If it’s not baroque, why fix it!?! [Here is where I explode into ridiculous laughter, followed by difficulty breathing, followed by laughter due to said difficulty]. Okay, so not all of these are actually baroque. They’re baroquen! Ba dum ching! Oh, man. This needs to end before I self destruct.
Found on Google, Flickr
I don’t know much about Simone Lueck, except that I think we have a lot in common. We both love older women and fleeting attempts at looking and feeling glamorous. Except, maybe I would replace women with men, and glamour with distinguished gentlemanliness…that’s a word I just made up.
I especially love her series The Once And Future Queens:
Visit her website and oggle the ladies : http://simonelueck.com/
Performances/documentation by Finnish artist Riitta Ikonen. I can’t believe I never added a Finnish category to the list before, because I’m pretty sure I need it, with all these amazing artists. I really like the “No One Belongs Here More Than You” series, based on the Miranda July book.
More work: http://riittaikonen.com
Well, someone beat me to it. I found this by sheer accident (yeah, and spending hours a day looking through the internet), and was immediately overwhelmed by the amount of art featuring rabbits. Here I thought I was all alone in this deer and owl filled world.
Check out all the fur and hare (get it? like hair? ugh) at
A couple of pieces from what seems to be a very young artist.
I’m into psychologically creepy/scary art, I think that’s been proven. But these… well… these are literally going to give me nightmares. When I was little, I accidentally watched the part of The Fly (starring Jeff Goldblum) where his ears fall off as he’s becoming a fly, and I haven’t been the same since.
I saw some of these in Prague, and was really happy. A part of this was probably influenced by the fact that I was in Prague, but I think if I saw these in a suburb of Hartford, Connecticut (as an example), I’d be just as glad. They’re giant plastic animals! Just hanging out! In the middle of a major city! Come on. Join the fun.
Apparently, they use all recycled plastic to make these. I want one on our front lawn.
Beautiful but terrible (in the old sense of the word) photographs from British artist Sarah Jones (obviously I’m a fan).
I’m not really sure what to write about Vik Muniz, because I’ve seen him talk, and I’m pretty I’m still under the spell of his charm and wit. I can’t help loving the work. It’s just so fun and full of trickery. It’s like the art equivalent of a magic trick, and who doesn’t like magic? Am I right, gentlemen? [crickets]
For those of you unfamiliar with his art, his main way of working is to create a representation of something using surprising or unfamiliar materials. For example, he’s made images from sugar, cotton, garbage, toys, hole punched paper, chocolate, wire, thread, beans, spaghetti, etc. Then he takes a picture of it, and the picture is the final piece. My favorites are the caviar monsters and the diamond divas (click to enlarge!). I also love the cloud drawings (he hired a plane to make drawings in the sky of cartoon clouds), the earthworks, the toys… What can I say, it warms my ice cold heart.
I can’t wait to have a baby so I can put him/her in my artwork. But after seeing Robin Schwartz’s amazing images of Amelia, her daughter, frolicking with all sorts of animals, I figure I’ll have to send my kid to space or something just to keep up.
It also helps to have a gorgeous child…so let’s keep our fingers crossed that my baby won’t have see-through skin and a parasitic twin.
Here are some beautiful shots of Amelia, from “Amelia’s World”
More of Robin Schwartz’s work can be seen at M+B in Los Angeles: