My friend Victoria just finished this piece. She works on the floor of my small library room with her watercolors, she has taken to do her work Aboriginal style she says since coming to Australia. Hoovering over each piece she keeps pouring out portraits and faces that in a way or another tell a story of times gone by. Continue reading “All you need to know…” »
I am thinking that you don’t care
For all that I say and all that I do.
You make my heart ache,
My pulse quicken,
My head throb.
I swallow more than I can chew with you,
I can only assume that you know that. Continue reading “Curtain call and a veil over your heart.” »
Colleen Atwood is one of the most renowned Costume designers in Hollywood, she has three Oscars to her credit for the fantastical wardrobes in Alice in Wonderland, Memoirs of a Geisha, and Chicago. The L.A.-based costume designer, who will be recognized by the CFDA next week with its inaugural Tribute Award, has spawned entire sartorial worlds for directors such as Rob Marshall, Rupert Sanders, and Tim Burton—a talent with whom she’s been working ever since she created Johnny Depp’s slice-em-up fingers for the 1990 classic Edward Scissorhands. “Tim’s an artist in his own right,” says Atwood. “He’s an original spirit, and he’s fun to be around—most of the time. He lets other people express themselves, and has huge trust in what you’ll deliver.” Continue reading “The art of Costume design by Colleen Atwood” »
Remembered as one of the great dynasties and as one of the most infamous and horrible slaughters in history , the story of Russia’s Romanov dynasty — that of its last czars — has always been a fascinating subject matter; a seemingly endless plethora of inspiration for countless movies books and plays. Continue reading “Twilight of the Romanovs: a look into a gone by era.” »
I found your essence in a poet’s verse;
and as the waters roared and the river discovered the sea
down came the Woman of Spring. Continue reading “Post No.546 – Down came the Woman of Spring.” »
He is the first Contemporary Chinese artist to break the million dollars price barrier for one of his paintings. In May 2008, “Mask Series 1996 No.6″, a large oil-on-canvas diptych of youths wearing absurd masks and Red Guard scarves, was auctioned for £6.2m, one of the highest prices ever paid for contemporary Chinese art. Fêted by the rich and the powerful, Zeng Fanzhi. is one of the most important artists in the world. Continue reading “Eye on China: The art of Zeng Fanzhi” »
While having a macchiato in Seattle just last week nursing the post fashion season’s blues; I came across some of the work of local artist and costume designer Anna Telcs. “The Dowsing,” is her latest exhibition on view at Seattle’s Henry Art Gallery, Anna is showing her work on clothing in the context of art…it just so happens that fabrics are her medium of choice. The show includes a runway-style presentation on March 22 at Red Square, the University of Wahington’s open plaza. Continue reading “Layering art: Anna Telcs” »
Bill Henson is probably one of the most interesting and controversial artist from a handful of Australian contemporaries that continuously provokes, interacts, and creates new boundaries in his chosen medium of expression. Continue reading “Rites of passage: the photography of Bill Henson” »
Mad, excessive, idiosyncratic, flashy, thought provoking…Art Basel, the largest contemporary art fair in the US is well on its way. Continue reading “Artistic Bacchanalia: Art Basel, Miami 2012” »
Between wars we made love by the sea shore,
There was money to spend, bread on the table
Red blood in my veins left over wine from the feast. Continue reading “The Home-front” »
“Everything has its beauty but not everyone sees it.” Confucius
- All the things that make this Universe inexplicable,
All the molecules and atoms,
The force of gravity of all the planets,
All the dimensions of time and space,
All the ones that we can no longer embrace
Will they ever come close to you?
Rose flower with petals of steel.
Will they make my desire for you burn brighter? Continue reading “The last wish of doctor Heisenberg” »
Colin Heaney came to Byron Bay via Cali U.S.A. back in 1974, at a time when cows ruminated by the ocean shores, attracted by one of the best surf spots in the World he soon realized he had found his spiritual homestead. It was a time when Byron was known to a few surfers most of them Australian, and a few from the States and Europe. It was the idyllic hippie enclave, as much of a factor in the flower power and the surf for life movement as were places like Big Sur, Ibiza, and a handful of other spots around the globe. Continue reading “Byron Bay Chic” »