"Nothing is original. Steal from anywhere that resonates with inspiration or fuels your imagination. Devour old films, new films, music, books, paintings, photographs, poems, dreams, random conversations, architecture, bridges, street signs, trees, clouds, bodies of water, light and shadows. Select only things to steal from that speak directly to your soul. If you do this, your work (and theft) will be authentic. Authenticity is invaluable; originality is nonexistent. And don’t bother concealing your thievery — celebrate it if you feel like it. In any case, always remember what Jean-Luc Godard said: “It’s not where you take things from — it’s where you take them to."
Jim Jarmusch. The Golden Rules of Filming. Via
Here are a few of my inspirations today..Let's start off with some interesting pictures I picked up along my way as I skimmed and skipped through the World Wide Web..Shall we start off with coffee?
For the coffee lovers. source here
and move on to a little piece of amazing.. (I heart paper crafters!). Please view the talent of Artist and Paper Sculptor Peter Callesen in the images following..
Do not enter, 2006
Impenetrable Castle, 2005
Half Way Through, 2006
White Hand, 2007
The Roots of Heaven, 2009
Self Made Escher, 2008.
And onwards to Photography. Enjoy!
The work of Alex Gaidouk source
The Lovers by Zineb Sedira
Floating Coffins, a video exhibition detailing ‘the world’s largest shipping graveyard’ outside Nouadhibou in Mauritania. Sad, lonely landscapes are shown on several screens showcasing decaying ships resting on white shores. You then see local men slowly stripping them by hand to salvage any remaining value. Creepy, haunting, expansive. This one gave me chills.
See more of this amazing international artist. Her work here and learn more about her here.
persian pallet, 2010, 8’ x 4’ x 4.5” , dry erase marker on whiteboard pallet co-created w/ Andrew Vomhof
Photo taken by Gian Paolo Barbieri, 1975
Oh Audrey. You make everything so much better..via.