Sunday, July 31, 2005

Monumento Ai Caduti

This scupture, entitled "Monumento Ai Caduti," was brought into being by an Italian artist named Nino Ucchino. Ucchino was the student of the painter Luca Crippa, who introduced him to new aesthetic horizons, giving him his trademark edge. The "Monumento Ai Caduti," which means "Monument to the Fallen," was contructed of stainless steel materials in 1994 and can be found in Casalvecchio in Sicily.

Saturday, July 30, 2005

Silver Beauty

I'm not really much of a jewelry hound. My first pieces of jewelry were made out of a BakeLite-looking material and to this day I would still don them. However, I do adore handmade jewelry. The one pic-tured above is handmade from silver. The web site I found it on isn't really informative about the creation of its pieces, but it's still lovely to look at. In a way it reminds me of dew caught in a spider-web, and in another it light it reminds me of a melting tree of life. What does it remind you of?

Friday, July 29, 2005

Bush Whacker Art

Bush Monkeys by Savido Helluva Leader by Shepard Fairey
I personally think President Bush is the second worst U.S. President in existance. And he's second only to Richard Nixon, who died in 1995 (did anyone even notice?). My mother thinks Bush is awesome. But then again she's from Texas. If you've never been in TX, it's a whole 'nother planet. Christopher Savido's painting at the right caused much controversy in early 2005. If you look closely Bush's face is actually surrounded by islands of monkeys, while Fairey's painting, Helluva Leader, at right, is flanged with a simple pentagram lapel.

Thursday, July 28, 2005

Body Art

Art has included a wide assortment of different forms of Body Art, tattoos being the most popular. Piercings are another form of the fast-approaching popularity of creating an individually ornate body. However, some forms of Body Art are not at all painful and can be equally as dramatic. The photo above is by an unknown artist.

Tuesday, July 19, 2005

Cookin' by Greg Brown

This art reminds me of a cartoon I use to watch on VHS over and over again when I was little, in which the cops were animated potatoes. The criminal investegation led them to question a hard-boiled egg, and several other food stuffs, after a baby carrot went missing. The culprits turned out to be, what else? Rats.

Thursday, July 14, 2005

Uncomfortable Starfish by ItsCheryl

Doesn't this remind you of a bubble-ular starfish, all iridescent and pretty?

Friday, July 08, 2005

Bye-Bye Balloon Graffiti Art

Thursday, July 07, 2005

The Lantern Bearers by Maxield Parrish

Maxfield Parrish is one of my most favorite painters. I always wondered about this piece because when I was younger it looked to me like a group of clowns, holding Japanese paper lanterns. I believe Parrish, like many artists, may have been an enigma even to himself.

Parrish was born in 1870 and died in 1966. His art was featured Nathaniel Hawthorne's A Wonderbook of Tanglewood Tales and over one BILLION advertising ads.