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The Ambivalent Personification of Artistic Endeavors

My boyfriend works in an art gallery. Sometimes I feel like that gallery is “the other woman” trying to steal him away – calling all the time, making up excuses to see him when he’s not supposed to be there…

Part of me wants to make a scene about this. I could storm into the still quiet of the gallery in my best ass-kicking boots crying, “Aha! It’s you! You’re the one who’s been texting him at 1am!” (I might have to aim this at whichever particular staff member is around rather than the gallery as a whole so people don’t think I’m crazy right away. Woe betide any volunteer who tries to sell me a watercolour print when I’m in this mood.)

I could channel Katharine Hepburn’s haughty derision and make them feel tiny and insignificant. I could belittle their artistic integrity and their reliance on traditional styles rather than embracing innovative contemporary movements. I could mock their chipped paintwork and sagging furniture, although that’s getting a little personal.

The trouble is, this isn’t my fight. The Boy has to decide whether or not to break all ties or stick around and try to leave things better than he found them. This gallery, this “other woman” relying on him because it can, is kill or cure.


Chad Wys vs Dr Who

Chad Wys ia an artist who works with “found objects” and gives them a life as a new piece of art. For example…

chad wys

But does this remind you of anyone? (cough*DrWho*cough)

dr who


First Day of Work

In honour of my new temp job…

first day of work


99 Problems

prob 29 prob 51

prob 63 prob 40

See all of Ali Graham’s illustrations for Jay-Z’s “99 Problems”


Locked Illusions Photography

In the spirit of my previous post “Zombie Mums & Tots” I’ve found an incredible, adorable photography company based in Houston, Texas.

It started when I found this photograph on weheartit.com…

…and decided that any future children of mine have a mighty good chance of looking like this every Christmas.

The company responsible for the photo is called Locked Illusions and you can see their site here. It’s run by Brittany & Benjamin Bentine and they specialise in children & family photography.

Their finished photographs have a gorgeous gothic/fantasy/rockabilly/steampunk vibe and while I understand that some people might expect something more traditional when photographing children, I think it’s genius. The technical knowledge behind the images is obvious – the lighting, the composition, the locations – and the makeup and costumes are really beautiful. Everything works perfectly together to create each scene.

 


Reimagined movie posters

What if your favourite films had been made 50 years ago?

“Drive” with James Dean instead of Ryan Gosling, “Die Hard” with Leonard Nimoy instead of Bruce Willis, “The Terminator” with Steve McQueen instead of Arnold Schwarzenegger…

Check out this original post to see “Avatar” with William Shatner, “Fifth Element” with Sean Connery and “Superman” with John Wayne, among others.

 


lego sculpture

The sculpture below (created entirely from lego blocks) is “Ascension” by Nathan Sawaya.