Sunday, May 22, 2011

If there is something to steal, I steal it! Pablo Picasso

Miss Bugs are a talented team. I'm particularly loving Lady of the Land (just above) a 3 color silkscreen / 3 color stencil + gold leaf piece on archival Japanese paper.

I'm inspired!!!

I've dug about a bit and discovered that Miss Bugs are a street art couple. A girl/boy combo. Their work features superheroes, monsters and saucy women. It's often in cut out visual form and scattered around urban environments. They have exhibited their work in New York and their prints often sell out quickly. No wonder. They are all rather gorgeous.

The pulse in me quickens when I see this work. It's the kind of stuff that makes me think "I could make something like this". I can see how this is created, at least in part, the digital part. I have my head around the how with digital art, so it gets me excited. Inspired. The fire is lit!

I've often wondered about the ethics of my digital work when I've used other peoples images as a starting place... below is a great quote from Miss bugs about that very topic. So now I can relax and just create, and see where it goes... there'll be no stopping me.

“If there is something to steal, I steal it!” This summarises what a lot of our work is about – the idea of artists stealing from one another. This can be seen in all art movements throughout history. Artists don’t exist in a vacuum; they create work that is informed by what is going on around them, including what other artists are doing. Artists like Van Gogh and Gauguin, Picasso and Braque they fed off each other to some extent, which drove their work and the new concepts they were exploring forward. Each artist brings something new into the mix, moving ideas on and making the work their own.


Saturday, May 21, 2011

Great Wall of Vagina. The world Premiere Brighton East Sussex, May 2011

Cast, over the course of 5 years, the vaginas (well the vulva area in fact) of hundreds of volunteers went into the creation of The Great Wall of Vagina which is an exploration of women's relationships with their genitals. Jamie McCartney has done such a fabulous job.

The final piece now has 400 casts arranged in 10 panels of 40.

I'm so impressed with the concept. I think it really DOES make a huge impact on women's relationships with their bits... remarkable positive work.

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Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Unusual and intriguingly artful

Wow. This chap is amazing. Not only is he creating gorgeous pieces of art. He's also keeping fit!
Talk about inspiring. I love when things come along that help me remember 'not everything is a reinvention'. There are new things out there still. (The little voice in my head is anticipating being told that in fact it's not unique... so do correct me if I'm wrong. Right now, I'm telling the little voice in my head to be very still).

So, "Mr Orrico's "Live Drawing" is contemporary and experimental. And Mr Orrico's art is beautiful.

He has been a dancer, which probably helps his incredible ability to be so balanced left to right and so graceful (I had a look at some videos on youtube), and has him able to create these works of art which he videos in four-hour sessions.

I would love to do this for a job. No doubt about it!!

A chair for cycling fans.

A Portuguese industrial designer, Rui Alves, who has a love of cycling unveiled a new series of cycling-inspired furniture pieces during the Milan Design Week 2011. Go on son – on your bike!

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