May 9, 2011 § Leave a comment
The Big Bang is a 16″ x 18″ acrylic on panel artwork by Matt Relkin. Other geometric artwork and photography by Matt is available to view on his site, http://www.downfaster.com/.
May 7, 2011 § Leave a comment
Growing up with a visual diet of stop-motion animation has ceaselessly endeared it to me for its beguiling, dark charm. A regular fixture of my televisual intake, from the synonymous Ray Harryhausen to the pure magic of Czech Animation, stop-motion captured my head and my heart from a very early age. Czech surrealist filmmaker, Jan Švankmajer, is, of course, still propagating his auteurism within this cinematic field, but reaching a new generation with his mastery of the craft, largely via the internet, is the UK’s very own David Firth; animator, musician, video artist, and he of Salad Fingers fame.
Notoriously time consuming, stop-motion has been less of a viable filmmaking option for Firth, but today, reader, we’re going to have a mini retrospective of mannequin-based animations from this particular realm of artistry, beginning with Firth’s own Crooked Rot, and, as inspiration does beget inspiration, Adam Rosenberg’s tributary Manny.
And so I present to you, with music composed by Marcus Fjellström, Crooked Rot…but not before some introductory words on the film by Firth himself:
This project really began when I discovered a treasure cave of strange items in my own back yard including mannequin heads and rubber hands. It inspired me so much that every time I returned I gathered more inspiration.
And now for Adam Rosenberg’s heavily-influenced yet sufficiently self-stamped Crooked Rot homage, Manny:
And here are some links should you wish to further investigate the talents involved:
http://www.fat-pie.com/ for David Firth
http://kafkagarden.com/ for Marcus Fjellström
http://www.youtube.com/user/Moose13088x for Adam Rosenberg
May 3, 2011 § Leave a comment
May 2, 2011 § Leave a comment
Should I ever realise my life-long dream of canine companionship, I would love for a snapshot of our adventures to be captured by the beautifully psychedelic, vintage aesthetics of Neil Krug.
April 20, 2011 § Leave a comment
“They lived in harmony…until it all went horribly wrong!”
Signed by Kevin Dart and measuring 13″ x 14.5″, this fine art giclée print can be yours in exchange for $20 spent at Fleet Street Scandal.
April 17, 2011 § 1 Comment
March 28, 2011 § Leave a comment
Dirtyland IV from The Dirtyland collection by Brian M. Viveros.
March 28, 2011 § Leave a comment
Photographer and cephalopod-centric chandelier maker, Adam Wallacavage, has, in part, made a tentative tentacle departure for his current exhibition, now showing at the Corey Helford Gallery, Culver City. Dreamhome Heartaches sees the addition of handcrafted, antler-crowned elk skull chandelier, formed with customary epoxy clay/cast plaster joining the ranks of the octopus optics. His signature glaze of secret components ensure this inanimate animal retains a shiny coat.
The exhibition is showing from March the 19th – April the 6th.
And so it was, as I delved into the Wonderful World of Mr. Wallacavage, that I came across these two tasty treats from his blog, explanatorily subtitled “My photography and random things I like and stuff.”
Garry L. Newkirk – OPIUM DEN San Francisco
This is an excerpt from “The Musee Mecanique presents the Zelinsky Collection” DVD that I made in 2002. It’s available at museemecaniquesf.com and Pier45 or The Cliff House – Mr. Newkirk.
And now this:
I don’t know what this is about anymore. I suppose when I feel this way, it’s best to look at something pointless..yet saturated…funny. This is the photo I thought of when I thought “over saturated.” I shot this in my dining room… – Mr. Wallacavage.