Archive for May, 2008

Jeff de Boer’s Emergency Jet Pack

Friday, May 16th, 2008
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Jeff de Boer is a Canadian sculptor who is best known for the armor he creates for cats and mice. The one directly below is called Tournament Cat and the one below that is entitled Samurai Saimese.

If you’re interested in making your own Samurai cat armor he has nifty step-by-step instructions on his website here.

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Head Lice as Art

Thursday, May 15th, 2008

Seven young artists from Berlin are trying to stretch the boundaries of art by living in an Israeli museum for three weeks with lice in their hair.

“They insist it is not a gimmick.”

This, of course, depends on how you define the work “gimmick.”

Will Cotton’s Pretty

Wednesday, May 14th, 2008
Will Cotton

Will Cotton’s paintings are easy to recognize. They are beautifully painted and usually envolve candy. Get it? Cotton candy. Sorry.

Will Cotton

Mark Elliott’s Very Long Minute

Tuesday, May 13th, 2008
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Mark Elliott is a painter and illustrator whose work often takes fairy tales and other childhood themes and gives them a twist.

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Phillip Toledano’s Photography

Monday, May 12th, 2008
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The photo’s above and below are the work of Phillip Toledano. This series is entitles “Hope and Fear are the External Manifestation of the Internal Desires and Paranoia that are Adrift in America.” Note how by pulling down the saturation and limiting of bright colors he produces a serious and somber mood. Tolendano believes “a photographs should be like an unfinished sentence. There should be space for questions.” It seems like this principle could be applied to almost anything. Scratch the “almost”. It seems like this principle could be applied to anything.