Wednesday, February 24, 2010

architect Matthew Radune and photographer Gregory Holm worked together to create 'ice house'. even though this house is found in a neighborhood of Detroit where 1 in 4 homes is in disrepair or abandoned, Radune keeps his chin up and states this artwork is a positive expression of hope for a renewal in this neighborhood and for the creativity architecture like this inspires.

i am not sure an icy house instills a sense of hopefulness in me for residential detroit neighborhoods. I am, however, completely sold on the idea that art on large scales in unexpected places by people who are not artists is fantastic.

more poeticness about their mission and some dreamy photographs here.

art, looking for homes.

two more paintings in my Etsy store!

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

art as the real world, or the real world as art.

the world's largest airplane graveyard is now visible on Google Maps.


explore on your own here.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

the navy always did have excellent taste in design.

the stranger just alerted me to the best thing that could ever happen to a war...

"Razzle Dazzle" was a method of camouflage used by the English and US navy in WWI and WWII. The idea was to confuse the enemy with bright colors and geometric designs so they would not know where to aim. It also undoubtedly made the enemy wanna ditch the stupid war thing and swim over to join the dance party.

photographs stolen from twisted sifter.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

darren foote's wooden ideas.

darren foote's lovely bits of wood. i can't find this man's website, but there are lots of gallery reviews out there on the interwebs if you need to see more.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

i will stay up all night with you.

painting is happening again! here's the first finished piece, already waiting in Etsy...

also, i'm terrified that i'll leave my space heater on in my new office and burn the whole department down. i made myself a reminder to hang near the door.

Monday, February 8, 2010

james dean gives me good dreams

for the past two years i've dreamt of swimming. it's not as frequent nowadays - maybe once every few weeks - but at one point i went swimming nightly.

this fantastic print by james dean makes me think about calmly harnessing what my brain thinks about when the rest of me is asleep.

please buy this print, and view james' other works, here.

Thursday, February 4, 2010


I have featured a lot of artists on here for you folks, but here is the first one i have the pleasure to know in person... presenting ms. treva elwood for your viewing delight. not only does treva paint her family's photographs - an heirloom made from a heirloom! - with a heart as big as cuba, but she paints with a palette so bold only a well-tuned artist could pull it off. background textures and vintage patterns add just enough vague reminiscence to flesh out a feeling of familiarity even though you've never met the subjects.

yep - she can do all that, and be the very finest and funnest human being there is walking around on two dance-y feet. if you are in the Baltimore area, please make a trip down to
Jordan Faye Contemporary
1401 Light Street
between 6 and 9 tonight, February 4th, for their opening for three artists - the lovely ms. elwood included.

can't get enough? more of her goodness here.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

victorian, hunteresque, vaguely sciency and creep-tastic all in one.

Elizabeth McGrath: sculptures with just the right balance of creepiness to charm.

see more here.

thanks, design for mankind!

mr. albanese's little world.

matthew albanese takes bits of whatnots and creates whole new, amazing, itsy bitsy tiny worlds. that flowing field of midwest prairie grass you see? it's faux fur. the second one proves that steel wool is a lot more ominous than you think - the rest is made up with cotton and parsley.

brilliant. ogle more here.