Monday, 30 April 2012

Little Knitter

Harriete Estel Berman

 The Dilemma of Desire


Consuming Conversation

Artists' website:

Livia Marin

Fictions of a Use II

Order & Similarity I

Sunday, 29 April 2012

"Aedh Wishes for the Cloths of Heaven"

Had I the heaven's embroidered cloths,
Enwrought with golden and silver light,
The blue and the dim and the dark cloths
Of night and light and the half-light,
I would spread the cloths under your feet:
But I, being poor, have only my dreams;
I have spread my dreams under your feet;
Tread softly because you tread on my dreams.
William Butler Yeats

Thursday, 26 April 2012

Tom Friedman

Tom Friedman.  1,500 pieces of chewed bubble gum, molded into a perfect sphere.

Untitled 1990 The artist writes his signature repeatedly for the life of a pen 106.7 cm

Untitled 1997. Drinking Straws

Sol LeWitt drawings

Things organized neatly

Martin Creed

Eva Hesse

Connection 1969
Fiberglass,  polyester resin on cloth-covered metal wire
20 units, each 40.6 to 166.4 X 2.5 to 7.6cm
Eva Hesse

In this work, Hesse experimented with how fiberglass would respond when it was neither cast nor applied to a regular form. Hesse applied wet resin-dipped fiberglass to suspended wires and allowed chance and gravity to influence the final shapes. At the time of Hesse’s death, these twenty units (ten of which were shown in the 1969 exhibition A Plastic Presence at The Jewish Museum) were found in the artist’s studio. Collectively known as Connection, this work does not have a set installation. 

Louise Bourgeois Insomnia Drawings

I am an insomniac, so for me the state of being asleep is paradise. It is a paradise I can never reach. But I still try to conquer the insomnia, and to a large extent I have done it; it is conquerable. My drawings are a kind of rocking or stroking, and an attempt at finding peace. Peaceful rhythm. Like rocking a baby to sleep.

Thursday, 5 April 2012

Cornflakes to Communism

James Burke Institute Knowledge web ...

  • Cornflakes, invented in 1894 by…

  • J. H. Kellogg, whose first job was as a typesetter for…

  • Mrs Ellen White, “who opened a water-cure establishment” that was inspired by…
    Vincent Priessnitz, an advocate of “sleeping in wet sheets,” a prescription that was also administered by…

  • James Gully at a Priessnitz-like spa in Western Egland, which was visited by…

  • King Carlyle, whose official royal portrait was commissioned by…

  • Whistler, the artist with an incredibly Rolodex of artsy friends, including…
    William Morris who was, among many other things, a socialist community organizer and whose meetings were attended by…

  • Eleanor Marx, daughter of…

  • Karl Marx, the intellectual forefather of…

  • Communism.