Tag Archives: art

Cinco de Mayo

I love living in New Mexico (most days), & the mixed cultural heritage of Santa Fe, we all have our own personal histories that blend with the national & global histories going on around us, & I have a deep respect for that. 5 cool tatts to share on this day:

1) http://www.tattoodesignsideas.in/mexican-tattoos/-mexican-tattoo_845

2) http://www.tattoostime.com/tattoos/mexican/page/4/

3) http://weheartit.com/entry/55692452/via/skullspiration

4) http://i238.photobucket.com/albums/ff244/warvox/tumi_inca.jpg

5) http://www.theredparlour.com/img/ladyofgaudelope5_2_2_.jpg

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Mr. Brainwash

art is a great vehicle for a message to take a ride in,
and then get to you

a couple links here to some kickass documentaries featuring some awesome artists:

Ai Wei Wei, Activist, China Critic: http://www.aiweiweifilm.org/en/ 

Banksy, Graffiti Art, Exit Through The Gift Shop: http://www.banksyfilm.com/


Apophysis

freeware fractal flame editor, it’s a cool  fractal software program I’ve been tinkering with lately

you can get it here: http://www.apophysis.org/ 

it was created by Mark Townsend & expanded upon by Peter Sdobnov, Piotr Borys, & Ronald Hordijk


SSA

www.startseeingart.com

a semi-blog-format website dedicated to public pieces of art in Minnesota’s “Twin Cities”; Minneapolis & St. Paul, here in the U.S.A., put together by Kevin D. Hendricks & Jeffrey Martin

“Too often public art is ignored or forgotten. Sometimes you can’t even find basic details like what the work is called or who created it. The goal of Start Seeing Art is to map and identify that artwork so it can be appreciated and enjoyed.”


Joel Nakamura

a really cool artist, I was first noticed his work when I volunteered at the 5th Annual Japanese Cultural Festival in Santa Fe, New Mexico, U.S.A. this spring, he designed this year’s poster, & now he is the artist behind the poster for the annual Santa Fe Independent Film Festival, going on this weekend here in the same city, really neat stuff, to see examples of his work go to his website: http://joelnakamura.com/?q=home or do a Google Image Search with his name


art

“An attempt to integrate evil.” – Simon de Beauvoir


Academy Awards

the first Academy Awards ceremony was held 80 years ago today, by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, “a professional organization dedicated to advancing the art and technology of filmmaking”, the event was hosted at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel,
Wings was awarded “Outstanding Picture” & Sunrise was awarded “Unique & Artistic Picture”, 2 uncategorized awards were given to Charles Chaplin’s The Circus as well as The Jazz Singer produced by Warner Bros.

also referred to as “The Oscars” (a name the trophies were officially dubbed with 10 years later) the Academy Awards continue to be held annually in the U.S.A., for more information check out: http://oscars.com/ & http://www.oscars.org/


Albuquerque, New Mexico, U.S.A.

blog post: 31.October.2008

a cool mural I’ve been seeing when I’ve been passing through downtown there


Rapid City, South Dakota, U.S.A.

 blog post: 11.September.2008
I was downtown about a year ago
& discovered this statue there

Mitakuye Oyasin
(We Are All Related)

which I thought was really cool,
& had a lot of meaning


Keith Haring

born 50 years ago today, in Reading, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.

http://www.haring.com

“I don’t think art is propaganda; it should be something that liberates the soul, provokes the imagination and encourages people to go further. It celebrates humanity instead of manipulating it.”