December 2, 2008
Image source: www.nj.com
November 17, 2008
The milk chocolate is filled with nougat and resembles the texture and taste of the discontinued Japonais chocolate bars from the manufacturer Suchard. IT IS THE BEST!
Image source: www.international-chocolates.com
November 8, 2008
I like his use of vibrant color and shape: how each unit is a variation on hue, intensity and value, and how the black line separating each shape is reminiscent of a European cathedral's stained glass window. In addition, each work in the show carries an exactness and a level of craft which is unsurpassed.
"Ring Pop" (oil on board, 19 7/8 x 18 1/2 inches)
November 4, 2008
November 3, 2008
Image source: www.enviga.com
October 17, 2008
I love the subtle use of Mary Hambleton's value and texture to create this sublimely biomorphic portrait. (graphite, shellac and polymer on paper)
Her other work is much more linear in theme. This particular piece seems a departure. Still, it is nicely subtle (and creepy!)
Image source: Don Soker Gallery: San Francisco, CA
October 11, 2008
Before you click on the link below to see the illusion, follow what the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences website says to do:
"If you stare at the black "+" in the center, the moving dots turns to green.
Now, concentrate on the black "+" in the center of the picture. After a short period, all the pink dots will slowly disappear, and you will only see only a single green dot rotating."CLICK HERE to get the pink dots to rotate.
Image source: National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
September 24, 2008
September 17, 2008
September 12, 2008
I purchased one from the MOMA store. Although it feels a bit heavy, I look forward to it keeping my coffee warm.
UPDATE: It does keep my coffee warm, but the lid smells bizarre and stains. Maybe I am the one being fooled!
UPDATE #2: The cup is a nice concept, but it is no longer white. The lid is stained (from coffee & lipstick), and the cup's sides are stained from charcoal at my workplace.
Image source: momastore.org
August 27, 2008
August 22, 2008
August 20, 2008
August 12, 2008
Questions from an inquiring mind:
-Is this candy meant to be taken to and eaten at a concert?
I see HM products marketed everywhere, and they are pure genius. This product is a new and fascinating genre!
July 31, 2008
Because I like paint and artist materials practically hanging off of the panel, I would love to see his work have an added element of physical depth.
Image source: Augen Gallery: Portland, OR
June 30, 2008
June 10, 2008
I stumbled upon this succulent photo by pearlgirl at Neighborhood Notes - a Pearl District blog.
Image source: Neighborhood Notes
June 8, 2008
May 24, 2008
May 20, 2008
Matthew Sporzynski's cut paper illustrations featured in Real Simple magazine are a visual pleasure and treasure. His company, Couturier de Cardboard Inc., designs a variety of products using cut paper. I only wish he had a website to peruse!
Image source: Real Simple Magazine
May 12, 2008
May 5, 2008
April 22, 2008
Swim Puff (relish) • 2008 • Mixed media on birch panel • 14 x 22 inches
Please join me for a preview reception at the Augen gallery:
Wednesday • April 30, 2008
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
First Thursday reception:
Thursday • May 1st, 2008
5:30 PM – 8:30 PM
HOURS: TUESDAY – SATURDAY 10:30 AM – 5:30 PM
April 14, 2008
April 7, 2008
March 26, 2008
March 15, 2008
Image sources (left): http://blog.kimvallee.com
March 13, 2008
March 3, 2008
Take a look at HEMA's product page. You can't order anything and it's in Dutch but just wait a couple of seconds and watch what happens.
Don't click on any of the products pictured, just wait and see what happens. And be sure you have your sound turned up.
This company has a sense of humor and a great computer programmer!
February 27, 2008
The use of colored lighting show the shadow to be the complement to the light source. Additionally the composition is excellent.
Photo credit: Mario Sorrenti
February 21, 2008
I applaud the artist choice as an ad for Zune Originals (a Microsoft ipod where you can pick your own design for it's back). I adore her masterful use of color and her intricate use of folk art-inspired decorative elements.
If my brain could scream any more excitement about this piece, it would explode!
February 18, 2008
February 7, 2008
Left: "There is a Place for You, In my Heart of Hearts"
85" x 96" x 45", acrylic on cut paper, wall painting, flocking, light
Right: "Seized by the Power of a Great Affection"
acrylic on cut paper, plexi-glass, fabric, mixed media
40" x 85" x 80"
It is not often I meet an artist whose work I like and admire SO much! Her pastel color palette, assemblages, and shapes - both geometric and biomorphic - are simply sublime and uniquely interesting. At times the rounded strips of painted paper applied to the wall appear to be feather/wing/birdlike.
I would like to purchase a piece.
After entering the gallery, I noticed the sweet smell of gumdrops (Dots) - one unexpected additional element from so many exposed candies.
BTW: What are the archival qualities of gumdrops? Perhaps short-term exhibitions are her goal. If not, keeping a design on a long-term basis, resin would be a better material.
No photo credit available.
February 4, 2008
"I came to the conclusion that there is no misery in art. All art is about saying yes, and all art is about its own making."
Photograph: ELINOR CARUCCI
"The New Yorker", Jan. 28, 2008, pp. 64.