The gold streaked polaroids of flowers Tamta Giorgadze posted on her Flickr account caught my eye with their glittery audaciousness. They’re playfully random, dreamlike images that pulls magic from the moment.
11 years ago artist Antony Gormley installed 100 cast iron statues on Crosby beach in Liverpool. This haunting project, titled “Another Place,” was a commission from Liverpool Biennial. The figures, which were cast using Gormley’s own body, stand solidly on the beach looking out into the horizon, strong against the assault of brine and storm.
Austin, TX is home to a great deal of interesting street art, but there are a few murals that are deeply ingrained in the city’s story and culture. Like musician Daniel Johnston’s Jeremiah the Innocent Hi How Are You Frog (which can be found on a Guadalupe wall that now belongs to Thai How Are You restaurant and is instantly recognizable to Johnston’s fans,) Jo’s Coffee on South Congress features a similar mural with a sweet, simple message. It says in red, handwritten scrawl “i love you so much.” This is behind the mural that excites so much wonder and curiosity.
Slovenian photographer Mária Švarbová’s pool poets are calming visual triggers bathed in soft pastels. They emphasize the meditative qualities of swimming.
Real tears rush out – unaware of themselves. If there is a fight, it is a fight to stop. Real tears overwhelm instead of being overwhelmed.
Some of my favorite moments in Purple Rain, besides, of course, the stage performances, are glimpses of The Kid’s personal space. His dressing room and the basement room of his parents’ house are both decorated with lips, sparkles, horses, and clowns. Lots of harlequin-style clowns.
This stunning image of The Pillars of Star Creation was taken in 2014 by Hubble Telescope’s Wide Field Camera 3, which was installed in 2009. What you’re looking at is interstellar matter (known as elephant trunks) and gas, which are like incubators for new stars. They were located in the Eagle Nebula, 6,500-7,000 light years from Earth.
X-rays have a ghostly quality – they’re white whispers on black, usually shouldering some hidden revelation about what’s going on inside. Artist David Maisel’s photographs of x-rays of ancient art in his “History’s Shadow” project delightfully plays with our senses, letting us see objects that have become the backdrop of our culture in an entirely new way. In order to stay fresh and interested in the marvels of our world, we have to keep pricking our dull senses, dusting off… Read more »
Artists Joschi Herczeg and Danielle Koehr teamed up for this exquisite set of photos that shake our sense of reality. It’s not photoshop, but instead a quick camera and a tiny detonator set up in lamps, room corners, and what looks like a night sky backdrop. The result is a set of images that unsettles are senses. We see an explosion in a lamp, and then see something that looks like a galaxy.
Pamela Moore wrote Chocolates for Breakfast, an eyebrow raising 1956 novel about lost teenage girls living privileged and depressing lives, when she was only 18. The book was a hit and put the female name Courtney on the map (Courtney Love counts herself among one of the girls named after protagonist Courtney Farrell,) but Pamela never had another hit and killed herself when she was only 27 years old. The popular book had several prints but lay dormant for years… Read more »