Nov 19, 2011

A Kitchen for the Soul




I am so in love with this kitchen...
It's the perfect rustic charm !!!



Birds and Beaks


I don't know why but I just found this really fascinating!



Nov 5, 2011

Hauntingly Beautiful Music Series #01: Music for Egon Schiele

when i am sad and blue
when i am lost and unsure
this brings me home
to the inner core of me that remembers everything






Oct 29, 2011

Cameron Diaz the Glamour Girl


The dance scene in The Mask




Sylvester and Tweety Mysteries


A cheerful score celebrating their well-matched chemistry~


Femme Fatales: Mia Wallace


The Twist Contest scene in Pulp Fiction




Suzanne Vega + Anime


An amazing AMV made with scenes from the anime Noir with the song "caramel" by Suzanne Vega



Femme Fatales: Morticia Addams VS Jessica Rabbit







Jessica Rabbit



The Most Beautiful Thing Ever Filmed


Plastic bag scene from American Beauty




Yoshitaka Amano

George Tooker

David Hockney

Ryan Schneider






Statement
My work is a process of sorting out past, current, and future events in my life and environment. Each piece is a collage of situations and emotional states, laid onto canvas in paint. The result is psychological portraits of relationships, objects, and people. For me, the process of painting is a physical act of exorcism, a metaphorical emptying of the head. Color, form, perspective, and composition all act as vehicles that move me through this process of purging. This experience is very personal for me. It is my belief that once I put these images out into the world, they are still wholly attached to me and to the experiences that lead up to their making. 
My ultimate goal is to create an honest experience for the viewer by fostering within them a metaphysical space where they can exist for a period of time thus inspiring an emotional state, akin to the state I am in when I paint.





Emily Noelle Lambert


I saw her work in Seoul, September 2008.



I wanted to hang these in my Living Room.




I think this was the image that was used for the Invitation Card.


I felt so *alive* standing in front of her colors.
They were magical...

I love the primal screams raging through her canvases...
They make me connect to my core self...





Statement
Process drives my painting; uncovering and peeling away material, meaning, and ultimately my self.
This new body of work includes paintings and sculpture made within the past six months. This was a process of purging as well as cultivation. The sweet switch of duality of creation and destruction plays back and forth; wiping away, erasing, and then the rekindling. With this work, I am intuitively exploring my experiences by extracting them, both consciously and subconsciously, from a visual language of impressions, recollections and desires.
The sculpture and paintings came into being through the impulse for greater physicality, more muscle and fight, a yearning to see thought made tangible. Cross-pollinating between 2-D and 3-D, the pieces lean into one and inform one another.
The undercurrent of the challenges of life, death, love, and change, are woven through each piece. I have a desire for control of each piece but consciously allow for a lack of control¬ — the drips of paint sliding down the canvases and constructed forms are a testament to the uncontrolled. The melding of paint, net, glass beads, and monkey fur result in a clash of meaning and making. I am aligning my artistic process with the process of living, seeking meaning, lyricism and striving within both.





Two Unforgettable Arias from Movies


Above: Aria scene from The Fifth Element




Above: Aria scene from Shawshank Redemption




Oct 23, 2011

STYLE; thy name is slow decadence. . .

I don't know *why* but I am very drawn to this right now.





(Can't wait to show the nailcolor pic to my nail artist! :->   )




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Aug 23, 2011

Collage Style Blog Templates

I find them quaint and charming.
Some analog touch to a digital front!






Aug 9, 2011

At Leeum: Francis Bacon, Arshile Gorky, & Rothko


Earlier this year, my friend introduced me to the wonderful Starkness, a kind of Terror in Francis Bacon's art. This little image doesn't do it justice of course. This is something that has to be experienced at the gallery...




This is Arshile Gorky's work Study for Agony. It's so fresh and sophisticated, playful and serious.





Then, there is Rothko of course. If a prayer ever got painted, it would most likely be a Rothko.



Ross Bleckner










What can I say. Pure pleasure would look like this.

I first came across his work when I was an exchange student in Paris.
ENSBA's library had a big book about him.

I saw two of his paintings at a small gallery in Paris, and then at
a biennale in Korea.

I like to think of him as a true visual poet.
I see him as an equal rival to Hiroshi Sugito.

They both know how to create Beauty.


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Australia's Aboriginal Art

One of the most amazing visual experiences for me in Australia was the aboriginal art. I don't know how they did it but I could literally feel the heat and energy of Earth from their paintings. Some of the paintings had actual dirt in them and it worked wonders.

Below are some images I pulled from the internet.







If you like this type of art, you can check out some more at: http://www.aboriginalartstore.com.au and http://www.japingka.com.au/exhibitions.cfm

Or you can also Google "Pintupi" for more information.


Jul 7, 2011

The Echo by Paul Delvaux


The Echo (1943) by Paul Delvaux.


I love Delvaux's body of work and how he kept to a persistent theme in most of them. You can see one and immediately tell that it is his work and no-one else's. I also feel some injustice that Magritte has stolen the lime light and is hailed as a father figure of the genre Surrealism (along with Dali), when the true source of Surrealism began with de Chirico.

As far as I know, Delvaux is a descendant and heir to the Surrealist movement. But I think he deserves merit for creating such a distinct and focused body of work that are unmistakeably his.


I found a blog post on him here --> http://tatagetman.blogspot.com/2011/04/nudes-femmes-surrealism-larchitecture.html

Mar 23, 2011

Tim Burton



It's always so great to see the original sketches of the author!!

Peter Noonan





This is a screen capture of his work; please do not use for commercial use!

I love the presence I feel in this illustration...






Mar 18, 2011

Richard Diebenkorn


I heart the colors and level of abstraction of his work.


Otto Dix


Portrait of journalist Sylvia von Harden, 1926
Oil on wood, 121 x 89 cm

Pompidou Center, Paris



* This is just a small portion of the painting.



Mar 15, 2011

I tawt I taw a Putty-Tat ~





I can't believe I haven't posted this already!!!

Dear Tweetie Bird, You're just too cute for words...



Alfred Wallis





Alfred Wallis, Hold House Port Mear Square Island


I *just* discovered this guy last night and I'm thrilled! You can tell that this is a scene he felt and experienced - on a personal level. He is not painting to fit into an idealogy or a school of painting. And I think that is just so *precious* to behold and admired...


(from Wikipedia) ... His paintings are an excellent example of na├»ve artperspective is ignored and an object's scale is often based on its relative importance in the scene. This gives many of his paintings a map-like quality. Wallis painted his seascapes from memory, in large part because the world of sail he knew was being replaced by steamships. As he himself put it, his subjects were "what use To Bee out of my memery what we may never see again..."[2] Having little money, Wallis improvised with materials, mostly painting on cardboard ripped from packing boxes using a limited palette of paint brought from ships chandlers.


Henri Rousseau






* Rousseau is known for his jungle theme but I appreciate some of his lesser known works because it gives helpful clues to how he arrived at his own system of painting. I think this particular piece is very typical of his works - with their well arranged elements, attempting to flatten the space, with the more decorative parts such as the tree that are rendered with a little more brushwork, and the sky reminiscent of some Japanese print the way the colors blend so subtly in a gradual manner. 


Found on: http://www.thecityreview.com/s02cimp2.html