Tuesday, July 13, 2010

A Little Bit of This. A Little Bit of That.

"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!



New Orleans

 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.

Eraseable Art.. 

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.