wow, I stumbled upon this animated film on youtube by Tony White about the master wood block printer Hokusai. White's subtle & impressive depiction of Hokusai's work is truly beautiful. the film truly captures the spirit, serenity and timelessness of his drawings.
Friday, May 28, 2010
Thursday, May 27, 2010
Monday, May 24, 2010
Some those early old school animated shorts by the likes of the Fleischer Brothers, and Disney are some of the trippiest stuff ever immortalized on film. This Fleischer Betty Boop production of Snow White was one of the most psychedelic ever. Be sure to note the Cab Calloway guest appearance as Ko Ko. Great stuff.
Saturday, May 15, 2010
My sister in law; Gina Siepel is one smart crafty cookie. Her newest showing of her Boy Mechanic Series; 'The Echo as Original Sound: The Self-Made Man in the American Landscape' a billing she shared with artist Christopher Carroll opened last night in Mission Hill @ The Five Seven Delle Project Space. And it was awesome.
"The Boy Mechanic Project, Gina Siepel builds objects from a series of books called The Boy Mechanic, published between 1913 – 1925. Siepel has examined this period in American history, transplanted this series of historical exercises into her own contemporary life, and inserted them into a paradigm of fluid gender identity and a post-industrial ecological reality. Siepel’s Boy Mechanic Project seeks to recontextualize the Boy Mechanic, both celebrating and ironizing his origins. 'forget bias, her work is sure to inspire.
Friday, May 14, 2010
Saturday, May 8, 2010
A couple of weeks ago I helped mixed media artist Julie Melone teach a drawing class during spring break to a bunch of super talented kids ages 13-17 at Mass Art during 'eXtreme Week' in Boston. It was pretty inspiring to see kids younger than the peers I had at College take drawing just as, if not more seriously than kids 5 years their superior doing the same exercises one does at a college level. My hope is that some of these tater tots continue on as they seem well on their way to graduating from class doodlers to serious art students. And believe me, the talent is there. Look out world.