Nov 7, 2014

Up-Yours

The X-Ray Spex performing Oh Bondage! Up Yours! in the documentary "Punk in London" (1977).



Poly Styrene in 1977.

Oct 30, 2014

Some Woodstacks

Fall is here, and you know what that means... Big bonfires started with gasoline and leafblowers! Time for outings with friends! Frosts in the night, insulating the house, the neighbor's woodpile, and HOCKEY SEASON!


Oct 29, 2014

Café Table


Here's a recent project of mine! It's a set of three 5-layer stencils of bad-ass ladies. Here they are installed on a Café table. It was really rewarding to get back into spray-paint. I love the process of thinking in reverse when cutting the stencils. There are so many ways you can represent ideas with layers of precise shapes - and you can further stylize with the application of the paint itself. One of my favorite areas is the lace fringe on the end of the Pirate's cloak, which is covered by the coffee creamers in this photo. The Café had requested a design done in the style of Banksy. I wanted to twist this aesthetic slightly to riff on Japanese Manga line work.

I started with a treatment of gesso to the raw fiber-board table, then used a concrete colored paint for the base (about two cans). Each figure had a golden focal-point representing their powers.

The whole project was completed in around 60 hours this past summer. I ate at the Café the other night and finally saw it in action.



Oct 27, 2014

Photographer/ Martin Parr

Mother and Daughter, Wales 1988


from "The Last Resort", New Brighton 1985


from "The Last Resort", New Brighton 1985


from "The Last Resort", New Brighton 1985

Oct 9, 2014

Plein Sud, 1997

Milla Jovovich photographed by Stephane Sendaoui for Plein Sud, 1997 / via


Sep 30, 2014

Passion

I loved this documentary about how ballet shoes are crafted. The industrious shoemaker Pat demonstrates such incredible diligence and passion. I feel so romantic about this idea that in searching for an industry to participate in, it is possible that you could somehow stumble on one so apt and dignified. I want to excel at my work and take great pride in the things that I do. This is what I am looking for.



Sep 26, 2014

Pairs [no. 2]

Time for another installment of Pairs! This ongoing piece is an exploration of how I consume and process associative media. This project is representative of the way I mentally archive and enjoy images. It's like playing a matching game with myself - I get really excited when I find an image that resembles one I know I've seen before... somewhere... so I go off and track it down, and then put them together. [Pairs no.1]




























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Sep 12, 2014

Tatooine

carrie fisher behind the scenes, empire strikes back, star wars, jaba the hut outfit, bikini, sun-bathing with stunt double on set in the desert
Carrie Fisher with her Stunt Double on the set of Empire Strikes Back (1980) / via


Sep 10, 2014

Flinmsy

wren red cropped turtleneck, bonadrag, stuffeddoggie, self-portrait, creepy
Private
Me, sitting at my electric organ in a dim but
cozy lounge full of frisky happy-hour goblins.

Sep 8, 2014

Milla Animal Féminin


Once upon a time on the internet, I ran across a picture of whom I thought to be Milla Jovovich wearing brown makeup and some tiny orange getup while acting like a wild animal. It was so weird. The image made me laugh and I couldn't forget it. I finally tracked down all the pages to this amazing shoot and can now put all the pieces together - here is Milla Jovovich photographed by Anette Aurell for Jalouse Magazine [issue#2 June/July 1997]. Maybe someday I'll translate the article (pg.1, pg.2). Other credits look to be: Bathing Suit / Vivienne Westwood, Makeup / Rosemarie Swift, Hair / Johnathan Connelly, Stylist / Annett Monheim.

Cool how you can see a YSL advert on the reverse side of one of the pages. I love magazines.

Aug 22, 2014

Treasure Trash

I found theses treasures while digging a hole.
1 Toy Boat
1 Summit Bar (best before '83)
Summit Bar wrapper, orange and yellow, buried plastic candy wrapper after 30 years, found buried toy boat, trash treasure, child's discarded things found years later while digging a hole

Aug 21, 2014

Sweater Island

Laura Kampman photographed by Laurie Bartley for Elle (UK), Sept. 2014, black and white scottland, knitted bell-bottom flare pants, matching sweater pants and top
Laura Kampman photographed by Laurie Bartley for Elle (UK), Sept. 2014 / via



Scott Trindle
By Scott Trindle for V Spain / via


Angela Lindvall by Peter Lindbergh for W Magazine, 1997, girl sitting by sidewalk in city, 90's, pleated white skirt,
Angela Lindvall by Peter Lindbergh for W Magazine, 1997 / via

Jul 25, 2014

Slytherin

plaitnum hair, girl short hair, androgeny, dark brows, wet hair, aveda bleached hair
plaitnum hair, girl short hair, androgeny, dark brows, wet hair, aveda bleached hair

This week I sprained my ankle, forced plenty of rest, applied arnica and ice approx. 400 times, soaked in Epsom Salts, wrote a letter, read This One Summer by Mariko Tamaki & Jillian Tamaki twice, and bleached my hair blonde.