TALKING FISH

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Cobalt Skink went to Tybee Island. She has a wonderful, lyrical, comic, meditation-inducing drawing of a Talking Fish she did while there. Plus some musings on the trip, Sand Idles, with their vivid centerpiece a woman in a sari building a Hindu temple sand castle on the beach. Eventually, she walks into the waves, the waters of Tybee having become …

Somehow I never pictured Hypatia like this…

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I’m so tired I can hardly focus but I’ve had this sitting on my computer for a couple days and it’s time to clear the desk. First confounded then allured by pre-Raphaelite art… …I have just wasted some time trying to read Charles Kingsley’s Hypatia, upon which this painting of the pagan, Greek philosopher, by Charles Williams Mitchell, is said …

In which I wander on about vinyl tablecloths (unless you want to read how you can get mythologial and wily with them, you can pass this by)

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This is what I’ve come to think of as The Lab. Our home in general, not just the supposed dining table. Because it’s really just a platform for H.o.p.’s experiments. The table is sparely set at the moment. It’s what we call Clean, not being filled to the brim with clay and Legos. There are some things H.o.p. was working …

Frankenstein's beautiful monsters

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So the veil between the physical world and spirit world thinned for an evening and a jackpot of candy came pouring through, the majority in orange, brown and gold wrappings, which I take it has to do with pumpkins and decaying leaves. Doing his duty in honoring the dead, H.o.p. dressed up as a zombie and returned to the old …

One's "inferiors"

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As I noted in a post below, what particularly rubbed me the wrong way about how the children were used in Jill Greenberg’s art was denying the reality of their emotions in order to provoke a certain feeling in adults. Denying the reality of their emotions, reforming them into allegory, and saying this had no effect on the children whatsoever. …

Presuming to judge another artist's ethics can be risky, but here goes…

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Presuming to judge another artist’s ethics can be risky, but here goes. Boingboing points to this blog post of Thomas Hawk, photographers’ rights activist, in which he writes on the photography of Jill Greenberg. In specific, her photos of children crying. Seems she admits that she manipulates the children into crying, doing things such as offering lollipops then taking them …

Guess the song

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Boingboing has a link to a video of San Francisco Ballet principal dancer Muriel Maffre performing “Ballet Mori”…conducted by the earth. It’s a “musical composition modulated line in real time by the fluctuations of the Earth’s movement as measured by a networked seismometer at the Hayward Fault”. The 3 minute dance was in commemoration of the 1906 San Francisco Quake. …

We like Neo-Kaiju

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H.o.p. fell for the Neo-Kaiju Treebird by artist Kathy Staico-Schorr. We attempted to order it through Wootini which is where we first saw it. Pretty cool website adds to anticipating something good but H.o.p. would have liked Treebird regardless. He also liked a number of other toys but Treebird was the right price. Here’s a painting of Treebird at the …