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Friday, May 16, 2008

The Horse

Opening tomorrow at the American Museum of Natural History in New York is the exhibit titled simply "The Horse" - through January 4, 2009.


With the Horses (Cayo) © Corvallo

Mappelthorpe & Polaroids

When I was in art school I had a dream that I found a suitcase under my bed with all of Robert Mapplethorpe's negatives. I am not sure of the meaning of the dream (Mapplethorpe is not an obvious choice for me), but all Freudian interpretations aside, I like to think it just had to do with owning one's creativity.
Not included in that suitcase were his Polaroids, but they will be exhibited at The Whitney through September 7, 2008.
Karen Rosenberg wrote an article about the show titled "Spontaneity Was the Medium and the Message" that is published in the New York Times today.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

The Last Iceberg

There is something about the cold that I really like. I love all seasons , but I think if I lived in Southern California year round I would go a little bonkers. I love the crisp & clean air of a cold winter morning and the sound of footsteps on snow (ergo my love for Lisa M. Robinson's series Snowbound).
Camille Seaman (what a perfect name for this photographer!) exhibit Where There Should be Ice opened today at Candace Dawn Gallery in New York and will run through June 21, 2008.
If you cannot see the show in New York, take a look at The Last Iceberg on Ms. Seaman's site:
Hauntingly beautiful landscapes (or portraits as Ms. Seaman regards them) of icebergs, that on closer reflection reveal environmental tragedy --not unlike the desert work of Richard Misrach.

AIDS Walk New York May 18, 2008

My friend Andrew is participating in the AIDS Walk on May 18, 2008. Please consider supporting him in his efforts; you can donate to the cause here.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Made in England, Bought in Hamburg

Today I treated myself to one of these:

Made in England -Strawberries & Ladybugs cup& saucer by Dunoon

For me the shape and the feel of the cup I drink my tea out of is important and helps determine how much I enjoy my tea. I think this cup & saucer will be fantastic -- this post is for you Jason ;)

Nature

Hearing about the earthquake in China, so soon after Cyclone Nargis, is a reminder as to how powerful nature is and how unpredictable. And it makes me wish humanity could just work together all the time for everyone to have better lives.

Monday, May 12, 2008

Little Robot


Flight ©Little Robot

The Little Robot AKA Lindsey Carr, is a Scottish based designer & artist who I also discovered via Etsy.
Long hair, birds, slight surrealism, clear lines, beautiful proportions, a muted palette and paper theaters...what else could you want ;)



Nested, Hair & Moustache and An Owl Situation ©Little Robot

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Tema Stauffer

I always liked the work of the talented Tema Stauffer. There is so much narrative in her work and it makes you want to know the whole story behind the images. Tema's blog let's you follow her creative journey. Take a look at her pictures and words: www.palmaire.blogspot.com