Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Image Inspiration

This picture makes me want to:

1. Eat too much tomorrow
2. Take a nap with my pear and alligators
3. Finally start quilting

Happy Thanksgiving to all!

Lennon Sisters- Where Are The Words

This video leaves me looking for words...

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Pipilotti Rist, Pour Your Body Out -- AOD

Still from "Ever is Over All," 1997

I think I'm in love with her...

Watch this interview about her current show at MoMA!

Monday, November 24, 2008

John Lurie -- AOD

Famous for his musical inclinations and cult-hit TV Series, "Fishing With John," Lurie's 2-d watercolors take the cake. From the carefree brushstrokes to their creative subject matter, his drawings always make me smile. More here

Friday, November 21, 2008

Obama Puppy

"As part of a campaign to stop puppy mills, then-Senator Barack Obama posed at the Lincoln Memorial with Baby, a poodle who survived a puppy mill but lost one of her legs from the ordeal. The image will appear in the upcoming book, "A Rare Breed of Love" by Jana Kohl." -via MSNBC

Thanks to Bits for this amazing picture!

Here are some other possible pups that just came to mind:

To quote Lauren, "I'm not sayin, I'm just sayin..."

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Simon English -- AOD

"Mother," 2008

"The Sweetest Hangover," 2007

More on his current show here

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Image Inspiration

This picture makes me want to:

1. Run for my life
2. Watch the Three's Company theme intro
3. Make paperweights out of rocks and finger paint again

Monday, November 10, 2008

Elisa D'Arrigo -- AOD

"Recollection (Pink #1)," 2006

"Recollection (Yellow #1)," 2006

These works, carefully constructed out of cloth, paint and thread, invite your eye to follow their subtle contours along a bumpy terrain. The artist approaches them with a delicate and almost scientific outlook that leaves me wanting more.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Paul Guiragossian -- AOD

In the spirit of celebration, I offer up this exuberant oil painting by Lebanese artist Paul Guiragossian:

"Celebrations," 1990

More here

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Ron English -- AOD

"Diamond Dust Obama" 2008

Monday, November 3, 2008

Francesco Longenecker at Rare Gallery, NYC

"Site," 2008, oil on canvas

"Field," 2008, oil on canvas

This artist's large-scale work assembles an imaginative landscape and marries colors in an energetic effort. Be sure to see his recent paintings at Rare Gallery this week.