Jul 11, 2014 | Comments (12)
Category: Art

Upside-Down Artist

Dana Helms 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.



Posted By: Alex | Date: Tue Jun 17, 2014 | Comments (20)
Category: Art

Theodor de Bry

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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. "
Posted By: Paul | Date: Wed May 14, 2014 | Comments (10)
Category: Animals, Art, Europe, North America, Sixteenth Century

Anti-DNA Spray

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.

Posted By: Alex | Date: Tue May 06, 2014 | Comments (9)
Category: Art

Beautiful Stained Glass

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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.
Posted By: patty | Date: Sun May 04, 2014 | Comments (4)
Category: Art
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